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October 10, 2013

Learn how bridge repairs can affect your train commute

The MBTA will host a community meeting this week to discuss planned repairs to the downtown railroad bridge.

An MBTA team will review the construction schedule and impact to commuter train service. The century-old railroad bridge at the Western end of downtown carries freight and commuter trains. Local officials have said they fear the deteriorated bridge could become dangerous to travelers unless repairs are made.

The meeting is Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

If you have a disability and need assistance to fully participate in the meeting, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats or other aids will be provided upon request.

IF YOU GO

What: Public review of downtown railroad bridge project

When: Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Room 301 of City Hall, 4 Summer St.

More information: Available from Jill Barrett at 860-570-0740 or jbarrett@fhiplan.com

Here are events and activities happening around the city:

Halloween dance in child’s memory: A Halloween dance in memory of Kayden Lafontaine will be Oct. 19 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Amvets hall, 576 Primrose St.

The event is for ages 18 and over and will feature a disc jockey, raffles, costume contest with prizes, door prizes and snacks.

This event is being held in memory of Heather Lafontaine’s infant son, Kayden, and for all infants who lost their lives to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Those who plan to attend the event are invited to share photos and a short story of a good memory they have of their child to be included on a memory board at the event.

Send photos and stories as well as ticket requests to HNL1973@comcast.net and include “Fundraiser” in the subject line. Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $15 each or two for $25. All proceeds benefit the Kayden Lafontaine Memorial Fund and the First Candle organization.

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