Monthly Archives: September 2015

Police Briefs 09-15-2015

September 17, 2015
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BACK BAY POLICE LOG Aug. 24 120 Huntington Ave. – Larceny – All Others Exeter/Newbury streets – Auto Theft 450 Boylston St. – Larceny – All Others; Motor Vehicle Recovered in Boston (Stolen outside Boston) 201 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 10 Huntington Ave. – Larceny – Theft from Building 421 Marlborough St....

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BRA and West End Museum Partner on Urban Renewal Exhibit

September 17, 2015
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In what might have been an unlikely partnership until recently, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the West End Museum are collaborating on an exhibition about urban renewal. The museum, dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the West End and the BRA, which played a controversial role in dramatically reshaping the neighborhood by...

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Downtown View:City Council Blahs

September 17, 2015
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So last Tuesday, I go to vote in the city council preliminary election. I think I’m pretty smart, but not smart enough I guess. There was no election—at least in my precinct. My district city councilor had no opposition. There were not enough candidates running at-large to hold a preliminary election anywhere. “For an...

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Police Briefs 09-01-2015

September 1, 2015
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Aug. 10 16 Hereford St. – Larceny – Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories 50 Commonwealth Ave. – Vandalism 10 Dartmouth St. – Verbal Dispute 295 Newbury St. – Assault – Simple 181 Newbury St. – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage 173 Newbury St. – Larceny – Theft from...

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Mayor’s New Number is 311

September 1, 2015
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Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count on your responses to make our city services the best they can be. But I can’t take every request myself. That’s why the Mayor’s 24-hour Hotline is one of...

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Downtown View:More Children Downtown. Now What?

September 1, 2015
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Mayor Menino has once again focused on the schools, and we hope he is more successful this year than in the past. Transforming Madison Park into an effective technical and vocational high school with adult education at night is inspired. Reducing busing and creating new improved neighborhood schools is necessary. And it’s obvious that...

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Can the Drug Epidemic be Stopped?

September 1, 2015
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A heroin epidemic is running rapid  throughout every neighborhood in the City of Boston. It’s cheap enough and readily available at the drop of a hat. While police are faced with a monumental task of taking drugs off the streets their efforts continue because most of the time the usual suspects are released by...

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DCF Needs a Complete Overhaul

September 1, 2015
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Governor Charlie Baker has publicly stated that the embattled Department of Children and Families (DCF) still needs to improve but he feels DCF is heading in the right direction. What direction? North, South, East, West or the usual merry-go-round circling approach. In fairness, his administration has inherited the problems facing DCF. That certainly does...

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Mayor Committed to End Human Trafficking and Dealing with Climate Change

September 1, 2015
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Organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a conference to discuss human trafficking and climate change, was held at Vatican City with leaders from around the world, including Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The workshops entitled “The Modern Slavery and Climate Change” and “Prosperity, People, and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities” brought...

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