Archive for June, 2018

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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Dozens of Mayors March at the 48th Boston Pride Parade

June 16, 2018
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Music blasted from speaker-installed trucks as thousands, decorated in a rainbow of colors, lined up from Copley Square to the City Hall Plaza. With the police sirens came a roar from the crowd: It was time for the 48th Boston Pride Parade. As the city of Boston celebrated its 48th Boston Pride Parade on...
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Zoning Board Okays Haddon Hall’s Plans to Become a Luxury Residential Unit

June 16, 2018
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The Haddon Hall controversy came to a quiet conclusion at the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) Tuesday morning, June 12, with former opponents speaking in favor of the new configuration. The revised residential plan faced no opposition, instead garnering several supporters. “Our neighborhood association is very pleased that 29 Commonwealth Ave. (Hadden Hall) will...
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Annual South End Garden Tour Set for this Saturday, June 16

June 16, 2018
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The Trustees are pleased to announce that the 25th annual South End Garden Tour will take place this year on Saturday, June 16, from 10a.m. to 4 p.m.. Each year the South End Garden Tour features gardens in a different section of the country’s largest district of surviving row houses and this year’s tour...
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