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Downtown View:Recycle City

May 28, 2015
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We can get pretty depressed at the precarious state of the environment and the steps public officials are not taking to remedy the problem. Even more depressing are the climate change deniers, the clean coal boosters, the natural gas pipeline aficionados and the people who lack concern about fossil fuels damaging our air and...

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Police Briefs 05-26-2015

May 28, 2015
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May 5 450 Newbury St. – Larceny in a Building, $200 & Over   May 7 130 Dartmouth St. – Larceny, Bon-Accessory from Vehicle, Under $50   May 8 39 Dalton St.  – Property – Lost   May 9 135 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 2 Clarendon St. – Fraud – Larceny by...

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Police Briefs 05-12-2015

May 14, 2015
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April 20 20 Hemenway St. – Verbal Dispute 700 Boylston St. – Property – Accidental Damage Arlington Street – Property – Found 790 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Stanhope Street – Towed Motor Vehicle Beacon Street – Property – Lost, then Located 119 Commonwealth Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 18 Commonwealth Ave. –...

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New Bridges to Hope in the Wake of Long Island

May 14, 2015
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On October 8th of last year, I had to make a painful but necessary decision. The Long Island Bridge, after years of neglect, had to be shut down. The decaying 63-year-old structure posed imminent danger to the clients and staff of the shelter, transition, detox, and treatment programs housed on Long Island in Boston...

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Downtown View:Old,White and Rich?

May 14, 2015
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The reporting is breathless: Millennium Tower penthouse goes on sale for $37.5 million. A condo in a 19th-century Commonwealth Avenue townhouse sells for $7 million. Luxury apartments, rentable or buyable, going up in the Fenway and in the Seaport. These new projects add expensive housing to the already-pricey neighborhoods in downtown Boston. The buyers...

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Helping Friends Care for Historic Parks

The Friends of the Public Garden was founded in 1970, and is now over 2,500 members strong. Becoming a member of the Friends means helping to care for the 1,700 trees that grow in the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, as well the historic and beloved sculptures and extensive turf that...

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Police Briefs 04-28-2015

April 6 Boylston Street Investigate Person 212 Newbury St. – Larceny, Non-Accessory from Vehicle, $200 & Over\ Dartmouth Street – Bomb Threat 416 Beacon St. – Breaking and Entering, Residence, Day – Force 10 Marlborough St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Clarendon Street – Motor Vehicle Accident – Leaving Scene – Property Damage Hereford Street...

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Downtown View:Picture L.A.

Picture the skyline of Los Angeles. How about Minneapolis, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Phoenix, even Chicago? You can’t? Oh, well. Now picture Washington D. C., Seattle, Toronto or New York. You know those skylines, don’t you? There might be a gimmick—Seattle’s Space Needle; Toronto’s CN Tower with the scary glass floor. Or there might be...

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29 Newbury to Close after 30years

April 15, 2015
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After more than 30 years in business, the Back Bay restaurant 29 Newbury will close its doors in mid-April. “I am absolutely heartbroken to shut my doors after 30 years,” owner Debbie Lewis said. “My biggest concern is for my employees. They have been like family to me, and I want them to land...

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Donut Lovers Unite:Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

April 15, 2015
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Donut Lovers Unite:Charlestown Resident Greg John Brings Kane’s Donuts to Boston

Kane’s Donuts has been packing customers in to its store in Saugus for decades. The Delios family is well known on the North Shore and beyond for creating sumptuous, uniquely flavored donuts. Paul and Maria Delios have brought their award-winning donuts to Boston’s downtown financial district, International Place, opening the region’s first handcrafted donut...

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