Archive for January, 2018

Police Briefs 01-11-2018

January 11, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Unwanted asparagus On Tuesday, Jan. 2, at about 1:15 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a reported threat at Boomerangs thrift store at 1407 Washington St. Upon arrival, the officer met with the owners, who said they have recently become concerned with a patron who visits the store daily....
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Local Column: Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

January 11, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...
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It Was Bound to Happen

January 11, 2018
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A number of months ago we predicted in this column that the Trump administration would move to destroy the nascent legal marijuana industry, even though Trump himself had said during his campaign that he would not seek to do so because he believed it to be a states’ rights issue. The directive issued last...
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Bring it On, Ol’ Man Winter

January 11, 2018
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These past two weeks have brought the worst winter weather imaginable — coastal flooding, record cold, and a blizzard — but we’ve survived it all and made it out to the other side, as moderating temperatures, perhaps even reaching the balmy 50s, are predicted over the next 10 days. President Trump, as usual, tweeted...
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Sweater Soiree

January 6, 2018
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Sweater Soiree

The first-ever Sexy Sweater Soiree by Washington Gateway Main Street brought out a large crowd of people last Wednesday, Dec. 20 – some sweatered up and others donning casual holiday attire. Here, WGMS Director Andrew Malloy, Garrick Durst and Kristin Phelan show off their trendy holiday threads. The fundraiser gathered more than $15,000 for...
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Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises to Re-Open Long Island Bridge

January 6, 2018
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Mayor Walsh Sworn in to Serve Second Term:Promises to Re-Open Long Island Bridge

By Beth Treffeisen On New Year’s Day morning, Mayor Martin Walsh took his oath of office and was sworn in to his second term as the 54th mayor of Boston in front of a large crowd filled with residents, supporters, faith leaders and elected officials in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Former Vice President Joseph...
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Boston Ballet to Present Two Works in February at South End Headquarters

January 6, 2018
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The Boston Ballet announced this week they will have two Black Box style programs in February at their South End headquarters. On Feb. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., audiences will get an exclusive preview of the Parts In Suite program which will be performed March 9–April 7 at the Boston Opera House. Prior...
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Landmarks Delays Improvements to Library Park

January 6, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen The South End Landmark’s District Commission (SELDC) continued an application that would re-design the Library Park adjacent to the South End Library at 685 Tremont St., stating the layout needs to be changed in order to better accommodate the roots of the existing trees in the park to give them a...
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After 22 Years, Madrey says Good-Bye to Her South End Library Family

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The checkout desk at the South End branch library will get a little less lively come January when long-time librarian Deborah Madrey retires after a long career in the Boston Public Library (BPL) system. Catching up to her this month at the Library, she told the Sun that she will miss...
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Long Island Bridge Re-Opening Announcement a Shocker, but Well Received

January 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel When Mayor Martin Walsh delivered his Inaugural Address on Monday, Jan. 1, at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, most Southenders watching on TV or in the seats did a double take when Walsh announced his commitment to re-open the Long Island Bridge and create a recovery campus on the Island. That’s mostly...
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