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‘Like Going To Church’: How A Boston Chef Found School Success Through Food

‘Like Going To Church’: How A Boston Chef Found School Success Through Food

Chef and restaurateur Jamie Bissonnette, at Little Donkey in Cambridge (Robin Lubbock/WBUR) Award-winning chef Jamie Bissonnette describes himself as a late bloomer. Today he’s the chef-partner of three area restaurants: Torro, Coppa and Little Donkey. But his road to this success wasn’t always straightforward. Get the latest news Boston is talking about sent to your inbox each day. Subscribe here . Growing up in suburban Connecticut, Bissonnette said he always felt like a bit of an outsider. “I was getting into a fair amount of trouble. I was fighting a lot,” he says. “I think everyone in that region […]

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Mass. housing activists pushing for rent control

Mass. housing activists pushing for rent control

BOSTON – Lawmakers in New York have just passed a wave of landmark bills aimed at strengthening protections for tenants. Now, Massachusetts housing activists are calling it a major victory in the push for rent control here in the Bay State. Lisa Owen, executive director of the local nonprofit City Life tells Boston 25 News it signifies a power shift away from the landlords. “This is a massive victory. If New York state can do this, if Oregon can do this, what is stopping Massachusetts?” said Owen. Rent control was banned statewide by Mass. voters in 1994, but a […]

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Boston finally reaches recycling deal with Casella

Boston finally reaches recycling deal with Casella

Boston’s next set of residential waste and recycling contracts are being finalized this week. While the players have largely remained the same, the cost of doing business has jumped in multiple categories. The new deals — set to run July 2019 through June 2024, with options for renewal — faced a more complex market landscape than the city’s last round of negotiations in 2014. Disposal capacity has continued to shrink in the Northeast, the city has new “zero waste” goals and recycling markets have taken a dive. Vision software brings it all together. Optimize routes, find carts, and save […]

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Pedestrian struck, killed on Mass. Ave. Connector in Boston

Pedestrian struck, killed on Mass. Ave. Connector in Boston

State police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed Monday morning in Boston. The crash occurred just before 8 a.m. on the Mass. Ave. Connector at its intersection with Melnea Cass Boulevard, according to police. The ramps to Mass. Ave. from I-93 South at Exit 18 and Frontage Road were closed, and police warned drivers to expect delays in the area. MSP Troop H, Recon, Photo, and troopers assigned to @SCDAONews investigating fatal pedestrian crash on Mass Ave Connector @ Melnea Cass Blvd in #Boston . Ramp to Mass Ave from Rte 93 S/B (x18) and ramp […]

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Boston man arrested on weapons charge after investigation uncovers stolen, loaded gun

Boston man arrested on weapons charge after investigation uncovers stolen, loaded gun

BOSTON (WHDH) – A Boston man is facing weapons charges after police say he was caught with a stolen and loaded gun during an investigation in Roxbury Saturday. Officers responding to a call for a person with a gun in the area of 225 Blue Hill Ave. around 12:30 a.m. arrested Dorian Henriquez, 32, of Roxbury, when they found a loaded .380 Keltec handgun in the front pocket of the his sweatshirt, according to a release issued by police. Henriquez had been observed with a handgun during a physical altercation with an adult male victim earlier in the night, […]

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Here are 12 photos from the grand opening of Encore Boston Harbor

Here are 12 photos from the grand opening of Encore Boston Harbor

Thousands of visitors showed up for the Sunday opening of the $2.6 billion hotel and casino. Crowds of people lined up hours ahead of time to be the first to walk through the doors of Encore Boston Harbor in Everett. Some arrived as early as 3 a.m. to get into Massachusetts’ newest casino. The line continued to grow Sunday morning even after Encore Boston Harbor opened their doors. Casino goers walked around the the front entrance of Encore Boston Harbor. A woman looked up at a carousel covered in flowers. People played on the casino floor. People filled the […]

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Shots fired at Boston MBTA station

Shots fired at Boston MBTA station

MBTA Shooting Shots were fired at the Aquarium MBTA Station in Boston Sunday night, according to Transit police. Authorities said the incident started with a fight on a Blue Line train involving several juvenile males. That fight continued onto the station platform. As they were leaving the station, at least two shots were fired, according to police. No one was injured. Blue Line trains bypassed the Aquarium station during the investigation.

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Boston Police: Person shot, seriously injured in Mattapan

Boston Police: Person shot, seriously injured in Mattapan

BOSTON – Boston Police are investigating a shooting in Mattapan that left one person with life-threatening injuries. Police say the shooting happened around 2 p.m. Sunday on Duke Street in Mattapan. The victim suffered serious, life-threatening injuries. Police have not released any information on a suspect. BREAKING: Boston Police investigating after one person was shot on Duke St in #Mattapan – injuries described as serious and life threatening. No word on suspects right now. pic.twitter.com/BUCIXC9JcB — Elysia Rodriguez (@ElysiaBoston25) June 23, 2019 This is a developing story. Check back for updates. >> Police searching for suspect in North Attleboro […]

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Man’s body found at construction site in South Boston

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Authorities are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man after his body was found at a construction site in South Boston. Troopers were called to a construction site at 450 Summer St. just before 10 a.m. on Sunday to investigate “an unattended death,” according to a statement from the Massachusetts State Police. State Police spokesman James DeAngelis said the “apparent accidental death” is being investigated by the Suffolk County Detective Unit. Troopers from the Troop F Detective Unit and Crime Scene Services also responded to the scene on Sunday morning. The victim’s identity is being withheld until notifications are […]

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A Whale Of A Problem: Youth Climate Activists Construct Mosaic In Boston, Demand Action

A Whale Of A Problem: Youth Climate Activists Construct Mosaic In Boston, Demand Action

Using more than 1,200 individually-painted tiles, youth climate activists with the nonprofit Our Climate constructed a giant mosaic on Boston Common this weekend. They arranged the tiles in the shape of a mother and calf pair of North Atlantic right whales, a critically endangered species threatened by climate change. “As our ocean’s acidity, salinity and temperature increases, we and the right whales are at a greater risk than ever before,” said Izzy Goodrich, a 15-year-old Boston resident and climate activist. “Whales are the perfect rallying flag for devoted activists and climate-conscious politicians to fight to preserve the human race […]

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