Archive for February, 2018

Police Briefs 02-15-2018

February 15, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Hotel hell On Thursday, Feb. 8, at about 12:56 a.m., police responded to a radio call to investigate a person at the Sheraton Hotel at 39 Dalton St. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the female victim, who said the male suspect grew irate before throwing her into the wall of a...
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Smokes and Subs Delivered After 6

February 15, 2018
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Raise your hand if you ever had to buy cigarettes for your parents at the packie when you were a kid? Ok. Now raise your hand if you ever called a taxi to deliver cigarettes and beer to your home during the third period of a Bruins game? Yep. Did you ever witness your...
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Thinking Back in Time

February 15, 2018
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As someone born and raised in the South End/Lower Roxbury neighborhood that encompassed St. Philip’s Parish down on Harrison Avenue, I love those old photos of long-ago South End back when it was grittier and less gentrified. A recent photo of one block of Washington Street between West Concord and Rutland streets brought back great memories of long...
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The FY19 BPS Budget: Investing in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

February 15, 2018
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At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students — regardless of their race, native language,...
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Ban Plastic Bags

February 15, 2018
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There are 61 communities in Massachusetts including the City of Boston that have placed a ban on those horrible plastic shopping bags and the City of Revere is poised to become number 62 after Revere City Council members Steve Morabito and Patrick Keefe sponsored a motion that is set for a public hearing on...
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Young Friends Winter Social

February 9, 2018
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Young Friends Winter Social

The Young Friends of the Public Garden held a Winter Social at the Parker House bar on Thursday, Feb. 1, and it brought many together to socialize and raise money for Friends Of The Public Garden’s efforts. Here Grant Simpson leads a lively table of Young Friends in a spirited chat.
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Center for the Arts Holds Movers & Shakers Fundraiser

February 9, 2018
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Center for the Arts Holds Movers & Shakers Fundraiser

Anthony Traniello of dbar shows some serious shake during Boston Center for the Arts’ Movers & Shakers 2018 fundraiser last Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Cyclorama. The BCA hosted Boston’s most popular restaurants and caterers for a spirited competition to create a signature cocktail. CAPO won the prize of the best cocktail, judged by...
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Kenmore Square Businesses are Concerned Over Citgo Sign Landmark

February 9, 2018
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It’s been over a year since the Boston Landmarks Commission signed a petition to begin the process of landmarking the famed Citgo sign in Kenmore Square. Now, as the Commission is reviewing the draft study report, businesses have come out with major concerns over how these new regulations, including site views, might stem the...
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Major Recycler Cheering Plastic Bag Ban in Boston

February 9, 2018
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One of the largest recycling plants in the nation, Casella Waste in Charlestown, is hailing the recent spate of plastic bag bans in the area, including the ban voted in by Boston late last year. That ban will go into effect on or around Dec. 15 this year, according to Councilor Michelle Wu –...
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Bay Village Residents Want to See a Move on 212 Stuart St Redevelopment

February 9, 2018
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This past October,  the owners of the deed-restricted housing complex at 230 Stuart St., called South Cove Plazas, brought a lawsuit against the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in response to the passage of the zoning variances for the proposed 212-222 Stuart St. tower in Bay Village. The ZBA approved the building in August...
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