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  • EB Museum and Visitor Center Planning Meeting:

    COMMUNITY MEETING YOU NEED TO BE THERE!! Your input, discussion and support are needed! Monday, April 28th 6:00 - 7:30 PM Maverick Landing Meeting Room 31 Liverpool Street

  • More than 30 displaced in East Boston blaze - Boston Globe

    abc40More than 30 displaced in East Boston blazeBoston GlobeMore than 30 people were displaced by a fast-moving eight-alarm fire that raged in East Boston Wednesday night, officials said. No one was injured in the blaze that jumped from a sport utility vehicle to a 2½-story wood-frame house at 85 Lexington St ...Firefighters Battle 8-Alarm Blaze In...

  • Massive 8-alarm fire scorches homes in East Boston - WCVB Boston

    Massive 8-alarm fire scorches homes in East BostonWCVB BostonMassive 8-alarm fire scorches homes in East Boston. UPDATED 11:28 PM EDT Apr 09, 2014. Tweet · Next Video: Westboro protesters run out of Oklahoma town · next video will play in: 2. seconds. Westboro protesters run out of Oklahoma town. 2: 18.

  • Tenant reacts to 8-alarm East Boston fire - NECN

    Tenant reacts to 8-alarm East Boston fireNECN(NECN: Josh Brogadir, Boston) - People living in the area of an 8-alarm fire in East Boston quickly congregated outside to witness the scene. Huge crowds were gathered around outside of 85 Lexington St., where Boston firefighters were knocking down a ...

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  • A sampling of photos from ABC's 'Shark Tank' auditions in Cambridge (slideshow)

    Entrepreneurs drove from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other states to pitch their business ideas at Cambridge co-working space Workbar on Thursday in hopes of getting national exposure on ABC's "Shark Tank."

  • Rockland Trust reports Q1 hit from bad commercial loan

    Independent Bank Corp., parent of Rockland Trust, says first quarter operating income fell 9 percent thanks to a $2.1 million charge-off related to a bad commercial loan made by a bank acquired by Independent. The company said first quarter operating income was $12.1 million, or about 51 cents a share. A year ago, the bank booked a $13.3 million o...

  • First quarter earnings at athenahealth lead to analyst downgrade

    At least one group of analysts have lowered their price target for Watertown health care IT firm athenahealth after it reported earnings and revenue for the first three months of the year that was less than analysts were expecting. Analysts at investment firm Oppenheimer cut its price target from $140 to $120 a share after athenahealth (Nasdaq: AT...

  • U.S. freezes assets of Marlborough-based telecom firm in pyramid scheme case

    It’s one thing to be taken to the cleaners, and it’s quite another to be taken to the cleaners by a cleaner. But that’s what the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleges the owners and executives of Marlborough-based TelexFree Inc., TelexFree LLC and their affiliates were doing to tens of thousands of people around the worlds in a massive p...

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  • Former Mayor Menino Makes 'Solemn Promise' to Boston Survivors - NBCNews.com

    CNNFormer Mayor Menino Makes 'Solemn Promise' to Boston SurvivorsNBCNews.comThomas Menino, the former Boston mayor who was in office when the Boston Marathon bombings occurred, was greeted with a standing ovation at the memorial service. He made a promise to survivors — and poked a little fun at his heavy Boston accent.Former Boston Mayor Menino sa...

    April 15, 2014 1:46 PM EDT
  • Mitch Landrieu and Boston mayor discuss preservation as economic engine - The Times-Picayune

    Mitch Landrieu and Boston mayor discuss preservation as economic engineThe Times-PicayuneMayor Mitch Landrieu and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino both emphasized that theme during the Preservation Matters III symposium Thursday at the Historic New Orleans Collection. Before introducing Menino, Landrieu pointed to the successful resurgence ...

    April 17, 2014 4:53 PM EDT
  • Boston mayor says bomb-hoax suspect should have been stopped sooner - Boston Herald

    Boston HeraldBoston mayor says bomb-hoax suspect should have been stopped soonerBoston HeraldThe black-veiled, barefoot bomb-hoax suspect who lurched down Boylston Street for more than a minute on the anniversary of the marathon bombings “should not have been allowed to walk two blocks,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh conceded yesterday as officials ...Unfo...

