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Each week, City Manager Tom Aspell tries to pen a letter to departing Insider editor Ben Conant, thanking him for the various Photoshop surprises over the years. But he tears up immediately, and can only manage a blurry city memo, which is transcribed here. Initiate Phase 3It’s quite a trilogy The Engineering Services Division will hold three public information meetings… 0

October 8, 2013
NHTI

Manhattan Short Film Festival starts Oct. 4

The similarities between Concord and Manhattan are numerous. Both are spelled with the same vowel used more than once, and both are boroughs in New York City. And for the 10th consecutive year, Manhattan will be coming to Concord when NHTI hosts the Manhattan Short Film Festival beginning Oct. 4. NHTI is one of 300 sites throughout the world where the festival will be screened,… 0

October 1, 2013
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The long-awaited sequel to Steven Seagal’s 1996 masterpiece “The Glimmer Man,” Glimma Girls carries on the tradition of slow-moving, kimono-clad martial artistry from a seated position like no other line of dolls before it. 0

October 1, 2013
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“Carefully place your child inside the activity tube, making sure all their limbs are fully within the tube before fastening the lid. For children 6 months and up.” 0

October 1, 2013
brown bagging it

These two 10-year-old twins are taking the lunch business by storm

Most kids spent the end of their summer vacation trying to pick the perfect lunchbox. Blake and Lucy Licata turned theirs into a blossoming business.While classmates were trying to decide between glossy pictures of Justin Bieber or Justin Timberlake (it’s J.T. 0

October 1, 2013
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The true story of a brother and sister, born with a rare and life-threatening condition, who would overcome all odds (and societal taboos) to get married and rise to the top of the political world. Of course, since Tipper Gore is involved, we’re sure that this album has been slapped with a parental advisory sticker. 0

October 1, 2013