Archive for October, 2017

After Initial Debate Over Historic Gateway, BLC Approves New Design

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Sticking out behind a bus stop on Massachusetts Avenue. is an historic 1934 gateway that will now remain after initial renovation plans to remove it.  The gateway served as the original entranceway into the Publishing House of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. At a Boston Landmarks commission (BLC) meeting on...
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins Endorses Ed Flynn for City Council

October 5, 2017
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Ed Flynn, candidate for Boston City Council District 2, has been endorsed by Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins.  Just last week, Flynn won the District 2 Preliminary Election by over 2,200 votes, earning over 56 percent of the vote in a seven-person Preliminary Election. Sheriff Tompkins’s endorsement adds to a growing list of elected...
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Back Bay: A Miracle of Preservation Documents the work of NABB

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Within the pages of Back Bay: A Miracle of Preservation, a compilation of stories and pictures document the hard work that members of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) have done to make the neighborhood the world-class destination that it is today. The introduction asks the reader to imagine...
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Boston Preservation Alliance Executive Director Highlights NABB Annual Meeting

October 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy At the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay’s annual meeting at the Algonquin Club on Wednesday, Sept. 27, Greg Galer, executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance, recalled how the nonprofit organization spearheaded the successful effort to save Fenway Park in 1999. “Just like at Fenway Park, we still hear the...
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Police Briefs 10-05-2017

October 5, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Sept. 25 Towed Motor Vehicle  — 643 Commonwealth Ave Investigate Person  — Dartmouth St Vandalism  — 112 Shawmut Ave Assault Simple – Battery  — Boylston St Larceny Theft From Building  — 800 Boylston St Property – Missing  — 784 Massachusetts Ave Investigate Person  — 100...
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The Art of the Nickie-Name

October 5, 2017
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If you’ve been in Boston for longer than a winter’s afternoon, then you’ve probably been pinned down with some sort of nickname either from your friends, family or those within the daily circle. It’s as much spontaneous as it is well thought out. Things are so informal one on one in our city and...
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Letter to the Editor

October 5, 2017
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LOOKING AT THE DRUG PROBLEMS Dear Editor: I am a concerned resident and owner of two properties in the South End. One property is in Worcester Square and another in the Ellis neighborhood where I currently reside. I have been reading the Boston Sun articles on the homeless and drug problems, especially in the...
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“There’s Pandemonium On the Field!”

October 5, 2017
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It was 50 years ago this week that the Boston Red Sox completed their Impossible Dream on the last day of the 1967 season to win the American League pennant. The Red Sox were playing the Minnesota Twins at home on that Sunday afternoon in October. The two teams were tied for first place...
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