Monthly Archives: December 2015

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 Downtown, the North End, South End, Bay Village, Fenway, Chinatown, Seaport, West End, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston are not eligible for...

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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 for the Charles River Esplanade, the Esplanade Association works in partnership with the DCR to care for and improve the Charles River Esplanade. Through this...

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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 is part of the “Esplanade 2020” vision project and follows on recently completed capital projects, including the Eliot Memorial and Hatch Shell Oval lawn restoration....

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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 75 Clarendon St. – Larceny – Theft from Vehicle Berkeley Street/Commonwealth AvenueMotor Vehicle Accident – Property Damage   Dec. 1 285 Beacon St. – Auto...

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Downtown View:North Station Transportation Troubles

December 24, 2015
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By Karen Cord Taylor Consider North Station. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has defined its area as extending from the river to New Sudbury Street and from Cambridge Street to North Washington Street. Parts of that area, especially around the terminal itself, used to offer cheap office rents and, except in the West End, not...

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Enjoy the Holidays Safely

December 24, 2015
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Holiday get-togethers with family, friends, and co-workers are wonderful things, but all too many of such gatherings will result in tragic consequences that will be in the headlines the next day. All of us should be sure not only to limit our own holiday partying, but also be the caretaker of those whom we...

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Don’t Forget Those in Need

December 24, 2015
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While the vast majority of us are able to enjoy the holiday season to the fullest, and take for granted holiday traditions such as the sharing of gifts, the warm embrace at holiday gatherings of friends and family, and a nice Christmas dinner, the reality for too many among us is far different. So...

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Merry Christmas

December 24, 2015
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Another Christmas is at hand and families will gather, as they have done for generations, to celebrate the holiday season with our friends and loved ones. Peace on earth, joy to the world, and the like may be platitudinous phrases when spoken at any other time of the year, but during the Christmas season...

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Two Hour Free Parking Available If Motorists Use Parkboston App

December 10, 2015
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Transportation Department are inviting residents and visitors to use the ParkBoston app and receive two hours of free parking at all metered spaces in the City this holiday season.  The two free hours may be used from Friday, November 27th through the end of the day on...

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Police Briefs 12-08-2015

December 10, 2015
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Nov. 23 800 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 342 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting Boylston/Clarendon streets – Investigate Person 659 Boylston St. – Larceny – Theft from Building   Nov. 24 82 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 800 Boylston St. – Investigate Person 497 Boylston St. – Assault Simple – Battery;...

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