Archive for January, 2017

Police Briefs 01-19-2017

January 20, 2017
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG Jan. 8 885 Harrison Ave. – Sudden Death 400 Shawmut Ave. – Investigate Property 333 Massachusetts Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 800 Boylston St. – Larceny Shoplifting 65 Hammond St. – Assault Simple – Battery 102 Gainsborough St. – Vandalism 479 Boylston St. – Larceny...
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Adios Man on the Moon, None of Us Have Known Ya’

January 20, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone This week, there is one less man left alive who has walked on the moon. Former astronaut Gene Cernan passed away, and left this Earth as one of the last men living to have set foot on the moon. There are only a couple more left, and all are very...
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Closing the Gender Wage Gap

January 20, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’...
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Letter to the Editor

January 20, 2017
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Opposed to Winthrop Square project height as proposed Dear Editor: We are writing to express our opposition to the Winthrop Square project, as currently proposed, as well as any amendment to the State Shadow Laws to facilitate such a project. We are both parents of two children – two now grown, but born and...
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Attention Democrats:Grow Up

January 20, 2017
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Donald Trump is set to be inaugurated on Friday. Certainly, that is a day and an event that no serious person on any side of the political spectrum ever thought might be possible. However, that is the reality that we have to deal with — and it is an outcome that every American unhesitatingly...
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Three Kings Day

January 13, 2017
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Three Kings Day

The Three Kings made a long journey on Thursday, Jan. 5, to the IBA Three Kings Celebration at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End. The annual event draws hundreds to celebrate the journey of the Magi in the Biblical story of Jesus’s birth. The kings include Caspar, Melchoir and...
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Squash Doubles Tournament

January 13, 2017
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Squash Doubles Tournament

The University Club in Back Bay hosted the International Squash Doubles Tournament over the weekend for the 26th year. The Pro-Am Tournament went from January 4-8 and was sponsored by MFS. Participants competed for cash prizes totaling $40,000. Tournament action included both professional men and women along with Professional-Amateur teams made up of one professional...
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New Proposed Building in Bay Village Brings Up Concerns Among Residents

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Members of Bay Village voiced their concerns over the newly proposed 19-story building slated for 212 – 222 Stuart Street at the Bay Village Neighborhood Association (BVNA) executive committee meeting, held on January 9. Major concerns circled around height, light pollution, shadows to be cast onto the adjacent Statler Park, and...
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Clash of Buttons at Meeting on Winthrop Square

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen   A rivalry between two buttons, one stating ‘Keep our Parks Sunny’ and the other stating ‘Let Boston Rise’ emerged at the second scheduled open house style public meeting for the project slated for 115 Winthrop Square. At an out-of-the-box public meeting held by the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA)...
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BPDA to Call for Hearings on Harrison Albany, Quinzani’s Projects

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is set to call for public hearings, and a potential Board vote, of two major projects in the South End that were debated for almost all of 2016. The BPDA Board will hear a request from Director Brian Golden at its meeting today, Jan....
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