Monthly Archives: January 2016

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 as vice-chair of the Committee on Government Operations and the Special Committee on Charter Reform. Zakim, who represents Beacon Hill previously chaired the Committee on...

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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 can only control the physical aspects of health to a certain degree, but we are always in charge of our mindset,” wrote guest speaker Dr....

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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. – Larceny – Theft of Bicycle 100 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 700 Boylston St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 276 Marlborough 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 for the water to cascade freely over the edges of the two square, black sunken fountains marking the locations of the destroyed towers. Calatrava’s soaring...

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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 is it that Boston needs these multi-million dollar entrances? To distract us from the miserable condition of the cars and system? I’m attaching photos of...

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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 state’s leading breast cancer organization with the unique goal of breast cancer prevention. This event for the New England LGBTQA community will be held on...

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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 police, have solved 47 of those, for a 73 percent clearance rate. The homicides run the full gamut of circumstances, from outdoor shootings at all...

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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.  Larceny – Shoplifting 800 Boylston St.  Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 58 Hemennway St. Burglary – Commercial – Force 955 Boylston St.  Larceny – Theft from Building...

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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 serving as a staging area, a site for the Big Apple Circus and concerts and a parking lot for unidentified cars. Parts of it have...

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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 the Back Bay welcomed new members at a reception at the Copley Fairmont Plaza.   On Jan. 27, Boston has hit with its first blizzard...

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