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September 1, 2016
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Members of Ward 5 Dems support Katie Forde for Suffolk County Register of Deeds Dear Editor: Thursday, Sept. 8, is primary election day. We urge you to vote for Katie Forde for Suffolk County Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds is one of those government jobs often called a “velvet coffin.” It refers...
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Enjoy Labor Day Weekend — Safely

September 1, 2016
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It’s hard to believe, but the inevitable has arrived — Labor Day weekend is here. For those of us in the Greater Boston area, this has been the most incredible summer that anyone can remember (and for some of us, that’s a lot longer than we’d like to admit). This has been the sunniest...
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Barstool Pirates Take Flight

August 29, 2016
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Barstool Pirates Take Flight

The Barstool Pirates take flight during the Red Bull Flugtag event at the Charles River on Saturday, Aug. 20. The unique event featured teams from all over Boston who spent several months designing and building flying machines that were launched into the Charles on Saturday with one rider. Some, like the Pirates here, followed...
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Landmarks Commission Okays Demolition of Stuart Street Building

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Landmarks Commission approved demolition of the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center at 40 Trinity Place (430 Stuart Street) in the Back Bay. Situated on the same block as the YWCA and across from the John Hancock building, the red and brick building will soon play home to a...
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O’day,West Newton Group Look to Unite The Community in Often-Troubled Park

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Earlier this month, the O’Day/West Newton neighborhood group met for only the third time in its short history – intent on getting something going in O’Day Park that could unite the various neighborhoods of the South End. The group – a subcommittee off of the Blackstone/Franklin Neighborhood Association – has quickly...
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Boston Nearly Last in Rankings for Being Pet-Friendly City

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The population of dogs in Boston is em-“barking” on a continuing surge in numbers, but a recent study on pet-friendly cities has indicated that out of the top 100 cities in America, Boston ranks 98th – and some dog owners agree that the City needs to do more to accommodate pets...
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What Will We Do When the Stores Are Gone?

August 29, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Perhaps the biggest threat to the layout, zoning and traditional organization of Boston and its neighborhoods are the white ‘Amazon’ trucks that have swarmed the neighborhoods over the past six months. On every stoop and in most doorways, one will see two or three packages per day waiting for residents...
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New Biotech to Open Headquarters and Laboratories in Fenway Area

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The West Fens will soon play host to a biotech company from Cambridge. In early 2017, the Van Ness building, located at 1325 Boylston Street will receive Decibel Therapeutics, a company focused on discovering and developing new medicines that protect, repair, and restore hearing. Decibel Therapeutics have entered into a lease...
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Homeless Groups Advocate for Return of Long Island,Against B.Good Contract

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Homeless advocates are calling the continued closure and uncertainty around the Long Island Shelter – and particularly the plan around rebuilding the bridge – one of the most glaring, but unreported, problems facing the city and its most vulnerable population. On Monday afternoon, about 50 activists and former residents of Long...
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TEA to Celebrate 15th Anniversary at Moondance Gala in September

August 29, 2016
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On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Esplanade Association will celebrate 15 years of Making Life Better in the Park at their annual “Moondance Gala” to be held along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. As one of the most beautiful evenings of the fall social season, this year’s “Moondance Gala” is expected to...
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