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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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Benjamin Franklin Institute will sell South End campus, relocate school

Benjamin Franklin Institute will sell South End campus, relocate school

Another small private college is looking to move. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology on Monday told its students and staff that the school plans to sell its century-old building in the South End and look for a new campus elsewhere in Boston. It’s a bid to cash in on the city’s hot real estate market and create a modern campus for the technical school, said president Anthony Benoit. The school, founded in 1908, has long considered a move, he said, and decided now was the right time to sell. The proceeds, he said, will help fund facilities that will […]

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Boston wants to go carbon neutral by 2050. Here’s how that could happen

Boston wants to go carbon neutral by 2050. Here’s how that could happen

Boston recently banned single-use plastic bags, a step toward a goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. Imagine having to drive an electric car, if you drive a vehicle at all. And if you drive into Boston, you’d have to pay a congestion fee. Every building in the city would be retrofitted for energy efficiency. All fossil-fuel burning appliances would be converted to electric, too. And we would cut down on many items that end up in the trash, like the city did recently with plastic bags. They are bold measures for even the most environmentally conscience resident, but […]

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Bruins notebook: Tuukka Rask on injured reserve, may be back soon

Bruins notebook: Tuukka Rask on injured reserve, may be back soon

BOSTON MA. – JANUARY 19: An injured Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins, after a goal by Filip Chytil #72 of the New York Rangers as the Bruins take on the Rangers at the Garden on January 19, 2019 in Boston, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) The best-case scenario for the Bruins would have been for Tuukka Rask to show up for Monday’s practice with his gear on and ready to go, the concussion he suffered in the B’s last game Jan. 19 in the rearview mirror. But that was not the case. The Bruins […]

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Eight Ways Boston Could Become Carbon Free

Eight Ways Boston Could Become Carbon Free

To be carbon-neutral by 2050, wind and other alternative sources of clean electrcity need to replace electrification from burning of fossil fuels. Courtesy of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission Takeaway 1. Boston will need to create support programs for socially vulnerable populations to make sure that everyone has equal access to energy efficiency and clean energy. A report is due out in March 2019 to outline strategies to ensure social equity. Takeaway 2. About two thirds of Boston’s total city emissions stem from old, energy-inefficient dwellings and commercial properties. Around 86,000 buildings—residential and commercial—will require retrofit—like improved insulation, use […]

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What to expect from the mid-week winter storm

What to expect from the mid-week winter storm

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Cold air will hang over New England on Monday and winds will usher in wintry precipitation that will threaten the area through midweek, the National Weather Service reported. A winter storm watch has been issued for Western Massachusetts and northern Worcester County from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, because those areas could receive as much as 4 to 8 inches of snow, while Boston and communities along the coast will get just a coating. The sky will remain mostly clear in Greater Boston on Monday, but windchills will make for a brisk day around the region, […]

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The Best Juice And Smoothie Places Around Boston

The Best Juice And Smoothie Places Around Boston

It’s the end of January; almost a full month into the new year. At this time, we’re right in the throes of two very different ideologies— “My new year’s resolutions are concrete and will never die,” and “right…resolutions, maybe I’ll try again next year.” Though everyone’s resolutions may vary, one of the most common is to be healthier. And whether it’s going to the gym more or eating better, we’ve found some great juice and smoothie places that let you do the easiest part of that…drink smarter. Livite Green Energy Smoothie Courtesy of Facebook Livite is a small take-out […]

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After Nearly Three Decades, MED Pediatrician Nicole Prudent to Retire

After Nearly Three Decades, MED Pediatrician Nicole Prudent to Retire

Pediatrician Nicole Prudent is a legend in Boston’s Haitian community for her work at Boston Medical Center and the BU School of Medicine. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi Pediatrician Nicole Prudent grew up in a large, deeply religious family “of limited means” in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She vividly remembers her visits to the city’s hospital with her Seventh Day Adventist Church youth group. “We had to do something good for another human being, and my team decided to go to the hospital,” recalls the BU School of Medicine assistant professor of pediatrics. “There were a lot of babies being born, and […]

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