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Callahan Tunnel to Close for Three Months in 2014

The Callahan Tunnel.

A major connector between Boston’s North End and East Boston will be shut down for three months at the beginning of 2014.

The Callahan Tunnel will close beginning in January 2014 and ending three months later with intermittent overnight closures four four to five months thereafter for a “complete rehabilitation,” according to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation statement Thursday.

“The Callahan has served motorists well since the day it opened in 1961 and was paired with the Sumner tunnel,” MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola said in the statement.  “However, every aspect of the tunnel is in fair to poor condition, and the time has come to put the Callahan in shape to last another 50 years.”

There will be “extensive public outreach” to determine the best available detours and alternate routes during the closure, according to the statement.

The $ 34.9 million tunnel overhaul will include rehabilitation of the 52-year old tunnel’s deck, curb line, gutters and replacement of the tunnel’s wall panels. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 25, 2013 at 1:16 pm

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South End Crime Down Over First 4 Months in 2013

Boston Police Department.


Major crimes were down in the South End during the first four months of 2013 as compared to 2012, according to recently released Boston Police figures.

In the D-4 Police district, which covers the South End, Fenway/Kenmore, the Back Bay and Lower Roxbury, overall Part One crime – which includes incidents of homicide, rape (including attempted rape), robbery (including attempted robbery), aggravated assault, burglary (including attempted burglary), larceny (including attempted larceny) and motor vehicle theft (including attempted motor vehicle theft) –  was down 12 percent during the period beginning Jan. 1, 2013 and ending April 22, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.

There were 1,078 incidences of Part One crime in D-4 over that span in 2013, compared to 1,222 in 2012.

The highest number of incidents in both years related to larceny and attempted larceny. In 2013, police reported 811 incidents of larceny compared to 920 in 2013. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

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Months After Heart Transplant, Woman Seeks To Give Back

What's Your Mountain, Boston?



Jane Tecce has the unique perspective of having experienced both sides of being an organ donor. Years ago after her son’s death at the age of 24, his organs were donated so that others could have a new chance at life. Now, Tecce herself is still recovering from a heart transplant that she received some 16 months ago. She also received a kidney transplant at that time.

“My kids are starting to have kids now. I’m being a grammy. I can’t imagine not being here,” she said in a recent conversation with Tecce said that she was first diagnosed with heart disease about 12 years ago.

Tecce moved to Lynnfield two years ago and grew up in Wakefield, graduating from Wakefield Memorial High School. Her family owns Santoro’s in Peabody, she reported.

Her motivation to help spread the word about becoming an organ donor is not limited to just her own experiences. Tecce lost one brother, David, to heart disease when he was 51 and waiting for a heart transplant. A younger brother Jimmy, reportedly had a heart transplant in 2000 at Tufts and lived for eight years after that. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

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