Monthly Archives: October 2015

Revisiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa

October 29, 2015
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By Sasha Mishkin Italy is one of those countries you could spend a lifetime exploring and never see it all. Even after studying in Florence for four months in college, I still haven’t had my fill of the narrow, cobblestoned streets that unearth historic sculptures, buildings, landscapes, and restaurants with every exhilarating turn. While...

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Steve Murphy Touts Experience,Record on Campaign Trail

October 29, 2015
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By Seth Daniel Councilor Stephen Murphy is one of the more visible councilors when it comes to attending community events, fundraisers or civic meetings, whether it be in Eastie or his home of Hyde Park, but the work of the life-long councilor is often best seen in between the lines – that being line...

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Michael Flaherty Looks to Schools,Development as Key Issues for Boston

October 29, 2015
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By Seth Daniel When Councilor Michael Flaherty walks the streets of Boston’s neighborhoods, whether Charlestown, Beacon Hill, Eastie or Jamaica Plain, he said he often encounters folks he’s known for years. It goes with having grown up in South Boston and worked in Boston all his adult life. Perhaps he coached their kids in...

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Police Briefs 10-27-2015

October 29, 2015
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BACK BAY POLICE LOG Oct. 5 505 Boylston St. – Larceny – Theft from Building 222 Newbury St – Larceny – Shoplifting 700 Boylston St. – Property – Lost 303 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 281 Newbury St. – Fraud – Wire Boylston/Fairfield streets – Assault – Aggravated – Battery 912 Boylston St....

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Downtown View:Statistics

October 29, 2015
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You probably already know that the United States has the third most land area, 9,629 square kilometers, of all the countries in the world. Russia is almost twice as large. Canada is a hair bigger with 9,985. The Mississippi-Missouri river system is the fourth longest, behind the Nile, the Amazon and the Yangtze. Except...

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Helping Back Bay Motorists

October 29, 2015
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Anyone who lives in Back Bay– or anywhere in Boston for that matter – knows that vehicular traffic is a problem and clogged intersections will increase the time of a daily commute. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is trying to help improve the flow of vehicles through our streets with two recently announced initiatives. In...

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Boston Common Elm Gets New Life in Art Auction for FOPG

October 16, 2015
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By Dan Murphy After a large Belgian elm located near the corner of Beacon and Charles streets on the Boston Common fell prey to Hurricane Irene in August of 2011, Friends of the Public Garden board member Margaret Pokorny had a novel idea for giving the tree another life. Taking her inspiration the onetree...

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37 Trees Slated for Removal as Part of Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation

October 16, 2015
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Thirty-seven trees are slated for removal as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge, state officials said. White-Skanska-Consigli, the project contractor, has begun the final phase of tree removals to prepare for construction of the new pedestrian bridge connecting the Charles River Esplanade with Charles Circle, and to accommodate construction activities in...

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Pressley Sees Connections, Solutions in Next Term

October 16, 2015
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By Seth Daniel If there’s one thing that Councillor Ayanna Pressley has learned over the last three terms in office, it’s the interconnectedness of the City and its issues. In a recent sit-down interview with the councillor, she said she has evolved from being an advocate to being one who is now beginning to...

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Range of Experiences Will Prepare Essaibi George for Council

October 15, 2015
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By Seth Daniel City Council candidate Annissa Essaibi George is the one person in this year’s City Council at-large race that is on the outside looking in, but her generational roots in the City and vast experience – from being a high school teacher to owning a small business – puts her on the...

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