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Building collapses in Readville

Photo by BFD. The Boston Fire Department reports a building in the Boston-Dedham Commerce Park on Sprague Street collapsed this morning, blowing out the building's walls, taking down power lines and forcing the evacuation of other buildings when workers and emergency crews began smelling natural gas. One building in the complex, 63 Sprague St., was ordered evacuated when firefighters got a look at the snow on its roof. The department reports no injuries.
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Sidewalk on Fairmount Avenue bridge finally plowed - and all it took was a visit to the mayor's office in City Hall

Before last night's snow The saga of Hyde Park pedestrians trying to avoid death under the wheels of a truck or something continues. As you may recall, both sidewalks on the Fairmount Avenue bridge over the train tracks and the river went unplowed after the first storm. Then two hero civilians shoveled out one side.
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BPS names five schools to be shut this year

West Roxbury Academy, in the West Roxbury Education Complex, slated for closure. Interim Boston School Superintendent John McDonough last night released the names of the five schools he says need to be shut this year to save money: Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, Middle School Academy in South Boston, Rogers Middle School in Hyde Park, Elihu Greenwood Leadership Academy in Hyde Park and West Roxbury Academy. BPS says that with a $40 million to $50 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year's budget, these schools are too small to keep operating.
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