1 min ago

The NFL has new rules for the national anthem...

The NFL has new rules for the national anthem. The Players' Association isn't thrilled.

    Patriots Have New National Anthem Choice, Sort Of
    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The NFL announced new rules Wednesday regarding the national anthem that would require players to stand if they are on the field, but gives the option of remaining in the locker room during the anthem.
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1 hour ago

Bad news for the Massachusetts-based milk and...

Bad news for the Massachusetts-based milk and dairy company.

1 hour ago

Summer is almost here—have you planned your v...

Summer is almost here—have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole family. Plan your visit now: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Summer is almost here-have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole...
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State Fire Marshal offers outdoor summer saftey tips

"Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer," said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. "Many people are anticipating activities with family and friends, and getting their yards and grills ready for gatherings. Take a few minutes for safety and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend."Between 2013 and 2017, Massachusetts fire departments responded to 480 fires involving grills, hibachis, and barbecues. These fires caused 19 civilian injuries, three firefighter injuries, and $3. [...]

    State Fire Marshal offers outdoor summer saftey tips
    "Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer," said State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. "Many people are anticipating activities with family and friends, and getting their yards and grills ready for gatherings. Take a few minutes for safety and have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend."
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1 hour ago

Senate plan targets new danger to firefighters - their own gear

Sounding the alarm on cancer risks faced by firefighters, the Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to set aside $420,000 to help municipalities buy equipment to remove deadly carcinogens from firefighters' gear.Under a budget amendment (1018) offered by Sen. Paul Feeney and adopted unanimously, the money would seed a new trust fund to support the bulk purchase of extractors -- essentially, Feeney said, large washing machines that can remove carcinogens that permeate clothing even [...]

    Senate plan targets new danger to firefighters - their own gear
    Sounding the alarm on cancer risks faced by firefighters, the Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday voted to set aside $420,000 to help municipalities buy equipment to remove deadly carcinogens from firefighters' gear. Under a budget amendment (1018) offered by Sen.
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2 hours ago

A warning for owners of small dogs. Birds of ...

A warning for owners of small dogs. Birds of prey don't mess around. (via DoylestownPatch)

    Bird Kills Dog In Bucks Co., SPCA Confirms
    BUCKS COUNTY, PA - A small dog was killed by a bird of prey in Bucks County last week, officials with the local SPCA have confirmed. The SPCA said the wounds on a six-pound Chihuahua found dead last week in Fairless Hills were consistent with a bird's talon.
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2 hours ago

This will be one to watch.

This will be one to watch.

    Editor Of Boston Globe Accused Of Sending Inappropriate Texts
    BOSTON, MA - A former Boston Globe writer is accusing the paper's editor of sending her an inappropriate, sexually suggestive text. Hilary Sargent, who started the acclaimed Chartgirl website and no longer works for the Globe, posted a screen grab of a partial text message exchange in which she appears to be asking for writing advice from an unnamed person.
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4 hours ago

Who's excited for Saturday's Market!? We are ...

Who's excited for Saturday's Market!? We are looking forward to warm temps and wonderful vendors. Get to know our new vendor- City Compost! Visit their booth this Saturday to learn how you can help towards their goal of composting to help protect the environment from greenhouse gas emissions and conserve water when growing! http://www.eglestonfarmersmarket.org/blog-1/city-compost

    City Compost- Vendor Profile
    Owner: Adam Jankauskas Founded In: 2013 Tag Line: Food for Our Food What products/services does your business offer? Composting Services for Homes, Organizations, and Events. 100% of the material we pick up goes towards growing more fresh food and composting also helps protect
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4 hours ago

MBTA shuttles will replace Orange Line servic...

MBTA shuttles will replace Orange Line service this weekend (May 26 & 27) between Jackson Square and Forest Hills

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5 hours ago

Letter to the editor: Pass legislation that w...

