Archive for March, 2017

Training to Fight the Empire

March 31, 2017
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Training to Fight the Empire

WANT TO FIGHT LIKE A JEDI? Jacky Martin (left) battles David Leung in a light saber demonstration last Saturday, March 25, at the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) on Arlington Street. The duo were from Boston Jedi and showed a packed class how to fight with the Star Wars light saber. The free...
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St Botolph’s ‘Shake It Off’ Get Together

March 31, 2017
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St Botolph’s ‘Shake It Off’ Get Together

NOODLES AND NEIGHBORS! Donald Hess and Peter Cahn enjoy their dinner of noodles and chicken last Thursday, March 16, at the St. Botolph Neighborhood Association’s annual ‘Shake it Off’ get-together at the YMCA on Huntington Avenue. The event drew a large crowd to “shake off” the winter blues and prepare for the spring civic...
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When Not to Whisper:BBAC Cited for Open Meeting Law Violation

March 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Attorney General’s Office concluded that the Committee members of the Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) improperly deliberated during the Violations Subcommittee hearing on September 26, by talking in hushed voices among themselves for more than three minutes about a contentious situation on Hereford Street. The Open Meeting Law requires that...
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Project Place, Main Streets Partner for More Job Opportunities in the Neighborhood

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With tears welling up in this eyes, Joel ‘Speedy’ Reyes told a room full of folks on Monday afternoon, March 27, just how important it is to get clients from Project Place – which he once was – on the streets cleaning up the community and working. Reyes is the supervisor...
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SoWa Saturday Proposal Gets the Nod at City Hall

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A little-known, but vitally important, roundtable committee at City Hall finally heard and gave the go-ahead for the SoWa Market to proceed with individual permits for the expansion to Saturdays this spring and summer. The Public Events Committee – made up of City and state officials from the MBTA, Boston Police,...
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The Creation of the Community Preservation Committee Begins

March 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The first steps of establishing the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) started to roll out when the Boston City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a hearing last week at Boston City Hall. “The CPA has three components: affordable housing, parks and historic preservation,” said Liz Vizza the director of Friends of...
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News Briefs

March 31, 2017
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COUNCIL PASSES NOMINATION PAPERS The Boston City Council this past Wednesday, March 22, voted to pass Mayor Martin Walsh’s home-rule petition to amend the rules around nomination papers. This home-rule petition, if passed by the state, would allow registered voters to sign as many candidates’ papers as they wish, rather than limit them to...
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Southampton Shelter Announces Some Recovery Services Cut for Special Homeless Populations

March 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Some 40 slots for men in recovery and HIV-postive homeless people in recovery at the Southampton Shelter were cut last week when the City Administration announced the two programs will no longer be funded. It is estimated that the two programs, Safe Harbor and Project SOAR, cost about $800,000 per year,...
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Emerald Necklace Conservancy Holds Annual Meeting

March 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Last week, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy invited members and guests to the annual meeting to bring updates on important improvements to the parks and say a thank you to its many volunteers. Held on this past Wednesday, March 22 at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Conservancy was glad...
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Police Briefs 03-30-2017

March 31, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log March 20 88 West Newton St. – Verbal Dispute 10 Aguadilla St. – Missing Person 66 Fenway – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Camden St/Columbus Ave – Robbery – Street 874 Harrison Ave. – Investigate Person 40 West Dedham St. – Affray 437 Columbus Ave. – Vandalism...
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