Archive for December, 2017

Problematic Alley Tree Gains Approval for Removal in the Back Bay

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Along an alleyway behind Beacon Street in the Back Bay, a hundred-year-old tree sticks out of a brick garage, standing out among the asphalt and cars that line the small street that runs parallel to Storrow Drive. But, that tree won’t be there for long. The Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC)...
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Police Briefs 12-21-2017

December 22, 2017
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Back Bay- Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Dec. 11 1260 Boylston St — Larceny All Others 400 Tremont St — Larceny Shoplifting 26 Trotter Ct — Towed Motor Vehicle 77 Chandler St — Towed Motor Vehicle 134 Union Park St — Towed Motor Vehicle 781 Tremont St — Fraud – False Pretense /...
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Families and Children Need Not Apply in the “New Boston”

December 22, 2017
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The school start times announced a few weeks ago are just the latest indignity tossed at parents of schoolchildren in Boston over the last 20 years. One of my favorite quotes came from the Sun where I read about a parent who was benefitting from the change with high schoolers, and also being hurt...
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Enjoy the Holidays — Safely

December 22, 2017
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Christmas this year is part of a three-day weekend, which means that for many of us, we will be indulging in the “Christmas spirt” early and often. By no means do we wish to cast negative thoughts, but we would be remiss if we did not remind all of our readers to enjoy the...
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Enjoy the Holiday Season

December 22, 2017
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This is a wonderful time of the year, to paraphrase the song, with holiday music playing in the malls and on our car radios, resurrecting our earliest childhood memories — even for the younger set — of Christmases-past. We choose just the right tree, decorate it carefully with our family-heirloom ornaments, and when we...
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West Fenway Christmas Tree Lighting

December 14, 2017
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West Fenway Christmas Tree Lighting

SANTA BABY! Elizabeth Bertolozzi, president of the Fenway Garden Society, Colleen Fitzpatrick, from the Fenway CDC, and Kristen Mobilia have some fun alongside Santa Claus on Dec. 6 at the West Fens Tree Lighting celebration. Accompanying Santa Claus were Wally and Tessie from the Red Sox and the Berklee Upper Structrue A Cappella group.
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Caroling at Hayes Park

December 14, 2017
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Caroling at Hayes Park

Singing very merrily were Maureen and Claire Corcoran with their, respectively, grandson/son Robin Murphy (11), during the annual Hayes Park Christmas Caroling event in the South End on Sunday, Dec. 10. Scores of friends and neighbors gathered for the long-standing Christmas celebration.
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Elementary School Parents in South End Angered by School Time Changes

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Hundreds of families with school-aged children in the Hurley K-8 and the Blackstone Innovation School in the South End are giving Boston Public Schools (BPS) an emphatic ‘F’ after the district announced its highly anticipated new school times last week and made major adjustments to those schools unexpectedly. Perhaps the largest...
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BPHC Gives Green Light for NEIDL to Study Level 4 Pathogens

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the near future, Albany Street will not only be host to more emerging development, but also more serious emerging diseases such as Ebola and Marburg. Few things have consistently been more provocative for such a long time in the South End than the Biolab proposal by Boston University, also known...
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PIC Grants Permit to Back Bay Pipeline Extension

December 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Public Improvements Commission (PIC) approved the construction of a 4,100-foot natural gas main in the Back Bay at a hearing on Dec. 7, despite outrage amongst residents who claim National Grid is skirting a public process. The main will connect to the existing National Grid main at the intersection of...
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