Archive for June, 2016

Paint Bar Mother’s Day Special

June 24, 2016
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Paint Bar Mother’s Day Special

In the past five years, paint nights, where guests can create masterpieces in simplified steps led by an instructor while sipping on a glass of wine, have become a popular trend in the greater Boston area. While the idea has kicked off and spread to communities throughout the Commonwealth, few know that it was...
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Plans for Harrison/Albany Block Receive Lukewarm Reception at IAG Meeting

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The developers of a large campus-style residential project between Harrison and Albany Streets, a project known as the Harrison Albany Block, returned to the community last Wednesday, June 8, for a second Impact Advisory Group (IAG) gathering. The most noticeable change to the plans – and the most frequent complaint about...
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City Ready to Bring Two-way Streets

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City has designed and is preparing to put out to bid a construction project that would bring two-way traffic to Washington Street and Traveller Street in the New York Streets neighborhood. The project is an off-shoot of the Harrison Avenue re-design work and is aimed at relieving traffic congestion in...
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Linehan’s Addiction Policy Advisor Urges Caution on Suboxone Cap Lift

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds Councilor Bill Linehan’s Addiction Policy Advisor, Jack Kelly, who is charged with working on ways to fund and expand drug treatment opportunities in the city urged caution to lawmakers looking to lift the cap on Suboxone prescriptions. Suboxone, an opioid treatment medication much like methadone, is strictly regulated. However, in response...
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Boston Public Library Board of Trustees Offer Presidential Role to David Leonard

June 17, 2016
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The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to extend an offer of employment for the position of BPL President to current Interim President David Leonard. The offer came during a special meeting of the Trustees to discuss the presidential search after San Jose City Librarian Jill Bourne declined the position last...
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Fun under the Freeway:Park to Seize Upon Trend of Recreation in Lost Spaces

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For the longest time, no one wanted to be under the highway. Huge concrete columns, the buzz of fast-moving automobiles overhead and shady areas (figuratively and literally) didn’t lend to anyone’s idea of space that could be used for anything. Now, that’s all different as cities nationwide look to grab space...
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Councilors LaMattina and Wu Head to Netherlands, Denmark for GRC Climate Conference

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Council President Michelle Wu traveled this week to the Netherlands and Denmark to attend a conference sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. The GRC, a group made up of leaders of Boston’s...
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Police Briefs 06-16-2016

June 17, 2016
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG June 6 840 Harrison Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 8 Paul Place – Assault Simple – Battery 5 Braddock Park – Vandalism 273 East Berkeley St. – Forgery/Counterfeiting 497 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 400 Tremont St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 11 Blackwood St....
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Summer Boredom? Take A Trip to the State of Lawlessness

June 17, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Like a birthday or a sanctioned holiday, the beginning of warmer weather always brings a horrific dose of street violence to Boston. Not everywhere though. In fact, I’ve come to realize it’s a distinct section of the city – right in the very middle – that I have come to...
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Downtown View:Make No Little Plans

June 17, 2016
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Hey, Bostonians. Can we stop complaining about the Big Dig? Yes, it cost almost $15 billion. Yes, it took 15 years to complete. (It was a big job, moving all those utility lines and keeping the cars running overhead.) It was also worth every penny we spent on it. It has caused the area...
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