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Destructive beetle found in Arboretum; another wood quarantine in store for area

Boring bug. Photo by USDA. Used under this Creative Commons license. State officials confirmed today a dread Emerald Ash Borer was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum earlier this month and that they are ...
Universal Hub

Storrowed truck backs up traffic

Roving UHub photographer Ryan Smith happened upon this freshly Storrowed truck at Silber Way sometime after 11 a.m. today.
Universal Hub

Man stabbed in the chest in Dorchester

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 01:40Around 1:40 a.m. at Pleasant and Stoughton streets, according to Boston EMS Incidents, which reports the man was standing and conscious when paramedics and EMTs arrived. Free tagging: KnivesNeighborhoods: DorchesterTopics: Crime
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Report: Fort Point textbook dealer kinda scammy

WBZ takes a look at Valore Books - and its 700 Better Business Bureau complaints.
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Cambridge Day

Planning Board takes its time deciding courthouse; next hearing set for Sept. 30

After nearly three hours of public comment on plans for the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge, a decision looks two months away.
Universal Hub

City's most colorful garage dedicated

See it larger. Heather Parker attended the formal lighting-up tonight of Joanne Kaliontzis' glowing art on the side of the Channel Center Garage. More photos.
Cambridge Civic Journal Forum

Cambridge InsideOut Episodes 75 and 76 with Brian Corr

Cambridge InsideOut Episode 75 with Brian Corr (Part 1) This episode was broadcast on July 29, 2014 at 5:30pm. The hosts are Susana Segat and Robert Winters. [On YouTube] Cambridge InsideOut Episode 76 with Brian ...
Boston Globe

Obituary: John J. Gallagher

Gallagher, John J. Jr. Of Cambridge July 29, 2014. Retired Cambridge Fireman for 31 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothea "Dotty" E. Gallagher (Sommerville). Son of the late John Sr and Beatrice (Benson) Gallagher. Loving father of Joseph E. Gallagher and his wife Maryanne of Amherst and John J. Gallagher III and his wife Linda of Braintree. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Kaitlin, Peter, Kerianne, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Brian. Brother of Paul Gallagher of Shrewsbury and the late James & Lester Gallagher. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, 36 Trapelo Road, Belmont on Friday, Aug. 1 at 9:30 AM. Followed by a funeral mass at St Peters Church, 100 Concord Ave., ...
Cambridge Community Television

Programming Highlights: Wed, Jul 30 ‐ Tue, Aug 5, 2014

CCTV publishes weekly Programming Highlights to promote new material produced or sponsored by local members and Cambridge residents. Please visit our Television Schedule for the most updated info! DEBUTING THIS WEEK ON CCTV! NEW Local Shorts Every week, ...
Cambridge Day

Medical marijuana dispensary is heading anew toward early '15 opening in Alewife

The city's sole proposed medical marijuana dispensary looks to be back on track with zoning, a solid banking arrangement and a meeting Thursday with DPH officials.
Cambridge Civic Journal Forum

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, […]
Cambridge Day

Nice shot: Remembrance of Seth Teller included on ribbons at ex‐courthouse

The ribbons tied Friday to the fence around the former Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in East Cambridge seemed to have nearly as many meanings as colors.
Cambridge Day

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.
Cambridge Day
Boston Globe

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. ...
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: […]
Boston Globe

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 ...
Boston Globe

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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Boston Globe

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.
Boston Globe

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 .
Boston Globe

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
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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