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Cambridge, MA – After receiving 30 submissions, the City of Cambridge is pleased to announce that four finalists will be advancing to Stage III of Connect Kendall Square Open Space Planning and Design Competition to inspire new and innovative thinking with respect to the public realm.
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WAKEFIELD — Police Chief Rick Smith and Action Ambulance CEO Michael Woronka announce that their agencies are teaming up to offer first responders a valuable Contagious Disease Protocol class.
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ARLINGTON — Armstrong Ambulance Service Inc. announces that the company recently received two major awards for its work in emergency medical services.
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Projects will create 195 housing units, a boutique downtown hotel, and light manufacturing space for small businesses
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today officially reopened Boston Centers for Youth and Families’ (BCYF) Draper Pool in West Roxbury. The $3.5 million dollar renovation took just over a year to complete and was celebrated by people of all ages on a beautiful fall day.
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When we think of a heart attack, one commonly conjures the usual television depiction of a man clutching his heart and dramatically falling to the floor. Of View full article »

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Each Fall the “BIG SWEEP” is conducted in November from 8:00AM to 6:00PM on all the streets of Medford. Please find your street in the list of zones to determine the sweeping date of your street.

*Weather permitting – if severe weather conditions exist your street will be rescheduled at the end of the regular “BIG SWEEP” schedule. Check date revision on website if this occurs http://www.medford.org

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Acoustic Newton, Newton’s newest Neighborhood Coffeehouse opens the door for Newton Open Mic Night at the auditorium at the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall 6:00pm .Use west (tall step)entrance to City Hall.
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Mayor Gary Christenson along with State and Federal officials recently welcomed a delegation of 13 highly motivated business entrepreneurs from the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) in China to the City of Malden. In View full article »

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Local elected and City officials along with many Malden residents joined Fire Chief Jack Colangeli and members of the Malden Fire Department at the dedication of Lieutenant James “Skip” View full article »

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Federal government selects three cities that have shown great success in creating teacher leadership

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Education has selected Boston as one of three cities nationwide to host its first-ever “Teach to Lead” summit series. The first sessions will take place this winter.
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Cambridge, MA — City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking individuals to fill vacancies on the Cambridge GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) Commission. Prospective Commissioners must either reside or work in Cambridge.
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Wednesday, November 5
​​6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

​William J. Devine Golf Course Clubhouse
1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester, MA

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to a meeting to discuss upcoming improvements to the American Legion Playground located in Franklin Park. This renovation was one of seven projects funded by the nation’s first youth participatory budgeting process, Youth Lead the Change. Young people between the ages of 12-15 brainstormed and developed projects across the city, and held a city-wide youth vote to allocate capital funds. For further information, please call (617) 961-3019.

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Cambridge, MA — City Manager Richard C. Rossi is seeking persons interested in serving on the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) Advisory Board. Made up of 11 Members who serve three-year terms in a volunteer View full article »

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Boston—Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the expansion of mobile food truck vending on City Hall Plaza to include a winter program for the current season and year-round program moving forward. The new schedule is a first for Mayor Walsh’s Mobile Food Truck program, and an expansion of operations, which previously spanned April through October.
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Committee Meeting Notice of the Malden City Council scheduled for Tuesday, October 21st.

There will be a Full Council meeting at 7:00 P.M

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Representative James Miceli will be holding office hours for the Town of Wilmington, Monday, October 27th from 9:30-11:00am at the Wilmington Senior Center and also from 6:30-8:00pm at the Wilmington Town Hall.
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BOSTON — On Saturday, Lib Tech will turn Boston’s City Hall Plaza into their latest destination for The Downtown Throwdown urban snowboarding competition. The event has been hosted in other cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public, and will be live webcast at http://www.lib-tech.com/dttd.
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WINCHESTER — Police Chief Kenneth Albertelli releases these photos of MATTHEW McAVEENEY, AGE 46, OF WINCHESTER, who is wanted for armed assault with intent to murder Barbara McAveeney, his mother, View full article »

