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  1. Former Mayor Menino to Present Raising A Reader MA's Leadership in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 |

    Raising A Reader Massachusetts will honor Linda K. Zecher, President and CEO of global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with the Leadership in Literacy Award, at a breakfast event on Tuesday, October 28, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The inaugural award recognizes business leaders who inspire through their leadership and utilize their influence to change lives through literacy and learning.


  2. Flash Flood Watch in Back BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 |

    "Widespread rainfall" of 1-2 inches is expected and prompted a flash flood watch to be issued by the weather service, meaning "conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding." The flash flood watch covers much of eastern and central Massachusetts, including Boston, and runs until 10 p.m. on Thursday.


  3. Do You Think Canals Would Benefit Back Bay?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 |

    The Urban Land Institute of Boston and New England recently released a report entitled "The Urban Implications of Living With Water." The proposal aims to help Back Bay withstand water levels that are estimated to rise as much as 7 feet by 2100.


  4. Boston City Councilors File Hearing Order on Fossil Fuel DivestmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 |

    Two Boston City Councilors filed a hearing order on Monday regarding fossil fuel divestment for the city's funds, according to an announcement Tuesday from Wu's office. The hearing is meant to focus on "the current investment portfolio for Boston's pension funds, the possibility of the Boston Retirement Board divesting any and all holdings in fossil fuel companies, and the creation of socially responsible investment criteria for City of Boston funds," according to the announcement.


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