Archive for January, 2017

Estimated 175,000 Unite at Boston’s Women’s March

January 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Marchers bearing pink hats, colorful signs, and t-shirts stating ‘Nasty Women’ packed the Boston Common this past Saturday in a peaceful protest against the recent election of President Donald J. Trump. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in solidarity to fight for values of human dignity, equal rights and freedom from...
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Developers Take Battle to State’s Top Court

January 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In essence, it’s simply a small seam that joins two brick walls on Harrison Avenue that, for some five years, has come between two major South End developers, John Holland and Arthur Leon, and cost them both bundles of money. One side of the wall is red brick; the other side...
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City, Boston State Delegation Looking to Cooperate;City Requests 151 New Licenses from State Leaders Over Three Years

January 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Putting last year’s low-level feud over control of liquor licenses for Boston in the past, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston state delegation are looking this year to cooperate in releasing more than 150 new liquor licenses over three years in creative ways – a way cited as a part of...
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City Officials Outline New Legislation to Allow New Shadow from Winthrop Square Tower in Common

January 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen If passed, the proposed 750 foot building slated for the Winthrop Square Garage could be the last to cast additional shadows on the Boston Common and Public Garden downtown. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) proposed a plan to push legislation that would allow the building to use up the...
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USES to Celebrate Past 125 Years, Look to the Future, in Kick-Off Party Jan 28

January 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Few things are enduring in the ever-changing landscape of the South End, where the neighborhood has made and re-made itself over time and again. One thing from that storied past that has endured, however, is the Settlement House movement and it’s modern day ancestor United South End Settlements (USES), which is...
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Old Dover Support for Quinzani’s Conditional on Comprehensive Traffic Plan

January 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Old Dover Neighborhood Association agreed on Tuesday night, Jan. 17, to lend its support to the Quinzani’s residential development by Related Beal, but with a major asterisk denoting that the Association wants some comprehensive traffic and circulation plans to be hammered out before any construction is allowed. In fact, the...
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Police Briefs 01-26-2017

January 27, 2017
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BACK BAY-KENMORE/FENWAY-SOUTH END POLICE LOG Jan. 17 840 Harrison Ave. – Assault Simple – Battery; Disorderly Conduct; Other Offense; Threats to Do Bodily Harm; Warrant Arrest 72 Peterborough St. – Verbal Dispute 789 Commonwealth Ave. – Investigate Person Dartmouth/Newbury streets – Investigate Person 96 East Lenox St. – Vandalism 480 Boylston St. – Larceny...
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Dennis, Welcome to the Boston Jerk Sports Fan Hall of Fame

January 27, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Dennis Harrison was just a regular guy up to Saturday evening, and then he pulled the fire alarm to underground fame. Harrison, for those who don’t know, is the Eastie guy who came by some information that the Pittsburgh Steelers were staying in Eastie at the airport hotel. Then he...
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Winthrop Square’s Shady Deal

January 27, 2017
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By Councilor Tito Jackson The Boston Common has been the playground for Boston’s children since 1634, the backyard for Boston’s youth, and the front porch for Boston’s seniors. The first public park in America, it is the iconic public space of our city. The Frog Pond’s splash pool and ice skating rink and the...
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The State of Our City

January 27, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 17th, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with...
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