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Mass. Lawmakers Pass Major Bills As Formal Sessions End

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers approved several major pieces of legislation early Friday morning, blowing past a midnight deadline in a somewhat chaotic finish to the end of formal meetings in their two-year session that began in January 2013. 686 more words


Report: Many State Boards Should Be Eliminated

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has dozens of state boards, commissions and task forces that no longer meet or file reports, or have simply become irrelevant. 164 more words


Daily Talker: $40 Million Requested To Renovate Chambers At State House

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo is defending a plan to spend up to $20 million on upgrades to the House chambers.

“We’ve got a lot of repairs that need to be done, anywhere from the roof to the floor,” DeLeo told the Boston Globe. 126 more words


Mass. Lawmakers Eye $40M In Statehouse Repairs

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.

On Tuesday, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he’s seeking up to $20 million for repairs to the 160-seat House chambers, including what he called wiring and flooring issues. 150 more words


Beacon Hill and the Haunted Hospital

About nine years ago, the former Christian Church Hospital was one of the most decrepit hulks in KC’s urban core.  Vacant for many years, the building sat on West Paseo Boulevard (approximately 27th and Paseo) and was highly visible from Highway 71 on the way into or out of downtown.   835 more words


Bike-trail Plan Divides Beacon Hill Residents

From the Seattle Times

by Lynn Thompson

Joel DeJong is an enthusiastic advocate for mountain biking. He runs a commuter bike-building company in Fremont, takes his kids out on wooded trails outside of the city on weekends and for the past seven years has marshaled hundreds of volunteers to help clean up and restore the overgrown woods near his home. (Read More)


Lend an Ear Corn Dinner at Sloane Merrill Gallery

Last Sunday I met up with my friend Melissa at Sloane Merrill Gallery for a dinner prepared by Josh Lewin of Bread and Salt Hospitality… 321 more words