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Ward 5 Democrats to Caucus on Feb 20

February 4, 2016
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Democrats in Boston’s Ward 5, which includes the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, Fenway and portions of the South End and Chinatown, will caucus at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. in Copley Square, on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. The caucus will elect delegates to represent the...

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Walsh to Appoint Members to One in 3 Council

February 4, 2016
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By Marianne Salza A new committee of young adults will soon be appointed to Mayor Marty Walsh’s ONEin3 Council. The motivated group of millennials (individuals born between the 1980s to the early 2000s) will be entrusted with creating, planning, and implementing projects and programs that impact the lives of 20-34-year-olds in Boston. “I developed...

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Longfellow Bridge Stage 3 Construction Rescheduled for February 11, 2016

February 4, 2016
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), anticipates setting up the final configuration of Stage 3 by Thursday, February 11, 2016. The shift of the tracks to their temporary positions was completed over a series of Red Line Weekend Diversions. The relocation of the large barrier fence along the tracks will be completed by February 1. The...

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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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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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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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