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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...
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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...
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First Look at Gateway Project

May 20, 2016
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First Look at Gateway Project

By Dan Murphy The public got a look at preliminary design plans for the $1 billion Back Bay/South End Gateway project during a meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority the Boston at the Common Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday, May 11. Boston Properties Inc. intends to transform the MBTA Back Bay station...
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South End Forum Unveils Parking Recommendations

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The South End Forum’s Parking Task Force unveiled a slate of recommendations for the greater South End neighborhood regarding parking changes – including year-round street sweeping and eliminating the use of snow space savers in the neighborhood. The plan was presented at the May 10 Forum and then circulated electronically throughout...
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Leggat McCall to Revise Albany Block Project

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The principals for the Albany Block project told members of the Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association on Tuesday night that they would be re-presenting their controversial project to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in the coming weeks in a new configuration that contains fewer units and shorter buildings. “We presented this and...
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The Children Who Would Take Over the Playpen

May 20, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone At the risk of suffering the effects of a negative Tweet, or perhaps being parodied on a poster board sign, Mr. Boston is going to take on the Boston “students” this week that seem to be in a constant state of unrest. I watched on Tuesday as a mundane coffee...
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Police Briefs 05-19-2016

May 20, 2016
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Back Bay Kenmore/ Fenway South End Police Log May 9 685 Massachusetts Ave. – Robbery – Street Tremont/West Newton streets – Investigate Property Harrison/Massachusetts avenue – Property – Lost 760 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 100 East Canton St. – Child Abandonment (No Assault) Arlington/Tremont streets – Assault Simple – Battery 850 Harrison...
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Letter to the Editor

May 20, 2016
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Takes issue with proposed construction on Marlborough Street Dear Editor: 362 Marlborough proposes: construction of a one-story rear yard brick addition with a garage door, pedestrian door and roof-top deck, which would require destruction of portions of historic façade and removal of a beautiful and healthy mature flowering dogwood tree;  construction of a main...
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And Speaking of Greenery,Tree Locations Being Sought

May 20, 2016
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Just a few weeks ago we were still in the  throes of winter with bare trees; but today with the leaves of many tress coming out, the sight makes one realize how lucky we are to have so many mature trees in our neighborhood.  The importance of trees in our neighborhoods was evident last...
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Beacon Hill Garden Club Tour

May 20, 2016
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Today’s weather makes you feel like just being outdoors as the 87th Annual Beacon Hill Garden Tour begins.  This is a real opportunity for residents to visit these unique green spots in an inner city neighborhood where homeowners do an unbelievable job in turning a small backyard into a flowering oasis. In the last...
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