Letter to the editor: Pass legislation that would make comprehensive sex education that is medically accurate, age-appropriate, and LGBTQ-inclusive, a reality for all public school students in Massachusetts.

    Letter to the Editor: Keep Young People Safe, Pass the Healthy Youth Act
    Every young person in Massachusetts deserves to know how to stay healthy and safe. Comprehensive sex education empowers youth by teaching them communication skills, consent, respect, and autonomy, while also relaying critically important information about pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In Jamaica Plain we are lucky to have strong and thoughtful leaders like [...]
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5 hours ago

Here are the obituaries for two of the teen v...

Here are the obituaries for two of the teen victims of Saturday's crash in East Bridgewater.

    Obits: Christopher Desir, Nick Joyce
    STOUGHTON, MA - The obituaries and funeral arrangements have been released for Christopher Desir and Nick Joyce. Arraignments for Eric Sarblah and David Bell have not been released as of late Tuesday night.
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5 hours ago

Which Suffolk County DA Candidate Has The Most Campaign $$?

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/23/which-suffolk-county-da-candidate-has-the-most-campaign)

    Which Suffolk County DA Candidate Has The Most Campaign $$?
    Money isn't everything. But it's something. Especially when it comes to political campaigns. Candidates can reach a broader audience by using their campaign funds to repeatedly advertise, host events and more. So who's got the most money in the bank among the five Suffolk County District Attorney candidates?
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6 hours ago

Letter to the Editor: Keep Young People Safe, Pass the Healthy Youth Act

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    Letter to the Editor: Keep Young People Safe, Pass the Healthy Youth Act
    Every young person in Massachusetts deserves to know how to stay healthy and safe. Comprehensive sex education empowers youth by teaching them communication skills, consent, respect, and autonomy, while also relaying critically important information about pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In Jamaica Plain we are lucky to have strong and thoughtful leaders like [...]
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7 hours ago

Brookline Town Meeting: Members debate Cypress Field synthetic turf

Brookline's annual Town Meeting kicked off with a flurry of tree-related puns and the always-anticipated Town Meeting cookie selection before Town Meeting members dove into a lengthy review of the budget.During the first night of Town Meeting on May 22, members made their way through the first seven of 37 warrant articles before wrapping up for the [...]

    Brookline Town Meeting: Members debate Cypress Field synthetic turf
    Brookline's annual Town Meeting kicked off with a flurry of tree-related puns and the always-anticipated Town Meeting cookie selection before Town Meeting members dove into a lengthy review of the budget.During the first night of Town Meeting on May 22, members made their way through the first seven of 37 warrant articles before wrapping up for the night.Complete with a passionate debate on the Cypress Field renovation, a review of the $291,669,854 budget for fiscal year 2019 passed with 178
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7 hours ago

The Haven is currently looking for new team m...

The Haven is currently looking for new team members in the kitchen. Flexible hours/schedule. We make our food from scratch and it’s a friendly, engaging environment. If you have an interest in the food industry and would like to learn more contact thehavenjp@gmail.com

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13 hours ago

Harvest Co-op May Close by August Unless $300,000 is Raised

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    Harvest Co-op May Close by August Unless $300,000 is Raised
    The Harvest Co-op may close this summer unless members and patrons help raise $300,000 by following seven ways the market can be saved, according to board president Lydia Peabody. In an open letter to members and the community, Peabody said that 50 member-owners met in April and came up with a short-term plan to keep [...]
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15 hours ago

The Harvest Co-op will close by August unless...

The Harvest Co-op will close by August unless $300K is raised. The board president outlined ways to save the market.

    Harvest Co-op May Close by August Unless $300,000 is Raised
    The Harvest Co-op may close this summer unless members and patrons help raise $300,000 by following seven ways the market can be saved, according to board president Lydia Peabody. In an open letter to members and the community, Peabody said that 50 member-owners met in April and came up with a short-term plan to keep [...]
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16 hours ago

The report released Tuesday is the first time...

