Archive for June, 2018

New Traffic Lights on Washington Still Waiting for the ‘Green Light’

June 21, 2018
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Two new traffic-lights on Washington Street have been installed for several months, but have been dormant for quite some time without many answers. The lights are a conglomeration of City, state and electric company efforts that have become bogged down in permitting by Eversource electric company. Patrick Marvin, a spokesman for the state Department...
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Opiate Working Group: Newmarket Marijuana Proposal Could Protect South End

June 21, 2018
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A new proposal for a marijuana growing and processing facility in Newmarket could protect parts of the South End from any additional marijuana dispensaries, courtesy of Boston’s zoning amendment that prevents any dispensaries from being within a half-mile of one another. A zoning text amendment from Councilor Michael Flaherty a few years ago prevents...
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Councilor Wu to Hold Hearing to Study Resident-Parking Sticker Program

June 21, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu will hold a hearing next week, June 28, to begin examining the residential parking program citywide – including the extensive program in Charlestown. Wu put in a hearing order last year, and action was slow to come on the matter, but she said the Council is ready now to take...
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Police Briefs 06-21-2018

June 21, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Here’s looking at you On Monday, June 11, at about 6:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault and battery in progress at 6 Marlborough St. On arrival, police spoke to the victim, who said an unknown male suspect followed her from Chinatown to her Marlborough Street apartment. At...
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Residents Lack Access to Primary and Specialty Care

June 21, 2018
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While Massachusetts has led the nation with health care reform, residents of the Commonwealth continue to lack basic access to primary and specialty care across the state. Poor patient access to care, an uncontrolled opioid epidemic and rising healthcare costs together present a perfect storm.  Many states however, have been proactive about removing practice...
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Is This Really America?

June 21, 2018
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The national disgrace that is occurring at our southern border is something that we never could have imagined happening in the United States of America. The images of children separated from their parents and locked behind chain link fences evokes the worst horrors of the 20th century —  the concentration camps and gulags to...
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Thousands March with the Rainbow Resistance

June 16, 2018
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Thousands March with the Rainbow Resistance

The 48th Boston Pride Parade, shown here marching on Clarendon Street went off without a hitch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon on June 9.
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Neighborhood Coffee Hour at Fenway Victory Gardens

June 16, 2018
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Neighborhood Coffee Hour at Fenway Victory Gardens

Fenway Garden Society President Elizabeth Bertolozzi laughing with Mayor Martin Walsh while presenting him with his own tomato plant courtesy of Fenway neighbors. The unexpected gift came during the Mayor’s annual Coffee Hour in the Fenway Victory Gardens on Tuesday, June 12.
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City Council Adopts Amended Short-Term Rental Ordinance:Eliminates Investor Units, Leeway on Owner-Occupants

June 16, 2018
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The Boston City Council voted late Wednesday afternoon to adopt Mayor Martin Walsh’s amended short-term rental ordinance by a vote of 11-2, eliminating the controversial investor units that have been described as “de facto hotels,” but also giving some new leeway to owner-occupants to rent out their units for short-term platforms. “We have eliminated...
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Emerald Necklace Conservancy to Celebrate 20 Years with Art Exhibition

June 16, 2018
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, they have proposed a 12-week art exhibition in the parks. This is one of three initiatives the Conservancy is pursuing to honor the anniversary. Exhibition Curator and Project Manager Jen Mergel presented the proposal at a Boston Art Commission hearing on June 12....
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