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Five Things You Need to Know Today, Tuesday, October 9

Here are five things going on in and around town you should know about.

1. Weather: The National Weather Service predicts a cloudy day with a 50 percent chance of rain with highs in the upper 50s. The evening will be cloudy with a chance of rain as well. The temperature will drop to the upper 40s.

2. Swing Dance Practice Session and Dance: Come by 24 Roland Street for swing dance lessons at 9 p.m. This free event is open to all and you don’t need a partner.

3. WorldBoston Great Decisions Series: Exiting Iraq and Afghanistan:The Boston Public Library is hosting a talk on how the U.S. exit strategies from Iraq and Afghanistan will affect the future of the Middle East from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

4. Hamlet: “To be or not to be…” ArtsEmerson is hosting the classic Shakespeare tale of Hamlet from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

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Robert McMaster October 09, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Enough is enough! Traffic is backed up on Medford Street beyond Alston Street and Main Street is backed up to Thompson Square. We need to call city hall at 617-635-4500 to register a complaint!
Just a person! October 09, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Good luck! Maybe if there is a pitbull off leash you may Get a response!
Larry Fine October 10, 2012 at 03:04 AM
I watched Chronicle last week, it seems that the way to get things fixed in this town is to contact a group called the "mother's association".
bunker hill st resident October 10, 2012 at 02:43 PM
traffic was backed up all the way to school street yesterday this is ridiculous what if there was an emergency no where for fire trucks, police or ambulances to get through
Joseph October 10, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Traffic was ridiculous. Austin, Wood and West School Street backed up trying to get onto Main. Main Street backed up past Green Street, past the liquor store. Hey Paul Clausen, Transportation Committee Chair on the CNC (pcram@verizon.net), what's happening here? Why isn't the fraud of an organization that you sit on doing something about this? Oh yes, they claim they have no power nor influence with the city.
Gtree October 10, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Traffic is as bad as it gets right now. What is the cause of this, Rt99 construction?
Bette Task October 11, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Traffic on Medford and Bunker Hill Streets tonight was just awful. I do believe it is the Rt 99 construction. Down to just one lane. This construction has been going on for just too long. Why the holdup?
Just a person! October 11, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Easy solution! OPEN THE TUNNEL! Problem solved, it is going to be another three years so get used to it as soon as they finish the inbound side they are going to start on the outbound side.
Dan October 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM
I've gone by on many a day not seeing a sole working on the bridge. Must be nice having bankers hours and extra long week ends! This is a joke! the bridge should have been done by now. But wait... We still have the rebuild of Rutherford Ave coming will that make things better????
Noreen Manning October 11, 2012 at 03:06 PM
From Paul Clausen in response to an e-mail I sent him yesterday about the traffic in Charlestown: Ms. Manning, I share the communities frustration with the current state of traffic in the afternoon. Yesterday virtually all the factors that make for perfect gridlock where in place. The tunnel is closed, the Alford Street (Rt 99) bridge is under repair, there was a fender bender in Sullivan Square, and it was raining. Traffic was backed up from the North Washington Street bridge to Sullivan Square, Main Street from Thompson Square to Sullivan Square, and half way up Bunker Hill Street. I have given reports to and had discussions over the past year with the parties that are contributing to this mess. We have gotten a police detail to direct traffic at peak times but on days like we have seen this week even that has not helped. This afternoon I am having a follow up conversation with the Mayor's office and I have requested the Comm. of Transportation be at the December Council meeting. I wish I had a magic traffic wand but I don't. I do have a high degree of tenacity and will keep plugging at the problem. I also appreciate your interest and I hope you feel free to contact me at any time. PC
Noreen Manning October 11, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Sorry, he's the Transportation Committee Chair of CNC - see Joseph's earlier post where he mentions him.

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