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Boston Aims To Be Carbon Free By 2050. Here Are 5 Takeaways From A New Report

Boston Aims To Be Carbon Free By 2050. Here Are 5 Takeaways From A New Report

Massachusetts aims to get 80 percent of its energy from carbon-free sources by 2050, but Boston has a more ambitious goal for that year: being 100 percent carbon free . Since 2017 , a team of experts from the city, outside consulting firms and Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy has researched how the city can do this, and what technical and social justice challenges it’s likely to face. Their findings appear in a report published Tuesday by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission. The central message is that getting to carbon zero requires maximum energy efficiency and 100 percent […]

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Sam Adams releases limited edition Tom Brady beer

Sam Adams releases limited edition Tom Brady beer

BOSTON — One of Boston’s most famous brewers is paying tribute to the city’s favorite quarterback. Sam Adams is releasing a beer in honor of Tom Brady ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl when the New England Patriots will play the Los Angeles Rams. The Double IPA is called Too Old, Too Slow, Still Here . The 41-year-old Brady and teammates have been using similar sayings to motivate them during the playoffs this season. The label features a goat holding a football, a reference to Brady’s nickname as the GOAT — the Greatest of All Time. The limited edition brew […]

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Boston officials scramble to save homeless from icy grip of polar vortex

Boston officials scramble to save homeless from icy grip of polar vortex

BOSTON, MA – January 30, 2019: Snow squalls that hit downtown Boston are seen in Copley Square on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff photo By Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Boston advocates for the homeless braced Wednesday for a piece of the polar vortex that brought life in parts of the Midwest to a standstill to arrive in Boston and send temperatures plummeting. “It’s quite frankly life and death when it gets this cold,” said Barbara Trevisan, a spokeswoman for the Pine Street Inn in Boston, which started an outreach program several years ago after a homeless […]

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Freezing temps following storm causing icy commute in Bay State

Freezing temps following storm causing icy commute in Bay State

BOSTON (WHDH) – Commuters are dealing with slippery roads Wednesday morning after a midweek storm brought snow, rain and a dip in temperatures to Massachusetts. The messy mix arrived in the Bay State Tuesday night, leaving behind up to four inches of snow in some cities and towns. As the precipitation moved out, Arctic air moved in, causing temperatures to drop below freezing. This led to icy conditions on some highways and roads, including Interstate 93 southbound, which saw huge delays during the morning commute. Be careful out there! @alainapinto is tracking huge delays and accidents due to the […]

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Health Officials Warn of HIV Spike Among Boston Drug Users

Health Officials Warn of HIV Spike Among Boston Drug Users

Public health officials in Massachusetts are warning about a spike in HIV infections among people who inject illegal drugs in Boston. The state Department of Public Health said in a letter to Boston health care providers Friday that six people have been newly diagnosed with the virus since Nov. 1. The department is urging providers to step up efforts to ask patients about risky behavior and to test them for HIV, which can lead to AIDS. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year investigated after dozens of new cases were reported in Lawrence and Lowell. The […]

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Seniors lobby at State House for better access to healthcare

Seniors lobby at State House for better access to healthcare

BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Senior Action Council is hoping to close the healthcare access gap so that low-income seniors can afford to pay for their medical needs. On Tuesday, Seniors shared their stories about the challenges of trying to access healthcare in the Commonwealth. “Seniors were struggling with healthcare costs but none of the people who could make policy knew about the problem,” Cathy Paul, vice president of the Massachusetts Senior Action Council said. Once someone turns 65 in Massachusetts they are no longer eligible for subsidized Connector Care, causing their healthcare costs to rise by 25 percent. […]

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Developer offers a vision to get Kenmore Square moving

Developer offers a vision to get Kenmore Square moving

A proposed hotel tower in Kenmore Square. Kenmore Square may never be the same. A developer is proposing to build a major hotel and plaza in the heart of the square that would dramatically change the way vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles move through the congested intersection. Robert Korff, who owns the Citizens Bank building at the junction of Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street, unveiled the bold plan Tuesday night at a community meeting. Drawings show a flatiron-shaped tower — designed by prominent Chicago architecture firm Studio Gang — soaring nearly 300 feet above the square, with a spacious plaza […]

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What you need to know about the proposed changes to turkey hunting in Massachusetts

What you need to know about the proposed changes to turkey hunting in Massachusetts

Wild turkeys perched on a fence in Quincy in September 2012. Hunters may soon be allowed to bag more turkeys in Massachusetts , but state officials caution that the updated regulations aren’t expected to help with the problem toms in your neighborhood. The state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, or MassWildlife, announced the proposed changes on Friday. State wildlife biologist Dave Scarpitti said the updates are part of the department’s periodic review of hunting regulations and wildlife populations and they won’t impact the number of turkeys in suburban and urban areas. “I don’t expect to see any change in […]

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MBTA proposes fare hike

MBTA proposes fare hike

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has proposed fare hikes for buses, subways and commuter trains. (WJAR) BOSTON (AP) — Public transit riders in the Boston area would pay on average 6.3 percent more to ride buses, subways and trains under a new fare hike proposal. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials submitted the recommendations to the T’s control board on Monday. If approved, the new fares would take effect July 1. State law limits MBTA fare hikes to 7 percent over a two-year period. The last time they were raised was in 2016. Under the plan , most CharlieCard holders […]

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Facebook Boston’s New Offices in Kendall Square

Facebook Boston’s New Offices in Kendall Square

Facebook has a long standing history with the Boston area, considering the company was started at Harvard. Over the years, the company has been aggressively growing its local presence with a team that has been supporting several strategic initiatives . The growth is continuing as Facebook recently unveiled its brand new 130,000 square foot office located at 100 Binney Street in Cambridge. Facebook Boston currently has 200 employees working out of this location and there’s plenty of room for growth, as the space is built to hold 600 people. We were there for the big opening a few weeks […]

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