Archive for August, 2016

Police Briefs 08-18-2016

August 22, 2016
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG Aug. 8 30 Hemenway St. – Vandalism Beacon Street/Brookline Avenue – Assault Simple – Battery 321 Newbury St. – Larceny – Theft of Bicycle 239 Newbury St. – Assault Simple – Battery 103 Camden St. – Verbal Dispute 800 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting...
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Guns,Guns,and A Few More Guns

August 22, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone I’m right down the line with the Boston Police. I’m tired of the nonsense, the inflammatory behavior of some of our elected officials and our media. Whether it’s this cartoon situation with the Globe, or discussions that indict every officer in the department and paint with a broad brush, I...
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National Night Out

August 22, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Last Monday and Tuesday night, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games,...
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Yes,We Are In A State Of Drought

August 22, 2016
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Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near-drought conditions. According to federal drought authorities, about 62 percent of the state is considered to be under “severe drought” and some areas northwest of Boston are in “extreme drought.” Water restrictions are in place in just about every community in the state which is not...
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Garden Contest Winners

August 19, 2016
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Garden Contest Winners

Local winners of the Mayor’s Garden Contest are top photo, a view of Ric Cirace’s of the Back Bay garden from the Charles Esplanade.
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Open Newbury Brings New Life To Street

August 19, 2016
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Open Newbury Brings New Life To Street

Newbury Street was filled with foot traffic, but no car traffic, for a special Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7, in which the street was shut down for most of the day. Businesses had sales and residents flocked to the street to take a stroll where they usually cannot.
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Gas Leaks Continue to Spark Uproar Among Residents

August 19, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Underneath the battered Boston streets, miles of gas lines, some more than 100 years old, are spewing out natural gas and causing consequences that often go unnoticed. “One thing is to highlight it to make the indivisible, visible,” said Steven Hamburg, the chief scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund. With more...
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Drought Has Left Its Mark On Street Trees In Boston

August 19, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A severe drought has taken over most of Massachusetts, including Boston, where many of the trees that line the sidewalks may need a bit more love. The city of Boston planted 1,424  new trees during the spring, leaving the younglings as the most vulnerable in the hot heat. The city takes...
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Harrison Albany Block Continues To Get Pushback from Neighbors

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel After a lot of noise, the Harrison Albany Block project has now gone into a quieter period, waiting for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to issue its Scoping Determination. That doesn’t mean neighbors are any less riled up about the 600-plus unit development by Leggat McCall that would take up an...
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Downtown View:When Should A Building be Landmarked?

August 19, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Karen is on a break. This subject continues to be important. Recently the Boston Landmarks Commission voted to study whether this commercial artifact should be given landmark status. For some people, it’s only a sign. Others believe it gives Boston a sense of place. In any case, the results of...
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