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USES to Celebrate Past 125 Years, Look to the Future, in Kick-Off Party Jan 28

January 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Few things are enduring in the ever-changing landscape of the South End, where the neighborhood has made and re-made itself over time and again. One thing from that storied past that has endured, however, is the Settlement House movement and it’s modern day ancestor United South End Settlements (USES), which is...
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Old Dover Support for Quinzani’s Conditional on Comprehensive Traffic Plan

January 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Old Dover Neighborhood Association agreed on Tuesday night, Jan. 17, to lend its support to the Quinzani’s residential development by Related Beal, but with a major asterisk denoting that the Association wants some comprehensive traffic and circulation plans to be hammered out before any construction is allowed. In fact, the...
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Police Briefs 01-26-2017

January 27, 2017
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BACK BAY-KENMORE/FENWAY-SOUTH END POLICE LOG Jan. 17 840 Harrison Ave. – Assault Simple – Battery; Disorderly Conduct; Other Offense; Threats to Do Bodily Harm; Warrant Arrest 72 Peterborough St. – Verbal Dispute 789 Commonwealth Ave. – Investigate Person Dartmouth/Newbury streets – Investigate Person 96 East Lenox St. – Vandalism 480 Boylston St. – Larceny...
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Dennis, Welcome to the Boston Jerk Sports Fan Hall of Fame

January 27, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Dennis Harrison was just a regular guy up to Saturday evening, and then he pulled the fire alarm to underground fame. Harrison, for those who don’t know, is the Eastie guy who came by some information that the Pittsburgh Steelers were staying in Eastie at the airport hotel. Then he...
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Winthrop Square’s Shady Deal

January 27, 2017
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By Councilor Tito Jackson The Boston Common has been the playground for Boston’s children since 1634, the backyard for Boston’s youth, and the front porch for Boston’s seniors. The first public park in America, it is the iconic public space of our city. The Frog Pond’s splash pool and ice skating rink and the...
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The State of Our City

January 27, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 17th, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with...
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Former District A1 Commanding Superintendent O’Rourke Retires

January 27, 2017
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Boston Police Superintendent Bernard “Bernie” O’Rourke has retired following a lengthily career with the department, that expanded 29 years. Many of those years, O’Rourke spent as the Commanding Officer of District A1 which covers the Beacon Hill, North End, West End. Charelstown, Downtown and Waterfront neighborhoods where he conducted the community’s monthly public safety...
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Rising Water Levels Threat to City’s Municipal Harbor Plan

January 27, 2017
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A recent environmental report given to the City of Boston clearly indicates waterfront high tides will consistently rise creating some serious damage to the North End/Waterfront neighborhood. One city employee told a community organization that eventually water could extend out as far as Faneuil Hall with many neighborhood streets and The Greenway affected. Structures...
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Enforcement Key to Reduce The City’s Speed Limit

January 27, 2017
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Obviously, the new City of Boston ordinance regarding the speed limit on city streets from 30 mph to 25 mph will prevent more accidents, injuries and deaths but only if there is adequate enforcement on a regular basis. Public safety concerns are the main reason a reduce speed limit was enacted and only strict...
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Celebrating MLK Jr at Blackstone

January 20, 2017
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Celebrating MLK Jr at Blackstone

Ian Herold works on a mural at the Blackstone Innovation School in the South End on Monday morning, Jan. 16, during one of many service project sites throughout the city put on to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday bearing his name. Students, staff, neighborhood groups and youth...
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