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Trees and HVAC Units Were Major Talking Points at BBAC Hearing

August 16, 2018
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Trees were a major topic of discussion at the Back Bay Architectural Commission Hearing on Aug. 8. In a continuation from the July 11 hearing, applicant Lesley Ciano from 40 Hereford Street was back with more information regarding her two ailanthus trees and one birch tree. Boston Landmarks Commission Director of Design Review Joe...
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Emerald Necklace Fog Sculptures Open to the Public

August 16, 2018
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Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya’s fog sculpture exhibition, Fog x Flo, made its debut on Aug. 11 at five different sites along the Emerald Necklace. The five exhibitions include Fog x Canopy at the Back Bay Fens, Fog x Island at Olmsted Park, Fog x Beach at Jamaica Pond, Fog x Hill at the Arnold...
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Police Briefs 08-16-2018

August 16, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Pistol-packin’ dimwit On Saturday, Aug. 4, at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of an unknown disturbance at JJ Foley’s at 117 East Berkeley St. On arrival, police spoke with a victim, who said there was a physical altercation outside the bar, at which time the suspect brandished a...
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How to Get an Arm Around the Car-Breakers? Be Broke

August 16, 2018
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So last week my wallet was stolen. No one lifted it from my house, or picked my pocket, but it was stolen out of the console in my car on a day when I thought I locked my car, but apparently didn’t hit the correct button on the key. It was so much easier...
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Healthcare for All

August 16, 2018
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There are many opinions on the types of healthcare Americans should have access to. Republicans in Congress believe we’re all on our own. I believe we’re all in this together. And I firmly believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. That’s why I support single-payer healthcare: we need Medicare for all, and...
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Letter to the Editor

August 16, 2018
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On the Kilmarnock Street proposed development Dear Editor, This is to follow up the Boston Sun report in the July 27, 2018 edition about the July 24 IAG meeting…As a native Bostonian, I am distressed that in keeping with its typical practice, the BRA is rubber-stamping this major project, which does not contain ONE...
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Dementia-Reporting Bill Will Help Us All

August 16, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law a landmark bill this past week that has been hailed as a first-in-the-nation effort to require that medical professionals undergo training in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The legislation also requires physicians who have diagnosed Alzheimer’s in a patient...
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National Night Out

August 11, 2018
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National Night Out

While there was a lot of excitement at National Night Out in Castle Square on Tuesday, Aug. 7, the biggest news of the night came in the announcement that long-time community worker/basketball player and break dancer Mayan Tamang is leaving his Community Outreach post at the D-4 Station to pursue a law enforcement career...
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Comm Gross Sworn In

August 11, 2018
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Comm Gross Sworn In

Mayor Martin Walsh swears in new Police Commissioner William Gross in the sanctuary of Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan on Monday, Aug. 6. Commissioner Gross and Mayor Walsh took their show on the road later that day and Tuesday for citywide National Night Out celebrations. They visited Castle Square on Tuesday evening.
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Midsummer Night’s Wine Tasting

August 11, 2018
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Midsummer Night’s Wine Tasting

Joyce Ritter and Jim Hill enjoyed the Midsummer Night’s Wine Tasting at Fleming’s Steak House and Wine Bar in the Back Bay last Weds., Aug. 1. The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Wine Tasting Committee put together the winning effort with Fleming’s.
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