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2012-12-20 05:04:53

Video and Photos from the Event Now Available Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey celebrated the relighting of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge with local officials, community leaders, the Zakim Family and the Zakim Fund. The Energy-efficient LED lighting system from Philips Color Kinetics bathes towers in blue light and renews the tribute to the late civil rights leader. Video and...

2009-07-17 11:27:20

Massachusetts police said an armed bank robber attempted to flee pursuit by driving a Vespa motor scooter onto an expressway. Milton Deputy Police Chief Paul Nolan said William Donovan, 35, used a threatening note to rob a Citizens Bank branch in Milton and fled the scene on his red Vespa, the Boston Herald reported Friday. Nolan said Donovan started by driving the wrong way on Granite Avenue and merged onto the Southeast Expressway before getting off at the first exit, taking him back to...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Terry Date, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 3--State transportation and environmental officials are asking five Southern New Hampshire towns to cut their road salt use by a quarter or more by 2015. Over the years, road salt deposited on roads in Salem, Windham, Derry, Londonderry and Chester has raised chloride levels in four local streams, making them unhealthy for fish, frogs, insect larvae and other aquatic creatures. High chloride is not considered unhealthy for...

2008-06-24 18:02:42

Modern Continental Corp., the largest contractor in a multi-billion-dollar Boston tunnel project has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court documents show. he bankruptcy filing was submitted four days after the state filed 49 criminal charges against the company for shoddy workmanship, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. Many expected and feared Modern would file for bankruptcy, which could allow it to pay pennies on the dollar on fines. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority has already...

2006-10-24 18:02:00

By CASEY ROSS After repeatedly bashing safety oversight by the Big Dig's top management consultant, the Romney administration quietly tapped the controversial firm to inspect repairs of the Interstate 90 ceiling system that collapsed and killed a woman in July, the Herald has learned. A spokesman for Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff said the firm has been conducting daily field inspections of remedial work inside the I-90 Seaport connector tunnel - essentially the same role it played before...

2006-08-30 18:23:29

BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in Boston on Wednesday said they had charged an electrical contractor who had worked on the city's troubled "Big Dig" tunnel contract with overbilling for work on the project. The indictment is the first handed down since Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a 2008 Republican presidential hopeful, ordered a "stem to stern" review of the $15 billion roadway, America's costliest public works project, following a July 10 ceiling collapse that killed a...

2006-08-29 17:38:15

BOSTON (Reuters) - The family of a woman killed when slabs of cement fell from the ceiling of Boston's "Big Dig" highway tunnel project filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and contractors. The husband and eldest daughter of Milena Del Valle, 38, who was killed when a 3-ton portion of tunnel ceiling fell on her car on July 10, blamed "reckless" and "negligent" construction in the suit. They did not specify the amount of damages...

2006-08-16 15:24:43

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took formal control on Wednesday of Boston's scandal-plagued "Big Dig" highway project, naming an engineering firm to conduct a 90-day review of problems in the tunnel where a ceiling collapse last month killed a woman. Romney said that structural engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. of Northbrook, Illinois -- which has worked on disaster recovery projects including the World Trade Center after the...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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