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  1. Allston to get its commuter-rail stationRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Universal Hub

    State and city officials stood in a the door of a new commuter-rail coach parked in the old Allston freight yard to announce a $25-million train station. West Station will be built near the present turnpike toll plaza and should open when the turnpike there is straightened, in 2020, state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said.

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  2. New lawn really opens up the only Boston building ever cited by angry parentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Universal Hub

    Verb rather than proper noun ... but a localish thing? It was, apparently, immortalized in The World According to Garp, but I've heard it from other sources: One day, the joke goes, a Boston cab driver had his taxi hailed by a man who staggered off the curb toward him, almost dropping to his knees in the street. The man was purple in the face with pain; he was either strangling or holding his breath, so that talking was difficult for him, and the cabby opened the door and helped him inside, where the man lay face down on the floor alongside the back seat, tucking his knees up to his chest.

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  3. Underground explosion takes out power in Audubon Circle areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Universal Hub

    An NStar transformer in an underground vault along Beacon Street self-immolated shortly before 8 p.m. , plunging many of the blocks around into darkness. Power in both Boston and Brookline was affected; fire officials refrained from exclaiming "oy, the vault!" but they were probably thinking it.

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  4. Forest Hills could get new apartment building not clad in olive and orange panelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 24 | Universal Hub

    Jamaica Plain News reports on a BRA meeting in Jamaica Plain on the latest plans for 3521-3529 Washington St., where a developer wants to replace an old car dealership building with 132 apartments and a self-storage facility. I get that there are a mix of uses at this place but the last thing anything in Boston needs is more cars.

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  5. Parking, Southie styleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 23 | Universal Hub

    He updates that the story had a happy ending: His neighbors knew whose cars those were and their phone numbers and just kept calling them until one finally answered and came out to move his car. That's about the worst I've seen, can't get much more boxed in that that .

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  6. Coyotes getting bolder in Boston hinterlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | Universal Hub

    This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were following them. Before police could arrive, however, two men in the area spotted her and escorted her to safety.

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  7. Man sliced with a machete and shot in East BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | Universal Hub

    Around 9:40 p.m. on Glendon Street between Condor and E. Eagle streets. He was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors found both a bullet wound and cuts from a machete.

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  8. Who's the lowest level federal official who gets a motorcade and ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | Universal Hub

    Well, seems Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in town today . And as befits somebody of his august position, naturally, he stayed at the Ritz and got a motorcade full of Escalades that, of course, got a full police escort and had Storrow Drive blocked at rush hour so he could arrive on time at a 9 a.m. session at Harvard on "improving education and increasing equity."

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  9. The owners of the Garden and the bank weren't the first to ditch the Shawmut nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Universal Hub

    Back in the day, the land south of Charlestown used to be known as Shawmut. Then the Puritans got sick of the mosquitoes and lack of water in Charlestown and moved south and decided on Sept.

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  10. Linehan: Bostonians don't realize what a value the city council isRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | Universal Hub

    It costs the average Bostonian just $8.60 a year to enjoy all the amenities of its current City Council, Linehan said today, urging his fellow councilors to support raising their salaries to $108,500 - which would be the first raise since 2006. The council agreed today to have its committee on government operations hold a hearing on the proposed pay increase before the council votes on it.

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  11. State bets on Wynn for Boston-area casinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Universal Hub

    The state Gaming Commission voted today to pick the Wynn proposal for Everett over the Mohegan Sun proposal for Suffolk Downs, with three of the four commissioners saying Wynn's proposal would be better for the area, workers and the environment. Commission members said Wynn proved it had greater capital to ensure its project could get built and then run through challenging economic times - and would spend more money locally than Mohegan Sun.

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  12. Councilor would let longtime non-rich residents over 55 defer property taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Universal Hub

    Councilor Bill Linehan tomorrow asks the City Council to consider a proposal that would let people over 55 who have lived in their homes at least ten years defer payment of their city property tax until they sell the property or die. In his request for a hearing on the matter, Linehan says the measure would let longtime residents stay in their homes even as their property taxes skyrocket due to the effect of the well off snapping up all the properties around them at ever escalating prices.

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  13. Man arraigned for two Boston rapes after prosecutors say novel DNA...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Universal Hub

    Dwayne McNair, 33, of Dedham, had bail set at $500,000 today on charges he and a pal raped one woman in Forest Hills and another on Mission Hill in 2004, after the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and Boston Police got back test results they say proved the DNA found in a used condom saved by one of the victims could not have come from McNair's twin brother. McNair will now become the first person in the US to go to trial based on a new testing method by a European company, Eurofins Scientific, which announced only in December, 2013 that it had developed a testing method that could detect subtle differences in the DNA of even identical twins.

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  14. Citizen complaint of the day: Ankle-breaking pavement in BrightonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 15 | Universal Hub

    A limping citizen complains about some godawful pavement on Guest Street in Brighton - and attaches a photo of a newly broken ankle to buttress the point: I would like to thank the City of Boston for the beautiful pavement on the street outside 20 Guest St. Stepping off the curb and into this hole next to the sewer, almost killing myself and breaking my ankle! Sweet deal! Thanks again! Um, this is a "same old, same old" in this area. I take my life into my own hands if I want to walk down the street.... Help keep Universal Hub going.

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  15. No beer and wine for Roslindale's first sit-down Chinese restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Universal Hub

    The Boston Licensing Board figured out yesterday it had no beer-and-wine licenses to offer to Seven Stars Street Bistro, which is expanding from one table to 16 on Belgrade Avenue. Seven Stars had hoped to obtain a beer-and-wine license under a new state law that expands the number of licenses available in Boston, but the law is geared toward several specific neighborhoods and "main street" districts and the restaurant is in neither of those.

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  16. First-degree murder charge against Dorchester man dropped after key witness dies in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Universal Hub

    Homicide Watch Boston reports the Suffolk County District Attorney's office dropped the charge against Eric Barnes after the May death of a woman in the South Bay House of Corrections who was going to testify against Barnes. Barnes and two other men were charged with murdering Brousseau Normil , 20, of Cambridge, whose body was found stuffed in the back seat of a rental car on Langdon Street in Roxbury in 2013.

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  17. Roslindale getting sit-down Chinese restaurantRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Universal Hub

    Seven Star Street Bistro, 153 Belgrade Ave., is seeking a beer and wine license for the dining room it's been building out the past few months. The restaurant, which currently has just one table, wants to add a 16-seat dining room.

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  18. Beacon Hill Figs shuts againRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | Universal Hub

    Barely a month after Todd English's Figs on Charles Street closed for repairs and then re-opened, it's shut again. Sara snapped this photo of the window this evening, featuring a prominent apology for being "temporarily" closed.

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  19. New gas pipeline proposed for West RoxburyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | Universal Hub

    Spectra Energy holds an information session today on its plans for a new gas pipeline that would run through Westwood, Dedham and West Roxbury and include a "metering and regulating" facility across Centre and Grove streets from the quarry.

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  20. Workers in bright blue vests will staff the T tomorrow to guide...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | Universal Hub

    City and state officials hold a press conference in Maverick Square this morning to highlight steps to ensure the safety of BPS middle-school students who will have to take the T to get to school this year instead of the traditional yellow buses.

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