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Police Briefs 09-13-2018

September 14, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Gun shy On Tuesday, Sept. 4, at about 2:22 a.m., police responded to a report of shot fired at 88 Exeter St. Upon arrival, officer spoke to the caller and another witness, both of whom said they observed a group of around six people arguing across the street. A fight between...
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The Undoing of Johnny Jingles

September 14, 2018
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Quarters are a dying breed. No one carries quarters around as much as they used to in the city due to the new technology that basically has taken over the parking meters. Those who use it love it. I still use the quarters or sometimes the credit card, but I understand the convenience of...
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Don’t Trash Recycling. If We All Do Our Part, We Can Make It Work

September 14, 2018
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People throughout Massachusetts are committed to recycling and want to do their part to protect our environment. But we may not always be aware that some things need to stay out of our curbside recycling bins. While we may think, “I’ll throw it in with the recycling and someone will sort it all out...
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Massachusetts Needs Gov Charlie Baker

September 14, 2018
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With the state primary election now concluded, the ballot for the state election in November has been set, providing voters with the opportunity to see how the candidates match up for the various offices. Many of these contests feature either newcomers to the political scene or candidates for higher office who have not been...
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Gas Workers Steal Labor Day Show in Back Bay

September 7, 2018
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Gas Workers Steal Labor Day Show in Back Bay

Mayor Martin Walsh met informally with locked out National Grid gas workers on Monday morning before going into the Greater Boston Labor Council’s Labor Day breakfast in the Back Bay’s Park Plaza Hotel. Walsh said he would lend any support to the workers that they ask for, but to date hasn’t been asked to...
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Political Newcomer Santiago Cruises to Victory with 10-Point Win Over Rushing

September 7, 2018
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Jon Santiago burned through several pairs of shoes and knocked his knuckles raw in the campaign for state representative, but it all paid off as in the end it resulted in a 10-point win over veteran State Rep. Byron Rushing – who has represented the district for more than 30 years. Santiago’s campaign was...
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News Briefs

September 7, 2018
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YWCA TO BE BOUTIQUE HOTEL The old YWCA building at 40 Berkeley Street in the Ellis neighborhood has been proposed to become a 164-room hotel geared to the younger set who prefer lower rates and fewer amenities. Mount Vernon Company has proposed to turn the former YMCA and hostel into the Revolution Hotel. Beyond...
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FortheRecord

September 7, 2018
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From the Sept. 5 Conservation Commission meeting, City Hall: Notice of Intent from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for the proposed exhumation, analysis and removal of 66 burials from the Quarantine Cemetery located on Gallops Island, Boston.   From the Sept. 6 Non-Hearing Common Victualler meeting, City Hall, 10 a.m.: The...
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Four South End Projects Approved by the South End Landmark District Commission

September 7, 2018
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At the South End Landmark District Commission hearing on Sept. 4, four cases were heard as part of the design review process. The first was at 619 Massachusetts Avenue #1, where an architect represented the owners who could not make the hearing. The applicants are looking to install a rear access carport with a...
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Students Invited to Apply for City’s Exam Schools

September 7, 2018
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) will offer the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for admission to the city’s three examination schools on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 a.m. Testing will take place at seven locations across the city. The deadline for registration is Sept. 21. Students must currently be in Grades 6, 8 or...
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