Archive for November, 2016

Elected Officials Come Out in Continued Support of Boston Immigrants

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Following the recent election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States and his recent threats to the nation’s immigrant communities, Boston officials have come out in continued support of protecting immigrants from deportation. Boston is already a sanctuary city under the Trust Act that prohibits the Boston Police...
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Election Was No Surprise When Looking at Shrugs and Smiles

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When jaws dropped last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as the national election returns began to favor President-elect Donald Trump, one apolitical political predictor had a very big “told you so” moment. Boston area businessman and political prognosticator Don Khoury is known for turning down the sound on political races. By...
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Officials, Residents Wrestle with Intrusive Shadows

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The proposed redevelopment of the deteriorated Winthrop Square Garage might go as high as 775 feet, and may cast a shadow as far as a third of a mile away onto the Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, breaking existing shadow laws. The current laws restrict any new...
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Capuano Counsels Democratic Voters after Trump, Republican Victories

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel After a shocking Election Day result that included not only a win by President Elect Donald Trump, but also a Republican sweep through the U.S. Congress and many state legislatures, Congressman Michael Capuano has been out on the trail consoling Democratic voters. In many cases, while some are ready to figuratively...
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Harrison Albany Block Reduces Units, Makes Garage Smaller in Another Revamp

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In yet another revamp, the Harrison Albany Block project has proposed reducing the number of units from 687 to 650, to bring down some heights and to make the parking garage smaller. The news came at a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) public meeting on Monday and also in further...
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Statue, Vibrancy Planned for Tremont’s Frederick Douglass District

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The heart of the Frederick Douglass District in the South End on Tremont Street and Camden Streets was once a vibrant business community with a healthy middle class and a great appreciation for the history of African Americans, in particularly Douglass. All of that disappeared with the wrecking ball decades ago...
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Light Boston Turns 20

November 18, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Light Boston seeks to illuminate architectural landmarks and other notable locations by championing for appropriate exterior lighting to enhance the city’s nighttime social vitality, aesthetics and public safety. The origins of the not-for-profit, citizen’s advocacy group dates back to 1996, when longtime Mount Vernon Street resident...
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Police Briefs 11-17-2016

November 18, 2016
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BACK BAY-KENMORE/FENWAY- SOUTH END POLICE LOG Nov. 7 650 Harrison Ave. – Property – Found 26 East Brookline St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 393 Massachusetts Ave. – Robbery – Street 447 Shawmut Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 72 Kilmarnock St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 148 West Concord St. – Larceny Theft of Bicycle 1421...
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Friendly Faces Yield to Transponders and Kiosks

November 18, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone In another blow to human interaction, the toll takers at the various stops and starts throughout Boston have passed into the past – and with little to no fanfare. Most have applauded the change and prefer to be able cruise through with the illusion that it costs nothing, when in...
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Why Were the Presidential Polls Wrong?

November 18, 2016
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By Dr. Gary Welton The election-night coverage of the 2016 vote began with images of the Clinton campaign team gathering in the Javits Center—under the symbolic glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton supporters were enthusiastic, upbeat, and expectant. The polls gave them every reason to expect that America was electing her as the country’s first female...
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