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Man apparently jumped off the Tobin Bridge this morning

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports: State Police investigating an abandoned motor vehicle on the Tobin Bridge at about 6:40 this morning observed the body of its apparent owner on a Charlestown street below the bridge. A death investigation is now under way by State Police detectives and other specialized units. The evidence does not currently suggest foul play.
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Donut Lovers Unite: Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

Kane’s Donuts has been packing customers in to its store in Saugus for decades. The Delios family is well known on the North Shore and beyond for creating sumptuous, uniquely flavored donuts. Paul and Maria Delios have brought their award-winning donuts to Boston’s downtown financial district, International Place, opening the region’s first handcrafted donut store – Kane’s Handcrafted Donuts – at 90 Oliver Street. Kane’s has become an instant hit with donut connoisseurs in the city. More than 2,000 donuts were sold the first morning as guests lined out the door soon after the store opened. The new Kane’s store is owned by the Delios family and a group of investors that includes Charlestown resident Greg John, president and CEO ...
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Ryan Ready to Facilitate Long-Term Discussion on Sullivan Sq. Traffic

State Rep. Dan Ryan has reaffirmed his longstanding pledge this week to lead discussions around a long-term traffic and transportation fix to Sullivan Square and Rutherford Avenue – discussions that he said might have been precipitated by the Wynn casino but have been ongoing for years. “The fact that the conversation is back on the table is a good thing,” said Ryan this week. “Whether it’s a casino that has been the impetus for that isn’t as important as the fact that the conversation is happening again…The goal is to get a new road down there for the first time in my lifetime. Part of the conversation is I do have concerns about the casino. I am not totally against ...
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Palm Sunday Concert/Meditation: To Be At St. Mary-St. Catherine

To mark the last concert on its historic Woodberry and Harris organ before it is silenced for a multi-month restoration, its first in 123 years of supporting worship, St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish has arranged to showcase the instrument in an unusual concert themed to the spirit of Holy Week. Three distinguished organists, Jonathan Wessler, Tom Sheehan, and Peter Sykes, will offer music from Bach’s and Widor’s organ meditations on texts from the Palm Sunday and Ester liturgies.  Unusually, the concerts will include African-American Spirituals echoing the Palm Sunday sentiments from one of Boston most beloved baritones, Robert Honeysucker. The grand finale will combine two organs, piano and voice in Arthur Sullivan’s affecting, “The Lost Chord,” which we rename ...
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Boston bests big blade

@lmbbos @universalhub here's a video of it, for those who are curious. pic.twitter.com/YnA0wnJs9S — Ryan miller (@Millllertime) March 25, 2015 Ryan Miller caught one of the two giant $1.5 million wind-turbine blades that turned up in Grove Hall on its way to Charlestown's Wind Turbine Testing Center, only the lead blade got stuck.
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