    April 17, 2014 1:30 PM EDT
  • Mayor Walsh calls for Fenway Center tax break - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeMayor Walsh calls for Fenway Center tax breakBoston GlobeMayor Martin J. Walsh is proposing to give a $4.6 million tax break to one of Boston's most ambitious developments, a $550 million project near Fenway Park that could allow him to make his first major imprint on the city's skyline. The tax deal is ...Boston Mayor Martin Walsh seek...

    April 14, 2014 1:29 PM EDT
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  • Unforeseen events shaped Walsh's first 100 days - Boston Globe

    Dorchester ReporterUnforeseen events shaped Walsh's first 100 daysBoston GlobeMartin J. Walsh was not yet sworn in as mayor when a top aide began counting down to when he would mark his 100th day in office, a milestone used by new officeholders to tout their political accomplishments and guide their future. That was when the ...Marty Walsh, Boston'...

    April 16, 2014 12:39 AM EDT
  • Marty Walsh honors Martin Richard during Marathon tribute ceremony - Boston Globe

    Marty Walsh honors Martin Richard during Marathon tribute ceremonyBoston GlobeShare via e-mail. To. Add a message. Your e-mail. Share. Facebook · Google+ · LinkedIn · Reddit · Twitter. April 15, 2014. Marty Walsh pays tribute to Martin Richard during an uplifting ceremony on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

    April 15, 2014 3:27 PM EDT
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Talks Increased Security For This Year's Marathon - Huffington Post

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Talks Increased Security For This Year's MarathonHuffington PostBoston Mayor Marty Walsh joined HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss the heightened security at this year's Boston Marathon. "We have a lot of safety measures put in place for [the marathon] next Monday," he told host Marc Lamont Hill. "Boylston Street ...

    April 15, 2014 5:47 PM EDT
  • Coffee For Your Thoughts: Mayor Walsh to Host Annual Neighborhood Coffee ... - BostInno

    Coffee For Your Thoughts: Mayor Walsh to Host Annual Neighborhood Coffee ...BostInnoBreakfast is the most important meal of the day. In today's fast-paced world, we often skip the energizing meal in favor of cramming a few extra minutes into the work day. Mayor Marty Walsh, however, is kicking off the 16th annual Neighborhood Coffee ...

    April 18, 2014 2:31 PM EDT
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  • Mayor Walsh Increases Funding for Boston’s Main Street Districts
    Posted by Frank Conte April 12

    Will Strengthen Critical Neighborhood Commercial Centers


    Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined Boston Main Street Directors, city officials, and community leaders in Roslindale Village to highlight increased funding for Boston’s 20 Main Street Districts. As outlined in Mayor Walsh’s FY15 budget, released this week, Main Streets District funding will increase by $400,000 over last year, with each Main Streets District receiving $75,000 annually from the City -- a 30 percent increase.


    “Investing in our Main Streets districts preserves and protects our neighborhood commercial centers, and helps our small businesses thrive, grow, and adapt to the changing economy,” said Mayor Walsh. “Access to a variety of retail in neighborhoods is critical to maintaining robust and connected communities.”


    Main Streets Districts programs across Boston offer varying business support services and programs, often unique to the needs of each district. Recent programs have included enhanced cleanliness programs, storefront improvement programs, promotional events, farmers markets, and social media training events.  The increased funding will be used to implement innovative new programs to continue the critical support work.


    The Roslindale Village Main Street District was the first urban Main Street District in the country.  With more than a dozen ethnic grocers, bakeries, small family restaurants, and specialty shops, it is a shopping and food destination for the community and the Greater Boston area. The increase in funding will enable Roslindale Village Main Streets to explore potential programs such as a year-round model for their Saturday farmers market, which currently attracts more than 3,000 people on Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.


    Mayor Walsh identified the increased funding in his $2.7 billion Operating Budget for fiscal year 2015. Other planned projects in Boston’s Main Streets Districts include free public WiFi, and a new partnership between the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Department of Neighborhood Development that will invest in neighborhood innovation and incubator space, funding for programs such as crowdsourcing to identify community need, and other resources to look at challenges such as access to capital and the way vacant storefronts are filled with new potential businesses.


