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Here’s where Boston spends money busing students

Here’s where Boston spends money busing students

Frustrated by the ballooning cost of busing students across the city, then-Mayor Thomas M. Menino declared a decade ago that “I will not allow us to pour dollar after dollar into gas tanks when we could invest more of that money into our classrooms.” Yet since Menino uttered those words in his State of the City address in the Strand Theatre in 2008, school transportation spending in Boston escalated from about $76 million to $122.5 million last school year, even after officials overhauled the school assignment process to allow more students to attend classes closer to home. Now a […]

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Boston Scientific to acquire TAVR protection system with purchase of Claret Medical

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Boston Scientific will take on ownership of the Sentinel System for stroke prevention in TAVR patients through its acquisition of Claret Medical The Sentinel Cerebral Embolic Protection System, designed to protect patients against stroke during TAVR operations, will soon fall under the ownership of Boston Scientific Corporation following its acquisition of Claret Medical Inc. Purchasing the private, California-based enterprise for $220 million in cash up-front enables the Massachusetts solution provider to enhance the safety of its product portfolio for TAVR and may potentially open up new avenues of use in procedures for other left heart and endovascular conditions. A […]

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Evacuations Underway, Traffic Impacted After Boston Gas Leak

Evacuations Underway, Traffic Impacted After Boston Gas Leak

Crews Respond to Boston Gas Leak A gas leak led to the evacuations of nearby buildings Thursday in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. A gas leak caused after a construction crew hit a gas line on Thursday in Boston prompted the evacuation of several surrounding buildings. Officials received a call of the leak at approximately 11:30 a.m. and responded to the scene near Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim Road, the Boston Police Department said. National Grid was notified of the leak. Fire officials say the utility was on scene to shut down the gas main. Crews from the Boston Fire […]

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Escape room company hiding $100 bills throughout Boston

Escape room company hiding $100 bills throughout Boston

BOSTON (WHDH) – Those who didn’t become a millionaire overnight in the latest Mega Millions drawing will still have a chance to win some cash thanks to a Boston escape room company. Breakout Boston will be hiding 20 $100 bills throughout the Boston Common Thursday for people to find between 5 and 8 p.m. Clues released every 30 minutes are expected to have people scrambling to find the money. To join the search, text BOSTONHUNT to 31996. (Copyright (c) 2018 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Brief but heavy rains roll through state

Brief but heavy rains roll through state

As of about 3:30 p.m., National Weather Service radar showed storms stretching from Southcentral Massachusetts through Boston’s western suburbs to the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, moving east. Heavy downpours marched across the state Thursday into the Boston area, prompting forecasters to warn of reduced visibility and possible flooding of poor drainage areas. As of about 3:30 p.m., National Weather Service radar showed storms stretching from Southcentral Massachusetts through Boston’s western suburbs to the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, moving east. “Brief but heavy downpours have been observed in this line,” the weather service said in a special weather […]

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It Happens Here: The Unique History Of Boston’s West End

It Happens Here: The Unique History Of Boston’s West End

BOSTON (CBS) – It Happens Here: Boston’s West End. You are probably familiar with the high-rises, hospitals and Brutalist architecture of today’s West End, but it wasn’t always that way. West End was a proverbial melting pot, whose famous sons include actor Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy even named his boat “West End” to honor the neighborhood he credited for his success. But did you know that in the 1950s, every West End resident was evicted, and the entire neighborhood was torn to the ground in the name of urban renewal? Kate Merrill takes a closer look at the unique history […]

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This Is the Book BPS Kids Are Reading This Summer

This Is the Book BPS Kids Are Reading This Summer

Author Tonya Mezrich gave students 10,000 copies today, thanks to a donation from Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Photo via iStock Over 10,000 copies of Tonya and Ben Mezrich’s new book , Charlie Numbers and the Man on the Moon , were given out for free to Boston Public Schools students Thursday morning. The giveaway, part of the BPS’ 5th Quarter summer learning program, was made possible by Vertex Pharmaceuticals in an effort to promote STEAM learning. STEAM learning focuses on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. Charlie tells the tale of a whiz kid who finds himself using science and […]

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Grubhub to gobble up Boston startup LevelUp

Grubhub to gobble up Boston startup LevelUp

Using the LevelUp system, users can pay for food with their smartphones. The online food-ordering company Grubhub announced Wednesday that it has agreed to buy the Boston startup LevelUp, which makes technology to support restaurant payment and loyalty programs. Already a dominant player in the delivery business, Grubhub hopes the deal will allow it to deepen its relationships with the restaurants it serves. The acquisition would give the company a significant foothold in the technology that restaurants use to process sales and manage loyalty programs. “Together, we will provide restaurants with everything they need to grow profitably as more […]

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5 Of The Cheapest Flights Out Of Boston

5 Of The Cheapest Flights Out Of Boston

Looking for the cheapest flights out of Boston? There are many options of international flights out of Boston’s Logan Intl. Airport that won’t break your bank. San Juan, Puerto Rico Flights to Puerto Rico’s capital will cost you between $200-300 round-trip, which is a good deal! In just over three hours of flying, you will be transported to a beautiful island getaway. This tropical U.S. territory can offer you a break from the New England weather and an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy historical Spanish landmarks like El Morro and Castle […]

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City will provide free meals for Boston youth this summer

City will provide free meals for Boston youth this summer

June 3, 2017 – Mayor Walsh spoke with young residents at the annual Roslindale farmers market. Photo by Jeremiah Robinson, Mayor’s Office. Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the launch of the 2018 Boston Summer Eats Program last week to improve overall access to healthy food by providing free and nutritious meals throughout the day to youth under age 18 at more than 100 locations across the city. “No child in the City of Boston should ever have to experience food insecurity simply because school is out of session,” said Walsh. “Through Boston Summer Eats, we are working to close […]

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