Archive for July, 2016

Boston Transportation Department will be Offering Free Cycling Clinics for Women

July 18, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department will be offering free cycling clinics for adult women this summer at locations around the city.  Women who never learned to ride a bike, as well as those who would like to refresh their skills, are all encouraged to attend.  With the New Balance Hubway bike-share program expanding to Roxbury,...
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Salsa, Live Music, Cool Tech and Even A Greased Pole Contest At Betances

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The longest ongoing Latin American Festival will once again march through the South End’s Villa Victoria neighborhood this weekend, as the Festival Betances celebrates another year of culture and neighborhood fun from July 15-17. The Festival Betances is the annual signature arts event for IBA Boston, based on Shawmut Street, and...
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Good Grapes: Wine Riot Store Seeks To Take The Mystery Out Of Buying Wine

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There’s always been some mystery surrounding wine, and unless one has a formal education on the proper vintage, getting a good bottle of wine can sometimes be a frustrating stab in the dark. That’s what Tyler Balliet and Morgan First sought to put an end to when they began hosting their...
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Free Programs Available on the Esplanade

July 18, 2016
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The Esplanade Association is offering the hugely popular free fitness classes in the park. This year, thanks to our partners, we are thrilled to once again offer weekly Zumba, Yoga, and CrossFit! All Healthy, Fit & Fun classes are free and open to the public. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to...
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Time to Name UDR Building at 345 Harrison as Building Begins to Come Out of Ground

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the large apartment building towers begin to come out of the ground this summer on the 345 Harrison Ave. project by developer UDR, representatives from the project said it’s time to give it a name. The developers launched a Facebook naming contest two weeks ago, with the winner going to...
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Bay Village Residents Back Moving Of Cocoanut Grove Plaque

July 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Walking down Cocoanut Grove Lane,  Steve Dunwell a resident of Bay Village looks up from a floor plan map and points to the left stating, “We are now standing on the dance floor or what was the dance floor,” referring to the night club that once stood there before burning to the ground...
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City to Launch Body Camera Pilot Program with BPD this Summer

July 18, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced Tuesday an agreement with the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) to allow the City of Boston and Boston Police Department to launch a six-month Body Worn Camera Pilot Program. Under the agreement, up to 100 volunteer patrol officers will be equipped with body...
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Time to Put the Brakes On The European Idea Machine

July 18, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone If you talk to the thinkers and policy makers around the neighborhood these days, one of the first phrases you hear is, “Well, in Europe they do things like this…” It seems these days that all the answers to our problems here in Boston, thousands of miles away from Paris,...
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Police Briefs 07-14-2016

July 18, 2016
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END  POLICE LOG July 4 15 Hemenway St – Assault Simple – Battery 17 Trotter Ct – Assault Simple – Battery Gainsborough St / Hemenway St – Vandalism Haviland St & Massachusetts Ave – Warrant Arrest 433 Harrison Ave – Fire Report – House, Building, Etc. Back St...
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Sadness Across America

July 18, 2016
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The shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, and then the assassination of five white officers by a black sniper in Dallas, have shocked Americans of all ages, races, color, and creeds. These tragic deaths that have filled the headlines this past week have unleashed a...
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