The report released Tuesday is the first time the department's quarterly opioid data listed the municipality where opioid deaths occured.

    Town-By-Town Opioid Overdose Numbers Released By DPH
    BOSTON, MA - At least 201 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses in the first three months of 2018, according to new Department of Public Health data, which shows the death toll for the quarter could rise to more than 500.
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16 hours ago

Brookline Patch was live.

    Brookline Patch
    Brookline Patch is live now.
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16 hours ago

Brookline Patch is live now.

    Brookline Patch
    Brookline Patch is live now.
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17 hours ago

The driver—a father of 10 kids—is a good driv...

The driver—a father of 10 kids—is a good driver, his family says. They dispute reports he made an illegal U-Turn just before the crash. (via Paramus Patch)

    Driver, 77, Revealed In Fatal NJ School Bus Crash
    PARAMUS, NJ - A 77-year-old man who was involved in another crash, had his license suspended twice, and was cited eight times for speeding has been identified as the driver in Thursday's school bus crash that killed two people. Multiple reports have identified Hudy Muldrow Sr.
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18 hours ago

Brookline Patch is live now.

    Brookline Patch
    Brookline Patch is live now.
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18 hours ago

Brookline Patch was live.

    Brookline Patch
    Brookline Patch is live now.
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18 hours ago

Fifteen-year-old Tracy Gilpin was killed in 1...

Fifteen-year-old Tracy Gilpin was killed in 1986. She was the sister of the Kerry Gilpin, current head of the Massachusetts State Police.

    Accused Murderer In 1986 Massachusetts Cold Case Charged
    PLYMOUTH, MA - A North Carolina man accused of killing a 15-year-old teenager in Kingston in 1986 was charged with murder Tuesday. Michael Hand, 61, of North Carolina, was indicted on murder, kidnapping and assault with intent to rape a child charges in Plymouth County District Court.
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19 hours ago

You're invited: Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitc...

You're invited: Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitchen https://trib.al/bUq6xgX

    Eric Benton's Magic Test Kitchen
    Every Friday, magician Eric Benton is serving up amazing magic at Knight Moves Cafe in Brookline's Coolidge Corner! Join him in testing his newest, craziest, and most unusual magical creations in this casual, up-close performance. It's a lot of fun and it's 100% free to attend the show!
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19 hours ago

Horses were on the loose on Route 2 in Acton ...

Horses were on the loose on Route 2 in Acton during the ride home!

    Horses Caught In Route 2 Commute
    ACTON, MA - A photo of two horses on the loose during the evening commute home on Route 2 made the rounds on social media. Mark Mello took the above photo, showing two horses running through traffic. The horses have been captured. Subscribe
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21 hours ago

The Town of Stoughton has gone through an uns...

The Town of Stoughton has gone through an unspeakable tragedy, losing four high school students in a crash Saturday. We want to send the residents notes of encouragement from you. Please post your kind words below and we'll send them along to our readers in Stoughton.

    Brookline, MA Patch - Breaking News, Local News, Events, Schools, Weather, Sports and Shopping
    Brookline, MA breaking news, local news, events, weather, sports, schools, shopping, restaurants from Patch
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22 hours ago

Heading north? Consider avoiding the Zakim.

Heading north? Consider avoiding the Zakim.

    I-93 Truck Fire At Zakim Bridge
    A truck fire on the northbound side of I-93 has shut down multiple lanes at the Zakim Bridge. The right two lanes are currently closed, state police said. No injuries were reported. There are significant delays heading northbound. See delays below: Subscribe
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22 hours ago

Brookline gets Blue Bikes

Just in time for summer, new Blue Bikes have reached Brookline. The old Hubway bikes have been redesigned and painted blue to represent the public bike share system’s new sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachuestts.Brookline, along with Cambridge, Boston and Somerville are participated in the system, which allows users to take bikes from any station in a participating community and ride it and dock it at any station in any other participating community.On May 18, [...]

