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New Light Pole Antennas to Line South End Streets

August 19, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Coming soon to the South End, 25 distributed antenna systems or DAS nodes will line various streets, adding antennas to the tops of otherwise mundane standard Boston street lights. During the August South End Landmarks Commission meeting, an unanimous approval of the DAS nodes that will line mostly Tremont Street and...
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Council President, Mayor See Through Different Lenses On Pot Question

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Council President Michelle Wu has admittedly never tried marijuana. And, while at Harvard University, she recalls she and her roommates being very disturbed by some of the other students who filled the hallways with marijuana smoke from time to time. That said, she has come out in favor of the ballot...
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Police Briefs 08-11-2016

August 19, 2016
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG Aug. 1 444 Harrison Ave. – Investigate Person Shawmut Avenue/West Newton Street – Violation of Auto Law – Operating Unregistered/Uninsured Car 41 Bay State Road – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Exeter/Newbury streets – Larceny – All Others 69 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 47 Newbury...
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Letter to the Editor

August 19, 2016
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The state agency has  overstepped its authority Dear Editor: To Secretary Jay Ash, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development: I am writing to inform you that the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has exceeded its powers by acting on a matter over which it has no jurisdiction.  DHCD has issued...
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The Olympic Spirit Still Exists

August 19, 2016
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For almost all of us, the Olympics have provided memories that have lasted a lifetime. We can all measure how old we were, or where we were, when we recall Olympic moments both from our youth and through adulthood. For example, who among us (of a certain age) does not remember, as if it...
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New Herb and Medicinal Garden

August 8, 2016
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New Herb and Medicinal Garden

Kristin Mobilia, Fenway Garden Society (FGS) herb/medicinal garden project coordinator, presented Mayor Martin Walsh with a gift from the members of the FGS during a ribbon cutting on  Saturday, July 30, for the new Herb and Medicinal Garden. The new garden is located in the former plot of late, long-time gardener Phyllis Hanes.
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After17 Years,Brand Ready to Ride Again in the Pan Mass Challenge

August 8, 2016
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After17 Years,Brand Ready to Ride Again in the Pan Mass Challenge

By Seth Daniel When Andy Brand pedals through the backroads of the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) route, he doesn’t tend to look at his speed or time himself. Instead, he looks at the signs along the route and the people who come out to support him. He high-fives the young people who have survived...
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Northampton Street Truck Traffic Unite Neighborhood Groups

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Crickets are usually reserved as the prime noisemaker at 3 a.m. in the morning, but increasingly on Northampton Street in the South End, the sound has been the crashing and booming of large trucks that use the the street as a shortcut from very early in the morning and all throughout...
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South End Landmarks Commission Works to Retain Harrison Ave Church

August 8, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Going into the late hours of Tuesday evening, the South End Landmarks Commission continued to work with the developer of the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Harrison Ave., to revamp the house of prayer into rental units. The meeting that lasted to the quarter past 11 on Tuesday night, looked...
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Special Promos Planned for Sunday’s ‘OpenNewbury’

August 8, 2016
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By Dan Murphy When Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s inaugural “Open Newbury Street” initiative transforms the street into a pedestrian-only walkway on Sunday, Aug. 7, several participating businesses will offer special promotions and activities to mark the occasion. From noon to 5 p.m., the School of Fashion Design at 136 Newbury St. will offer a...
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