Archive for December, 2016

Bag Ban on Hold

December 16, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Those flimsy plastic bags that can be found stuck in the drain gutter, fluttering from a tree, and clogging pristine waterways such as the Charles River may soon be a thing of a past. The Boston City Council moved to keep this matter in file under the Government Operations Committee until...
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Zakim Gets Street Parking Permits An Upgrade

December 16, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Street parking in neighborhoods like Beacon Hill just got some extra needed relief with the passage of the updated version of the City’s street occupancy permit program this past Wednesday, December 14 during the Boston City Council Hearing. Boston’s street occupancy permit program allows residents, contractors, and utilities to perform construction,...
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Mayor Says Lots of Things Are Being Done for Methadone Mile, Asks for Six Months

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh thanked South End residents for their patience in tolerating the problems on the Methadone Mile area of the neighborhood and asked for six more months to make measured improvements and to keep trying new ideas during an informal talk at the South End Forum’s annual Conversation with the...
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Community Partners Combine Efforts to Keep Washington St Clean

December 16, 2016
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By Seth Daniel One of the things that bogs down the Washington Street business district is trash, and a new program and partnership between Washington Gateways Main Streets and the South End’s Project Place has successfully put a dent in the rubbish on Washington Street. Using funding from successful capital campaigns, Gateways has been...
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Holiday Events to Attend Across Downtown Boston

December 16, 2016
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Old South Church 645 Boylston Street Blue Christmas Jazz Worship Thursday, December 15, 6:00p.m. A tender, comforting time for those who experience Christmas as a reminder of sadness or loss Service of Congregational Lessons and Carols Sunday, December 18, 11:00a.m. Join the Old South Church Chancel Choir for a service of traditional carols and...
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TownPool Pop-Up Shop in Back Bay Opens for the Holidays:South End Landmark District Commission Approves New Building on Former Piano Factory Site

December 16, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The South End Landmark District Commission (SELC) at their December meeting approved the new design behind the 66,700 square foot building that will be completely replacing the site of a former piano factory building that was built in the late 19th century. Located at 46 Wareham Street in the South End,...
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New Kenmore Square Sign Marks the Start to the Longest Continuous Road in the Country

December 16, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Bridging together two coastal communities, Boston, Massachusetts and Newport, Oregon, are two mileage signs that mark each end of Route 20, the longest continuous road in the country. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) sign will mark the eastern end of the historic Route 20 in Kenmore Square. Meanwhile, the City...
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City Issues the Do’s and Don’ts of New Marijuana Laws in Effect Dec 15

December 16, 2016
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With new marijuana legalization laws going into effect today, Dec. 15, in Massachusetts, Mayor Martin Walsh issued a primer for what is legal and what still is illegal in regards to marijuana in Boston. The state will recognize marijuana as a legal substance for adults 21 and over Dec. 15, and the City of...
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Police Briefs 12-15-2016

December 16, 2016
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BACK BAY-KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG Dec. 5   444 Harrison Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 725 Albany St. – Investigate Person 53 Huntington Ave. – Larceny Shoplifting 100 Huntington Ave. – Assault – Aggravated; Larceny Shoplifting; Stolen Property – Buying/Receiving/Possessing 91 Westland Ave. – Investigate Property 259 Beacon St. – Investigate Person...
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The Politics of the Coffee Shop

December 16, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Nothing these days in Boston speaks as to who we are, what circles we run within and what class of person we are than where we choose to get coffee. In Boston, the simplicity of getting some caffeine in the morning, or just choosing the place that’s convenient isn’t enough....
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