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Oct. 21, 2002: Concord City councilors vote to change Concord’s housing policy to support construction of affordable housing projects as well as the rehabilitation of available units. Councilor Bill McGonagle says “I think approval of this amendment this evening is one small step in the right direction.” Oct. 22, 2003: Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich… 0

October 21, 2014
The McRib has never looked so good

This week in vending machine atrocities, starring a ‘patty sandwich’

We’ve always shared our favorite vending machine discoveries from here at Monitor headquarters, and this may be the best one yet – it’s a sandwich very much in the shape of the fabled McDonald’s McRib, which has developed something of a cult following among food bloggers (and probably emergency room attendants). But… 0

October 21, 2014
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McDonald’s Shmcdonald’s. If you want a nameless, most likely meatless rib-shaped sandwich that is sure to make you vegan for at least a month, the “Monitor” vending machine has you covered. Heck, this sandwich might technically BE vegan. We didn’t dare try to read the ingredients list. Honestly, we didn’t… 0

October 21, 2014
Practice makes perfect

Tim gets some reps in with Tot Spot toddlers as he envisions his future

As some of you may know, my wife and I recently welcomed a beautiful and happy baby girl named Sophie into our lives. She sure is a bundle of joy, and she’s growing up so fast. It feels like yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital, but in fact she turned six weeks on Monday. Where does the time go? Before… 0

October 21, 2014
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Claire helps Tim with story time after a rousing run around the yard. She could be pointing at a mistake, so we’ve hired her as a copy editor. 0

October 21, 2014
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Tim helps Claire switch from her inside shoes to her outside shoes as Colton offers his expertise from the background. 0

October 21, 2014
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Colton, Phineas and Tyler had fun chasing Tim but had more fun grabbing on tight anytime he stopped moving. And Mary was just there to enjoy the purple ball that matches her outfit so well. 0

October 21, 2014
Let it flow

Quench your thirst with this Christine Destrempes exhibit

In “Transparency & Substance,” the current exhibit at St. Paul’s Hargate Gallery, Christine Destrempes explores the personality of water. Destrempes is “drawn to water’s reflective stillness as well as its capacity for transformation, seamless adaptability and proclivity to follow the path of least resistance.”… 0

October 21, 2014
Quench your thirst with this Christine Destrempes exhibit

Quench your thirst with this Christine Destrempes exhibit

In “Transparency & Substance,” the current exhibit at St. Paul’s Hargate Gallery, Christine Destrempes explores the personality of water. Destrempes is “drawn to water’s reflective stillness as well as its capacity for transformation, seamless adaptability and proclivity to follow the path of least resistance.”… 0

October 21, 2014
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Unbuild It Again. 0

October 21, 2014