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  1. Food business incubator CropCircle Kitchen heats up for the summerRead the original story w/Photo

    25 min ago | Business Journal

    The recently-opened Dorchester outpost of CropCircle Kitchen is preparing for an influx of workers over the busy summer season, as the food business incubator sees significant growth. At its peak this summer, when the Massachusetts-based food trucks are out and in full-force, CropCircle Kitchen's two locations will be home to 45 food-related businesses employing about 150 people, said Jen Faigel , interim executive director.

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  2. Out With | Mark Shanahan Trevor Solomon finds his CallingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boston.com

    Trevor Solomon pulls up his sleeve to examine the tattoo above his right elbow. He's got a lot of ink, but this - it looks like a fencepost inside a circle - is special.

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  3. National Grid Customers Can Anticipate Lower Electricity and Natural Gas BillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    National Grid's customers in Jamaica Plain and Massachusetts -- nearly one million basic service electricity customers and approximately 900,000 natural gas customers -- can anticipate lower bills this spring as energy costs decline, according to company officials. Starting May 1, if approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, typical residential customers using 500 kWh of electricity who receive basic service will see an electric bill that is 26 percent lower than their current bill.

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  4. For some, unshoveled sidewalk fines piled up this winterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Boston.com

    As record snowfall blanketed Boston this winter, city officials dropped more than a flurry of fines on property owners for failing to shovel public sidewalks. More tickets were issued to shoveling scofflaws this year than in at least any of the past nine years.

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  5. Clothing seller Karmaloop files for bankruptcyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Boston Herald

    CEO Selkoe blamed the 15-year-old company's problems on overzealous expansion. He confirmed that rapper Kanye West and hip-hop mogul Damon Dash are among the parties who've expressed interest in buying its core Karmaloop.com business that caters to 18- to 35-year-old males.

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  6. Online retailer Karmaloop files for bankruptcyRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Boston Herald

    Boston streetwear retailer Karmaloop Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today in Delaware, with plans to sell a majority stake in the online clothing business. CEO Greg Selkoe confirmed that rapper Kanye West and hip-hop mogul Damon Dash are among the parties who have expressed interest in buying the company.

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  7. Will Kanye West Buy This Boston E-Commerce Company?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Boston.com

    Damon Dash said he and Kanye West are planning to buy Karmaloop, as the Boston-based e-commerce and lifestyle company announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "We've been contacted about that, but there's nothing official, no," he told Boston.com.

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  8. ComedySportz East Coast Exhibition Tournament Comes to BostonRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | PR.com

    The ComedySportz Franchise will hold its annual East Coast Cities Tournament in Boston the weekend of April 17- 19, 2015. This year improv professionals from New York City, Philadelphia, Buffalo and Richmond will visit Boston to compete against the home team in a series of improv games.

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  9. Boston Yeti Selling Swag to Benefit the MSPCA Angell Animal Medical CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Boston.com

    Now that the forecast looks like the city probably won't see the blizzard-like conditions that bring the Boston Yeti out to roam the streets again anytime soon, everyone's favorite critter from the winter of 2015 is shifting gears and helping animals in need. The Yeti just announced a campaign to raise money for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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  10. How do you spell 'repeat'?: 7th-grader wins Bee againRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 21 | Boston Herald

    A Boston Latin School seventh-grader will be taking to the national stage at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the second year in a row after he took top honors yesterday in a citywide competition. Christy Jestin, 13, of West Roxbury spelled the word "schottische" correctly to beat out 23 other students and become a repeat winner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families Spelling Bee and score the trip to Washington, D.C., in May. "I was pretty confident, actually," Christy said.

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  11. West Roxbury seventh-grader wins citywide spelling bee for 2d year in a rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Boston.com

    It all came down to "schottische," a 19th-century German dance resembling a slow polka. Christy Jestin, 13, slowly and precisely pronounced each letter, besting the championship round and winning Saturday's citywide spelling bee for the second year in a row.

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  12. MSPCA-Angell Pet of the Week: Boris the dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | WHDH

    It's almost impossible for staffers at the MSPCA's Boston adoption center to understand just how a six-month-old pug named Boris could possibly be homeless. But this sweet boy, with his beautiful fawn coat, curly little tail and black mask, is indeed bunking down in the shelter.

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  13. Experts mull ways to hit region's housing needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Lowell Sun

    Seeking to tackle Greater Boston's housing needs, a regional planner said Wednesday the state should link housing policies to local aid while an academic said "millennial villages" should be used to draw youngsters out of the region's stock of triple-deckers. Metropolitan Area Planning Council Executive Director Marc Draisen said cities and towns "need that extra kick," and the state should use local aid, relief from state permitting of affordable housing and school building assistance to encourage municipalities to encourage housing.

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  14. West Roxbury Academy gets reprieve from scheduled closingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Boston.com

    Interim School Superintendent John McDonough announced changes to the department's original budget proposal on Thursday night, including reversing a plan to shut down West Roxbury Academy. "I was so emotional, I got teary-eyed," said Francellis Quinones, a ninth grade Humanities teacher at the academy.

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  15. Man found stabbed on South Street in Jamaica PlainRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Universal Hub

    Around 9:40 p.m. near Jamaica Street, although he may have been stabbed closer to the Monument. Police are looking for a Hispanic male, about 5'11" and 180 lbs., wearing a silver jacket, who fled towards Forest Hills.

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  16. Brewer rolls out a the barrels for a Extreme Beer FestRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | Boston Herald

    Jeffers Richardson boasts the most regal title in all the beer biz. He's the "Barrel meister" for California's critically acclaimed Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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  17. Curley Silent Auction to Feature More Items Than Ever BeforeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Patch.com

    The auction takes place Tuesday, March 24 from 6-9 p.m at Canary Square and is an adults-only event. Only five days to go until the Curley Silent Auction.

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  18. Mansfield mom credits lab workers with newborn's lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | WHDH

    A local mom thanked employees at a state lab in Jamaica Plain, saying they were the reason her newborn was alive. Charlene and Mike Salvi's baby was born three weeks early, during a snow storm.

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  19. Open Houses in Jamaica Plain This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Patch.com

    If you're on the hunt for a new home in Jamaica Plain, be sure to check out the latest open houses scheduled for the area this weekend, courtesy of our partners at Zillow.

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  20. Feds take down notorious 'joloperros' kidnap crew -- but warn there could be othersRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 19 | Boston Herald

    A brazen gang of Dominican "joloperros," or "stickup men," who kidnapped a man at gunpoint in Boston for ransom and held him in... A brazen gang of Dominican "joloperros," or "stickup men," who kidnapped a man at gunpoint in Boston for ransom and held him in Lawrence, have pleaded guilty and face long prison terms, but the feds say more gangs are preying on dealers - a dangerous game one drug cartel expert says could eventually target innocent citizens. "They're very sophisticated, they conduct surveillance, they're pretty savvy at what they do," said Vincent Lisi, special agent in charge of Boston's FBI office, of the roving gangs of joloperros that operate under the radar in the Bay State.

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