Archive for August, 2016

Northampton Street Truck Traffic Unite Neighborhood Groups

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Crickets are usually reserved as the prime noisemaker at 3 a.m. in the morning, but increasingly on Northampton Street in the South End, the sound has been the crashing and booming of large trucks that use the the street as a shortcut from very early in the morning and all throughout...
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South End Landmarks Commission Works to Retain Harrison Ave Church

August 8, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Going into the late hours of Tuesday evening, the South End Landmarks Commission continued to work with the developer of the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Harrison Ave., to revamp the house of prayer into rental units. The meeting that lasted to the quarter past 11 on Tuesday night, looked...
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Special Promos Planned for Sunday’s ‘OpenNewbury’

August 8, 2016
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By Dan Murphy When Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s inaugural “Open Newbury Street” initiative transforms the street into a pedestrian-only walkway on Sunday, Aug. 7, several participating businesses will offer special promotions and activities to mark the occasion. From noon to 5 p.m., the School of Fashion Design at 136 Newbury St. will offer a...
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Downtown View:Donald O’Trump

August 8, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor This column was published last fall. Things haven’t changed except that Donald is now the Republican nominee. But only a few weeks ago The New York Times reported he wouldn’t rule out quitting shortly after he was elected, if he did win. So I’m thinking he still is running partly...
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Attack on Harrison Avenue Raises Eyebrows,Institutional Security Issues

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The woman was walking casually near her home at the GTI building on Harrison Avenue. It was broad daylight, just after 8 a.m. on Friday, July 22. She was looking at her phone. The man was in a T-Shirt and shorts on the other side of the street. He seemed agitated,...
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Of Barbershops and Boston Loyalty

August 8, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone I recently lost my “guy.” That, of course, could mean a whole host of different things, but in Boston-speak, we can translate it to mean that someone important who did critical favors, allowed access to unrestricted areas, got good deals on expensive things – some how, don’t ask how –...
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Police Briefs 08-04-2016

August 8, 2016
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BACK BAY FENWAY/KENMORE SOUTH END POLICE LOG July 25 121 Brookline Ave. – License Premise Violation 125 Brookline Ave. – License Premise Violation 62 Brookline Ave. – License Premise Violation; Liquor Law Violation Van Ness Street/Yawkey Way – Disturbing the Peace 16 Harcourt St. – Assault – Aggravated 16 Harcourt St. – Disorderly Conduct...
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Letter to the Editor

August 8, 2016
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Tethering is cruel Dear Editor: The German shepherd in Middleborough who chewed off part of his paw after reportedly being tethered for at least a day and becoming entangled is a reminder of the cruelty and danger of tethering and why it should be banned altogether. Entanglement and neglect are just two of the...
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Enjoy the Last Days of Summer

August 8, 2016
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When we glanced at the calendar this week, it seemed hard to believe that August already is here — and that are just four weeks to go until Labor Day weekend. Summer always is fleeting. It goes by way too fast, even if it has been a perfect summer season, as 2016 thus far...
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