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Dance for Dana Dance-A-Thon Returns Nov 18

November 2, 2018
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On Sunday, Nov. 18, nine local dancing schools will join together to host the 2nd Annual “Dance for Dana” Dance-A-Thon at the Rumney Marsh Academy Gymnasium to benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Nicole Paolo, owner of Nicole Zervas Dance Academy (NZDA), founded the event last year in honor of those who courageously fight or have...
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Sen Joseph A Boncore Endorsed Rachael Rollins for Suffolk County DA

November 2, 2018
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Rollins believes that justice is best served when every person who comes into contact with the system is treated with dignity and respect. She is running for Suffolk County District Attorney to keep communities safe and to ensure justice for victims. Rollins is committed to improving our criminal justice system through best-practices and data-driven...
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Superintendent Search Will Be a Familiar Process for Search Committee

November 2, 2018
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A Search Committee has been chosen as the School Committee kicked-off the latest quest for a new superintendent of schools during a special meeting in Roxbury’s Dudley Square Wednesday night, Oct. 24. Chair Michael Loconto said they have nominated 11 people for the Search Committee and will begin an expedited process to find a...
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Nurse Staffing Ratios Would Harm Cambridge Health Alliance

November 2, 2018
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As the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a health system that serves more than 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden and Revere, I am writing to express concerns about Question 1, the government-mandated nurse staffing ratio proposal on the November ballot. If approved, this mandate would negatively impact...
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How We Are Addressing Climate Change in Boston

November 2, 2018
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This year is shaping up to be one of the strongest years in Boston’s history. We’ve continued to add 20,000 new jobs each year, and we’ve brought unemployment down below 4 percent. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve made a plan to ensure that the benefits of Boston’s booming economy are enjoyed by everyone who...
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On the Pittsburg Shootings

November 2, 2018
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In the aftermath of the terrible shooting in a synagogue in Pittsburgh this past Saturday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said, “These senseless acts of violence are not who we are as Americans.” We agree with Gov. Tom Wolf . While a majority of Americans still find these senseless acts abhorrent, the fact remains that...
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No Excuses — Be Sure to Vote, Either Early or on Election Day

November 2, 2018
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This Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day. Americans across the country will have the opportunity to choose a new House of Representatives in Washington and one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate in what commonly is referred-to as a mid-term election. While every election matters, some are more important than others. Based on...
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Obituaries 10-31-2018

November 2, 2018
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Gloria Overton Former East Boston resident Gloria L. (Tassinari) Overton, in Revere, formerly of East Boston, died on Oct. 27. She was the beloved wife of the late Al H. Overton, mother of Aleta Lanzilli and her husband, William of Revere and Ronald Overton and his wife, Lorna of East Boston; sister of Tosca...
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City Council Holds Hearing Regarding Dockless Mobility and Electric Scooters

October 26, 2018
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Dockless scooters are a big question mark in Boston, but the City Council is trying straighten that punctuation into an exclamation point. The City Council Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation, chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu, held a hearing on Oct. 15 regarding dockless mobility and electric scooters in the City of Boston, indicating...
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Councilors Wu and O’Malley File Local Wetlands Protection Ordinance

October 26, 2018
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Boston City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu and District City Councilor Matt O’Malley announced that they filed an ordinance at the City Council meeting aimed at strengthening the City’s ability to fight climate change and reasonably regulate development. The Local Wetlands Protection Ordinance would empower the Boston Conservation Commission to require green infrastructure with new...
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