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Storm downs trees

August 28, 2011
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Tropical storm Irene downed trees around Boston today as the former hurricane blew through town with winds up to 65 mph. The ever-weakening storm was significantly less powerful than major media outlets were reporting hours before its arrival. But its strong gusts were still enough to uproot trees, some of which fell across sidewalks, streets and...

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Hubway looks like a hit

August 19, 2011
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Full station list still unclear Hubway, the city’s innovative public bicycle-rental system, launched with five local stations last month and looks like a hit. More than half of the available bikes were in use at several stations the Gazette checked in recent days, including one in Brigham Circle. But the citywide system opened with...

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Hubway nears launch with 6 sites

July 15, 2011
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Hubway, the city’s innovative public bicycle-rental system, is aiming to launch in less than two weeks with at least six stations proposed in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) and Brigham Circle, the Gazette has learned. But details are few and community outreach appears to be virtually nonexistent—even though the corporate-run, advertising-draped system reportedly would...

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Train track repair to last three noisy months

June 3, 2011
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Giant machines will tear up and replace the Southwest Corridor’s commuter and Amtrak railroad tracks through Mission Hill in three months of overnight work starting June 11. The work will not affect the MBTA’s Orange Line subway, but it will cause significant schedule changes to commuter rail. And the work may well mean a...

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Food fest makes healthy eating fun

June 3, 2011
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Healthy eating is still fun eating, as the first annual Healthy Mission Hill Food Festival on June 18 will set out to demonstrate. The fest will showcase healthy food options from such local restaurants as Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express, Mama’s Place and Flann O’Briens, along with fresh produce from local farmers. There will also...

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Group seeks hospital soda ban

June 3, 2011
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LONGWOOD MEDICAL AREA—Local medical institutions should pledge to stop selling soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks in their buildings, says the youth organization Sociedad Latina. At least a few Longwood Medical Area (LMA) hospitals have agreed to cut back on the sweet drinks, which are linked—sometimes by LMA institutions’ own research—with obesity and other health...

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