Archive for October, 2017

All-Door Bus Boarding Deemed a Success on Silver Line

October 12, 2017
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The pilot program for the Silver Line through the South End that allowed boarding at all doors through the summer has proven to speed up operations and improve perceptions of the bus by riders. The Silver Line Better Bus Experience, a partnership between BostonBRT, the MBTA, and the City of Boston, tested all-door boarding...
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Community Choice Energy is Adopted by the City of Boston

October 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to make Boston a little greener, the Boston City Council on Oct. 4, voted unanimously to adopt Community Choice Energy (CCE), with the goal of increasing the consumption of renewable energy across the city. The order, which was filed by City Council President Michelle Wu and City Councilor...
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Dinopoulos Endorses Mike Kelley in Final Election for District 2 City Council

October 12, 2017
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Nearly half of the voters in the preliminary election for District 2 City Council seat supported an alternative to the establishment candidate. With that in mind, and in a show of unity following a competitive summer campaign, Corey Dinopoulos endorsed the true-progressive candidate Mike Kelley’s bid for the seat being vacated by Councilor Bill...
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Ed Flynn to Address Domestic Violence with the City Council

October 12, 2017
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Ed Flynn, candidate for Boston City Council District 2, announced his intention to make advocacy for victims of domestic violence a priority on the City Council.  Flynn, a probation officer and former state public-safety official, held a press conference in the South End on Monday where he talked about the importance of standing up...
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Mobile Incubator Makes Boston Home, for Now

October 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On the corner of Tremont and Clarendon Streets, in the South End, an orange and white 1957 Shasta camper that would normally be seen in a wooded camp site sticks out of the brick backdrop in front of the Boston Center of the Arts – and no, no one is living...
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Housing Dreams Dashed on Mass/Cass as Hospital Potentially Looks at Key Property

October 12, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Officials from the Newmarket Business Association reported to the South End Forum Opiate Working Group that hopes for supportive housing at the corner of Melnea Cass and Hampden Street are likely dashed with reports of a pending sale to a Boston-area hospital. Sue Sullivan, director of Newmarket, told the Working Group...
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Police Briefs 10-12-2017

October 12, 2017
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Back Bay-Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Oct. 2 300 Harrison Ave  — Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 207 Newbury St  — Graffiti 90 Warren Ave  — Missing Person – Located 1071 Washington St  — Burglary – Commercial – Force 2000 Washington St  — Threats To Do Bodily Harm 1601 Washington St  — Assault – Aggravated...
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An Ode to the Strawberry Frosted

October 12, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone I’m a little nervous this week. I have no reason to be other than the fact that things that were certain keep changing, and this week is no different. The change that’s got me all bunched up is that Dunks announced they’re taking some steadfast gems off the menu. The...
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How We’re Bringing Bostonians of Different Generations Together Under One Roof

October 12, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand. In 2014, we released our housing plan. It’s a roadmap...
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The Protesting Football Players are Not Disrespecting the Military

October 12, 2017
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The silent protest that was begun last season by former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, in which Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before football games, exemplifies what freedom of speech and freedom of expression mean in our country. Kaepernick, and his fellow players who have joined him this year, have...
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