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Ward 5 Democrats to Caucus on Feb 20

February 4, 2016
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Democrats in Boston’s Ward 5, which includes the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Fenway and portions of the South End and Chinatown, will caucus at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. in Copley Square, on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. The caucus will elect delegates to represent the...

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Walsh to Appoint Members to One in 3 Council

February 4, 2016
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By Marianne Salza A new committee of young adults will soon be appointed to Mayor Marty Walsh’s ONEin3 Council. The motivated group of millennials (individuals born between the 1980s to the early 2000s) will be entrusted with creating, planning, and implementing projects and programs...

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Longfellow Bridge Stage 3 Construction Rescheduled for February 11, 2016

February 4, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), anticipates setting up the final configuration of Stage 3 by Thursday, February 11, 2016. The shift of the tracks to their temporary positions was completed over a series of Red Line Weekend Diversions. The relocation of the large barrier fence...

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Police Briefs

February 4, 2016
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Jan. 11 587 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 644 Beacon St. – Investigate Person 55 Commonwealth Ave. – Larceny – Theft from Motor Vehicle – Non-Accessory   Jan....

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Area D-4 sees 14-Percent Reduction in Part One Crime in 2015

February 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Area D-4 saw an approximately 14-perecnt decrease in violent and property crime in 2015, compared with the previous year. According to Boston Police, 4,043 Part One...

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Quincy School’s Lincoln Building Could Potentially House New Elementary School

February 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy When Simon Ho retired from his role as principal of the Josiah Quincy Elementary School last June, he expressed his desire that its Abraham Lincoln Building...

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Special Events Planned by Freedom Trail

February 4, 2016
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African-American patriots played a vital role in the formation of our country and the start of the American Revolution in Boston.  In honor of these heroes, the Freedom Trail®...

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Sasha’s City Passport Finding the Lost City

February 4, 2016
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By Sasha Mishkin With limited vacation days for endless travel dreams, it’s hard to plan the perfect trip. That’s why instead of perfection I strive for indelibility. On my...

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Downtown View:Getting Through

February 4, 2016
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Ah, winter. This is the north, you know. It’s cold and it snows. Some of us like it. A lot of us don’t.             I’m in the like-it category—the...

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Deleo Forms Commission on Daily Sports Fantasy

February 4, 2016
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Anyone who has watched Channel Five’s “On the Record” Sunday morning show knows that Speaker of the House has a tremendous knowledge of Boston sports — as he often...

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Zakim Named to Council Committees

January 22, 2016
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By John Lynds Newly sworn in Boston City Council President Michelle Wu has appointed City Councillor Josh Zakim to chair the Committee on Housing and Community Development as well...

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MGH Lecture Explores Healing Power of Storytelling

January 22, 2016
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As a lecture sponsored by Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday illustrates, the art of storytelling often holds healing power for those suffering from physical, psychological or spiritual illnesses. “We...

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Police Briefs 01-19-2016

January 22, 2016
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Dec. 28 15 Arlington St.             Property – Lost Boylston/Exeter streets– Vandalism 266 Newbury St. Larceny – Theft from Building 535 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 491 Boylston St....

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Downtown View:Up to the Job

January 22, 2016
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January is a good time to visit the World Trade Center site in New York City. The crowds are smaller than in July. El Niño makes it warm enough...

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Letter to the Editor

January 22, 2016
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City Hall Plaza Dear Editor, Karen Cord Taylor always seems to say what I’ve been grinding my teeth over (and not saying.) Apropos the new Government Center MBTA station—why...

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18th Annual Lesbian & Friends Dance

January 7, 2016
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A Party for Prevention set for January 23 The 2016 Lesbians & Friends Dance: A Party For Prevention is  a benefit for the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), the...

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Massachusetts State Police Data from 2015

January 7, 2016
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Massachusetts State Police have investigated 64 homicides across the state in 2015. State troopers, who investigate homicides in the vast majority of Massachusetts communities with the assistance of local...

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Police Briefs 01-05-2016

January 7, 2016
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BACK BAY POLICE LOG Dec. 13 220 Clarendon St. Larceny – Theft from Building 71 Newbury St.  Larceny – Shoplifting 500 Boylston St.  Larceny – Shoplifting 776 Boylston St. ...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

January 7, 2016
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City Hall Plaza is maligned, disparaged, abhorred and then used whenever we have a citywide celebration—think World Series. The place has been poorly maintained for almost 50 years while...

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2015, A Year in Review

January 7, 2016
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By Dan Murphy On Jan. 13, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his first State of the City address at Symphony Hall.   On Jan. 25, the Neighborhood Association of...

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Beacon Hill Restaurants Will not be Eligible for BYOB Licenses

December 24, 2015
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By John Lynds Last week, the Boston City Council voted in favor of lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in neighborhood restaurants. However, restaurants in...

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TEA Congratulates New DCR Commissioner

December 24, 2015
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The Esplanade Association would like to congratulate Leo Roy on being appointed as the new Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. As a park friends group...

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Esplanade Association to Restore Historic Lotta Fountain

December 24, 2015
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The Esplanade Association, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), has announced plans to restore the park’s historic Lotta Fountain beginning in 2016. The fountain revitalization...

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Police Briefs 12-22-2015

December 24, 2015
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Back Bay Police Log Nov. 30 800 Boylston St. – Evading Fare 61 Hemenway St.Burglary – Residential – Force 53 Huntington Ave.Embezzlement 607 Boylston St. – Credit Card/ATM Fraud...

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