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Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2016
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Is There a right foot braking lobby? Should we care? Yes there is and we should care because in the last 50 years it can be blamed for the deaths of 30,000 people, the life changing injuries to millions and the financial cost of billions and this is just in parking lots! Multiply a...
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Enjoy A “Safe and Sane” Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2016
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When Americans celebrated the Fourth of July at the turn of the 20th century, they did so in such rowdy fashion that vandalism and destruction of both public and private property were commonplace. This rampant hooliganism was suppressed only when public officials and the public-at-large decided that the holiday should be observed in a...
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The Words That Shook the World

July 1, 2016
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.   When the members of the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia in June, 1776, it was not at...
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TITLE Boxing Club Set to Open on Newbury Street

June 25, 2016
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TITLE Boxing Club Set to Open on Newbury Street

By Cary Shuman A new boxing fitness club slated to open next month is already creating excitement in the Back Bay. TITLE Boxing Club will welcome in fitness enthusiasts beginning July 11 at 338 Newbury St., Boston. Title Boxing has made a big splash in Massachusetts with several locations including one at North Station....
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Office Building Proposed for 321 Harrison Avenue

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a bit of a change in plans, an eight-story office building has been proposed for the space atop an existing parking garage at 321 Harrison Ave. – a plan that departs from the developer’s initial desire to build residential units on both the existing office tower and the parking garage....
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Residents Get Look at Plans for Back Bay MBTA Station

June 25, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Citizens got a look at the preliminary proposal for the $1 billion transformation of the MBTA’s Back Bay station and surrounding city block at a meeting sponsored by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay on Wednesday, June 15. Melissa Shrock, architect and senior project manager for Boston Properties, outlined plans...
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Public Body Workouts Highlight Summer of Health in Franklin Square

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As Chad Flahive arrived at Heartbreak Hill Running Club on Tremont Street Monday evening, he welcomed several of those in tank tops and running shoes outside the store with the greeting of a friend and not just a trainer. It’s not enough for Flahive to just lead an exercise program, but...
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Downtown View:Summer Feasts

June 25, 2016
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by Karen Cord Taylor Have you ever been to a feast on the streets of the North End? I decided this is the summer I’m going. I knew little about them for many years. Recently, they seem to have proliferated. It’s true, said life-long North End resident Nick Dello Russo. The reason I knew...
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Parking Hearing Starts with Hot Tempers, Ends with Agreement

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The public hearing by the South End Forum’s Parking Task Force represented eight months of work and some two years worth of discussion, but it began last Tuesday, June 14, with a rowdy audience challenging the at-large neighborhood association about its ability to even engage in such a plan. The Forum...
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Pedestrian Accidents,Near Misses Highlight Planning for Vision Zero

June 25, 2016
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By Seth Daniel An adult and a child were struck by a vehicle in the are of 640 Commonwealth Ave. on Tuesday night, June 21, near the Boston University campus, and though the injuries were non-life threatening, the accident this week highlighted the importance of the Vision Zero effort now underway by City planners...
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