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  • Popeyes looks to triple its Boston-area locations over the next five years

    Fried chicken fans, listen up. The Colonel is about to get some serious competition around here. Greg Vojnovic, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen's chief development officer, tells me that Popeyes is looking to triple the number of locations it has in the Boston area. The fast-food chain best known for its chicken first entered Massachusetts in 2005, and ...

    October 20, 2014 11:09 PM EDT
  • Business groups pile in big $$ to defeat Question 1

    Some of Massachusetts' leading business groups are chipping in big-time to preserve a provision that would raise the gas tax annually by the rate of inflation, a measure that is being challenged in Question 1 on the Nov. 4 ballot. In the latest filing on the Massachusetts Office of Political and Campaign Finance, the Greater Boston Chamber of Comm...

    October 20, 2014 10:52 PM EDT
  • Patrick administration prepares to hire Chinese company to build rail cars

    Forget about the roulette wheels, slot machines and poker tables. The long-vacant Westinghouse site in Springfield, once targeted for a casino, is poised to become a subway car manufacturing plant. The state Department of Transportation's board is slated on Wednesday to vote on a $567 million contract with China CNR Corp. and its affiliate CNR Cha...

    October 20, 2014 10:29 PM EDT
  • Wynn makes its first donation to thwart the casino repeal ballot question

    When casino operators Penn National and MGM started plowing millions into a campaign this summer to stop a ballot question that would repeal the state's casino law, Wynn Resorts remained on the sidelines. But that changed this month in a big way. Penn National had already won the state's sole slot parlor license, for a gambling hall to be built at...

    October 20, 2014 10:18 PM EDT
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  • 'Mayor For A New America': Tom Menino's Much-Awaited Memoir - WBUR

    WBUR'Mayor For A New America': Tom Menino's Much-Awaited MemoirWBURThere's a new book out that's being devoured by people fascinated with Boston politics and its complicated, storied and often messy history. It's the much-awaited memoir by former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who's now 71 years old and stepped down earlier ...40 Under 40: Daniel Koh of ...

    October 16, 2014 3:33 PM EDT
  • Poll Shows Many Americans Unclear on How Ebola Spreads - Boston.com

    Poll Shows Many Americans Unclear on How Ebola SpreadsBoston.com... Freeze Alerts Issued for Mass. Boston Cops 'Slammed' Me to Ground for Filming Arrest, Brighton Man Says · Another Election, Another Kennedy in the Running · 2 Killed in Early Morning Jamaicaway Crash · Pumpkin Fest Organizer Loses Her Cool on Live ...

    October 19, 2014 5:10 PM EDT
  • Thomas Menino, finally has time to read - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeThomas Menino, finally has time to readBoston GlobeFormer mayor Thomas Menino hasn't wasted much time since he left office in January. His memoir “Mayor for a New America,” written with Jack Beatty, is just out. Menino will be speaking at the 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Old South Sanctuary as part of the ...A Call For Housing From Boston's N...

    October 18, 2014 8:02 PM EDT
  • Mayor Walsh appoints committee to review taxi industry - Boston Globe

    Boston HeraldMayor Walsh appoints committee to review taxi industryBoston Globe“The issues facing the for-hire-transportation industry in Boston, and across the country, are significant,” said Chris English, chair of the committee, which includes representatives from the taxi industry, government, and ride-sharing companies Uber ...Taxi interests, ...

    October 10, 2014 11:43 AM EDT
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  • Marty Walsh off the bench, stumps for Martha Coakley - Boston Herald

    Boston HeraldMarty Walsh off the bench, stumps for Martha CoakleyBoston HeraldBoston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced yesterday he will hold a pair of fundraisers and lead a union-backed canvass kickoff for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley after he was called out in a Herald column for keeping a low profile in ...Charlie Baker's Sec...

    October 21, 2014 12:05 AM EDT
  • Mayor Walsh warms up to 2024 Olympics bid - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeMayor Walsh warms up to 2024 Olympics bidBoston GlobeMayor Martin J. Walsh, who was initially noncommittal about the prospect of a Boston Olympics, now says he believes it could help the city plan for its future and has begun to publicly champion the cause. “I'm cautiously enthused about where we're ...and more »

    October 12, 2014 9:15 PM EDT
  • Walsh, athletes press for Boston Olympics in 2024 - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeWalsh, athletes press for Boston Olympics in 2024Boston GlobeDeclaring that “it would be Boston leading the United States,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh gathered with Olympians and Paralympians Monday night as the city continues its press to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. “It's an opportunity for us to plan what ...Mayor Marty Walsh On Ir...

    October 7, 2014 9:36 AM EDT
  • Mayor Walsh vows to keep Long Island Bridge open - Boston Globe

    Boston GlobeMayor Walsh vows to keep Long Island Bridge openBoston GlobeMayor Martin J. Walsh pledged Friday to restore the 63-year-old Long Island Bridge and reopen the link to an island sanctuary that houses Boston's largest homeless shelter, programs for recovering addicts, and a camp where urban youth escape ...Homeless Displaced In Boston Due ...

