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IDP Units are Most Prevalent in Downtown Neighborhoods

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Even though Boston is in a midst of a building boom, rents and sale prices continue to rise in Boston, making it increasingly challenging for residents to find housing that is affordable. In a report released by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), on Tuesday, August 8, shows how the...
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Two Unions Back Mike Kelley’s Bid for District 2 City Council

August 10, 2017
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SEIU Local 888 and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have endorsed Mike Kelley in the race for District 2 City Council. These unions are the latest to join a growing list of endorsers, including Attorney General Maura Healey and House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. 1199SEIU represents more than 56,000 healthcare workers...
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Council Candidate Flynn Calls for Reopening of Long Island Shelter

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the debate continues to rage over how to best handle the opiate problem at Ground Zero in the South End, this week District 2 Council Candidate Ed Flynn called for a re-opening of the Long Island Shelter – as well as all of its former services. “I want to work...
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Huntington Theatre Production Center Hard at Work on First Production Created in Everett

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Deep in the industrial area of Everett – nestled between scrap metal yards and diesel mechanics – is a creative workroom that has few matches in the city. In a month’s time, the workshop can create the Champs-Elysees in Paris, a New York City street, a San Francisco hillside abode or...
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Galvin says New Shadow Law Removes a Layer of Protection for Historic Parks

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Gov. Charlie Baker signed a home-rule petition into law that would allow Millennium Partners to move forward with building a 775-foot tower on the site of the city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, bypassing two existing state laws that protect the Boston Common and Public Garden from new shadows. Mayor Martin Walsh introduced...
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Hollywood Comes to the South End with Amy Schumer’s Newest Film

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The stars and glitz of Hollywood made its way to the historic South End this past week when Amy Schumer along with her production crew spent the day filming for her newest film, “I Feel Pretty” set to debut in June 2018. The plot, according IMDb, follows the life of Renee...
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Back Bay Resident Earns First Prize in Mayor’s Garden Contest

August 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Ric Cirace, a 25-year resident of the Back Bay, was recently awarded first place in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s 2017 Garden Contest in the category of porch, balcony and container garden. Cirace was also a recipient in 1996 and 1997 – the first two years of the contest – and thus...
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Police Briefs 08-10-2017

August 10, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log July 31 1341 Boylston St  – Larceny Shoplifting 622 Tremont St  – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 397 Shawmut Ave  – Towed Motor Vehicle 703 Massachusetts Ave  – Verbal Dispute Tremont St  – Disturbing The Peace 37 Saint Germain St  – Towed Motor Vehicle 173 Saint Botolph...
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Making Change in the Modern World

August 10, 2017
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Buying a sandwich or a coffee has never been so easy, provided you don’t use cash and the calculator is working on the cash register. This week I was meeting a friend to re-hash some old times and review some paperwork from the estate of an old friend. Likely there would be more re-hashing...
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Letter to the Editor

August 10, 2017
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Dear Editor:   We wanted to correct a misperception about the proposed pipeline route in the otherwise excellent article (August 3 on page 11) covering “Walk for Renewables: Residents question the need for proposed gas pipeline.”  According to the National Grid plan given to us a year ago by Commissioner Carl Spector, Boston Department...
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