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  1. Families with a transgender child learn and changeRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Boston.com

    Barbara Jackson and Brian Pomodoro with a photo of their eldest child, Gwen, who came out as transgender three years ago. Barbara Jackson, 61, fills her Pembroke home with family photos, but she cherishes the blank frame, a Christmas present and IOU from one of her children.


  2. Jury to visit park where Amy Lord's body foundRead the original story

    Friday | Boston Herald

    The jury in the trial of accused predator Edward Alemany will spend today visiting crime scenes central to the 2013 carjacking and murder of Amy Lord of South Boston - including the woodland park where her body was dumped.


  3. Boston City Singers host season finale at the Strand on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

    Over 100 young Dorchester and Mattapan residents will be harmonizing on the Strand stage this Sunday with 200 other young greater Bostonians. 1 comment

  4. Eviction Causes Stir in MaverickRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | East Boston Times-Free Press

    Vida Urbana protests evictions in East Boston last week but the eviction in question at Maverick Landing may have been justified. The Boston organization that fights for, among other things, tenants rights descended on East Boston last week to protest evictions in the neighborhood.


  5. The last video store in Cambridge is closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Boston.com

    Hollywood Express has been renting and selling movies to locals since 1987, but on June 30, after 29 years in business, the video store will close its doors for good. The soon-to-be-closed Porter Square location is the last video store in Cambridge after Hollywood Express shut down its Central Square spot in 2010.


  6. Karmaloop sale approved; CEO to be replacedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Boston.com

    In the end, Kanye West didn't swoop in to buy online retailer Karmaloop Inc. and founder Greg Selkoe is on his way out as the bankrupt company's chief executive. A federal bankruptcy court judge Thursday approved the $13 million sale of the Boston streetwear e-tailer to a group of senior lenders.


  7. Testimony: 'You're going to die today,' accused predator told victimRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | Boston Herald

    Serial predator Edwin Alemany told a young South Boston widow "You're going to die today" moments before she escaped, she testified this morning at his murder trial. Alexandra Cruz, 24, had left her 2-year-old son with a neighbor and set out on foot at 4:15 a.m. on July 23, 2013, to her job as a cashier at Dunkin' Donuts, carrying her uniform of an apron and visor, when a man approached her in the dark, she testified in Suffolk Superior Court on the second day of Alemany's first-degree murder trial.


  8. Boston Says So Long to the Casey Overpass, a 1950s Highway RelicRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Streetsblog

    This month, Boston is demolishing a monument to 1950s-era car infrastructure: The Casey Overpass, a short elevated road built in 1955 to whisk drivers over the Forest Hills MBTA station in Jamaica Plain without encountering any pesky things like intersections or pedestrians. The last car drove over the decrepit 1,600-foot-long structure just a few days ago, and construction crews have begun taking it apart.


  9. Newton Police: Cops Respond to Calls for Larceny at Whole Foods, Star, SolsticeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Patch.com

    Police responded to Whole Foods Market on Washington Street for a shoplifting that had just occurred. Dispatch informed officers that the store staff had eyed the subject and described him as a white male between 40-50, wearing a black scaly cap, grey sweater and blue jeans.


  10. A Tale of Two Supermarkets: One Transition Town's Efforts to Respond to GentrificationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | IPS

    Community resilience is often thought of in concrete terms: growing local food, using sustainable energy, riding bikes and using alternative transit, and lowering carbon emissions. All of this is tremendously important.


  11. Defense attorneys praise SJC ruling on Dookhan caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Lowell Sun

    A recent ruling by the state's highest court allowing defendants whose drug-tests results may have been tainted by former state chemist Annie Dookhan is being lauded by local defense attorneys as protection for people "victimized by unthinkable government misconduct." In what defense attorneys are calling a landmark ruling, the state Supreme Judicial Court on Monday ruled that people who pleaded guilty in cases where evidence may have been tainted by former state chemist Annie Dookhan cannot be charged with more serious crimes if given a new trial and, if convicted, cannot be given a tougher sentence than originally was imposed.


  12. Baker backers on MBTA reform point to poll resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Berkshire Eagle

    BOSTON >> Using poll results to bolster the case for Gov. Charlie Baker's MBTA reforms, the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance was going door to door on Beacon Hill Monday with survey findings showing overwhelming support in Senate districts for the governor's plans. Alliance officials surveyed registered voters in 29 Senate districts Thursday and Friday using an automated poll with a single question: "Do you support Governor Baker's MBTA reform package or do you oppose it?" Alliance executive director Paul Craney told the News Service he expects polling will be conducted in the other 11 Senate districts.


  13. James E. Lynch Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Cape Cod Times

    James "Ed" Lynch, 93, loving husband of Ruth Lynch, died peacefully at Cape Cod Hospital on Thursday, May 15, 2015, after a short illness. He was born in Dorchester, Sept.


  14. Milton Native Graduates From Wheelock CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Patch.com

    Milton native Eva Roberts is driven by her desire to make quality education accessible to every child from all walks of life. Milton native Eva Roberts is driven by her desire to make quality education accessible to every child from all walks of life.


  15. Roxbury townhouses make Boston historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | Boston.com

    The stylish ' Roxbury E+ Townhouses ' of 226-232 Highland Street offer more than just two-story bay windows, landscaped yards, and third-level wooden terraces. They're also exceptionally eco-friendly, recently being named one of the top ten 'green' projects in the U.S. by The American Institute of Architects .


  16. Jim Davis/Globe Staff (Left); Rendering (Right) Apparent violation missed in senator's home expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Boston.com

    The city let a state senator fast-track an expansion of her Jamaica Plain home after failing to cite her plans' apparent violation of the neighborhood's zoning code, according to a Boston Globe review assisted by two architects. The apparent height violation was made more visually jarring by a last-minute roof redesign approved weeks after a public hearing on the plans.


  17. Addition on senator's home proceeded - at risk'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | Boston.com

    The city of Boston refused to explain Friday how a state senator was allowed to expand her home last month without a structural building permit, though her architect said the construction proceeded "at risk" - on an accelerated schedule conditioned on later approvals. The Boston Globe reported Friday that a neighbor is suing state Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, a Boston Democrat, for the renovations done to her Jamaica Plain home last month.


  18. Annie Dookhan 'ripple effect' continuesRead the original story

    Friday May 15 | Boston Herald

    IMPACT NOT OVER: Justin Blanchard, above, a convicted drug dealer released early as a result of the actions of ex-state lab chemist Annie Dookhan, was rearrested Wednesday on more drug charges. A convicted drug dealer freed early as a result of the 2013 Annie Dookhan drug lab debacle was picked up Wednesday on new drug-dealing charges - a bust that Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said highlights the scandal's far-reaching impact.


  19. The week ahead: NightlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Boston.com

    TOGETHER BOSTON The annual fest continues through the weekend with oodles of great music. Artists include Trentino , Scuba , Sasha , and Derek Plaslaiko .


  20. Something smells really bad in East BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Boston.com

    With the spring weather here to stay, residents of East Boston are girding for the neighborhood's annual rite of spring: the pungent scent of the skunk population permeating the neighborhood. It's May, and the animals have taken up residence in Jeffries Point.


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