Archive for November, 2017

Creating Homes, and Giving Thanks

November 25, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for...
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Remember Those in Need

November 25, 2017
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For the vast majority of Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season is a joyous time when the abundance that life offers is most apparent in a wealthy nation such as ours. But the sad reality for many of our fellow citizens is that the holiday season brings little, if any, joy. Those who are...
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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2017
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no religious meaning, no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, religiosity, solemnity, and...
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Plaque Unveiled in Puerto Rican Vets Day Ceremony

November 16, 2017
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Plaque Unveiled in Puerto Rican Vets Day Ceremony

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (R) and Gov. Charlie Baker (L) unveiling a plaque with Tony Molina, president of Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square (center), during the Puerto Rican Veterans Day Ceremony. The plaque is the first and only in the U.S. honoring Puerto Rican Women and Men wounded or killed in action.
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Fenway Open Studios

November 16, 2017
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Fenway Open Studios

Artist Kenneth Kelleher shows Debbie Weiss, who was intrigued by the use of text in the mixed media pieces, some of his work during the Fenway Open Studios at the Fenway Studios building last Saturday, Nov. 18. The Open Studios went through Saturday and Sunday and featured more than 20 artists who opened up...
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Zoning Board of Appeals Allows Medical Marijuana Facility to Proceed on Newbury

November 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) unanimously voted to allow the medical marijuana dispensary slated for 331A-333 Newbury St. to proceed. Geoffrey Reilinger of Passionate Organics gained permission to change the occupancy of the space from a retail store to a registered marijuana dispensary, which included an interior renovation for...
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MassPort Contingent Tells Residents of One-of-a-Kind Study

November 16, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There were few answers given by MassPort for residents regarding early morning jet noise, but residents at the South End Forum did learn about an innovative study being conducted right now with MIT and MassPort. The meeting with MassPort community officials has been long in the making, and follows a similar...
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Cocoanut Grove Documentary Memorializes Victims for the 75 Anniversary

November 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On Nov. 28, 1842, a tragic fire burned through the famous Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Bay Village, killing 492 people, and forever changing the way fire code safety is implemented and used across the world. As the 75th anniversary of the tragedy comes closer, one former Bay Village resident, Zachary Graves-Miller...
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News Briefs

November 16, 2017
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CORRECTION In a recent story in the Boston Sun, it was reported that a new study about cocaine usage was being conducted by a doctor and team at the Grayken Center in Boston Medical Center. However, a doctor with Boston Medical Center’s Psychiatry Research Center is looking at how to help people curtail their...
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Related Beal Reduces Units at Quinzani’s Project, to go before BPDA

November 16, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Related Beal is returning to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) today, Nov. 16, to request a reduction of units to their proposed residential building at the former Quinzani’s Bakery site on Harrison Avenue. Related will appear before the BPDA Board to request a change in the project, which was...
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