Archive for August, 2016

A Degree in DHCD,IAGs, andCACs…LOL

August 19, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone It wasn’t long ago I saw on television a few Boston media types and some egghead journalism professors talking about the local media. The host of the program picked up this newspaper, and two other competing papers. Each of them had top stories about progress on IAGs (Impact Advisory Group),...
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Mayor Walsh 2016 Garden Contest Winners Are Chosen

August 19, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Around Boston, community members work hard to keep the city filled with gorgeous greenery to make a dense urban area not only appear but be more livable. Now in its 20th year, the Garden Contest recognizes those who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs that help to beautify the various...
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State Approves Six-Year Urban Renewal Plan for BRA,City

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has approved the six-year extension of 14 urban renewal districts in the City of Boston – per request of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) – and the state agency has an eye to the future of those areas. While the public debate...
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New Light Pole Antennas to Line South End Streets

August 19, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Coming soon to the South End, 25 distributed antenna systems or DAS nodes will line various streets, adding antennas to the tops of otherwise mundane standard Boston street lights. During the August South End Landmarks Commission meeting, an unanimous approval of the DAS nodes that will line mostly Tremont Street and...
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Council President, Mayor See Through Different Lenses On Pot Question

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Council President Michelle Wu has admittedly never tried marijuana. And, while at Harvard University, she recalls she and her roommates being very disturbed by some of the other students who filled the hallways with marijuana smoke from time to time. That said, she has come out in favor of the ballot...
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Police Briefs 08-11-2016

August 19, 2016
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG Aug. 1 444 Harrison Ave. – Investigate Person Shawmut Avenue/West Newton Street – Violation of Auto Law – Operating Unregistered/Uninsured Car 41 Bay State Road – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Exeter/Newbury streets – Larceny – All Others 69 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 47 Newbury...
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Letter to the Editor

August 19, 2016
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The state agency has  overstepped its authority Dear Editor: To Secretary Jay Ash, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development: I am writing to inform you that the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has exceeded its powers by acting on a matter over which it has no jurisdiction.  DHCD has issued...
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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...
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New Herb and Medicinal Garden

August 8, 2016
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New Herb and Medicinal Garden

Kristin Mobilia, Fenway Garden Society (FGS) herb/medicinal garden project coordinator, presented Mayor Martin Walsh with a gift from the members of the FGS during a ribbon cutting on  Saturday, July 30, for the new Herb and Medicinal Garden. The new garden is located in the former plot of late, long-time gardener Phyllis Hanes.
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After17 Years,Brand Ready to Ride Again in the Pan Mass Challenge

August 8, 2016
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After17 Years,Brand Ready to Ride Again in the Pan Mass Challenge

By Seth Daniel When Andy Brand pedals through the backroads of the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) route, he doesn’t tend to look at his speed or time himself. Instead, he looks at the signs along the route and the people who come out to support him. He high-fives the young people who have survived...
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