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WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan today released two recent photographs from a bank’s ATM security camera of a man wanted in connection with the death of an elderly woman in Winchester.
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Poetry in Edmands Park, an installation of contemporary nature poems by living poets, inscribed on stones will be officially dedicated on Sunday, November 2 at 3:00pm and everyone is welcome to attend..Edmands Park is located in Newtonville, off of Blake Street which runs from Withington Road and Mill Street.
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Cambridge, MA — The City of Cambridge is looking for new members for its Climate Protection Action Committee. Appointees will fill a limited number of vacancies on the committee.
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As someone who benefited from public education from my first day of kindergarten until my college graduation, I know how important it is View full article »

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On Tuesday, Massachusetts State Trooper Brian Boike, who was working a detail in Somerville that morning, leapt into action when this 2-month-old Pitbull named Bella ran out into traffic.

Trooper Boike was able to corral the puppy and return her to her owner.

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Water/ Sewer Enterprise rebounds from deficit to over $250K in one year

Mayor Carlo DeMaria is pleased to report that the Department of Revenue recently certified the City’s free cash in View full article »

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We are excited to share that Codman Square Health Center, led by CEO Sandra Cotterell, has been named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Christopher Byner, Interim Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) will officially re-open the BCYF Draper Pool in West Roxbury this Saturday, October 18th. The speaking program will begin at 10:30 a.m.
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Mayor Gary Christenson will hold his monthly Public Safety Awareness meeting on Monday, October 20th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Malden Teen View full article »

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Note: Some news reporters have inquired about a police investigation in Winchester. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has jurisdiction over unattended deaths in the county, so the Winchester Police Department is not able to comment more directly on the case at this time.
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Be careful who you let into your homes!

Report anything out of the ordinary!

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Administration’s housing plan to create 53,000 units; spur $21B investment

BOSTON—Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” the administration’s housing plan. The plan, which aims to create housing across demographics and neighborhoods, outlines the City’s View full article »

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS TUESDAY, October 14, the 287th day of 2014 with 78 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:55 and sunset is @ 6:05. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.
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ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR

Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington
Heights will hold its annual Holiday Fair on Friday, November 7 from
6-9pm and Saturday, November 8 from 9am-2pm.
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ARLINGTON — Police Chief Frederick Ryan reports that the Arlington Police Department is investigating a series of threats made over social media against an Arlington family.
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ARCHAEOLOGY PROGRAMS
The Friends of Pine Hawk have three programs scheduled for mid and late October.
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Grant Will Support Coca-Cola’s Troops for Fitness Program in Boston

BOSTON — Finding fun ways to get active in Boston just got easier. Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Coca-Cola to unveil Troops for Fitness, a new program to help bolster the city’s health and fitness initiatives by utilizing the expertise of local veterans.
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Regional Drug Task Force Arrested Lawrence Man, Allegedly with Heroin, Crack, and Cocaine

STONEHAM — Police Chief James McIntyre reports that the Stoneham Police Department, working with a regional task force, arrested a major alleged drug dealer after a lengthy investigation.
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“The City and our partners at Beth Israel and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health were in constant contact today as news of an View full article »

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GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS SUNDAY, October 12, the 285th day of 2014 with 80 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 6:53 and sunset is @ 6:08. The moon is waning. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Uranus & Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune & Saturn.
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The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles has approved the Public Schools Massachusetts Special License Plate. Individuals with vehicles registered in Massachusetts are eligible to order a Public Schools MA Special Plate for a $40 special plate fee. They are also required to designate on their applications which Public School District shall receive their special plate fees.
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Dear Parents, Coaches and Friends,

I need your help. Recently, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) evicted us from the Murphy skating rink which we have used as our concession stand since we started in 1998. In 1998, the then MDC Commissioner David Balfour arranged our use of the rink and we have not had a problem until this year.

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WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan this past week announced the indictment of a Lowell man in connection with the June 4 death of another Lowell resident who was killed after being hit by a car.
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