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September 2, 2015
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14th Annual Walk of Hope of Hope for ALS A large number of teams have signed up for the 14th annual Walk of Hope for ALS, a 3.5-mile walk around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield to benefit The Angel Fund. The Walk, which will be held on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, begins with registration at...

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Support for Labor Unions is Growing as We Mark Labor Day

September 2, 2015
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Support for labor unions is on the rise, jumping five percentage points between 2014 and 2015. According to a Gallup poll conducted in August, a majority of Americans approve of unions, including a full two-thirds of young people aged 18-34. Americans approve of unions and most would like to see unions’ power maintained or...

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Letter to the Editor

September 2, 2015
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Oppose the tax increase To the Editor,  I am writing to express my opposition to the proposed two percent tax increase on all alcohol sales in the City of Boston. Below I have listed just a few reasons why I am against this proposal.  -Nearly 50% of the average cost of a bottle of...

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New School Year Begins

September 2, 2015
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The Boston public schools are beginning their new year under the leadership of a new superintendent of schools, Dr. Tommy Chang, who took office July 1. Dr. Chang has the challenging task of leading a school department that is responsible for the education of Boston’s 57,000 students. Dr. Chang was known for his innovative...

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Together, Let’s Keep Moving Boston Forward

August 28, 2015
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On January 8, 2015, Boston was given the incredible opportunity to explore bidding for the 2024 Olympic summer games. It was a historic moment that sparked a months-long discussion about our city’s future. And from the very beginning, we were thinking about a future for Boston much beyond the 2024 Olympics. We started thinking...

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More Water Access

August 20, 2015
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By Chris Marchi NOAH’s Director of Community Building and Environment   I picked my 10-year-old niece up from Piers Park Sailing Center yesterday. She was enrolled in the Harbor Explorers program for little kids last year and this year would be her first year in the sailing summer camp, so I asked her how...

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Letter to the Editor

August 20, 2015
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Investing in the future To the Editor: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) newly announced Clean Power Plan is, in the words of Administrator Gina McCarthy, “an investment in a better future for all of our children.” With a promise to prevent up to 3,600 premature deaths, 90,000 asthma attacks and 300,000 days of...

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Another Successful Eastie Pride Day

August 20, 2015
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Eastie Pride Day was launched in 1988 in response to the wave of urban flight from Boston during the 1970s and 1980s. In Eastie, many Italians and Irish took off for the suburban towns of Saugus, Peabody and Revere while the burgeoning new Latino and Asian population were stripped of mentors and neighbors to...

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Stay Safe

August 14, 2015
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After the long and cold winter that we experienced, all of us are taking every opportunity to get outdoors this summer.  However, everyone (including our children) needs to take a moment before dashing outside in view of the warning recently issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that raises the West Nile Virus...

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City Preps Central Square for Redevelopment

August 14, 2015
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The City of Boston has begun the initial stages this week of prepping Central Square for the year-long redevelopment project that will transform the square. After years of waiting, the bid to transform Central Square into a new vibrant center of the neighborhood was finally been accepted in June. “We had a series of...

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