Archive for February, 2017

Getting the Call for Just About Anything

February 28, 2017
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Those who follow Mr. Boston may now know that the old soul has achieved an e-mail address for readers to respond to and pass on comments. For the record, that is mrboston@thebostonsun.com. Getting that going made me think of the old days when the landline would ring at the various newspapers where I took...
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Beating Cancer Shouldn’t Force Patients into Bankruptcy

February 28, 2017
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By Kenneth E. Thorpe and Patricia J. Goldsmith Liza Bernstein survived breast cancer three times. But it took all she had. She lost her home and savings to the costs of tests and treatments. She’s not technically bankrupt — but that’s only because she “couldn’t afford the fees” to file the claim. Liza recently...
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How We’re Making Boston’s Streets Safer

February 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30...
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Eastie VS Boston Latin Academy Gallery

February 23, 2017
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Boston Latin Academy defeated East Boston in the Championship game at Matthews Arena 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday.  The game ended in the third period 3-3, then followed by a 7:30min overtime which lead to the best of 5 penalty shots.  Latin scored one shot and Eastie none, leading to Latin’s victory. Click...
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Councilor Zakim and Local Organizers Host Rally in Support of Hias National Day of Action for Refugees

February 17, 2017
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This past Sunday, over a hundred people came together to join City Councilor Josh Zakim and community allies across the region for a rally in support of HIAS National Day of Action for Refugees. The rally was held despite the snow on February 12, at the New England Holocaust Memorial located in Boston’s Carmen...
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Boston Knows How to Do Snow

February 17, 2017
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Boston Knows How to Do Snow

Dmitry Smelansky, who works in the Back Bay, skis across Boston Common on his lunch break last Friday – one of many people who made the best of snowy fun last Friday in between snow-storms. Thursday’s blizzard yielded 12 inches of snow recorded in Boston and Sunday’s storm dropped about 3.5 inches of snow...
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First-Ever Winter Walk

February 17, 2017
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First-Ever Winter Walk

Approximately 500 people gathered over the weekend to help raise awareness of the homeless population in Boston and raise funds to help them out. Paul English, center, makes his way back with winter walkers to Copley Square.
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South End the Lone Exception to Boston’s Informal Space Saver Rule

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The nasty, threatening notes are the stuff of Boston legend. The objects that people use to hold their spaces are confounding to the uninitiated. The practice of marking a spot probably goes back as long as there has been snow, cars and shovels. It’s the culture of space savers, but it...
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Boston City Council Re-Establishes Special Committee on Civil Rights;Councilor Zakim Appointed to Chair

February 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to unanimously re-establish the Special Committee on Civil Rights, at the hearing this past Wednesday, February 8. City Councilor Josh Zakim of District 8 will chair the new special committee. He has previously chaired the discontinued committee on Human Rights and Civil Rights in the 2014...
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Air Rights Parcel Next to Hynes Convention Center Gets Set in Motion

February 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Two new glossy towers on top of a podium of retail and above ground parking is taking shape to replace the gaping hole that leads down to the Massachusetts Turnpike, next to the Hynes Convention Center in the Back Bay. But this new design, after two years of delay, is far...
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