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For years, Carl Richardson has shuffled gingerly across the uneven sidewalks and poorly cut curbs of Beacon Hill, guided by a dog and the hope that a loose brick or an unexpected slope doesn't trip him up. His journey would be made far easier by a city proposal to install 259 pedestrian ramps with tactile warning strips throughout the historic neighborhood, as part of a decades-long effort to bring the city's curbs into compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. But the plan was rejected in December by officials of the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission, who complained about the materials proposed and said the bumpy plastic strips would mar the neighborhood's Colonial-era character. Long after other parts of the city have come into compliance with the Disabilities Act or have reached agreements to do so, including other designated historic districts, Beacon Hill remains the lone holdout.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The whereabouts and legitimacy of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych were unclear on Sunday, after he left the capital and his archfoe Yulia Tymoshenko was freed from prison and returned to Kiev to address a massive, adoring crowd.
Sweden was no match for Canada in the Olympic hockey gold-medal game as the Sochi games came to a close Sunday morning.
HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Officials investigating a carbon monoxide leak at a New York mall are concentrating on the heating system of the restaurant where a manager was found dead by police responding to an unrelated call.
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask had a 26-save shutout as Finland routed the US 5-0 today for hockey bronze at Sochi.
Mikaela Shiffrin won by more than a half-second Friday to become the youngest slalom champion in Olympic history.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL competition committee may attempt to clean up the language on the field next season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Babe Ruth's pocket watch from the 1923 World Series sold for $717,000 Saturday at auction in New York City.
Maria von Trapp, the second-eldest daughter of the musical family made famous in "The Sound of Music," was 99.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Protesters took control of Ukraine's capital Saturday, seizing the president's office as parliament voted to remove him and hold new elections. President Viktor Yanukovych described the events as a coup and insisted he would not step down.
If youre looking for something sweet to do this weekend, consider heading to the Boston Harbor Hotel for their first-ever Above & Below Chocolate Party on Feb. 22. This decadent event begins in the hotels Rotunda Room overlooking the ice skating rink, where chocolate-lovers will sample various treats crafted by pastry chef Shawn Dresser and chef Daniel Bruce, including warm chocolate chunk croissant pudding, milk chocolate peanut butter torte with candied bacon, whiskey chocolate cake with Cracker Jack Daniels, and more.
John Durkin, a 21-year-old junior who was reported missing while on a study-abroad trip, has been found dead, according to a family member and the college.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh clasped Mirna Ramos's hand. Her murdered son's smiling face adorned a button over her heart, inscribed with a promise: "Always and forever, we will love you.' “How are you?” Walsh asked her. “Like all mothers,” she told him, “waiting for justice for my son.” It has almost a year and a half since her 19-year-old son Jorge Fuentes was shot to death outside her Dorchester home while he walked his family's dog, and police have not made an arrest. Police say they are working on it, but do not give her updates, Ramos told the mayor Saturday during a Mothers for Justice and Equality breakfast at Faith Christian Church in Dorchester.
Both teams appreciate the difficulty of what they've done and intend to finish with one last masterwork.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Chris Capuano took the field in the uniform of the team he rooted for while growing up in Massachusetts.
Ramon Fermin, 60, of Mattapan, who owns Dolly Market on Dacia Street, was arrested yesterday for allegedly selling cocaine and heroin from out of the store.