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Essential Steps to Securing Your Online Life

Many of us live a big part of our lives online, let’s be honest about that. We shop online, talk to our friends, make contacts, send money, make reservations and this list can go on and on. Surprisingly, not so many people care about protecting this huge part of their life. In fact, many people don’t even bother setting up a decent password on their devices while this small action can actually prevent many problems. Setting up a password is only the first step.

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Make Mine a Treasure Chest

The outgoing governor, international press, and local mucky-mucks all sat silently as the historical time capsule was opened at the Museum of Fine Arts. Originally placed in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts statehouse by our forefathers, the contents could provide more clues to our colonial past. The crowd was transfixed, what was in the box? The possibilities seemed endless that January, 2015 night

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Goran Visnjic Returns as Flynn

In a surprise turn of events, just a few days after canceling the time-travel drama “Timeless”, NBC changed its decision and ordered a ten-episode second season. It seems like the “Timeless” team have changed history yet again! After the show’s initial cancellation, the series creators, Ryan and Kripke tweeted that the show is considering other possibilities before making a decision. The loyal fanbase also shared their disapproval on social media and even started a #SaveTimeless campaign.

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Fenway Recordings Sessions: Jeremy Enigk

Jeremy Enigk will be performing at Red Room at Café 939 on Wednesday, June 14 as a part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions.

Openers:
Tomo Nakayama
DJ Carbo

Tickets: $16 in advance / $18 at the door

This show begins at 8:00 pm

Ticket: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2942247?partner_id=240

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So What Do You Call 'Em? The story of a summertime debate.

Bostonians are frequently razzed not only for our accents but our lingo as well. Words like packie, spuckie and tonic cause puzzled looks from visitors. In the summer, another local word takes prominence: Jimmies. For those of you that don’t know, “Jimmies” is Beantown’s name for chocolate sprinkles, the bits of candy topping on ice cream cones for added texture. I actually thought all locals use this word, but my research proved otherwise.

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Fenway Recordings Sessions: Mark Farina

EDM artist Mark Farina will be performing at Brighton Music Hall on June 16, 2017 as part of Fenway Recordings Sessions. Tickets are $20 in advance. Doors open at 8:00PM and the show starts at 9:00PM. This event is 18+ with a valid ID. For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com.

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Faivish Pewzner Fan of Boston Bagels

When Faivish Pewzner last visited Boston, he was excited about many things. But the one thing he was most looking forward, was tasting the city's famous bagels. Boston is a creative town with an outdoor culture that loves good food. Art and music are really big here, and there are foodie spots everywhere you turn. From oysters, noodles, chicken, tuna, and egg salads, to a large variety of pastries, this city really has something for everyone. Over the last few years, Boston has been undergoing a bagel transformation. The city’s bagel bakeries have a lot to offer.

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A Financial Fluffernutter

I wonder if former State Senator Jarrett Barrios ever admitted he overreacted to his son’s request for a fluffernutter sandwich? While most parents would have just said no, Barrios proposed some “anti-fluff” legislation in 2006. The resulting public outcry was equally overblown. Callers to talk radio shows complained of a totalitarian regime dictating our food choices. Bostonians love fluff and we will be damned if some Haavaad do-gooder is going to take it from us.

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No Boston Olympics and The Mayor of Boston's Childish Ad Hominem

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It was just two years ago that the Greater Boston region was in the thick of a high-stakes showdown over whether to proceed with a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. In January 2015, Boston was designated the US entry in the global competition for the 2024 Games.

It was all downhill from there.

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Bikes Not Bombs 30th Annual Bike-A-Thon

Stony Brook Park
100 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Starting at 7:00 a.m.

The Bike-A-Thon supports Bikes Not Bombs’ work in social justice and 100% of the proceeds from rider fundraising go towards our youth, international and shop programs that mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation.

Bikes Not Bombs is excited to release a new 100 mile Century route for our 30th Annual Bike-A-Thon! With three other route offerings, (10, 30 or 50 miles) the Bike-A-Thon has a ride for cyclists of all abilities.

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New and Fun Way to Explore Boston's History

This is an invitation to use Mapjunction! A free web tool for map lovers and history enthusiasts. In Mapjunction you can compare any two maps from Boston and environ history. You'll see almost 400 maps and aerial photos that are the result of combining about 3000 individual maps and aerial scans. Just move the green wand from side to side to uncover history. Move the wand up and down to change opacity, and use the side bars to pick any map, aerial or atlas to explore.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Retirement planning is so complex it’s tempting to use a product that implies simplification. Target date funds are one example. But there are things in life that should be highly suited to your personal preferences, like your financial plan or your wedding dress.

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Wicked Smart Storm Preparation

Jack Frost nipping at your nose should remind us Bostonians that we could get walloped with a snowstorm at any time. A financial storm may come with less notice, so this winter investors should prepare for both.

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To Every Cloud a Silver Lining: Tackling Climate Change in 2016

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

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Every Bullet Has A Name

Èvery Bullet Has A Name

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Èvery Bullet Has A Name

Shootin cops is your sick twisted game
A way for you to get some fame?

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Èvery Bullet Has A Name

Initiation Retaliation
Robbery Home Invasion

Druggin Thuggin Dealin Stealin
Death wishes on your mind

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Èvery Bullet Has A Name -
Death Grief Injury Trauma
Destruction Sorrow

Someone won't be alive tomorrow
Because you'll use that gun

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How to Write an Informative Essay

An informative essay is type of essay or writing that has the objective of informing or educating given audience. The purpose of the informative essay is to educate the person reading it about a particular topic. The basic structure of an informative essay has to be simple. It needs to have an introduction, body, and end/conclusion. The purpose of this study involves describing how to write an informative essay.

The Process of Writing an Informative Essay

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Stockings Hung by the Chimney with Care

I get treated like Ebenezer Scrooge at holiday time. After all, there is no investment advisor in Boston’s Enchanted Village. But rather than admonish my readers to rein in spending, I’m recommending you treat yourself this season.

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Cartoon Characters and Sports Heroes on the Ballot

In Nov. 8-period thread about voting, someone asked for examples of the silly write-in entries I saw at mine. It wasn't as wide-ranging or impulsive as the last primary. Voters seemed to take this election more seriously.

We did see:

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Tricksy Voting and Watchful Voters

I have a few fans or gadflies from my role as a precinct warden in Boston. A few discuss elections and voting procedures when we meet on the sidewalk, supermarket, Y or elsewhere in Hyde Park or even Dedham.

One in particular is determined to stump me on ways a vote or the whole precinct can be gamed. He's pulled up in his car beside me when I hike up and down the hills (Brush and Fairmount) as well as in those other places. He walked to my side yard today while I was weeding my raised beds for the winter.

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