Archive for January, 2017

Former District A1 Commanding Superintendent O’Rourke Retires

January 27, 2017
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Boston Police Superintendent Bernard “Bernie” O’Rourke has retired following a lengthily career with the department, that expanded 29 years. Many of those years, O’Rourke spent as the Commanding Officer of District A1 which covers the Beacon Hill, North End, West End. Charelstown, Downtown and Waterfront neighborhoods where he conducted the community’s monthly public safety...
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Rising Water Levels Threat to City’s Municipal Harbor Plan

January 27, 2017
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A recent environmental report given to the City of Boston clearly indicates waterfront high tides will consistently rise creating some serious damage to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. One city employee told a community organization that eventually water could extend out as far as Faneuil Hall with many neighborhood streets and The Greenway affected. Structures...
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Enforcement Key to Reduce The City’s Speed Limit

January 27, 2017
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Obviously, the new City of Boston ordinance regarding the speed limit on city streets from 30 mph to 25 mph will prevent more accidents, injuries and deaths but only if there is adequate enforcement on a regular basis. Public safety concerns are the main reason a reduce speed limit was enacted and only strict...
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Celebrating MLK Jr at Blackstone

January 20, 2017
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Celebrating MLK Jr at Blackstone

Ian Herold works on a mural at the Blackstone Innovation School in the South End on Monday morning, Jan. 16, during one of many service project sites throughout the city put on to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday bearing his name. Students, staff, neighborhood groups and youth...
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Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

January 20, 2017
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Councilor Tito Jackson Announces Bid for Mayor

By Seth Daniel When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury last Thursday, Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city – in particular those...
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Walsh Mentions Local Projects in State of the City Address

January 20, 2017
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Walsh Mentions Local Projects in State of the City Address

By Beth Treffeisen In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his third State of the City Address. In his address, Walsh committed to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. In an effort from the Walsh Administration to create...
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Massport:Winthrop Sq Tower is Too High

January 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The proposed mixed use 775-foot high tower slated for 115 Winthrop Square, which is known for casting controversial new shadows on the public parks downtown, has received yet another challenge from the air. The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) came out against the proposed height of the building, saying it would interfere...
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Cumberland Farms Closure Disappoints Some In the Local Community,WSANA to Discuss

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are few things that have symbolized the huge uptick in addiction and homelessness in the Mass/Cass area, also known as Methadone Mile, than the Cumberland Farms store that unofficially, and without much of a choice, served as Ground Zero for the problem – cobbled on a busy street corner between...
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Japanese Investor Acquires Back Bay Office Buildings

January 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Liberty Mutual sold two of its Back Bay office towers at 10 St. James Avenue and 75 Arlington Street for $673 million to a Japanese investment firm, Mori Trust Group this past January 5. The Boston-based insurance company put the buildings up for sale in September 2016 after the home, auto,...
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Boston City Council News and Notes

January 20, 2017
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Boston City Council brings in the new year at their first meeting held last Wednesday, January 11, with a number of refiles. The Council operates on a one-year legislative cycle within a two-year term, meaning that proposals that aren’t voted on by the end of each year become inactive and need to be refilled...
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