Archive for July, 2017

AG Maura Healey Endorses District 2 City Council Candidate Mike Kelly

July 28, 2017
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey last week announced her support for Mike Kelley’s bid for the District 2 City Council seat. Citing his city government experience and decades of tireless activism in the community, she offered her enthusiastic endorsement of his campaign. “The people of District 2 have a chance to elect a councilor...
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Huntington Theatre to Remain Open Due to Proposed Residential Tower

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In October 2015, Boston University announced that they would dissolve the 33-year partnership with the Huntington Theatre Company, making it appear that the famed theatre might have to shutter its doors forever. But the development company, QMG Huntington LLC, agreed to purchase the BU Theatre in May 2016. After initial plans...
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Verizon Wireless to Place Hidden Antennas on the Roof at 44 Waltham St

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to fill in gaps of Verizon service, the telecommunications company will install three fiberglass ‘chimneys’ to be painted a dark, discrete color, concealing six ballast-mounted antennas on the roof of 44 Waltham Street. The South End Landmark District Commission (SELC), approved the application at the July 5, hearing...
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Police Briefs 07-27-2017

July 28, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log July 17 1597 Washington St  – Verbal Dispute 539 Commonwealth Ave  – Towed Motor Vehicle 121 Brookline Ave  – Verbal Dispute 665 Tremont St  – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 860 Harrison Ave  – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person E Berkeley St  – Assault Simple – Battery 478 Columbus...
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Getting in Touch with the Masses, Facebook Style

July 28, 2017
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The divide between how most of us live, and how those in the spotlight live has probably not been so disjointed since the times of Dickens. I read an article recently with disdain about how Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is on a nationwide tour to have conversations with “real” people to see how they...
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Imagine Boston 2030

July 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th Mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years —...
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Coffee Hour with Mayor Walsh

July 20, 2017
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Coffee Hour with Mayor Walsh

Mayor Martin Walsh visited the new Monsignor Reynolds Playground on Tuesday morning, July 18, and found a time for fun and a time for serious conversations. While ribbons were cut, children had fun, the elderly were given beautiful flowering plants, there was also a large contingent of neighbors who wanted to talk serious matters...
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Festival Betances Greased Pole Climbing Contest

July 20, 2017
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Festival Betances Greased Pole Climbing Contest

Jose M. Rodriguez can attest that pole climbing is a greasy, dirty job – something everyone came to find out during the annual Festival Betances Greased Pole Climbing Contest on Sunday, July 16. The contest has been going on for decades alongside the Festival, but this year, no one was able to capture the...
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Marinovich to Step Down as Exec Director of Esplanade Association

July 20, 2017
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After five and a half years at the Esplanade Association (EA), the last three serving as its executive director, Tani Marinovich plans to step down this fall.  She will continue in her position through September overseeing the organization’s busy summer schedule in the park and its largest annual fundraising initiative, the Moondance Gala, which...
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East Springfield, Worcester Square Demand Mayor do More on Neighborhood Opiate Scourge

July 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mayoral coffee hours tend to border on the whimsy, but Tuesday’s time with Mayor Martin Walsh in Monsignor Reynolds Park was anything but whimsical. Instead, the annual event became a sounding board for frustrated residents of East Springfield Street and Worcester Square. Those residents had a pointed conversation with the mayor...
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