Archive for February, 2017

Pedestrian and Bike Traffic to be Diverted along the Charles River Esplanade

February 17, 2017
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The Esplanade Association (EA) has announced that it recently received an anonymous donation specifically designated to be used for tree care on the Charles River Esplanade Park. With this grant and in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Esplanade Association has scheduled the tree maintenance and care to be completed...
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Acoustic on Main Ready to Rock (Quietly) in South End, Citywide

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If a local restaurateur were wanting to have an acoustic live music show, in the past that would mean taking a trip to City Hall and sifting through red tape, yellow tape and Scotch tape to get a permit for a measly two-hour set with a musician or poet. It was...
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Mayor Walsh Announces New Managing Director and Senior Advisor of External Affairs for BPS

February 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At a February 10 press conference, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced the promotion of Dr. Makeeba McCreary of Jamaica Plain to the role of managing director and senior advisor of external affairs for BPS. In her new position, Dr. McCreary will focus on expanding...
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New Co-Working Space is Coming Soon to Newbury Street

February 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Spaces Newbury Street recently opened on February 13 as a collaborative workspace for Boston entrepreneurs and innovators. The new innovative office space will be situated on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street, only blocks away from the proposed air rights residential and office buildings that will soon span over...
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Michlewitz Files Legislation to Get South End in Airplane Advisory Group

February 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The South End might have a new seat at the table when it comes to sounding off on airplane noise, with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz filing legislation this week that would require a South Ender to have a seat on the MassPort Community Advisory Committee (CAC). The MassPort CAC meets regularly...
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Councilor Josh Zakim and Local Organizers Host Rally in Support of HAIS National Day of Action for Refugees

February 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen 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 HAIS National Day of Action for Refugees. The rally was held despite the snow on February 12, at the New England Holocaust Memorial located...
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Police Briefs 02-16-2017

February 17, 2017
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG Feb. 6 53 Huntington Ave. – Property – Stolen, Then Recovered 794 Massachusetts Ave. – Assault Simple – Battery East Berkeley/Washington streets – Violation of Auto Law – Operating After Revocation/Suspension 72 Westland Ave. – Investigate Person 1740 Washington St. – Threats to Do Bodily...
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Getting Grizzly is a Way of Dealing with the Winter

February 17, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone When I was little, my aunts used to always have extreme disdain for their husbands carrying a beard – especially in the winter. That’s because, for many a New England man, one of the best ways to deal with harsh winds and cold snow when we’re out shoveling the path...
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Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2017
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Dear Mr. Stone: I am a fairly recent  (2015) arrival in Boston who regularly reads your column in the Sun. I find what you say often thought-provoking, if not always easy to agree with. This  week you expressed discomfort with the style of Senator Elizabeth Warren, whom you regard as too ideological. The Senator...
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Residents Urged to Get Involved

February 17, 2017
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City Councilors Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, Andrea Campbell, and Annissa Essaibi George are to be congratulated for starting a series of meetings on the issues of early childhood education and childcare in Boston. The fear that Boston is a city not welcoming to families is becoming a real possibility. Whether one looks at the...
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