Archive for March, 2016

Union Park Neighborhood Seeks Way to Remember Allen Seletsky

March 25, 2016
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Union Park Neighborhood Seeks Way to Remember Allen Seletsky

By Jordan Frias Finding a way to memorialize Allen Seletsky is the goal of the Union Park Neighborhood Association (UPNA), which is collecting donations in his honor after his sudden passing. Seletsky, 57, owner of The Five Seventy Market on Tremont Street, died on March 16 at Tufts Medical Center after spending several weeks...
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Dearth of Small Space:Theatre Groups are Getting Squeezed Out of Boston

March 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel It’s never easy on the cutting edge, or else it wouldn’t be the cutting edge. But at the same time, when it comes to the cutting edge and fringe small theatre companies in Boston, it also shouldn’t be impossible – say theatre company participants and advocates. Yet such is the case,...
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Government Center MBTA Station Opens

March 25, 2016
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By John Lynds On Monday Governor Charlie Baker joined Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Department of Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and others to officially cut the ribbon on the Government Center station’s reopening. The MBTA spent the past two years reconstructing the station into a fully...
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Love(D) That Dirty Water

March 25, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone It seemed to escape most news outlets, but a major milestone in Boston’s contentious and contemptuous 1980s history came to a close last Friday. The once, all-consuming Boston Harbor Clean Up fizzled out in Federal Court over on the South Boston waterfront as the MWRA presented its final yearly update...
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Zakim Seeks Changes on Beacon Street Following Weekend Drag Race Incident

March 25, 2016
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By Dan Murphy After a vehicle jumped the curb and struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk during a drag-racing incident on Saturday, City Councilor Josh Zakim is calling for short- and long-term traffic changes to end the persistent problem of speeding on Beacon Street. “First off, we’ve got to have a high priority for...
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6 More Years:Council Grants BRA Extension on 10-3 vote

March 25, 2016
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By Jordan Frias The extension of the 14 urban renewal districts was approved by the City Council for a six year period on Wednesday, March 23, as proposed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA was originally seeking a 10 year extension that would have allowed the 14 urban renewal plans to expire...
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Police Briefs 03-24-2016

March 25, 2016
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March 14 994 Tremont St. – Verbal Dispute 444 Harrison Ave. – Larceny – Theft from Building 219 West Newton St. – Larceny – Purse Snatch – No Force 444 Harrison Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 801 Massachusetts Ave. – Drugs – Possession of  Class A Substance – Heroin, etc. 800 Boylston St. –...
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Five Simple Habits to Help Our Children Thrive

March 25, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80% of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: it means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much of...
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Happy Easter

March 25, 2016
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It’s hard to believe that another Easter already is upon us. Not only does Easter come early this year, but Monday’s snowstorm hardly seemed Easter-like. But regardless of what Mother Nature has in store for us, Good Friday and Easter Sunday will be here this week, and those of the Christian faith will begin...
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Steve Martin — Art Collector

March 17, 2016
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Steve Martin — Art Collector

Grammy winning actor and comedian Steve Martin showed how well-rounded a person he is last Saturday evening when he appeared in a discussion at the Museum of Fine Arts in the Fenway to discuss the show he has curated, which features the art of Lawren Harris. Crowds formed outside the museum for the program...
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