    October 11, 2014 1:48 PM EDT
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  • Logan Runways 4R and 22R Set for Needed Repairs
    Posted by Frank Conte October 15


    Projects will result in periodic runway closures

    BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) will rehabilitate Runway 4R and Runway 22R at Boston Logan later this month. These repairs are expected to start this week and last until late November. These repairs are required before the beginning of the winter season.

    Massport will be working with the FAA to minimize operational disruptions, and depending on wind and weather conditions, other runway configurations will be used to accommodate operations at Boston Logan. As a result, residents from neighboring communities may experience an increase or decrease in the number of over flights during the projects. These projects are expected to take about 45 calendar days (weather permitting) to be completed or by about the 3rd week in November.

    Details of the Runway 4R project include:
    * Rehabilitate the center 35 feet on either side of the centerline on portions of the runway. 
    * The intersections with Taxiway C and Runway 9-27 will be rehabilitated the full width of the runway (150 feet) and to the Runway 4R limits of the safety area. This will replace deteriorated asphalt pavement that was last rehabilitated in 2005.
    * In addition, 10 feet along the centerline of the runway from Runway 15R-33L to the Runway 22L threshold will receive a mill and inlay to replace severely cracked and deteriorated pavement.
    * Work will occur during extended runway closures predominantly on weekends. Work north of Runway 15R-33L is limited to daytime work only, with weekends starting at 8AM Saturday, 9AM Sunday.
    * All paved areas will be grooved.

    The second project is the enhancement of the Runway 4L-22R safety area at the Runway 22R end.  This project will include replacing the existing Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) bed and construction of an inclined safety area. This project is being done to meet a Congressional mandated requirement that airports work with FAA to improve runway safety areas across the country.

    All Runway 4R project activities will occur during extended runway closures predominantly on weekends. Work north of Runway 15R-33L is limited to daytime work only, with weekends starting at 8AM Saturday, 9AM Sunday. 

    All Runway 22R project activities will take place on Boston Logan’s airfield. Construction work hours are restricted to 7 a.m.to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday construction activity will begin at 8 a.m., Sunday work will start at 9 a.m. Massport will work closely with contractors to reduce noise and other construction impacts on nearby communities.

    For information on specific changes in runway usage, please call Massport’s Noise Complaint Line at 617-561-3333 during Noise Abatement Office hours of Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Noise Complaint Line will continue to be available to receive noise complaints 24 hours per day, seven days per week. 

    For general information on this project, please call Massport’s Office of Government and Community Affairs at 617-568-3711 (Monday –Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

    Boston Logan, 15 minutes from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and five minutes from
    downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 76 domestic and 40 international destinations and in 2013 handled 30.2 million passengers. Boston Logan is served by two public transit lines and is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because of its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, the airport spent $4.5 billion on a modernization program that includes new terminals, public transportation access, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, and has been transformed into a world-class 21st Century facility. The airport generates $7 billion in total economic impact each year.

    You can find us on Facebook at facebook.com/bostonlogan and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/bostonlogan.

    The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $8 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities. For more information please visit massport.com.

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  • U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, August 2014

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total August exports of $198.5 billion and imports of $238.6 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $40.1 billion, down from $40.3 billion in July, revised. August exports were $0.4 billion more than July exports o...

    October 3, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • State Quarterly Personal Income, 1st quarter 2011-2nd quarter 2014; State Annual Personal Income, 2011-2013

    State personal income growth accelerated to 1.5 percent in the second quarter of 2014 from 1.2 percent in the first quarter. Personal income growth ranged from 2.7 percent in North Dakota and Nebraska to 1.1 percent in New York and Alaska, with growth accelerating in 36 states. Full Text

    September 30, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Personal Income and Outlays, August 2014

    Personal income increased $47.3 billion, or 0.3 percent, and disposable personal income (DPI) increased $35.2 billion, or 0.3 percent, in August, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased $57.5 billion, or 0.5 percent. In July, personal income increased $35.9 billion, or 0.2 percent, DPI incre...

    September 29, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
  • Gross Domestic Product, 2nd quarter 2014 (third estimate); Corporate Profits, 2nd quarter 2014 (revised estimate)

    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 4.6 percent in the second quarter of 2014, according to the "third" estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP decreased 2.1 percent. Full Text

    September 26, 2014 4:30 AM EDT
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  • The Latest Speech Assault

    Liberals want to regulate ‘coordination,’ but a judge blows the whistle in Wisconsin.

    October 20, 2014 2:59 PM EDT
  • Reasons to Calm Down About Ebola

    Nigeria has contained Ebola, with a health system that is better than Liberia’s but below developed-world standards.

    October 20, 2014 3:07 PM EDT
  • Carvin's ObamaCare Tour de Force

    His reply brief to the government leaves the Supreme Court no legal reason to dodge the case on federal subsidies.

    October 20, 2014 3:02 PM EDT
  • Kobani's Unavoidable Reality

    A White House policy of keeping its distance only keeps ISIS strong.

    October 20, 2014 3:04 PM EDT
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