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Share Your Photos of Spring in the South End

With temperatures in the 70s over the last several days, it’s finally starting to feel like springtime here in Boston. Not to mention the cherry blossoms and dogwood trees are in bloom, making the South End a pretty place to snap a photo.

Have you taken any springtime photos in the South End you’d like to share? Upload them here to share them with the neighborhood. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

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City Testing Silly Putty, ‘Green’ Material to Fill Potholes This Spring

Travis Crosby pours Aquaphalt into a pothole.

In an effort to “go green,” the city is testing three alternative pothole filling substances this spring: One, a silly-putty substance, two, a vegetable oil-based binder, and three, a 100 percent recyclable substance. 

“I expect our city to innovate constantly to better serve Bostonians” said Mayor Menino.  “Potholes are a major menace to drivers. We are conducting this pilot test because we believe that these innovative solutions may offer longer-lasting, more environmentally friendly solutions than traditional pothole filling materials.”

The city started a ramped up effort to target potholes last week. To date, nearly 1,000 potholes have been reported and filled since the campaign’s launch March 13, according to the city.  Over the next six months, the city says they will be tracking these various substances to evaluate them for longevity of the fix, easy of use, envionrmental benefits, cost, and other parameters.  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm

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5 Convertibles For Cruising This Spring

2013 Corvette Grand Sport

After a wild and wet winter, temperatures are slowly starting to rise in the Boston area. You’ve spent months cooped up in the house or swaddled in your hat and scarf waiting for your car to warm up. Wouldn’t it be nice to drop the rag top and enjoy the sun as you drive?

Below are five convertibles for sale, selected randomly from area dealerships. All cars in this list are listed for $ 75,000 or less. A little pricey, sure, but if you’re in a position to buy a second vehicle, don’t you want a dream car?

1. 2013 Porsche Boxster S, $ 74,455

This German import comes in “agate,” or dark grey. A new car, it has only 12 miles on the odometer. Under the hood is a six head, 24 valve, 3.4 liter engine and a six-speed manual transmission. Amenities include a Bose sound system. The car’s for sale at Herb Chambers Porsche

2. 2013 Audi S5 3.0T Quattro Premium Plus, $ 71,650 read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm

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Longfellow Bridge to Be Rebuilt in Spring

MassDOT animation of Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

The Longfellow Bridge, a historic link between Cambridge and Boston, will undergo a rehabilitation this spring, and the state department of transportation released a video outlining just how this will get done.

The bridge will be rebuilt in six phases, shown in this video published by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

The video – which MassDOT has set to some nice acoustic guitar strumming – breaks down each phase of the bridge repair in great detail.

Overall, the historical features will remain intact, and the structural deficiencies will be updated and brought to modern standards.

“In particular, the structural steel elements supporting the bridge deck have deteriorated and require upgrading, and the abutments will have to be modified slightly to allow the sidewalk approaches to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines,” according to a Feb. 27 MassDOT press release. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm

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