    Brookline gets Blue Bikes
    Just in time for summer, new Blue Bikes have reached Brookline.
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22 hours ago

New numbers from DPH shed more light on prevalence of opioid overdose deaths

At least 201 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses in the first three months of 2018, according to new Department of Public Health data, which shows the death toll for the quarter could rise to more than 500.In its latest quarterly report on opioid overdoses, the department said deaths declined by an estimated 5 percent over the first quarter of 2017.There were 201 confirmed fatal opioid-related overdoses from January through March of this year, according to [...]

    New numbers from DPH shed more light on prevalence of opioid overdose deaths
    At least 201 Massachusetts residents died of opioid overdoses in the first three months of 2018, according to new Department of Public Health data, which shows the death toll for the quarter could rise to more than 500. In its latest quarterly report on opioid overdoses, the department said deaths declined by an estimated 5 percent over the first quarter of 2017.
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22 hours ago

Background checks underway, Cannabis Commission may start awarding licenses next week

With just more than a week until it can begin issuing business licenses, the Cannabis Control Commission is in the midst of conducting its first background checks for prospective legal marijuana businesses.Two entities representing five potential licenses have submitted all portions of the CCC's marijuana business license application and the regulatory agency has begun to comb through the applicants' backgrounds as it prepares to begin making decisions about which companies will [...]

    Background checks underway, Cannabis Commission may start awarding licenses next week
    With just more than a week until it can begin issuing business licenses, the Cannabis Control Commission is in the midst of conducting its first background checks for prospective legal marijuana businesses.
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23 hours ago

A former soldier with PTSD fought off pit bul...

A former soldier with PTSD fought off pit bulls that killed her service dog, Ms. Pooh. (via Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch)

    Pit Bulls Kill Iraq Vet's Beloved Therapy Dog
    DECATUR, GA - A veteran of the war in Iraq now living in DeKalb County is hoping authorities will find the stray dogs she says mauled to death her therapy support dog.
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23 hours ago

Trump recently used "animals" in response to ...

Trump recently used "animals" in response to a question about MS-13. This member tried to live up to the name.

    MS-13 'Animal' Sentenced For Boy's Murder
    BOSTON, MA - An MS-13 member known as "Animal" was sentenced Monday for his involvement in the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston. Joel Martinez, 23, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 40 years in prison and two years of supervised released.
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24 hours ago

The 37-year-old is accused of trying to run t...

The 37-year-old is accused of trying to run the victim off the road.

    Beverly Man Arrested For Woburn Road Rage Incident
    WOBURN, MA -- Massachusetts State Police arrested a Beverly man early Tuesday morning after he allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist. Jason Root, 37, of Beverly, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Woburn District Court on charges of operating under the influence of liquor, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm while intoxicated, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.
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25 hours ago

#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our hea...

#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous planning to make sure the plants are ready for their debut. 🌿

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous...
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25 hours ago

Boston's Latin Quarter is receiving a $100,00...

Boston's Latin Quarter is receiving a $100,000 federal grant and will be designated a Massachusetts Cultural District. This is exciting news!

    Boston's Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant
    Jamaica Plain's Latin Quarter has some big news this week! First, it is being designated an official Massachusetts Cultural District. Second, a $100,000 federal grant was awarded to Boston, which will be used to produce a cultural district plan that will include artists in residence who will work with area youth and the community to [...]
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26 hours ago

"I've been here eight years and this is the f...

"I've been here eight years and this is the first time I ran into this. I mean, we'll pull the cover off and we'll see a few wolf spiders, but nothing like this." (via Homer Glen-Lockport Patch)

    Homer Glen Man Finds 'Thousands' Of Tadpoles In His Pool
    HOMER GLEN, IL - One Homer Glen resident got quite the surprise when he checked his pool recently. Mike Czopkiewicz called the Forest Preserve District of Will County earlier this week and told them he had "thousands" of tadpoles in his pool.
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26 hours ago

Jamaica Plain News shared Emerald Necklace Co...

