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Police Briefs 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log April 25 300 Shawmut Ave. – Verbal Dispute 36 Upton St. – Vandalism 17 Exeter St. – Vandalism 650 Harrison Ave. – Warrant Arrest 760 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting Berkeley/Chandler streets – Larceny – Theft from Motor Vehicle – Non-Accessory Clarendon Street/Columbus Avenue...
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Downtown View:Ducklings Then and Now

May 7, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Duckling Day is coming up. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, starting at 10 a.m., the Harvard Marching Band will lead hundreds of parents and children dressed like ducklings from the Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand into the Public Garden in a re-creation—sort of—of Mrs. Mallard’s trip to the Public Garden...
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Letter to the Editor

May 7, 2016
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Letter carriers will be collecting food on May 14 Dear Editor, Saturday, May 14th, marks the 24th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. Letter carriers walk throughout the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger. So, each year...
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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...
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Construction Work Ready To Start on Ink Block Hotel

April 29, 2016
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Construction Work Ready To Start on Ink Block Hotel

By Seth Daniel A new hotel in the South End will begin major construction activities next week at the Ink Block, as a 200-room AC Hotels by Marriott takes shape at the corner of Herald and Albany Streets. Gone is the old Boston Taxi building and the conglomeration of other such sites on Albany...
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Revived South End Market Opens Sunday

April 29, 2016
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Revived South End Market Opens Sunday

By Seth Daniel Chris Masci literally started with $10 and a good idea when he began a door-knocking campaign some 13 years ago in the South End to drum up support for what he was calling the South End Open Market. He dreamed of a New York City-style street festival with arts and more....
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Park Boston App Surges in Use,Producing Huge Revenue Numbers

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket would do well to pick up their smart phones, and put away the rolls of quarters. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just as the convenient piece of technology looks to break...
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Some Really Green Thumbs:Boston’s Growing Urban Farming Movement

April 29, 2016
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By Samantha Mellman The increasing demand for accessible, fresh, and affordable foods in a city such as Boston is not a new trend. However, with the progression of urban agriculture in recent years, people are steadily changing the food landscape from within the neighborhoods. Last month, at the 4th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference,...
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Get Your Brooms:Clean-Up is Slated for this Weekend

April 29, 2016
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As part of an annual effort to beautify the streets of Boston in time for the spring season, Mayor Martin J. Walsh has asked for Boston residents’ to participate in Boston Shines, a citywide initiative to clean the neighborhoods across the city. Boston Shines will bring together thousands of volunteers, including businesses, community groups...
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Don’t Worry,He’s Just from Southie

April 29, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone This past week I was able to take my two kids to the Red Sox game for the first time, and though it cost more than two month’s of car payments, there were some great memories. While neither of them are baseball fans in particular, the joy of yelling out...
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