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The first mainstage concert of the Boston Early Music Festival was also the North American debut of Mozart’s own violin and viola.
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The economic buzz of the burgeoning Boston technology scene is largely clustered in Cambridge’s Kendall Square and the Innovation District in South Boston. Gilad Rosenzweig wants to expand its reach.
The MIT graduate is planning to open a startup space for local entrepreneurs, Smarter in the City, this summer in Dudley Square, which straddles the Roxbury-Dorchester line.
That is, if he can find someone from the tech industry to pay for it.
The project comes as a similar effort — providing work space and high-tech training — is forming in the Grove Hall section of Dorchester. Its name: the Dream Factory.
“Nobody says it’s a bad idea, but most people are very hesitant to believe that this could succeed because they don’t think the talent is here,” said Rosenzweig, who is trying to raise about $250,000 for the first year of the program. “You’ll believe that a young white kid from a suburb could come up with a great idea and be a master coder, but you won’t believe that a young black kid from Roxbury could do the same thing.”
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Students involved in a massive outdoor party Saturday that turned into a melee “brought shame on our fine university,” the chancellor of UMass Amherst said.
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Emirates Airlines’ first flight from Logan International Airport to its hub in Dubai will take off tonight at 11:15 p.m.
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Senator Edward Markey urged federal regulators to investigate a company after being lobbied by a man who stood to gain from the probe.
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District Chief Andre Stallworth, 44, of Bellingham, became part of department history during a ceremony Monday.
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Boston police arrested five men and recovered four handguns and a rifle in two incidents in Dorchester on Friday night and early Saturday morning, authorities said.
The men included James Edwards, 22, Jesor Brown, 19, Jesus Gonzalez, 23, and Lino Cook, 22, all of Dorchester; along with Rickie Thompson, 29, of Mattapan.
The five pleaded not guilty at their arraignment in Dorchester District Court on Monday to assorted gun and drug charges, said the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley.
The arrests began when officers with a search warrant entered the Topliff Street apartment of Edwards, Brown, and Gonzalez at about 7 p.m. on Friday, prosecutors said. Police suspected that Brown was carrying a weapon, and a pat down revealed a 9mm pistol, said Conley’s office.
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According to Boston’s Brother Cleve, the kitsch and cocktail connoisseur who collected the music on this rapturously weird compilation, “Udi Baba” translates roughly as “to make someone fly.” The song by that name, a preposterously catchy mashup of girlish chanting, early video-game sound effects, dubby horns and guitars, and a relentless four-on-the-floor accompanied a surreal 1982 Bollywood clip of a woman being shot from a golden gun. The phrase, Cleve writes in the album’s liner notes, has an alternate meaning: “Oh my gosh!”
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Brookline police issued a warning after a woman was allegedly attacked by a man while walking on Washington Street.
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The opening of the MBTA station coincided with a new schedule on the Worcester-Framingham commuter rail line.
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Tracks in the area will be closed for the rest of the day after a train derailed and crashed into the tunnel wall near Kenmore Station.
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Azamat Tazhayakov is one of three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev facing federal criminal charges.
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A former resident of Puerto Rico received a 27-month prison term on Monday for trying to bring more than three kilograms of cocaine, hidden in a wheelchair, through Logan International Airport in 2012, court records show.
Emmanuelli Rojas-Moraza, 34, formerly of Carolina, Puerto Rico, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment during the hearing in federal court in Boston.
Rojas-Moraza had attempted to bring the cocaine, along with 96 grams of heroin, from the Dominican Republic into Boston, with the narcotics hidden in the wheels of the chair, according to a court filing. He was arrested after his arrival at Logan.
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State Police allegedly discovered a large-capacity, unlicensed gun in their possession.
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The secretary of state and heretofore underappreciated stand-up comic showed a new side at the Gridiron Club’s annual dinner.
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The Young Professionals Board of Jumpstart partied for the cause at its Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Gala.
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Former Patriot Joe Andruzzi was at Erinn Fleming and Peter Riddle’s fund-raiser party at Forum Bar and Restaurant.
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“The Mindy Project” star was the main attraction during a discussion called “Running the Show: TV’s New Queen of Comedy.”
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Massachusetts will be well represented at the 2014 MTV Video Awards, which airs April 13.
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