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Skeptical councillors kill ‘Carlone petition’ taking power to judge large developments

Skeptical councillors kill ‘Carlone petition’ taking power to judge large developments

A plan to give more power to the City Council over large projects in two city neighborhoods died Monday in a 5-3 vote.

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Along with other business, the city has committed to a bus to bring students from Rindge Towers and Jefferson Park to the Vassal Lane/Tobin school building.

Proposed hotel should be by urban wilds, not Route 2, say residents, board members (update)

Proposed hotel should be by urban wilds, not Route 2, say residents, board members (update)

There was only mild opposition to a plan to bring a 150-room hotel to Route 2, but lots of interest in seeing developers move the hotel away from the road.

Council poised to reject Carlone petition amid talk of improving planning process

Council poised to reject Carlone petition amid talk of improving planning process

Opponents of a zoning petition didn’t offer alternatives to concerns over three large developments, but did talk about changes to Planning Board processes.

‘November Man’: Plenty of plots muddle, but post-007 Brosnan still the master spy

‘November Man’: Plenty of plots muddle, but post-007 Brosnan still the master spy

Brosnan carries this film gallantly with just the right amount of bravado and disdain, and his time as Bond and Thomas Crown goes a long way to help sell it.

Five takeout lobster rolls to eat in the sunshine before summer 2014 ends

Five takeout lobster rolls to eat in the sunshine before summer 2014 ends

Don’t listen to the alarmists. Summer isn’t over. To prove it, you might want to get takeout of that most summery of foods, a lobster roll, and eat it outside in the sunny days that remain.

‘Expendables 3′: Bloated sequel shows they don’t make ‘em like they used to

‘Expendables 3′: Bloated sequel shows they don’t make ‘em like they used to

This film is overlong, with a script of macho twaddle, but little of that matters when the explosions take center stage and guns blaze, and some of the casting retains its charm.

‘Into the Storm’: Mix ‘Sharknado’ budget with the big-screen aspirations of ‘Twister’

‘Into the Storm’: Mix ‘Sharknado’ budget with the big-screen aspirations of ‘Twister’

“Into the Storm” is no “Twister,” not even a “Sharknado.” It’s not bad, mind you, but it’s not good, either.

Planning Board opposes Carlone petition shifting a permit power to city councillors

Planning Board opposes Carlone petition shifting a permit power to city councillors

Planning Board members voted against a zoning petition taking away some authority and explained how better zoning from the City Council could improve its work.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Marvel’s best flick yet puts ’70s fun back in space opera

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: Marvel’s best flick yet puts ’70s fun back in space opera

What makes “Guardians” such a grand summertime treat is a script loyal to comic book parameters, but played loose, with pop and sass — and key ’70s songs.

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