Archive for December, 2017

Police Briefs 12-14-2017

December 14, 2017
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D-4 POLICE NEWS A friend indeed On Monday, Dec. 4, at about 8:36 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a group of unknown men fighting in the vicinity of 150 Appleton St. On arrival, the victim approached police and said an unknown male suspect stabbed him in the left side of his...
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An Online Christmas with a Bit of a Byte

December 14, 2017
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It was last year at this time that parcels and packages started coming to the stoop one after another. For my wife, it was our first online Christmas. It went so well that this year we’ve returned to the store. First and foremost, this new system of everything coming to the doorstep doesn’t take...
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Level 4 Biolab is a Hazard Waiting to Happen in South End

December 14, 2017
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By James Alan Fox “If you build it, they will come,” a much-overused expression for just about any kind of venture, originally referred to a Field of Dreams ballpark in an isolated Iowa cornfield that would attract the unsettled spirits of disgraced ballplayers. In the case of the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases...
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Letter to the Editor

December 14, 2017
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Boston Faith Leaders Opposition to the Proposed Back Bay Pipeline Dear Editor, We write to you about a matter of profound significance – a matter of faith, a matter of justice, a matter of life and death, and a matter that you have the power to address. As leaders of faith communities here in...
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Happy Hanukkah

December 14, 2017
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We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the...
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Tower May Soon Sit Over Garage on Stuart Street

December 11, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Los Angeles based CIM Group plans to build a residential tower on top of the existing Motor Mart Garage located at 201 Stuart Street in downtown Boston. The tower is currently planned to be 278 feet tall, and if built would be higher than the proposed 212 Stuart Street tower...
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Transportation Simmers on Exchange

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If there’s one message coming out loud and clear from the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) members on the Exchange South End project on Albany Street, it’s that the project should not be rushed and transportation needs to be addressed with a larger lens.   The project entered the City’s Article 80...
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Police Briefs 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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A MATTER OF CONVENIENCE On Monday, Nov. 27, at approximately 12:30 p.m., police responded to 528 Massachusetts Ave. to investigate a person. While en route, officers were informed of a female suspect at the location with a knife, and that the caller had locked himself in the bedroom. A follow-up call to the residence...
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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

December 11, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...
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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both.   The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in...
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