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Discussion Continues Behind Proposed Building for Air Rights Project above Turnpike

January 4, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Discussions continued about the proposed residential towers that will sit over the Massachusetts Turnpike, filling in the gap next to the Prudential Center down Boylston Street. During the 18th community meeting, after years of setbacks, the Citizen Advisory Committee voiced their thoughts about the new design. This will be the second...
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Police Briefs 12-29-2016

January 4, 2017
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG Dec. 19 Clarendon/Stuart streets- Motor Vehicle Accident – Personal Injury 801 Massachusetts Ave. – Larceny Theft from Building 397 Massachusetts Ave. – Larceny Theft From Building 666 Boylston St. – Affray 429 Columbus Ave. – Harassment 715 Tremont St. – Violation of Restraining Order with...
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Doors That Never Lock on Christmas, New Year’s

January 4, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are pretty taboo when it comes to being open for business. Certainly, the movie theaters and some Asian markets will open their doors as if nothing is different, but for the most part, few places are lonelier than a business district in Boston at...
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Have A Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year

January 4, 2017
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The upcoming long weekend marks the start of the New Year — 2017. The arrival of a new year marks a time for reflection, both as to the year that has passed and as to the year to come. In the words of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson:   Ring out the old, ring...
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Back Bay Ringers

December 23, 2016
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Back Bay Ringers

The Back Bay Ringers, led by the South End’s Griff Gall, have found themselves growing at a nice pace this year, concluding their recent season with a sellout concert at the First Church in Boston (Back Bay). Here, (L-R) Sally Meredith, Amanda Kosloski, Sarah Hayes-Skelton and Peter Grossmann (background) ring home a tune during...
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IBA Presents Youth Poetry and Motion

December 23, 2016
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IBA Presents Youth Poetry and Motion

Jose DeJesus gets down – literally – as he performed a dance routine during the IBA Youth Poetry and Motion at the Blackstone Square Community Center on Friday, Dec. 16. DeJesus will be competing on “America’s Got Talent – Season 12” next year.
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New Ordinance Works to Eliminate Gas Leaks in Boston

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Underneath Boston’s streets are miles of pipelines delivering natural gas to residents and businesses, providing energy for heating, cooking, and electricity. But, due to aging infrastructure in Boston, much of that gas is lost before it even reaches its destination through thousands of leaks in pipes throughout the City. Many of...
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After Plea in South End,Senator Markey Gets His Wish for $1 Billion in Recovery Monies

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Things seemed grim when Sen. Ed Markey appeared in the South End’s Boston Healthcare for the Homeless just before Thanksgiving to make a last-ditch call for the Senate to approve $1 billion in funding for expanded opiate recovery services. He implored Congress to act, and said its was likely the last...
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IBA Director Joins National Leaders on the Fed’s Community Advisory Council

December 23, 2016
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IBA announced last week that CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado has been selected to the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council. She will serve a three-year term for this committee, which advises the governing body of the Federal Reserve System. In her role as a Councilmember, Calderon will be an integral part of a team charged...
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Esplanade Association Names Alexi Conine as New Board Chair

December 23, 2016
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The Esplanade Association board of directors announced that Alexi Conine has been elected to serve as board chair, beginning in 2017. She has served as a member of the Esplanade Association’s board for the past year and has been deeply involved with helping to move the organization forward through her service on the Executive...
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