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Salt Pile Images Intrigue Local Professor

February 23, 2016
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Salt Pile Images Intrigue Local Professor

By Seth Daniel Artist Allison Cekala never intended to be the spokesperson for road salt. The Jamaica Plain resident, and Museum of Fine Arts School (Fenway) professor, only saw incredible lighting and interesting shapes in the Chelsea salt pile – located in varying quantities and in a very visible place right adjacent to the...
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Council Questions Content of BRA Urban Renewal Extension Plan

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias After a year of community outreach, public meetings and public engagement, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appeared before the City Council’s Committee on Planning and Development on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss urban renewal. Urban renewal has been a contentious subject for residents, according to Corey Zehngebot, senior urban designer and...
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Love is in the Air at Restaurants in the Area

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias South End eating and drinking establishments are promoting specials for this Valentine’s Day weekend with the help of the local business organization Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS). Jenni Effron, executive director of WGMS, created an online map that highlights prix fixe menus and other specials that will be offered by approximately...
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Sun Expands to Two Neighborhoods

February 23, 2016
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The Back Bay Sun has changed its name to The Boston Sun and is pleased to publish its first edition today providing coverage of the Back Bay, South End and  Fenway-Kenmore, neighborhoods of Boston. “We look forward to reporting on the meetings, organizations, schools, and social gatherings in these exciting and vibrant neighborhoods of...
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Flaherty to Introduce ‘Pot’ Shop Location Restrictions

February 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the City and state continue to deal with medicinal marijuana dispensaries, and the prospect of legalized marijuana seems to be gaining headway, City Councilor Michael Flaherty re-introduced a zoning text amendment at Wednesday’s City Council meeting to bring some controls to the situation before such businesses begin the frenzy of...
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World’s Top Ski Jumpers Featured at Fenway Park

February 23, 2016
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Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced that tickets for Polartec Big Air at Fenway, an officially sanctioned U.S. Grand Prix Tour event that will take place at Fenway Park in Boston on February 11-12, are still available at redsox.com/bigair. Polartec, a premium provider of innovative textile solutions,...
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Police Briefs 02-11-2016

February 23, 2016
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BACK BAY – KENMOEW/FENWAY – SOUTHE END POLICE LOG Jan. 25 15 Arlington St. – Weapon – Firearm – Carrying/Possessing 607 Boylston St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 346 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 814 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 800 Boylston St. – Larceny – Pick-pocket 700 Boylston St. –...
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Building America’s Most Age-Friendly City

February 23, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed — of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to...
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Enjoy the Long Weekend — And Thank Washington and Lincoln

February 23, 2016
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The President’s Day long weekend is upon us, a time when we can take a bit of a respite from the onslaught of winter (which finally started getting into gear this week) and enjoy time with our families during the public school vacation week. For some of us, the break means a family ski...
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The Wynn and City of Boston Deal

February 23, 2016
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The recent announcement that Wynn Resorts and Mayor Martin Walsh have reached a deal on mitigation should come as no surprise.  Since the Boston lawsuits were dismissed last November, the legal options available to Mayor Walsh were dwindling. We congratulate Mayor Walsh for recognizing this reality and negotiating in getting some added benefits for...
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