Archive for March, 2017

Cheering for Massachsuetts Healthcare? Only if You’re A Politician

March 31, 2017
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There’s quite a disconnect these days between what is said and what’s happening on the ground. Pick your subject. Mine will be health care in our great Commonwealth. Of course health care has been in the news locally and nationally and the common refrain from the politicians around Boston is that Massachusetts is way...
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How We’re Investing in Our Schools

March 31, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a...
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How Low Can They Go?

March 31, 2017
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The political goings-on in Washington these past few weeks truly have been unprecedented within the lifetime of anyone alive today. The budget outline submitted by President Trump a few weeks ago, followed by the failed attempt to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, represent policy-making that seeks to assert to an unprecedented...
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We Remember It Well…

March 31, 2017
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The “it” we are referring to  was the surprise April Fool’s Day snowstorm of 1997 — 20 years ago this week — that dumped 25 inches of snow in this immediate area and even more in other places in the Greater Boston area. We recall that the weather forecasters had not predicted such a...
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Cathedral Girls Basketball Win State Championship

March 24, 2017
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Cathedral Girls Basketball Win State Championship

Roody Jean-Baptist, 18, a senior at Cathedral High, asks Jasmine Veerapen (11) to be his prom date at the end of the state Semi-Finals in Woburn High School last Wednesday night, March 15. The Cathedral girls won the game over Fenway, 84-34, and then proceeded to win the State Championship for the second straight...
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Exchange South End Unveils Initial Ideas at South End Forum, Takes Show to the Road

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If the Boston Flower Exchange project is going to be all about the community, they’ve certainly started in the right place. Looking to pre-empt the City’s official process with their own “feeling out” of the South End community, principals of the Abbey Group appeared at the South End Forum on Weds.,...
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Reshaping the BPDA from the Inside Out:Women now Make up Majority of Agency Staff

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was formed in 1957. Throughout the years, this agency has decided in many ways what direction the City should go in by having a tight fingertip on every major development that has come through Boston over the past...
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SoWa Saturday Proposal Still Hung up at City Hall

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a long and involved meeting with the Old Dover Neighborhood Association last month concerning the expansion of the SoWa Market to Saturdays, the eventual overwhelming neighborhood supports seemed to be the conclusion of the community discussion. A 23-7 vote seemed to carry the proposal after owner Mario Nicosia made some...
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Debate Over Proposed Tower in the Bay Village Continues

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Looming over the minds of many in the Bay Village and surrounding neighborhoods, is a proposed 19-story building that is slated to fill in the gap of a current surface parking lot, between the Revere Hotel and South Cove, an elderly assistant living facility. For years this eyesore has welcomed many...
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News Briefs

March 24, 2017
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TIME TO HAVE SOME FUN…AND TALK ‘Get Tapped’ will take place on Tuesday, March 28, from 6-10 p.m. at Banyan Bar + Refuge, 553 Tremont St. Tickets are $15 and that includes two drink tickets from kegs of Pabst, featured cocktails, limitless chicken wings, doughnuts, music, and live graffiti work by ‘Marka27,’ ‘Problak,’ and...
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