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How to Keep Your Pets Safe in a Heat Wave

By: Nate Homan With temperatures expected to be in the 90’s through the end of the week, take a few minutes to see how you can keep your pets safe during a heat wave. According to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 18, 2013 at 1:19 am

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Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe From the Heat This Summer

From the ASPCA: For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family — including the four-legged members of the household. While it may see South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 6, 2013 at 11:43 am

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Want to Keep Bees or Chickens in Boston? Now, There are Rules

After more than a year of discussions, the city has published a draft document outlining new rules for urban agriculture in Boston. From the keeping of hens and honey bees to regulation of composting, aquaculture, rooftop farms and farmers markets, the new document sets standards for a variety of urban agriculture activities that are not currently addressed in Boston’s zoning code. The Boston Redevelopment Authority, Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives and Mayor’s Urban Agriculture Rezoning Working Group have been meeting monthly since January 2012 to work on the document. The new regulations, Article 89 of the Boston Zoning Code, will “create clarity and predictability for anyone interested in commercial food growing and creating farms in Boston,” according to a statement on the BRA website. The BRA posted a list of reasons urban agriculture is good for Boston, including bringing neighbors together, improving access to fresh, healthy food, environmental benefits and educational opportunities. The BRA is encouraging Boston residents to review the proposed guidelines and provide feedback over the summer. A series of neighborhood meetings on urban agriculture will be scheduled in the coming months, and residents can follow the conversation using the Twitter hashtag #UrbanAgBos. The new zoning regulations set standards for the “siting, design, maintenance and modification of urban agriculture activities that address public safety and minimize impacts on residents and historic resources in the City of Boston,” according to the document’s Statement of Purpose. Some highlights from the draft regulations: • Small and medium ground-level urban farms will be allowed in all city districts and subdistricts, while large ground-level farms—greater than one acre in size—are allowed only in industrial districts and as a conditional use, with special permit, in all other districts. • Rooftop farms of all sizes will be allowed by right in the city’s industrial and institutional districts, but rooftop farms of more than 5,000 sq. ft. are conditional in all other districts and subdistricts. • Most ground-level urban farms that are more than 10,000 sq. ft. in size must undergo a Comprehensive Farm Review process to make sure they are designed in a way that fits with the surrounding neighborhood. Rooftop farms larger than 5,000 sq. ft. must also go through the CFR process, with some exceptions for farms being placed in industrial and institutional districts. • Accessory composting will be allowed where any ground-level urban farm or rooftop urban farm is permitted. Ground-level composting structures must not exceed 10 feet in height and all must not cover more than 5 percent of the lot and must be enclosed and out of direct contact with flammable materials. • Article 89 does not regulate whether the keeping […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

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Parents: Share Your Ideas to Keep Kids Occupied During Bomber Crisis

Greater Boston is in total lock down and even adults are scared by the news of a cop-killing bomber on the loose. WGBH just tweeted a helpful note for parents: They have children’s programming you can stream from your computer.  If any other parent has helpful resources to keep kids occupied and away from the heavy news morning, please share them in the comments below. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 11:33 am

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During the Storm

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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