Archive for January, 2017

Sculpting Ice Is A Delicate Pursuit Even after 30 Years of Practice

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Some might think working with glass is delicate business, but those folks haven’t tried carving ice. For the past 30 years, Steve Rose and his company, Ice Effects, have provided the ice sculptures for First Night – with this year’s entries dazzling everyone with a maritime theme that included Jaws, the...
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Daytime Closures of Sidewalks to Happen Along the Longfellow Bridge

January 6, 2017
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will close the sidewalk along the Land Boulevard and Memorial Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge through Friday, January 6. The sidewalk will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. The daytime closures are necessary to allow the contractor to safely work...
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Low-Wage Workers to Get New Year’s Raise, Minimum Wage to Rise from $10 to $11

January 6, 2017
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On January 1, 2017, nearly 500,000 low-wage workers in Massachusetts will get their third consecutive annual pay increase when the state’s minimum wage rises from $10 to $11 an hour. The increase is the last of three $1 increases in the minimum wage laid out in 2014 legislation, which brought the state’s minimum wage...
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Downtown Businesses Host Ice Sculptures for Boston’s First Night

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With cold temperatures settling in, First Night revelers were able to take in the multiple variety of maritime legend ice sculptures scattered throughout downtown Boston. To continue the fun, throughout Boston’s Back Bay, local businesses hosted a variety of small ice sculptures in front of their storefronts this past December 31,...
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Pharmacists Come to Lend a Hand on Methadone Mile, See the Problem First Hand

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One of the most common routes to heroin addiction is through the use of prescription medication, often pills received by perfectly legal means at the local pharmacy from a registered pharmacist. It’s with that knowledge that several local pharmacists and those studying to become pharmacists have decided to be part of...
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Doubles Action:University Club of Boston to Host Annual MFS Pro-Am Squash Doubles Tournament

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen For the 26th year in a row, the University Club on Stuart Street in Boston will be hosting the international Squash Doubles Tournament. Running from Wednesday, January 4 to Sunday January 8, the 2017 Massachusetts Financial Services (MFS) Pro-Am Doubles will be hosting players from around the world to compete for...
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Forum Bids Happy Retirement to DPW’s Frank O’Brien

January 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The first public servant assigned to the South End Forum was honored at a Forum meeting on Tuesday night for his years of dedication to the community and to the Forum. Frank O’Brien of Public Works (PWD) has appeared at the Forum for around 10 years as a liaison to the...
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Police Briefs 01-05-2017

January 6, 2017
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BACK BAY KENMORE /FENWAY SOUTH END POLICE LOG Dec. 27 33 Monsignor Reynolds Way – Verbal Dispute 6 Marlborough St. – Assault – Aggravated – Battery; Assault Simple – Battery 393 Massachusetts Ave. – Warrant Arrest 580 Boylston St. – Investigate Property 900 Boylston St. – Trespassing 645 Boylston St. – Auto Theft 100...
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Let’s Face It, Boston Is A Winter City, So Let’s Enjoy It

January 6, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone That’s the feeling I had when I went to the new Boston Winter village on City Hall Plaza over the Christmas and New Year’s break. Boston is a winter city; let’s face it. Yet somehow we’ve all forgotten that. As much as the summer can be gorgeous and the fishing,...
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Keeping Our Water Supply Safe

January 6, 2017
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In 2014, the American Waterworks Association declared MWRA’s water to be the best in the nation. (In fact, it won both first and second place both for the City of Boston’s and the MWRA’s own sample.) This was not a lucky coincidence, but the end result of a carefully crafted and intricate plan to...
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