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City’s First-Ever Paid Parental Leave Ordinance Should Be a given

 An ordinance has been filed to establish the first ever paid parental leave policy that will grant up to six weeks of leave for both men and women, as well as same-sex couples, who have worked for the City at least one year. This ordinance will apparently help alleviate some pressure on working parents...

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Obituaries 04-07-2015

Nicholas Cammarata Of Saugus Nicholas Cammarata of Saugus, formerly of Cambridge, died on March 20. He was 30 years old. A graduate of Dearborn Academy in Arlington, he was the beloved son of Anthony Cammarata and the late Stephanie (Gardyna); cherished grandson of Josephine (Pinieri) Cammarata and her late husband Joseph “Shoes” of Boston’s...

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Lighthouse Preservation

Lighthouse Preservation

North End Library, 25 Parmenter Street will present Boston Light-Preserving an American Lighthouse Lecture and Slideshow on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6-7:30pm. Nearly 300 years ago Boston Harbor became the ideal maritime colony for commerce and trade. Because Boston Harbor required safe passage for economic growth, Boston Libght c.1716 was created as an...

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Small Leeway Should be Given

The City of Boston has spun its wheels at a fast pace to make it convenient and more specifically safer for cyclists to move through the streets. There are already rules, regulations and painted areas covering this issue. Now legislators want to add another rule that is controversial by banning vehicles from stopping in...

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Residents Need to Comment on North Street Bridge Project

Boston Public Works (BPW) has and will continue to conduct  neighborhood public meetings regarding the design and renovations of the North Washington Street Bridge, a four-year construction project that could begin in late 2016 or early 2017. Residents who have yet to attend one of these meetings need to make it their business to...

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Life is Good

Life is Good

In partnership with Life Is Good, Greg Grady Sr. and his son sculpted a giant Adirondack chair and beach ball out of snow in the middle of Dewey Square.

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NEWRA Supports Banning Parking Savers

At its last monthly meeting, the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) supported a proposal banning winter parking space savers presented by the Alliance of the Downtown Civic Association (ADCA). The plan to stop this way of saving parking spaces during winter ice and snow conditions, has already made its way to City Hall, where...

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Cyber Crimes Against Women Need Prioritizing

Lawmakers and the justice system needs to begin prioritizing investigations and prosecutions of cyber abuse crimes targeting women. While protections against violent online threats already exist, reportedly, enforcement is drastically lagging across the country. It is estimated that 2.5 million cases of cyber-stalking that occurred in the US between 2010 and 2013, federal prosecutors...

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Street Parking Savers Need to Be Banned

Like the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), we agree that the street parking savers situation needs to be banned or at least it needs to be refined. Just because someone, shovels their vehicle out for whatever reason, it is still a public space and doesn’t belong to the person who shoveled. The same people...

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Do We Have Any Privacy?

The notion of privacy has received much attention recently. I’m still waiting for someone to draw a reasonable line about how far to go in collecting information on the world’s population. The new handringing about privacy began when Edward Snowden, the contractor working for the National Security Agency, leaked classified documents to the press...

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