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Genealogical Society Holds Open House

September 1, 2016
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Genealogical Society Holds Open House

Tricia Labbe, an education assistant at the New England Genealogical Society, speaks with Cheyenne Thompson, the center’s youngest member, outside the open house on Friday, Aug. 19. The Open House attracted record numbers to the Society and the free event was sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.
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Fenway Park Approved for Off-Season Projects

September 1, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Landmarks Commission approved four of the six projects proposed for Fenway Park at a meeting Tuesday. One of the projects passed included the replacement of the bullpen field wall with a new removable wall to allow for a college size football field along with a Federation of International Football...
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New Letter Grading System of Food Establishments Leave Some Boston Restaurant Owners Concerned

September 1, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A new health code letter grading system is soon coming to food establishments in the city of Boston. The new law that was passed at the Boston City Council’s August 24 meeting will require food establishments to start posting the letter grade that corresponds with health inspection by the Inspectional Services...
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Cyanobacteria Outbreak Reported in the Charles River Lower Basin

September 1, 2016
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Water samples collected Thursday, Aug. 25, confirmed a cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, outbreak in the Charles River Lower Basin downstream of the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, according to the Charles River Watershed Association. The sampling showed concentrations of cyanobacteria exceeded 70,000 cells per milliliter of water, the water quality standard established by the Massachusetts Department...
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An Interactive Public Artwork “Words Matter” Travels through Boston

September 1, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Standing out in Dudley Square, is a large 16 by 16 foot billboard with black lettering on a white backdrop reading the time, weather, and headlines including “Pope Pledges to visit Italian Quake Victims” and “New Mass Law Promises Gender Pay Equality” that has passerby’s curious. “A lot of people walk...
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Councilor Zakim Pushes to Modernize Street Occupancy Permit Program

September 1, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Nothing can be more frustrating than circling around the streets of Boston looking for a parking spot. Many of those limited street parking spots are taken up due to street occupancy permits used for construction, repair, demolition and more. Often times, those spots that block residents from parking there are left...
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Rhalimi Explains Why Voters Should Choose Him As Sheriff

September 1, 2016
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First, I am honored and humbled to be on the ballot for Thursday September 8th’s  Democratic Primary for Suffolk County Sheriff. I am a father, a husband , homeowner, taxpayer — and a community servant. For 17 years, I’ve done the job of Chief Executive Officer, of a private sector company.  I managed budgets,...
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Julie Burros Takes A Look at Boston Creates Cultural Plan

September 1, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Summer in the city has been a big season for art in Boston. Starting the season off in June was the unveiling of the Boston Creates Cultural Plan, a ten-year outline that aimed to elevate arts and culture in the city while integrate the arts into the everyday life of Bostonians....
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Common Canines Allow Dogs to Roam Free in the Boston Common

September 1, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston recently ranked nearly last for being a pet-friendly city with some pet-owners saying that the city needs to do more to accommodate their furry friends and owners. But in the Boston Common there is an oasis that allows dogs to run free in two designated zones. Created in the Friends...
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Police Briefs 09-01-2016

September 1, 2016
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – Southe End Police Log Aug. 22 817 Harrison Ave. – Vandalism 291 Huntington Ave. – Investigate Person 261 Dartmouth St. – Assault – Aggravated 1525 Washington St. – Evading Fare 414 Tremont St. – Missing Person; Missing Person – Located 500 Boylston St. – Warrant Arrest 650 Harrison Ave....
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