Archive for August, 2016

Drought Lowers Ground Water Table Causing Concern for Underground Wood Pilings

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Holding up many of the buildings that are found in neighborhoods like the Back Bay and flat of Beacon Hill are underground wood pilings that provide the support needed to keep them from sinking into the marshlands that once surrounded Boston. But, with a drought in effect, the water table that...
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George Robert White Memorial Fountain Restoration Begins

August 29, 2016
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This week, the long-awaited restoration of the fountain at the George Robert White Memorial has started. After more than 30 years, the Friends will bring the water back to this iconic memorial, which for many is a beloved symbol of the Public Garden. The White Memorial is an important Daniel Chester French commission, where...
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Walsh’s Movie Nights Continue Through September 23 on Common

August 29, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Movie Nights, part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkARTS program, give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in city parks in August and September. All shows begin at dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.) and are sponsored by the Boston Parks and Recreation...
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City Councilor Jackson Endorses Steve Tompkins for Re-Election

August 29, 2016
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“Beyond a doubt, Sheriff Steve Tompkins is the most qualified person to continue keeping our communities safe. In my years working with Sheriff Tompkins, he has kept the safety and security of families among his top priorities. With proud enthusiasm, I ask you to join me on Thursday, September 8 in supporting Sheriff Tompkins...
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Police Briefs 08-25-2016

August 29, 2016
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BACK BAY KENMORE/FENWAY SOUTH END POLICE LOG Aug. 15 153 Massachusetts Ave. – Robbery – Commercial 1 Huntington Ave. – Larceny Theft of Bicycle 109 Camden St. – Verbal Dispute 88 Saint Botolph St. – Property – Accidental Damage 16 East Brookline St – Missing Person – Not Reported – Located 889 Harrison Ave....
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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

August 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...
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Letters to the Editor

August 29, 2016
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Good coverage Dear Editor: Thank you to Beth Treffeisen for her excellent coverage of Boston’s gas leaks—their number and the lack of attention being paid to them. A problem I recently encountered, and would appreciate information about if you write again was trying to report a leak at the front of the taxicab waiting...
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One Hood Basketball League All Stars Versus The Boston Police All Stars

August 22, 2016
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One Hood Basketball League All Stars Versus The Boston Police All Stars

The Boston Police All Star team took on the One Hood Basketball League All Stars during the Teen Night, and played a thrilling overtime game, with the youths besting the police, 66-62. Richard Hall Sanchez of One Hood is all smiles as he takes on the Police All Star team and victory is at...
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Father,Son Team Making Great Summer Music At The South End Library

August 22, 2016
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Father,Son Team Making Great Summer Music At The South End Library

By Seth Daniel If Pat Loomis and his son, Antonio, get into a tiff over taking out the trash, or any number of other little father-son squabbles, that all disappears once the guitar and saxophone come out of their cases. The father-son duo from the South End are once again entertaining audiences with wonderful...
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Fenway Park May Soon Get Some Major Upgrades

August 22, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The terrace Cumberland Farms sign may no longer shine with a proposed replacement of a new LED video board that will be brought to review at the Boston Landmarks Commission meeting this Tuesday, August 23. Serving as a backdrop to baseball games the Cumberland sign has been looming over right field...
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