Archive for March, 2018

Council President Wants to See More Community Involvement in As-Of-Rights Projects

March 30, 2018
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After an as-of-right project slipped by without any community feedback, City Council President Andrea Campbell has some questions on how these projects are zoned, and why there is no public process. Councilor Campbell called for a hearing to discuss the review process for as-of-right zoning projects, particularly with regards to previously rejected applicants at...
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Police Briefs 03-29-2018

March 30, 2018
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Crosswalk catastrophe On Monday, March 19, at about 10:19 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a pedestrian struck by an automobile at West Dedham and Washington streets. Upon arrival, the officer observed the victim as she was escorted into an ambulance while a Jeep Grand Cherokee was parked in front of a...
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Marching Together

March 30, 2018
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It was a scene similar to one Boston’s seen before. This past weekend, on a cold Saturday morning, tens of thousands of people gathered to kick off another march demanding national change. Except this time, we gathered at Madison Park Vocational High School in Roxbury, ready to start our route to the Boston Common....
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The Kids are Alright

March 30, 2018
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The tremendous outpouring by young people all across the country this past weekend in support of meaningful gun control was absolutely spectacular. It is fair to say that no issue has galvanized America’s youth to such an extent since the 1960s, when there were protests on college campuses and in high schools about the...
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Happy Passover And Happy Easter

March 30, 2018
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One of the most significant religious holidays of the year for Jews and Christians alike occurs this week with the observances of Passover and Easter. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. For Christians,...
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Celebrating St Patrick’s Day at the Parade

March 23, 2018
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Celebrating St Patrick’s Day at the Parade

NEW TWO: New District 2 Councilor Ed Flynn and new District 1 Councilor Lydia Edwards (Charlestown, Eastie and North End) got together for a photo before the two new councilors marched in their first South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 18.
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50Legs Fundraiser at Seiyo

March 23, 2018
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50Legs Fundraiser at Seiyo

Southenders Monica Smith and David Parker enjoyed a fun night for a good cause at Seiyo on Washington Street in the South End. Endurance Yoga sponsored the event to raise money for 50Legs, a charitable organization that helps people get higher-quality prosthetics. The charity works all over the country, but plays a special role...
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Walsh Withdraws His Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Rentals

March 23, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh withdrew his ordinance regulating short-term rentals in the City of Boston arguing that more time is needed to ensure that the City enacts the best and most effective policies. The announcement came at the Boston City Council’s hearing on Wednesday, March 21 when a letter from the Mayor’s Office was read...
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Medical Marijuana Company Applies to ZBA for Tremont Street

March 23, 2018
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The Back Bay-based Compassionate Organics medical marijuana company has applied to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for relief to open a medical marijuana facility at 633 Tremont St. in the South End. Owner Geoffrey Reilinger said the facility would start as medical only, but he hopes he can get enough support in the...
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AirbnbWATCH Raises Questions on Price-Gouging Surrounding Marathon Monday

March 23, 2018
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AirbnbWATCH, an affordable housing advocate and watchdog group known to be backed by the hotel industry, released a report last week that shows significant price gouging by Boston Airbnb hosts for rentals during Boston Marathon weekend. But, after a closer look, the report that shows only ten listings with some over $2,000 per night...
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