Archive for March, 2016

Street Sweeping Program Gets Early Start in South End

March 4, 2016
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By Jordan Frias The City’s street sweeping program began Tuesday, March 1, in the North End, the South End and on Beacon Hill with strict enforcement of the street sweeping schedule. The program, which begins citywide on April 1 for an eight-month or 10-month period, depending on the neighborhood, was delayed in these areas...
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Design Options for Tremont St Side Of Common Garage Shown at Meeting

March 4, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Design options for the Tremont Street side of the Boston Common were shared at a public briefing meeting on February 25. Gary Claiborne, project manager at Pressley Associates, the local landscape architect firm that was hired by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, presented a potential design to a group of...
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Cartoons in the Front Room

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel I can picture it like it was yesterday. Lying stomach down on a braided rug – my head cradled in my palms – beside my cousins, or my neighborhood buddies, in what was called the ‘front room.’ It was there that the television would beam out cartoons in the strange Technicolor...
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Back Bay Night Out Featured at Prudential on March 10

March 4, 2016
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It’s time to welcome the spring season at this year’s Back Bay Night Out – an evening filled with the latest in fashion, food and more. In partnership with the Back Bay Association, the annual Back Bay Night Out gives attendees a chance to experience Prudential Center, while perusing an array of retailers, lifestyle...
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Recommendations Made on City Employee Residency Requirement

March 4, 2016
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By John Lynds Following a hearing last Friday the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations chaired by At-Large Councilor Michael Flaherty released its recommendations to the Council for a vote regarding changes to the city residency requirement for city employees. In January Mayor Martin Walsh filed recommendations to the committee that would look to...
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Clinton,Trump Primary Victories Viewed Locally with Interest

March 4, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Voters in the South End, Back Bay and Fenway/Kenmore took to the polls on Tuesday, March 1, and chose their favorite candidate within the respective parties. Locally, ward committee chairs from the Democratic and Republican Parties said they found the election results quite interesting. Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee Chair Ross...
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Sen Chang-Diaz Hosts District Hours

March 4, 2016
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By Jordan Frias State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz hosted her first district hours of 2016 at the Villa Victoria on Feb. 26 to get a sense of what is on the mind of her South End constituents. Chang-Díaz represents the Second Suffolk District, which includes parts of the South End, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain,...
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Police say Temperate Weather to Blame for Back Bay’s Spike in Part One Crime

March 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Back Bay has seen a 43-percent increase in violent and property crime so far this year, compared to 2015 – an upward trend that Boston police largely attribute to this winter’s much more temperate weather. “At this time last year, we had about eight feet of snow on the ground,”...
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Police Briefs 03-03-2016

March 4, 2016
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Feb. 22 10 Hammond St. – Verbal Dispute 16 Westland Ave. – Verbal Dispute 81 Bay State Road – Larceny – Theft from Motor Vehicle – Non-Accessory 329 Beacon St. – Truancy/Runaway Northampton/Parmelee streets   Motor Vehicle Accident- Leaving Scene – Property Damage 532 Beacon St. – Larceny – Theft from Motor Vehicle – Non-Accessory...
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‘Spotlight’ is an Important Film for Healing and Renewal

March 4, 2016
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By Cardinal Sean O’Malley Spotlight is an important film for all impacted by the tragedy of clergy sexual abuse. By providing in-depth reporting on the history of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, the media led the Church to acknowledge the crimes and sins of its personnel and to begin to address its failings, the...
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