    About Boston Main Streets


    There are more than 4,000 businesses across Boston’s 20 Main Streets Districts.  The Boston Main Streets initiative was created in 1995, as the first urban, multi-district Main Streets program in the nation, with the goal of establishing thriving commercial districts throughout the city.  Named by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change as one of 19 “Solutions for America,” Boston Main Streets continues to empower individuals in both the small business sector and residents to have a direct role in the economic health, physical appearance, and development of their own community. Today, Boston Main Streets provides funding and technical assistance to 20 neighborhood-based Main Streets districts throughout the City of Boston and has served as a national model to urban areas seeking to revitalize neighborhood commercial districts including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Milwaukee, Detroit, and New Orleans.


    Districts include: Allston Village Main Streets, Brighton Main Streets, Chinatown Main Street, Dudley Square Main Streets, East Boston Main Streets, Egleston Square Main Street, Fields Corner Main Street, Four Corners Main Street, Greater Grove Hall Main Streets, Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street,  Hyde Park Main Streets, JP/Centre South Main Streets, Mission Hill Main Streets, Mattapan Square Main Streets, Roslindale Village Main Street, St Mark’s Area Main Street, Upham’s Corner Main Street, Washington Gateway Main Street, and West Roxbury Main Street

  • Statement of Mayor Walsh on the deaths of two fire fighters in Back Bay blaze
    Posted by Frank Conte March 26

    Statement of Mayor Martin J. Walsh

    Tonight the City of Boston mourns the loss of two of our own. Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy lost their lives battling the nine-alarm fire on Beacon Street today.

    Words cannot do justice to the grief that we feel tonight. Our hearts are heavy with the knowledge that these brave men gave their lives to protect the safety of our city and its people.

    The men and women of the Boston Fire Department are the brave heroes who run towards the danger when others run away. A day like today makes us all too aware of what they are risking in the course of doing their jobs. They are heroes simply by virtue of accepting this duty. They put themselves in harm's way so that others might be safe.

    Thank you to the Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, EMS and all other first responders and volunteers for your heroic work today.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with their families tonight as they face this terrible loss. We also hold close their fellow firefighters, who have lost friends as dear as brothers.


    Source: Mayor's Office

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  • NYT Details Tsarnaev’s Time in Prison

    The 20-year-old Boston Marathon suspect is being held under strict administrative procedures reserved for terrorism suspects.

    April 15, 2014 3:40 AM EDT
  • North Adams residents to deliver hospital petition

    BOSTON (AP) — A group of western Massachusetts residents, hospital workers and community leaders are planning a bus trip to the Statehouse to press the governor and legislative leaders to help restore health care services at North Adams Hospital.

    April 15, 2014 3:04 AM EDT
  • Malloy to announce Conn. transportation funding

    WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other Connecticut officials are expected to announce state funding for several major transportation projects throughout the state.

    April 15, 2014 3:04 AM EDT
  • Slate of gun-related measures being considered

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are taking up several gun-related measures, including ones to ban semi-automatic weapons and allow mental health records to be sent to the national firearm background check system.

    April 15, 2014 3:03 AM EDT
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  • U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, February 2014

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total February exports of $190.4 billion and imports of $232.7 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $42.3 billion, up from $39.3 billion in January, revised. February exports were $2.0 billion less than January ex...

    April 3, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Personal Income and Outlays, February 2014

    Personal income increased $47.7 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $42.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, in February, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $30.8 billion, or 0.3 percent. In January, personal income increased $41.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, DPI ...

    March 28, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Gross Domestic Product, 4th quarter and annual 2013 (third estimate); Corporate Profits, 4th quarter and annual 2013

    Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 (that is, from the third quarter to the fourth quarter), according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the third ...

    March 27, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • U.S. International Investment Position, 4th Quarter and Year 2013

    The U.S. net international investment position at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013 was -$4,577.5 billion (preliminary) as the value of foreign investments in the United States exceeded the value of U.S. investments abroad. At the end of the third quarter, the net position was -$4,171.8 billion (revised). The $405.7 billion decrease in the net ...

    March 26, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
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  • The 'War on Women' Failed in 2012

    And there's no reason to believe it will work in 2014. The exit polls tell the real story.

    April 18, 2014 7:52 AM EDT
  • The Vlad and Ed Show

    Putin tells Snowden there is no mass spying in Russia. 'Thank God.'

    April 18, 2014 7:54 AM EDT
  • Oh, No, Not Another College Tour!

    Every school has gone green. How about telling us something interesting?

    April 17, 2014 2:50 PM EDT
  • NYPD Blind

    New York dismantles another post-9/11 antiterror policy.

    April 18, 2014 7:51 AM EDT
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