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Back Bay Residents Enlist Local Businesses in Campaign to Stop Private Club Development

December 14, 2017
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A grassroots movement of Back Bay residents is calling on local businesses to join the growing campaign against a plan to convert 29 Commonwealth Ave. into an 11-story, private club, including a restaurant, bar and lodging. A total of 64 residents have signed a letter to the businesses, citing the significant negative impacts of...
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Fenway Community Center to Host Bar Mitzvah Boy

December 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The story begins when a non-observant Jew in his sixties decides he needs to have his bar mitzvah as soon as possible, and finds his faith during classes with a rabbi who’s losing hers. This tale is just the beginning of the Canadian playwright Mark Leiren-Young’s newest work, “Bar Mitzvah Boy.”...
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A Look at Disparity in City’s Public Statues

December 14, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The majority of public statues and monuments found throughout the city memorialize white men while few depict women and people of color, and this discrepancy was the subject of a presentation and panel discussion Monday night at the Central Library of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. “Boston is aware...
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Old Dover Neighborhood Association Begins Discussion of Changing Their Name

December 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Old Dover Neighborhood Association is looking at changing its name. Maybe it’s the ‘Old’ in the name making it feel a little aged, or the fact the name is after a street that no longer exists, but whatever the case, members of the neighborhood association feel like it is time...
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Women of the Boston City Council Roundtable

December 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On stage, a diverse group of six, hard-working women sat together for the first time to discuss their hardships, accomplishments, and excitement to serve on the Boston City Council beginning Jan. 1. On Monday, Dec. 11, the women of the Boston City Council, including the incoming female city councilors, joined together...
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Police Briefs 12-14-2017

December 14, 2017
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D-4 POLICE NEWS A friend indeed On Monday, Dec. 4, at about 8:36 p.m., officers responded to a radio call for a group of unknown men fighting in the vicinity of 150 Appleton St. On arrival, the victim approached police and said an unknown male suspect stabbed him in the left side of his...
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An Online Christmas with a Bit of a Byte

December 14, 2017
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It was last year at this time that parcels and packages started coming to the stoop one after another. For my wife, it was our first online Christmas. It went so well that this year we’ve returned to the store. First and foremost, this new system of everything coming to the doorstep doesn’t take...
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Level 4 Biolab is a Hazard Waiting to Happen in South End

December 14, 2017
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By James Alan Fox “If you build it, they will come,” a much-overused expression for just about any kind of venture, originally referred to a Field of Dreams ballpark in an isolated Iowa cornfield that would attract the unsettled spirits of disgraced ballplayers. In the case of the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases...
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Letter to the Editor

December 14, 2017
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Boston Faith Leaders Opposition to the Proposed Back Bay Pipeline Dear Editor, We write to you about a matter of profound significance – a matter of faith, a matter of justice, a matter of life and death, and a matter that you have the power to address. As leaders of faith communities here in...
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Happy Hanukkah

December 14, 2017
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We want to wish our many friends in the Jewish community a Happy Hanukkah. The celebration began Tuesday night and continues for eight days. On each night of Hanukkah, a special blessing is said during the lighting of the candles on the menorah. Other traditions associated with the “Jewish Festival of Lights” include the...
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