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July 22, 2015
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New TV series in the making Secret meetings, a lawsuit and a possible counter lawsuit has all the ingredients for a new television pilot program or a remake of the movie Casino. It should be a comedy. The pilot should be a series of secret meetings by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Off course the...

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Downtown View:The Vision-Where Is It?

Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, the operator since 2011 of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace, has been in recent tussles with its merchants, pushcarts, street performers and history-loving Bostonians. After public outcry and several meetings, some matters may be worked out. The latest round occurred last week when the BRA board, showing little knowledge and only...

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Trash Day Reminder Program May Help the Situation

A new web and mobile apps, Trash Day, that will remind residents to put out their trash and recycle collection on time has been launched by the city will definitely have a positive impact on neighborhoods, especially the North End which believe it or not, still has the wrong date and time problem, resulting...

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Mayor Plans to Deal with Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking throughout the country and Boston needs some serious attention to put an end to this heinous crime that poses health safety, economic and health risks. The Regional Review applauds Boston Mayor Martin Walsh for reinforcing his commitment to combating sex trafficking through comprehensive demand reduction and prevention, as well as awareness. Mayor...

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Downtown View:Questions You’ve Always Wanted Answered

Recently we’ve noticed small, colored plastic disks embedded in the asphalt on Boston streets, especially in sections that have been repaired. What are those disks doing there? “They signify the utility contractor that did the work” wrote Gabrielle Farrell, associate press secretary in the mayor’s office, in an email. “This gives the Public Works...

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Highway Workers Seek Early Retirement

Ten percent of MassDOT’s workforce, including hundreds in the division charged with clearing snow clogged highways and maintain the state’s crumbling roads, have applied for the early retirement program recently introduced by Governor Charlie Baker. Apparently 430 transportation employees applied for the June 30 deadline, the most of any department statewide. MassDOT indicated that...

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Medicaid Apparently Wasted $500 Million

An audit released by State Auditor Suzanne Bump revealed the state’s Medicaid program squandered more than $500 million over a five-year period. Bump called the sum the largest amount her office has uncovered in any audit in nearly 3 decades, October 2009 to last September. The audit contended the state’s Mass Health program “unnecessarily...

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The More Things Change . . .

Larry DiCara remembers his first encounter with Mayor Kevin White. It was 1971. DiCara was newly elected to the Boston City Council. The mayor phoned. Would DiCara meet with him? The young DiCara, outfitted in his best suit, entered the mayor’s office at the new city hall. White stood at the window overlooking Faneuil...

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ABCD’s Grandparent Program Celebrates Half a Century of Service

The Regional Review recognizes the effects of Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) on its half a century of caring through its Foster Grandparent Program and the hundreds of volunteers that were recently honored for their dedicated services over 50 years of providing quality service to youth. Foster grandparents (low-income-seniors) are volunteers age 55...

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Mayor/Council Take Action on Fuel Emission

The Regional Review applauds Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston City Council, including North End Councilor Sal LaMattina, for putting together and passing an ordinance to protect air quality throughout the city by reducing harmful fuel emissions created by diesel fuel and idling. City owned or leased vehicles and those used by its...

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