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Mayor David Maher Announces Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Allston Street Fire

Mayor David Maher Announces Fire Relief Fund for Victims of Allston Street Fire Mayor David Maher announced today that the City of Cambridge has established the Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund to assist the victims of the recent Allston Street fire. On July 27, 2014, a 9 Alarm fire displaced nine Cambridge families, including several children, […]
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Residents' lawsuits keep condos on hold around Porter Square showcase church

Residents hoping to stop a 46-unit condominium project around St. James's Episcopal Church are okay with the case dragging on.
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Gas leaks in Davis Square

Eric Williams reports: Multiple gas leaks shutting down Davis Square, businesses being evacuated one by one. UPDATE: Williams reported at 11:48 that his Elm Street building was cleared for re-entry.
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T police say this is the guy who defaced those old trolleys at Boylston

Transit Police have released a photo of Daniel Nelligan, 25, formerly of Allston, who's on the lam on charges he defaced two historic trolleys at the Boylston station in January.
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Obituary: Gail P. Martignetti

Martignetti, Gail P. (Dobbins) Of Cambridge and Somerville, July 25th, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Martignetti. Devoted mother of Michelle Ferro and her husband Martin, Thomas "Tommy" Martignetti and his wife Ester, and the late Arthur Robert "Toro" Martignetti. Cherished grandmother of Nicole and Chelsy Ferro. Adored great grandmother of Briella Pefine. Loving sister of Ruth Yarasitis, Sandra Saltman, Colleen Moynihan, James and Alfred Moore, and the late Charlotte Galvin. Beloved longtime companion of the late James Cavallaro. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends. Funeral from the Rogers Funeral Home, 380 Cambridge St., CAMBRIDGE, Friday, Aug. 1st, 2014 at 8:00 am. Funeral mass at St. Joseph Church, (Union Square), Somerville at 9:00 am. ...
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NWS confirms tornado in Revere

Photo by Justin. See it larger. Numerous streets blocked by fallen trees and downed wires; police warning of gas leaks. See the comments for the initial statement from the National Weather Service. Some video:
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MBTA police chief getting ready to retire

Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan has told the MBTA he intends to retire. Although he has yet to set a specific date, the T is already advertising his position. MacMillan is the first Transit Police chief ...
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It's a cinch there's somebody in that sack

Photographynatalia captured a couple of people inside a stretchy sack at Figment Boston on the Greenway over the weekend. Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
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Roads flood across area; two trapped by floodwaters in West Roxbury

Flooding on Bromfield Road, Somerville. Photo by Dan Adams. See it larger. Fast-moving morning showers flooded roads across the area, from small sidestreets to Rte. 9 and Storrow Drive. The National Weather Service issued a tornado ...
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Christopher Bavitz to Receive CCTV's Leading Role Award at the Back Lot BBQ!

Christopher Bavitz, Managing Director of the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will receive CCTV's Leading Role Award at the Back Lot ...
Cambridge Civic Journal Forum

Midsummer Night’s Distraction – July 28, 2014 Cambridge City Council Agenda

Midsummer Night’s Distraction – July 28, 2014 Cambridge City Council Agenda The City Council returns briefly on Monday for its only meeting of the summer. Due to renovations to the Sullivan Chamber, this meeting will take place in the Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway, CRLS. Here is a sampler of items of interest: […]
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Obituary: Evelyn M. Moore

Moore, Evelyn M. (Cavanaugh) Of Somerville, July 26, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence W. Moore. Loving mother of Lawrence Jr. of NH, John of Peabody, Robert of Foxboro, William of Winthrop, and Mary Alice Moore of Cambridge. Dear sister of Frank Cavanaugh of Washington, DC and the late John "Warren" Cavanaugh. Also survived by her grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Jeanne Jugan Residence, Little Sisters of the Poor, 186 Highland Ave., Somerville on Friday from 9:00am-10:30am, followed by a Funeral Mass in the Residence Chapel at 11:00 am. Services will conclude with burial in St. Josephs Cemetery, West Roxbury. Late Marine Corps veteran. For directions or to send an online condolence ...
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Fire Spreads to 3 Cambridge Homes

Authorities say several residents have been displaced by a nine-alarm fire that has spread to three houses in Cambridge, however there are no reports of injuries.
Boston Globe

