Archive for June, 2016

Downtown View:The Growing Obsession with Mattresses

June 10, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor What is this growing obsession with mattresses? Mattresses—possibly one of the most boring items you’ll ever need or buy—have exploded in heft, risen in price, peppered malls and downtown Boston streets though the growing number of mattress-specialty stores, become a topic of concern in newspaper and magazine articles, been featured...
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Enjoy — Remember — Bunker Hill Day

June 10, 2016
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The celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill is a week-long festival in Charlestown that began this past Sunday and will be highlighted this coming Sunday with the annual parade. It is an event that has been observed for hundreds of years in Charlestown and is enjoyed by residents of all ages. If you...
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He Is Safe at First

June 4, 2016
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He Is Safe at First

Carlos Arredondo, the Marathon Bombing hero and a Gold Star father, slides into first base during the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes softball game at Fenway Park on Saturday morning, May 28. The game featured Gold Star parents and families versus returning military veterans in a nine-inning game in Fenway. The Fallen Heroes held several events...
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Flower Exchange Could be Dynamic Biotech Campus

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Kendall Square, say hello to the South End. Intended owners of the Boston Flower Exchange on Albany Street drew an early picture for the City Council and residents at last Thursday’s Public Hearing of a biotech campus in the style of Kendall Square that includes exciting retail opportunities and, perhaps, some...
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Details Emerge for Christian Science Plaza Changes

June 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Major changes are in store for the Christian Science Plaza at the nexus of the South End and Back Bay neighborhoods – including making the pool smaller and shallower – as announced Tuesday night at the St. Botolph Neighborhood Association meeting. “They will be filing a plan with Landmarks,” said Lee...
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Downtown View:What Could Go Wrong?

June 4, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor You have a taxicab company, or maybe you drive a cab. You paid a lot of money for the medallion that allows you to operate that cab. People trying to hail your cab have no idea whether you are free or have a passenger because, unlike in New York City,...
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Summer in the City

June 4, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Boston turns into an entirely different place once June 1 hits, and really the warm up for that comes in late May. The early morning sunrise, pleasant temperatures, the return of the birds and the overall slower pace – not to mention the absence of several hundred thousand college students...
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News Briefs

June 4, 2016
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MOVIES AT THE PRU RETURN The free Family Film Festival series is returning this summer to Prudential Center and the list of great family movies is below. Saturdays starting July 2 through August 27, beginning with fun kid activities at 6 p.m. and then the outdoor movies begin at sundown. Movie Schedule for 2016:...
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Police Briefs 06-02-2016

June 4, 2016
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG May 23 Brookline Avenue/Yawkey Way – Assault Simple – Battery 900 Boylston St, – Vandalism 1462 Washington St. – Assault Simple – Battery 650 Harrison Ave. – Property – Found 82 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 650 Harrison Ave. – Fraud – False Pretense/Scheme...
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