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Top 5 Posts of the Week:
Boston Police are asking for help seeking 22-year-old Zachary Marr of Harvard, Massachusetts, after he went missing outside of the Bell in Hand this past Saturday, February 13, 2016. Read more information on his description and appearance.
Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester has brought forward a proposal to raise the fine for jaywalking from $1 to $25 for the first offense and up to $75 for multiple offenses. Although Massachusetts saw 11 pedestrian deaths between January 4 and January 26, studies show that jaywalking is safer than crossing in a crosswalk, read the article for more on the policy initiative.
According to Eversource, cold temperatures lead to a transformer fire in an underground manhole near the intersection of Prince and Salem Streets, leading to 100 people losing power. Read the story about the issues in the North End and East Boston that lead to people without power, causing the Red Cross to get involved.
The election to replace the Senate seat previously held by Anthony Petruccelli will be decided with a primary election on April 12th followed by the general election on May 10, 2016. Read the post for profiles of each candidate in the race.
Between restaurant accolades, development news, and archives from “The Godfather,” it was another action packed week for news related to the North End / Waterfront. View the post for the full compilation of articles from this past week.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority nearly doubled their legal expenses in their effort to develop the space at the end of Long Wharf. In a lawsuit against the National Park Service, legal bills escalated to $238,281 in 2015, read the post for more information on the spending since the case opened in 2008.