9-Alarm Fire Spreads to 3 Cambridge Homes

Authorities say several residents have been displaced by a nine-alarm fire that has spread to three houses in Cambridge, however there are no reports of injuries.
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CAMBRIDGE JAZZ FESTIVAL – Sunday, July 27, 2014

CAMBRIDGE JAZZ FESTIVAL Sunday, July 27, 2014 – FREE! University Park Commons, Sidney St. Noon to 6:00pm Bringing community together for an afternoon of free music performed by brilliant local and national jazz artists — and supporting musical opportunities for Cambridge students. 12:00-12:45pm   Fernando Brandão and the Berklee Brazilian All-Stars Fernando Brandão, a jazz flutist, […]
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Five things to do this weekend: July 26‐27

"Rhinoceros" by Eugene Ionesco; "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"; "Red-Breasted Swallows in Blueberry Land"; Electro Queer Trans Resisdance; and Cambridge Jazz Festival.
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'And So It Goes': Embittered widower discovers granddaughter, Keaton, love

It's a cliched premise, but director Rob Reiner and his cast play up the comedy on what could have been a flat, Lifetime weepy, making it an intermittent joy.
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Obituary: Paul A. Hanley

HANLEY, Paul A. Of Cambridge, July 18, 2014, age 75, died at Beverly Hospital. He was the beloved son of the late Anthony and Mary (Doherty) Hanley. Loving brother of Bernadette Johnson and her husband, Joseph, of Chattanooga, TN, and the late Catherine and Arthur LeBlanc, Carol Hanley, and Barbara Hanley, of Cambridge. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews, including his guardian, Kathleen Kelley and her husband, Leo, and family of Melrose. Interment will be private and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Paul's name to Care Dimensions of Danvers, MA. Arrangements by John C. Burns & Sons, CAMBRIDGE.
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Fear Getting Fined For Jaywalking in Boston? Don't.

If you choose to jaywalk in Boston, you should obviously be aware of cars and bikes, but you shouldn't really fear getting a fine. Because that fine is .
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Obituary: Edward L. Green

GREEN, Rev. Edward L. "Tweed" Fri., July 18, of Malden, formerly of Cambidge, Pastor of Malden Mission AME Church and former Pastor at Bethel AME Church, Lynn. Beloved brother of Evangelist Joseph R. Green and the late Eleanor Haywood, Mabel Lavarity, Violet Jackson, Sylvia Jones, and Benjamin W. Green, he also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral Service Monday, July 28, 11 a.m. at St. Paul AME Church, Bishop Allen Drive and Columbia St., Cambridge. Visiting hours at the Church Monday 9-11 a.m. Relatives and friends most kindly invited. Interment Cambridge Cemetery. A. J. Spears Funeral HomeCambridge, MA (617) 876-4047
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Tsarnaev Friend in Gun Charge Had Past Arrest for Dealing Marijuana

Stephen Silva, a close friend of the surviving Boston Marathon Bombing suspect, had been arrested for drugs before his Monday arrest for heroin trafficking and gun charges.
Your Town

State to begin dismantling Longfellow Bridge towers this week

The iconic towers on the Longfellow Bridge sometimes referred to as the “salt and pepper” shakers are about to be taken apart and cleaned.
Your Town

Everett State Sen. DiDomenico going Irish for a day

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day in Boston. Now an Italian-American state senator from Everett is going green, too. State Sen. Sal N. DiDomenico plans to add an "O" to his name on Friday, March 7, when he'll hold his first-ever St. Patrick's Day party, 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Charlestown.
Your Town

Alumni asking public to pick the best prank in MIT history

Pranksters at MIT have been trying to outdo each other for years with hacks ranging from perching a police car atop the Great Dome to dropping pianos off buildings or converting a high-rise into a giant game of Tetris.
Your Town

Cambridge answering calls for public toilet in Harvard Square

Cambridge officials are preparing a set of recommendations that if approved could lead to the construction of a public bathroom on MacArthur Square, which sits along Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard Yard and the Old Burying Ground in Harvard Square.
Your Town

Somerville Skillshare offers free classes by local artists this Sunday

Somerville Skillshare invites the community to partake in a day of free classes led by area artists and entrepreneurs for their inaugural “skill sharing” event. The organization, run by a team of volunteers, seeks to connect talented residents across the city by providing a platform for free collaboration and education.
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