Great aerial shot of Bussey Hill!

    Emerald Necklace Conservancy
    All the branches burst to bloom on Bussey Hill. || 📸: @greenleafykael || #EmeraldNecklaceParks
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27 hours ago

Before we get to some good weather, check out...

Before we get to some good weather, check out the timeline of today's incoming rains.

    MA Weather Forecast: Rain Today, Then Lots Of Shine
    Some light rain with the potential to intensify and bring some thunder is expected throughout the state. No weather watches or warnings have been issued as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. The rain will come in from the west around 11 a.m. and get to the coast by the early afternoon.
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27 hours ago

Authorities said Gregory Ostiguy beat his dog...

Authorities said Gregory Ostiguy beat his dog with a baseball bat after it ate his Whopper sandwich in Dartmouth.

    MA Man Beat Dog With Baseball Bat After It Ate His Whopper: DA
    NEW BEDFORD, MA - A New Bedford man who police said beat his dog with a baseball bat did so after the animal ate his Whopper, according to prosecutors. Gregory Ostiguy, 50, was charged with cruelty to animals. The dog survived the attack, police said. The alleged attack happened in Dartmouth in Bristol County.
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28 hours ago

Brookline Patch updated their cover photo.

    Brookline Patch
    Brookline Patch updated their cover photo.
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28 hours ago

Brookline Patch added 18 new photos.

Have you been, yet? Which is your favorite?

    Brookline Patch
    Have you been, yet? Which is your favorite?
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28 hours ago

Will legal marijuana put an end to Massachusetts’ black market?

Retail shops that start legally selling cannabis products this summer in Massachusetts will likely find themselves going head-to-head with a formidable and long-established competitor -- the black market.Advocates of adult-use marijuana, known also as recreational marijuana, have long argued legalization could help eradicate the illicit trade. But how quickly -- and, if at all -- that happens is still being debated and measured throughout the country. In Massachusetts, the question [...]

    Will legal marijuana put an end to Massachusetts' black market?
    Retail shops that start legally selling cannabis products this summer in Massachusetts will likely find themselves going head-to-head with a formidable and long-established competitor -- the black market.Advocates of adult-use marijuana, known also as recreational marijuana, have long argued legalization could help eradicate the illicit trade.
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28 hours ago

Friends of the Stoughton High students who di...

Friends of the Stoughton High students who died in a crash helped organize a "cathartic" memorial service last night.

    Stoughton Teens Play Big Role In Organizing Memorial Service
    STOUGHTON, MA - Friends from Stoughton High School helped organize a memorial service at St. James Church for the four teens who died in an East Bridgewater car crash. The service was closed to the media. St. James Pastor Joseph Mazzone addressed the press after the service for Chris Desir, Eric Sarblah, Nick Joyce, and David Bell ended.
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28 hours ago

It has been a heartbreaking month for the fam...

It has been a heartbreaking month for the families of Nick and Christopher Joyce.

    Stoughton Crash Victim Is Cousin Of Jamaica Plain Murder Victim
    STOUGHTON, MA - While all of Stoughton is mourning the loss of four high school students, one family has already suffered a tremendous loss this month. Nick Joyce, who died in Saturday's car crash in East Bridgewater, is the cousin of Christopher Joyce, who was gunned down in Jamaica Plain days before he was supposed to graduate from Salem State University.
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30 hours ago

Boston’s Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/22/bostons-latin-quarter-receiving-100k-national-endowment-for-the-arts-grant)

    Boston's Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant
    Jamaica Plain's Latin Quarter has some big news this week! First, it is being designated an official Massachusetts Cultural District. Second, a $100,000 federal grant was awarded to Boston, which will be used to produce a cultural district plan that will include artists in residence who will work with area youth and the community to [...]
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36 hours ago

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