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Everyone Can — and Should — Vote Tuesday

February 26, 2016
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Other than for anyone who has been living under the proverbial rock for the past few months, it is fair to say that the 2016 Presidential primary election campaign has drawn the most controversy and the most attention in our nation’s history. There are many reasons for this, chief among them being the candidacies...
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Obituaries 02-25-2016

February 26, 2016
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Sgt. Major John Keene US Army Seargent Major, decorated veteran John Keene, US Army (Retired) died on Feb 19 in Tampa, Florida. John was a retired Army paratrooper with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st, 82nd, and 11th Airborne Divisions. Sergeant Major Keene, a Boston native, received two Purple Hearts and twov Bronze Stars...
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Sleeping Until Spring

February 23, 2016
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Sleeping Until Spring

While sparsely traveled in winter, this path through the Fenway Victory Gardens is one place where residents of Back Bay, South End, Fenway, and Kenmore come together in warmer months.
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Performing Traditional Dances

February 23, 2016
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Performing Traditional Dances

Josiah Quincy School students performed traditional dances at Tufts Medical Center on Friday, Feb. 12, in honor of the Chinese New Year. Students from the school also performed songs as well for the crowd that gathered to see the students.
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Arbitration Award Could Cost City $23 Million This Year

February 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A recent state arbitration decision with the Boston Police’s Detectives Benevolent Society could cost the City $23 million this year in back pay – and another $9 million per year going forward – and now is in front of a frustrated City Council committee. In late December, Arbitrator Lawrence Holden Jr....
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Bitter Cold Power Outages in South End Leave Many in the Cold,More Outages Expected

February 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Power outages in the Massachusetts Avenue area of the South End on Sunday left about 100 residents without power for a time during bitterly cold temperatures, and more outages are expected in the coming days as well. Michael Durand of Eversource said the trouble began in the Mass Ave and Shawmut...
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Neighborhood Restaurants Offering Many Options for Upcoming Restaurant Week

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Preparation for the 15th anniversary of Restaurant Week, formally known as Dine Out Boston, is underway with many returning dining establishments and a few newer ones on the list. The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), the agency behind the event held in March, has already received menus from some...
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BRA Board Approves New Zoning Guidelines for Stuart St District

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Building guidelines for the Stuart Street district of the Back Bay were approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors on February 10 and are now headed to the Boston Zoning Commission for further approval. The Stuart Street district is bound by St. James Avenue to the north, Back...
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Respect is a Rusty Bumper

February 23, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone In these harsh winter months I often watch curiously as people drive around brand new vehicles, bearing shiny new rims and a spotless paint job, full of newly molded plastic just waiting to be destroyed by a plow or a moving pile of snow. Such brand new cars aren’t a...
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Police Briefs 02-18-2016

February 23, 2016
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END  POLICE LOG Feb. 4 141 Newbury St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 244 Newton St. – Fraud – Impersonation 70 West Newton St. – Fraud – False Pretense/Scheme 16 Arundel St. –             Larceny -Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories 804 Tremont St. – Verbal Dispute 840...
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