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Charles River Swimming Club Aims to Bring Positive Perception to an Urban River

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen During the early morning hours last Saturday, 200 brave swimmers pulled on their goggles and swim caps and dove into the Charles River Basin for a one-mile race that ran between the Longfellow Bridge and the Massachusetts Ave Bridge. Since 2007, the Charles River Swimming Club, Inc., has been hosting races...
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City of Boston Traffic Advisory

June 9, 2017
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Pride Parade, Bunker Hill Day Parade and other events will impact traffic and parking Special events taking place from Thursday, June 8, through Sunday, June 11, 2017, will impact traffic and parking in the City of Boston.  Those attending the events are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.  Information on Hubway, the regional...
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At Annual Meeting, Christian Scientists See ‘New Spirit’ Emerging in Society

June 9, 2017
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By: Kevin Ness Boston, MA — In today’s culture of political divisions and religious strife, Christian Scientists spoke at their church’s annual meeting of “a new spirit” emerging, which is calling forth the best in people across denominational and national lines. In an interview, the chair of the denomination’s board of directors, Allison Phinney,...
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Artists Get Ready for this Year’s South End Garden Tour

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen As the time ticks down to the start of this year’s South End Garden Tour, gardeners are putting finishing touches on their gardens. To document all of the hard work, artists are preparing themselves to spend the day in the outdoors to sketch and paint the gardens and green spaces that...
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City Unveils New Temporary, Day Center on Southampton Street to Get People off Street

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several City officials appeared at the South End Forum on Tuesday night, June 6, to unveil a pilot low-threshold day center in a space on Southampton Street, a fabric structure that would have fewer restrictions than the shelters and would hopefully get some of the homeless and addicted off the Mass/Cass...
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Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker Call for Hearing to Examine Impacts of Safe Injection Sites

June 9, 2017
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In the wake of the Massachusetts Medical Association passing a resolution urging the Commonwealth to open two medically supervised injection facilities, commonly referred to as safe injection sites, Councilors Annissa Essaibi-George and Frank Baker filed a hearing order Wednesday, June 7, to examine the impacts of such a site in the city of Boston....
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Police Briefs 06-08-2017

June 9, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log May 29 Assault – Simple  – 77 Exeter St Assault Simple – Battery  – 315 Huntington Ave Trespassing  – 12 Hemenway St Property – Found  – 650 Harrison Ave Investigate Property  – 24 Yawkey Way Larceny Theft of Motor Parts and Accessories  – 811 Harrison...
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How We’re Making Boston an Age-Friendly City

June 9, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to provide accessibility and inclusion to residents of all ages and abilities. That’s why we’ve created the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan to serve as our City’s blueprint to make Boston...
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Gov Baker Stands Tall — Again

June 9, 2017
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The swift and unequivocal announcement last Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker that Massachusetts will join in an initiative with other states to encourage alternative forms of energy in order to reduce carbon emissions is yet another example of the sort of straightforward decision-making that has become a hallmark of the Baker administration. Gov. Baker’s...
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3rd Annual Barks & Bagels

June 3, 2017
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3rd Annual Barks & Bagels

Kate Wann, with Queenie, experienced tongue-wagging excitement last Saturday, May 20, during the City’s 3rd Annual Barks & Bagels event at the Boston Common Frog Pond. The event drew hundreds of dogs and their humans to socialize and enjoy doggie treats.
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