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Greater Boston author readings Dec. 16-22
13 Dec 2018 at 6:00am
Lisa Dordal and Carla Schwartz read at 2 p.m. at Brookline Public Library, Brookline Village Branch, 361 Washington St., Brookline. Cassandra Clare in conversation with Michelle Hodkin and Malinda Lo reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline.

These 10 Boston restaurants are great for dining alone
12 Dec 2018 at 11:31pm
You can dine alone anywhere. There is no rule against walking into even the most upscale of restaurants and asking for a table for one, enjoying an entire meal by yourself without having to share bites or keep up conversation.

Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns For 8th Year
12 Dec 2018 at 9:15pm
The 8th ANNUAL BOSTON ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL returns for its eighth year, in partnership with Boston Playwrights' Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 60 established and emerging Boston area playwrights and directors plays three performances only.

Star flutist was paid $US70,000 less than the oboe player, so she sued
12 Dec 2018 at 4:56pm
Boston: On a winter's day 14 years ago, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced that it had finally found a new principal flutist. The search had not been easy.

Watchdog Steve Poftak now in charge of MBTA
12 Dec 2018 at 12:30pm
July 27, 2017- Boston,MA. MBTA then-Interim General Manager Steve Poftak gives an update at a press briefing regarding the Commonwealth Ave bridge construction and its effect on trolleys, etc.

Employer push to reduce ER visits focuses on consumer education
12 Dec 2018 at 12:30pm
One out of every three Massachusetts residents who get health insurance through their employers reported making their last visit to an emergency room for a condition that wasn't acutally an emergency, according to a new analysis presented to a business group Tuesday morning. Of those non-emergency visits, Health Policy Commission Executive Director David Seltz said, 71.6 percent were for care needed outside of a doctor's office's normal operating hours, and 62.3 percent were because the respondent couldn't get an appointment with a doctor soon enough.

Employers push education to reduce ER visits
12 Dec 2018 at 12:30pm
One out of every three Massachusetts residents who get health insurance through their employers reported making their last visit to an emergency room for a condition that wasn't actually an emergency, according to a new analysis presented to a business group Tuesday morning. Of those non-emergency visits, Health Policy Commission Executive Director David Seltz said 71.6 percent were for care needed outside of a doctor's office's normal operating hours, and 62.3 percent were because the respondent couldn't get an appointment with a doctor soon enough.

Allston automated parking garage set to park cars in space-efficient manner f...
12 Dec 2018 at 8:03am
With two fully-automated garages in the works in Boston and Allston, even more are expected to come. SOPHIE PARK/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF U-tron, an automated parking systems provider, and The Michaels Organization, a community development organization, have teamed up to build an automated parking system in the Boston area.

Harvard Extension School and Trilogy Education Launch Coding Boot Camp in Cam...
12 Dec 2018 at 5:56am
BOSTON: With demand for skilled tech talent in the greater Boston area at an all-time high, Harvard Extension School and leading workforce accelerator Trilogy Education announce the launch of The Coding Boot Camp at Harvard Extension School. Provided by Trilogy Education and geared toward adult learners and working professionals in the Boston area, this intensive web development program will teach the front-end and back-end skills necessary to develop dynamic end-to-end applications, as well as the soft skills critical to success in today's workplace.

More women in the Mass. House means there should be more women at the top
12 Dec 2018 at 1:36am
The political world yes, even on Beacon Hill is changing before our eyes. And those who fail to realize that, those who remain in denial, will ultimately find their power diminished.

Massachusetts marijuana: What to know about the opening of ATG in Salem
12 Dec 2018 at 1:36am
Eastern Massachusetts is getting its first recreational marijuana dispensary this weekend. But things are going to run a little bit differently than they did at the state's first two pot shops.

Boston barflies behaving badly: Tales from the front
11 Dec 2018 at 8:55pm
A patron at Top Mix Bar and Kitchen on Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury who left her clutch outside, went back out and found it but with $360 missing, got punched in the face by the man, until then a friend of hers, who'd been captured on bar video lifting the money, police and the bar's owner told the Boston Licensing Board today. The incident was one of several involving people acting out at local watering holes for which the board held hearings today.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay releases this year's list of seven...
11 Dec 2018 at 8:55pm
Thursday night brought the 7 Artists & 7 Fishes Event to Save the Harbor/Save the Bay's Pop-Up Museum in the North End to celebrate both the sea and sustainable seafood with local artists and chefs. Visitors came from Boston communities near and far to celebrate the gallery opening set up by Save the Harbor's artist in residence Robyn Reed, and to try out the tasty recipes prepared by chef Basil Freddura of The Daily Catch restaurant.

Peter Lucas: Elugardo must decide between herself or her constituents
11 Dec 2018 at 6:47pm
A generation ago, the burning issue before the state's Democrat-run House of Representatives was whether to allow newly elected black community-activist Mel King of Boston to enter the House chamber dressed in a flowing dashiki. Mel King back then was a well-regarded community activist who today would be called a progressive.

DiMasi re-emerges as an advocate for federal prisoners
11 Dec 2018 at 2:09pm
Two years after his battle with cancer resulted in a shortened prison term, former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi is stepping back into the public eye, offering harsh criticism of the federal Bureau of Prisons and indicating a desire to be an advocate for the better treatment of prisoners. The former North End politician said Wednesday that the cancer that led to his "compassionate release" from federal prison was in remission, and he called the Federal Bureau of Prisons a "rogue, rogue agency."

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