Archive for June, 2017

Top 100 Highest Paid Municipal Employees

June 23, 2017
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The Top 100 highest paid employees in the City of Boston show that six are now earning more than $200,000 per year in regular pay and that Supt. Tommy Chang continues to be the highest paid employee in the City. The numbers reflect base pay from the calendar year 2016 and do not include...
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News Briefs

June 23, 2017
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WHOLE FOODS TO AMAZON The announcement last Friday of the sale of Whole Foods to Amazon.com for $13.7 billion has shocked more than a few people, and piqued the curiosity of a number of those interested in business and consumer issues. There are three Whole Foods locations in the Sun’s coverage area, with the...
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Back Bay Resident to be Honored at the YW Boston’s Academy of Women Achievers

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Back Bay resident Liz Brunner, the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications, and award-winning television news anchor and reporter is to be honored at the YW Boston, Academy of Women Achievers – Unstoppable Women of Changing Boston event. YW Boston will recognize and honor some of Boston’s brightest, boldest, bravest and...
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Boston City Council Looks to Reduce Carbon Footprint of City Hall and Municipal Buildings

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Council President Michelle Wu along with City Councilor Michael Flaherty filed a hearing order to reduce the carbon footprint of Boston City Hall and other municipal buildings on Wednesday, June 7. This comes after President Donald Trump on June 1, announced that the United States will withdraw from the...
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Five Seventy Market Sold to New Operator, to become Muscarella’s

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After being shuttered for more than a year following the surprising death of operator and neighborhood stalwart Allen Seletsky, the Five Seventy Market (formerly the Bostonian Market) has been sold for an undisclosed amount of money and the new operator said this week that he hopes to have a soft opening...
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George Robert White Memorial “The Angel” in Common Revealed

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After months of being cocooned, The George Robert White Memorial or locally known as “The Angel”, has been revealed, making a forgotten dark corner of the Boston Public Garden into a centerpiece. On Wednesday, June 7,  The Friends of the Public Garden hosted a grand opening ceremony in the Public Garden...
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Jonathan Starr Receives Honorary Diploma at Learning Project Graduation

June 23, 2017
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On Wednesday, June 14, The Learning Project Elementary School gathered at the First Lutheran Church in the Back Bay to celebrate its sixth-grade graduation. As part of this ceremony each year, the school has a tradition of granting an “Honorary Learning Project Diploma” to one deserving recipient. The purpose of this diploma is to...
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Mayor’s Home Rule Petition to Amend Current Shadow Laws is Filed with the State

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh has filed a home rule petition with the state legislature that will allow the Winthrop Square Project to go forward at 775 feet, which is no reduction from the original height that was proposed by the developers. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Joseph Boncore are petitioning...
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Dr. Kenneth Edelin Honored at Square Dedication and Sign Unveiling

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Kenneth Edelin, members of his family, Boston City Council members, Mayor Martin Walsh, Governor Deval Patrick and others joined for a Square Dedication and Sign Unveiling in front of the Boston Medical Center on Thursday, June 15. Dr. Edelin was the first African American...
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Neighborhood Coordinator Chambers to Leave Post

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After nearly two years of representing the South End and Bay Village for Mayor Martin Walsh, Sam Chambers announced on Wednesday, June 14, that he would be leaving his post for a promotion on June 30. He will continue, however, to be the liaison for the LGBTQ community. “For the past...
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