Archive for April, 2016

Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2016
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Getting the facts straight about urban renewal Dear Editor: In last week’s article “Community Leaders Express Outrage at BRA’s 6-year Extension of Powers,” the Beacon Hill Times showed an incredible lack of sound judgment in its reporting of the Boston City Council’s reauthorization of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s urban renewal powers. Having facilitated a...
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Speed Racing

April 14, 2016
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Trying to catch drag racers as they zoom along Beacon Street at exactly the right moment is almost impossible unless you have a police car permanently stationed there 24/7 hours. Although there would be some public safety benefit, admittedly it would not be the best and highest use of the already-scarce resources of the...
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An Artist’s Haven at Kenmore Studios

April 7, 2016
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An Artist’s Haven at Kenmore Studios

Mayor Martin Walsh joined Lynda McNally, founding president of Fenway Studios (left), and resident artist Berio Gizzi (center) for a tour of the Fenway Studios on Ipswich Street.
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NABB Meeting Aims to Tackle Speeding on Beacon Street

April 7, 2016
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By Dan Murphy City officials and police met with more than 100 concerned citizens at Old South Church on March 30 to discuss ways to quell the persistent problem of speeding on Beacon Street. The community meeting, sponsored by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Public Safety Committee, came 10 days after...
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The Dogs have it:Dog Population Shows Increase in South End

April 7, 2016
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By Jordan Frias It is no surprise that dog owners want to live in the South End as dog ownership is on the rise, according to numbers from the Inspectional Services Department (ISD). ISD data shows that 75 more dog owners registered their pets in 2015, bringing the total number of dog owners to...
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Dust Off the Tux and Dancing Shoes:Green and White Ball Set for April 29

April 7, 2016
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The Friends of the Public Garden and Taj Boston will host the annual Green and White Ball on Friday, April 29, in the Taj Boston ballroom. This black tie and fabulously fashionable event will feature a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a jazz trio and dancing with DJ Kupah James. This year’s co-chairs –...
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Marathon Daffodils Will Line Boylston St for Marathon Race

April 7, 2016
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Marathon Daffodils is pleased to announce that for the third year, they will be displaying thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon Finish Line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon. Marathon Daffodils is an annual program founded in 2014 by Diane Valle, a passionate urban horticulturist, to bring beauty...
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A Word for the Wise

April 7, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Anyone who stays alive long enough sees trends circle and circulate through the culture. So many things that were “out” or forgotten suddenly have a way of popping up again – such as when a celebrity is suddenly photographed in a suit coat you own, but were told never to...
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Walsh’s and Park Department’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament will take Place April 19-22

April 7, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 2016 Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament over the April public school vacation week on April 19, 20, and 22.  “Boston is a hockey town and we are pleased to be able to offer our young players Mayor’s Cup tournaments...
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150th Anniversary of Christian Science Church Points to a Future of Good

April 7, 2016
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By Cheryl Petersen One hundred-fifty years ago, a woman living in Swampscott, Mass., had an ah-ha moment. She couldn’t describe the epiphany, but it resulted in an instant recovery from an injury caused a few days earlier that had left her bedridden. The attending physician and friends of the New England woman called the...
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