Archive for January, 2017

South End Forum Approves Parking Task Force Recommendations with Fee for Permits

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After many months of discussion and one revamp, the South End Forum approved recommendations drafted by its Parking Task Force at its meeting on Jan. 3 – recommendations that include banning space savers, charging a fee for parking permits and year-round street sweeping. Moderator Steve Fox took the temperature of the...
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SELC Puts Preservation Plan on Hold for Boston Medical Center

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The South End Landmarks Commission (SELC) voted to continue the application for the preservation plan and evaluation report of the Dowling Building at Boston Medical Center at the January 3, hearing. With Commissioners John Amodeo and John Freeman, who have been working on this project for many years absent from the...
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Boston’s Use of Dry Ice for Rodent Control Is Placed on Temporary Ban

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A successful new program of using carbon dioxide in the form of dry ice for rodent control was recently put on hold after it came to the attention of the State’s Department of Agricultural Resources that it was unclear as to whether or not dry ice needed to be registered as...
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District 4 Sees Drop in Part One Crime in ‘16

January 13, 2017
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By Dan Murphy As 2016 drew to a close, District 4 was on track to see an approximately 8-percent decrease in violent and property crime from the pervious year. According to Boston Police, 3,586 Part One crimes were reported in the district, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway,...
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Police Briefs 01-12-2017

January 13, 2017
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG Jan. 2 132 Brookline Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Columbus/Massachusetts avenues – Violation of Auto Law – Operating After Revocation/Suspension; Violation of Auto Law – Operating Unregistered/Uninsured Car; Violation of Auto Law – Other; Warrant Arrest 346 Newbury St. – Larceny Shoplifting 70 Saint Botolph...
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Framingham Underground: Broadcasting from the Bunker on a Snow Day

January 13, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone I guess I don’t always remember menial things like how politicians used to handle snowstorms and blizzards, but for the life of me, I can’t recall some of the City’s old-time mayors and the state’s previous governors giving press conferences about what we should do to get through a cold...
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What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?

January 13, 2017
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When one considers that it has been almost 49 years since Martin Luther King was assassinated, it is easy to understand why so many of our fellow Americans today have so little understanding of who he was and what he accomplished. Every school child for the past generation knows well the story of Martin...
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First Night Boston

January 6, 2017
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Katy Mulroy led a giant dragon around the steps of the Boston Public Library during the Peoples Parade at First Night on New Year’s Eve in Copley Square. The new configuration proved popular with those who braved the rain and thousands turned out for the parade and early fireworks. A heavy police presence also...
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Cathedral Dominates

January 6, 2017
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Cathedral Dominates

HIGH ALTITUDES:   Cathedral’s Trevor Lynch drives to the net in first quarter action of the Panther’s 63-41 victory over St. John’s in the second round of the BABC Holiday Classic on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Cathedral High played host this year to the annual multi-state Winter Break tournament, and made a good showing as...
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New Boston Flower Exchange Ownership Ready for Two-Tiered Community Process

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In a nod to community-first thinking in his home neighborhood, the Abbey Group’s Bill Keravuori appeared at the South End Forum on Tuesday night, Jan. 3, to begin what was described as the first of many prolonged conversations about how his forthcoming development at the sprawling former Boston Flower Exchange site...
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