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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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Never Too Early to Start

February 23, 2016
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Boston City Councilor Michael Flaherty has re-introduced a zoning text amendment to limit the number of marijuana shops in a certain geographic area. Flaherty is calling for no more than one shop per one mile radius. This makes sense to us. Boston is called a walkable city. For those of us who call Boston...
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Salt Pile Images Intrigue Local Professor

February 23, 2016
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Salt Pile Images Intrigue Local Professor

By Seth Daniel Artist Allison Cekala never intended to be the spokesperson for road salt. The Jamaica Plain resident, and Museum of Fine Arts School (Fenway) professor, only saw incredible lighting and interesting shapes in the Chelsea salt pile – located in varying quantities and in a very visible place right adjacent to the...
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Council Questions Content of BRA Urban Renewal Extension Plan

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias After a year of community outreach, public meetings and public engagement, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appeared before the City Council’s Committee on Planning and Development on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss urban renewal. Urban renewal has been a contentious subject for residents, according to Corey Zehngebot, senior urban designer and...
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Love is in the Air at Restaurants in the Area

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias South End eating and drinking establishments are promoting specials for this Valentine’s Day weekend with the help of the local business organization Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS). Jenni Effron, executive director of WGMS, created an online map that highlights prix fixe menus and other specials that will be offered by approximately...
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