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By: Becca ManningHow would you change the Boston Redevelopment Authority?Candidates for Boston City Council were asked that question at last week's 

By: Becca Manning How would you change the Boston Redevelopment Authority? Candidates for Boston City Council were asked that question at last week's 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

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If I Were a Kid I Would Totally Do That… (Sponsored)

Every June, I watch kids enviously as the school year dwindles and the excitement builds. Summer holds so much promise when you’re young: You can do practically anything now that you’re not spending six hours a day in school, your bedtime is extended, and you can sleep till quarter-past whenever. And there’s that whole, “no more teachers, no more books” thing. Here are a few things I’d do this summer if I were still a kid — what would you do? Time was on my side. Three months off — enough time to beat every video game I own, go creek stomping, perfect my Frisbee throw, swim in every pool on the block, build a tree fort, work my way through my reading list, and still get bored. The ice cream truck. I hear the ice cream man and suddenly have the undeniable craving for a Rocket Pop that will turn my tongue purple. But it’s just not appropriate for a grown woman to go tearing down the street after a white van blaring “The Entertainer.” Free vacations! As kids, we had all-expenses-paid trips to the beach, to Six Flags, and to theme parks. Of course we can still take those trips as adults and enjoy them with our own families, but now we know exactly how much they cost — a lot. All-you-can-eat summer food. I miss the days of going to a cookout and eating whatever I wanted, the idea of counting calories was as foreign as minding my checking account balance. Seconds on dessert? Yes, please! No responsibilities. As a kid you might have to take a turn mowing the lawn. As a grown up you have to do it every week. You also have to weed the garden, paint the shutters, wash the car, stain the deck and clean the grill… Permission to put my feet up? Granted.  What about summer makes you miss being a kid? Tell us in the comments why you wish you were a kid again. Need more summer inspiration? Grown Ups 2, starring Adam Sandler, comes to theaters July 12.  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

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Tsarnaev Brothers Were En Route to NY to ‘Party’

  The brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bombings had plans to “party” in New York before a Friday manhunt that ended with the elder dead and the younger in cuffs. New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said brother Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev intended on fleeing to New York City to “celebrate” the night of April 18, according to NBC-4 New York Thursday. Instead what ensued was a day-long manhunt for Dzokhar Tsarnaev following the death of his older brother, Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout in Watertown. Dzokhar Tsarnaev is charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in April 15 bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line which killed three and injured 180 others. He is also accused of the murder of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. There was a service for the fallen officer at the MIT campus Thursday. It was originally reported that the brothers were headed to New York to commit other attacks, according to the story. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm

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Show The World How We’re Boston Strong

The two bombs may have shaken Boston on Monday, but our spirit is in tact. We’re proud Bostonians – and the whole world has watched as we have risen stronger. President Barack Obama highlighted the Boston spirit on Thursday. “Your resolve is the greatest rebuke to whoever committed this heinous act. If they sought to intimidate us, to terrorize us, to shake us from those values that Deval described, the values that make us who we are, as Americans — well, it should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. Not here in Boston. Not here in Boston,” he said. The phrase Boston Strong is everywhere as we move on from the tragedy, comfort those who lost loved ones and help those seriously injured on Monday. We do so as one – as Bostonians. We don’t let this tragedy stop us. We packed the TD Garden for the first sporting event in Boston since the bombings – and 18,000 Bostonians sang in unison. We wait for the day when Copley Square is open to the public again so we can flood those stores and show we will not be deterred. Today, people across the area and around the country will celebrate our city and wear our Boston gear during Boston Spirit Day. Today, on Boston Spirit Day, we at Patch are asking our readers – not just in Greater Boston but around the world – to post photos showing them in their Boston gear. Simply click on the upload your photo button and let us where you live. Let’s show everyone how we’re all Boston Strong! South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 7:02 am

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Neighbors on Taylor St. House Demolition: Conditions Were Unsafe

Imagine sitting in your home one morning and feeling the entire floor shake. That’s how Taylor Street resident Louane Hann was notified of the construction happening on her street last Tuesday.  “I was working from home, and all of a sudden, I felt the earth move,” she said. “There was a guy with a backhoe and a guy with a hose, and they were ripping the house down.” Hann said neither she nor anyone else in the neighborhood was notified that construction would begin at the wooden house at 8-10 Taylor Street, and that it would involve demolition of the building. “We get notices about someone getting a roof deck you can’t even see half the time, and no one got a notice about this,” she said. “It’s unbelievable.” Couple the lack of notice with the complete surprise that the building, which neighbors thought had been approved for a renovation and addition, was being completely demolished. And the day of demolition left dust everywhere, debris on neighbors’ porches and properties, and even broke a window at a home next door, said nearby residents. “During the demolition I saw two kids standing outside watching, and I remember thinking, ‘Is it safe for those kids to be breathing that?” Hann said. “All of these old homes have lead in the paint,” she said. Neighbors said they called Boston’s Enviornmental Department to complain about the mess and to voice the worry that the old home contained lead paint that was now swirling through the air on their street.  Through those calls to the city, the Landmarks Commission learned that an extra wall on the property was demolished that was not included in the project’s original plans, the home’s east wall. A stop work order was posted on Friday, Jan. 25th and the owner was asked to appear at a public meeting of the Landmarks Commission on Tuesday. By Monday, Jan. 28th, the project’s architect Scott Slarsky said the city’s Inspectional Services team had come through the site and determined there was no asbestos or lead paint, and lifted the stop work order due to the environmental concerns. But that still left a stop work order related to the site’s demolition of the property’s east wall. Property owner Ramy Rizkalla said contractors and inspectors found the east wall was bowing in, it was rotting, and there was termite damage, and a structural engineer ruled the wall was unsafe to leave on the property. Rizkalla said the decision to take down the wall was approved by the city’s Inspectional Services department. However, it is the Landmarks Commission that requested the hearing on Tuesday. “Though they aren’t going […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

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