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Transportation Simmers on Exchange

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If there’s one message coming out loud and clear from the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) members on the Exchange South End project on Albany Street, it’s that the project should not be rushed and transportation needs to be addressed with a larger lens.   The project entered the City’s Article 80...
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Police Briefs 12-07-2017

December 11, 2017
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A MATTER OF CONVENIENCE On Monday, Nov. 27, at approximately 12:30 p.m., police responded to 528 Massachusetts Ave. to investigate a person. While en route, officers were informed of a female suspect at the location with a knife, and that the caller had locked himself in the bedroom. A follow-up call to the residence...
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How We’re Supporting Small Businesses During the Holidays to Keep Neighborhoods Thriving All Year Long

December 11, 2017
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By: Mayor Martin J. Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated the prosperity that’s helping Dorchester thrive to...
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America as We Know It Is Over

December 11, 2017
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It is difficult to understate the impact upon the future of our country of the Republican tax bill proposals that have been passed by the House and Senate and await a reconciliation between the two versions for a final vote by both.   The most complex piece of tax legislation to be enacted in...
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NABB Holds Wine Tasting

December 1, 2017
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NABB Holds Wine Tasting

Gallery Director Carey Vose stands by a portrait of her grandfather, Robert Vose Jr., during the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay’s (NABB) wine tasting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Vose Galleries on Newbury Street. Organizer Charlotte DeWitt reported a great turnout and outstanding wine pairings on the evening.
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Copley Square Tree Lighting Begins the Holiday Season

December 1, 2017
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Copley Square Tree Lighting Begins the Holiday Season

Photos and Story by Beth Treffeisen It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. On the first Monday after everyone returned home from their Thanksgiving holiday, residents from across the City descended on Copley Square to embark on the first Christmas Tree Lighting on the holiday season. The free annual event held on Nov....
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WSANA, President Wu Spar Over Safe Injection Sites

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Council President Michelle Wu confirmed that she is in favor of Safe Injection Sites (SIFs), but is not in favor of any particular site – though she stopped short of completely ruling out putting one in the South End. SIFs are supervised locations where intravenous drug users can legally use illegal...
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City Councilor Josh Zakim Announces Campaign for Secretary of State

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim announced Tuesday, Nov. 28, that he is going to be a candidate for secretary of state, promising broad new expansions of voting rights, greater transparency in government and stronger oversight of businesses across the state. Zakim will be running against the current officeholder Democrat William F....
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News Briefs

December 1, 2017
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES NEW CFO On Monday, Nov. 27 Mayor Martin Walsh announced the appointment of Emme Handy of the South End, as the Chief Financial Officer (CF)), Collector-Treasurer and Chief of Administration and Finance for the City of Boston. Handy brings more than a decade of experience in government finance, administration, and fiscal...
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Colwen Hotels Appoints New Staff for Opening of New AC Hotel

December 1, 2017
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The Colwen Hotels has appointed a General Manager and Director of Sales for the new AC Hotel by Marriott Boston Downtown, being built in the Ink Block development in the South End, which is scheduled to open in early 2018. Matthew Moore will be the new General Manager. He comes from being the Director...
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