Dec 27

Federal funds issued for MBTA Green Line extension project

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    Federal funds issued for MBTA Green Line extension project
    The Federal Transit Administration today informed the MBTA Green Line Extension Project Team that it has released the first $100 million installment of the total approved $1 billion in federal funding for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford, marking another milestone for the project.
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Dec 25

New college for conservative Christians planned in Boston

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    New college for conservative Christians planned in Boston
    In a city full of colleges and in an economy increasingly perilous for small schools, one wealthy businessman is making an unlikely investment. Next fall he will open a college in Boston geared toward conservative Christian students, using an innovative model that incorporates online learning.
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Dec 24

"Jingle Bells" Has a Racist History, According to a Boston University Paper

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    "Jingle Bells" Has a Racist History, According to a Boston University Paper
    One of them, it turns out, is the song "Jingle Bells," according to a . In it, Boston University professor Kyna Hamill traces the history of the song back to minstrel shows, performances in which white people wore After a dispute between Medford, Massachusetts and Savannah, Georgia over where the song originated, Hamill did some research into its history, discovering that it debuted in a minstrel show in Boston's Ordway Hall in 1857.
    http://www.topix.com

Dec 21

U.S. DOT to issue $100 million grant MBTA Green Line Extension

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    U.S. DOT to issue $100 million grant MBTA Green Line Extension
    The U.S. Department of Transportation will issue $100 million in grant funding to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for its Green Line Extension light rail project. The grant represents the first installment of Capital Investment Grants Program funding for the GLX after the Federal Transit Administration signed a Full Funding Grant Agreement with MBTA for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford.
    http://www.topix.com

Dec 21

Black Dahlia murder solved? Shocking new details about aspiring...

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    Black Dahlia murder solved? Shocking new details about aspiring...
    When Elizabeth Short showed up in Los Angeles during the 1940s, the small-town girl had big dreams of becoming a movie star. However, she would only achieve fame in death.
    http://www.topix.com

Dec 18

Is Jingle Bells a racist song because it was first performed in blackface?

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    Is Jingle Bells a racist song because it was first performed in blackface?
    An investigation into the origins of Jingle Bells has opened up a racism row She carried out research to discover the origins of the songs to settle an argument between Medford, Massachusetts, and Savannah, Georgia. However, Hamill discovered from an old pamphlet that the first time it was performed was in a minstrel show at Ordway Hall in Washington Street, Boston.
    http://www.topix.com

Dec 16

Boston University Professor Calls 'Jingle Bells' Racist

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    Boston University Professor Calls 'Jingle Bells' Racist
    This is not the first time someone has attacked a Christmas carol or tradition as being racist. A Boston University professor claims that the carol "Jingle Bells" has a "problematic history."
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Dec 10

Bus conductor to waiter: 18 Bollywood stars and their jobs before acting

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    Bus conductor to waiter: 18 Bollywood stars and their jobs before acting
    Sunny Leone: No we are not referring to her days as an adult star. Before that bold career move of hers, she actually worked at a German bakery, and later at a tax and retirement firm Ameesha Patel: The 'Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai' actress was good at studies.
    http://www.topix.com

Dec 06

Full-court press

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    Full-court press
    A temporary accommodation in search of a promised permanent solution. That's the situation in which the Middlesex House of Correction in Billerica finds itself.
    http://www.topix.com

Dec 02

Bird sightings

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    Bird sightings
    The most interesting highlights last week featured greater white-fronted geese in Ipswich and at Devine Golf Course in Mattapan and Franklin Field in Dorchester; the continued presence of a rufous hummingbird in Hingham; an ash-throated flycatcher at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln; a Hammond's flycatcher at the field behind the Eliot Pearson Children's School at Tufts University in Medford; a Bell's vireo at the Shipyard Farm Conservation Area in Fairhaven; and the continued presence of a black-throated gray warbler at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield.
    http://www.topix.com

Nov 30

Anthony Scaramucci resigns from Tufts University advisory board

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    Anthony Scaramucci resigns from Tufts University advisory board
    Medford, Mass.- Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has resigned from an advisory board at Tufts University after the school postponed a speech he was scheduled to deliver. Adm. James Stavridis, dean of the Massachusetts university's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, said in a message to students that Scaramucci resigned Tuesday from the school's board of advisers, effective immediately.
    http://www.topix.com

Nov 29

East Boston getting denser: Board approves slew of projects, none of...

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    East Boston getting denser: Board approves slew of projects, none of...
    The Board of Appeal today approved a total of 27 new residential units across East Boston. Because none are in projects of 10 or more units, all can be sold at market or luxury rates, with no units designated for people making less than the median income.
    http://www.topix.com

Nov 28

Colwen Hotels appoints John Huang as new GM at TownPlace Suites in Chelsea

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    Colwen Hotels appoints John Huang as new GM at TownPlace Suites in Chelsea
    Huang has more than 17 years of hospitality experience, most recently as the Hotel Manager of the Hampton Inn Manhattan-Times Square North in New York City. Prior to this position, Huang held food and beverage positions at several full-service Boston hotels, including the Westin Boston Waterfront, the Boston Park Plaza and the Marriott Boston Copley Place.
    http://www.topix.com

Nov 27

Cambridge District 'Homeless Court' to Move to Harvard Square

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    Cambridge District 'Homeless Court' to Move to Harvard Square
    The Cambridge District Court will relocate its "homeless court" to the First Parish Church in Harvard Square in early December. The Cambridge District Court will relocate its "homeless court"-the venue where Cambridge judges hold trials for homeless individuals-from the Salvation Army on Mass.
    http://www.topix.com

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