Archive for July, 2016

Downtown View:Words to Get Rid Of

July 22, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This week is going to be pretty exciting. First, we’ll learn how many Republicans are packing guns at their convention. And, mercifully, we’ll also start to get rid of a dreadful word. The word is “presumptive.” We must endure that word every time Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump is mentioned....
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Where is Your Sting?

July 22, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Death is something we don’t often confront that much in these neighborhoods, not as much as in other places around Boston. Though hundreds die around us every week, Boston – and especially the downtown neighborhoods and the South End – are very young places. They are full of people who...
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Police Briefs 07-21-2016

July 22, 2016
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BACK ABY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG July 11 220 Huntington Ave. – Vandalism 700 Boylston St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 42 Harrison Archways – Ballistics Evidence/Found 289 Shawmut Ave. – Vandalism Berkeley/Boylston streets – Towed Motor Vehicle 259 Newbury St. – Towed Motor Vehicle 314 Shawmut Ave. – Verbal Dispute 187...
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Letter to the Editor

July 22, 2016
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Boston Public Market now open daily Dear Editor: Since the Boston Public Market opened last summer, you’ve welcomed us with open arms, and helped us succeed in our mission to provide fresh, healthy food to consumers of all income levels, nourish our community and educate the public about food sources, nutrition, and preparation. In...
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Why I Voted Against the City Budget

July 22, 2016
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By Councilor Anissa Essaibi George As the Boston City Council cast its final votes on the City of Boston budgets for fiscal 2017, I went in to the meeting ready to take a stand for the children of Boston, for the future of Boston, and for good government. In the name of all three...
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Our Summer of Discontent

July 22, 2016
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Tragic events seem to be cascading upon us from throughout the world almost on a daily basis. Whereas for the past 15 years (since 9/11), a terrorist-inspired event might happen sporadically, now when we go on-line each morning to look at the latest news, we find ourselves reading about some terrible act committed either...
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Almost An Official Landmark:Petition to Designate Citgo Sign Gets Unanimous Nod from Commission

July 18, 2016
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Almost An Official Landmark:Petition to Designate Citgo Sign Gets Unanimous Nod from Commission

By Beth Treffeisen The red, white, and blue LED lights that make up the famous CITGO sign in Kenmore Square may soon continue to shine as an official landmark. On Tuesday, the Boston Landmarks Commission voted unanimously to accept the petition submitted by one of the commissioners to make sure that the sign stays...
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PLS Check Cashing Not to Pursue More Hours

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The PLS Check Cashing business on the busy corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street will not pursue a 24-hour, seven day a week, extension of its current hours, an attorney for the company said on Wednesday. “There is no interest to go 24 hours at that site in the South...
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Pedestrian Death On Albany Street Brings Call For More Enforcement

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Boston Police are still investigating the death of a 69-year-old man hit and killed by a car on Albany Street last Thursday, July 7, near Thayer Street – but residents in the area say it’s a visible sign that enforcement and safety measures need to be stepped up immediately. Around 6:05...
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New Restaurant to Have A ‘Speakeasy’ Feel

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The lead singer of the Dropkick Murphy’s will continue to expand his restaurant business by opening a small-plate, speakeasy type restaurant in the South End’s Ink Block this coming fall. Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphy’s will join forces with his business partner, Brian O’Donnell, to open Bottled in Bond, in...
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