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Harrison-Albany Block to Begin Construction Next Week

August 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Workers will begin to mobilize on East Dedham and East Canton Streets as the long-debated Harrison-Albany Block project is slated to begin construction activity on Tuesday, Aug. 22. At a construction meeting for neighbors on Tuesday night, Aug. 15, Rob Greetham of Leggat-McCall and Doug Kimble and Jason Nadeau of Suffolk...
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Police Briefs 08-17-2017

August 17, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Aug. 7 35 Northampton St  — Death Investigation 85 E Concord St  — Larceny Theft From Mv – Non-Accessory 700 Boylston St  — Warrant Arrest Boylston St  — M/V Accident – Property Damage Arlington St  — Val – Violation Of Auto Law – Other 16...
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How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

August 17, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 14 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and...
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School Will Be Back – Drive with Care

August 17, 2017
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With school bells ringing for the start of the 2017-18 school year next week and the week thereafter, commuters will have to adjust to the prospect of schoolchildren and school buses returning to our streets. All of us who drive to work in the early mornings on weekdays have to admit that not having...
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Another Alcohol- Related Tragedy

August 17, 2017
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Perhaps it is because we have children who are teen-agers, but the news Monday morning of the death of a 16 year-old girl on the Merrimack River in a jet ski accident in which alcohol allegedly was involved hit us particularly hard. According to news reports, the 32 year old man who has been...
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First Ever Cat-Urday Party

August 10, 2017
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First Ever Cat-Urday Party

Riker, an exceptionally social cat, was eager to explore the Boston Common with his owner, Chris Felice, manning the leash during Boston’s inaugural First Caturday event on the Common. Hundreds of local cat owners from the neighborhoods and beyond converged with hundreds of cats to socialize and talk feline philosophy.
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South End Burial Ground:Thousands of Unknown, Untold Stories

August 10, 2017
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South End Burial Ground:Thousands of Unknown, Untold Stories

By Seth Daniel It’s a rare occasion when one gets to see over the 8-foot tall concrete wall on Washington Street that is the South End Burial Ground, but once inside, the pastoral green lawn empties out into a thousand unknown stories. It’s likely the city’s first working-class cemetery, born out of desperation in...
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Fenway Sweeps the Mayor’s 21st Annual Garden Contest

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2017 Garden Contest on Thursday, Aug. 3, with many reigning from the Fenway neighborhood. This year, four winners hailed from Fenway along with three inductees into the distinguished Hall-of-Famers. Now in its 21st year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted...
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Developers are Poised to Redevelop Bay Village Church

August 10, 2017
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New Boston Ventures, a Boston-based residential real estate development-firm is poised to redevelop the former Our Lady of Victories Church and rectory on the often-overlooked Isabella Street in the Bay Village. The Our Lady of Victories Church located at 25 – 29 Isabella St., was not sold yet for $11.4 million as first reported...
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District 4 Sees 5-Percent Drop in Violent and Property Crime in ‘17

August 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy District 4 has seen a 5-percent decrease in violent and property crime to date in 2017, compared to last year. According to Boston Police, 2,156 Part One crimes were reported in the district, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, between Jan. 1 and Aug. 6...
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