More parks along the VFW Parkway? Road could get special commission to look at improvements

Legislators from Boston and Dedham are proposing a VFW Master Plan Commission to look at ways to improve the VFW Parkway from Centre Street in West Roxbury to the Dedham line and Providence Highway in Dedham between the Boston line and the Washington Street rotary.

State Sen. Mike Rush (D-West Roxbury) and state Reps. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) and Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) want the commission to conduct:

West Roxbury could be launchpad for chain of kosher hotels

Trabelsi with rendering of his proposed King David Hotel.

Developer Nissim Shimon Trabelsi says he's talking to several hotel management companies - including the one that runs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem - about running the chain of hotels he hopes to start with one on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury at the Dedham line.

DA seeks postponements in OUI cases involving Breathalyzer tests

Word comes after it turned out two of the machines used by Suffolk County prosecutors for evidence "gave readings during calibration tests that were within the manufacturer’s guidelines but outside the narrower range imposed by the Code of Massachusetts Regulations," the DA's office reports, adding it is working with state experts to try to figure out what to do about the results.

Also, Suffolk prosecutors will:

Bird, Ortiz not enough to win the Olympics: Boston 2024 hires two sports consulting firms, too

GamesBids.com reports the local Olympics group has hired British and American consulting firms that have experience working with cities bidding for Olympics games around the world - although not the 2024 ones, natch - in addition to putting Larry Bird and David Ortiz on their board of directors.

So how will you celebrate Free T Day?

The sky's the limit tomorrow as the T throws open the faregates and lets everybody ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston (well, at least until the end of service), as a way of saying "sorry" for all that unpleasantness back in January and February.

Take that trip to Wonderland you've always wanted to? Family get together at Ruggles? Try to get on and off at every single last stop on the system?

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