Archive for February, 2016

Iconic Charlie’s in South End Re-Opens

February 26, 2016
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Iconic Charlie’s in South End Re-Opens

By Jordan Frias The iconic Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe in the South End was business as usual on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 24, but was visited by an unusual amount of elected officials. Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin Walsh and former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn gathered inside the small eatery to celebrate its official...
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BRA Postpones Vote on Trinity Place Project

February 26, 2016
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By Jordan Frias The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board has been asked to postpone a vote on a project slated for 40 Trinity Place in the Back Bay at the request of Bay Village residents. The 33-story hotel and residential development project has been criticized for its affordable housing component, without the community’s consent,...
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New Boston App Helps Residents Fight Graffiti

February 26, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Marco Baldassare recalls a time when he and Fenway residents spent Saturday afternoons removing graffiti from park benches, buildings and street signs. Baldassare, Fenway Civic Association (FCA) board member and co-founder of the Fenway Graffiti Squad, said technology has improved the City’s response time to many quality of life issues, including...
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City Council Residency Hearing Rescheduled for Feb 26

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds The Boston City Council hearing scheduled last week to tackle Mayor Martin Walsh’s plan to strengthen the city’s residency requirement for city employees had been canceled and is rescheduled for Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. In January Walsh filed recommendations to a Council led commission...
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Free College and an Egg McMuffin

February 26, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Being Mr. Boston, I have been around the Town for more than a little while, and as such, I like the rules for the most part. But these are times when everywhere I look, people – especially young people – are preaching about how everything that has come before them...
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Police Briefs 02-25-2016

February 26, 2016
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Feb. 16 140 Clarendon St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 616 Shawmut Ave. – Assault Simple – Battery; Robbery – Street 610 Beacon St. – Larceny – Theft from Motor Vehicle – Non-Accessory; Vandalism 840 Harrison Ave. – Assault – Aggravated – Battery; Robbery – Street 7 Lawrence St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm...
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Isn’t It Time That We Put Kids First

February 26, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico Massachusetts has long been a leader in education, public health, and innovation. However, when it comes to ensuring that all our children have a chance to succeed, we still have much work to do. To start with, it’s time that Massachusetts gets serious about guaranteeing that every child has a...
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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...
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Obituaries 02-25-2016

February 26, 2016
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Sgt. Major John Keene US Army Seargent Major, decorated veteran John Keene, US Army (Retired) died on Feb 19 in Tampa, Florida. John was a retired Army paratrooper with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st, 82nd, and 11th Airborne Divisions. Sergeant Major Keene, a Boston native, received two Purple Hearts and twov Bronze Stars...
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Sleeping Until Spring

February 23, 2016
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Sleeping Until Spring

While sparsely traveled in winter, this path through the Fenway Victory Gardens is one place where residents of Back Bay, South End, Fenway, and Kenmore come together in warmer months.
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