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Walsh Aims to Protect Workers of Boston

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen On Monday, Mayor Martin Walsh filed an ordinance aimed at further protecting the safety of workers and the public by allowing the City of Boston the right to deny, revoke or suspend a permit for work in Boston based on an applicant’s work safety history. This ordinance comes only a few...
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Elected Officials Come Out in Continued Support of Boston Immigrants

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Following the recent election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States and his recent threats to the nation’s immigrant communities, Boston officials have come out in continued support of protecting immigrants from deportation. Boston is already a sanctuary city under the Trust Act that prohibits the Boston Police...
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Election Was No Surprise When Looking at Shrugs and Smiles

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When jaws dropped last Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as the national election returns began to favor President-elect Donald Trump, one apolitical political predictor had a very big “told you so” moment. Boston area businessman and political prognosticator Don Khoury is known for turning down the sound on political races. By...
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Officials, Residents Wrestle with Intrusive Shadows

November 18, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The proposed redevelopment of the deteriorated Winthrop Square Garage might go as high as 775 feet, and may cast a shadow as far as a third of a mile away onto the Boston Common, the Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall, breaking existing shadow laws. The current laws restrict any new...
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Capuano Counsels Democratic Voters after Trump, Republican Victories

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel After a shocking Election Day result that included not only a win by President Elect Donald Trump, but also a Republican sweep through the U.S. Congress and many state legislatures, Congressman Michael Capuano has been out on the trail consoling Democratic voters. In many cases, while some are ready to figuratively...
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Harrison Albany Block Reduces Units, Makes Garage Smaller in Another Revamp

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In yet another revamp, the Harrison Albany Block project has proposed reducing the number of units from 687 to 650, to bring down some heights and to make the parking garage smaller. The news came at a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) public meeting on Monday and also in further...
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Statue, Vibrancy Planned for Tremont’s Frederick Douglass District

November 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The heart of the Frederick Douglass District in the South End on Tremont Street and Camden Streets was once a vibrant business community with a healthy middle class and a great appreciation for the history of African Americans, in particularly Douglass. All of that disappeared with the wrecking ball decades ago...
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Light Boston Turns 20

November 18, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Light Boston seeks to illuminate architectural landmarks and other notable locations by championing for appropriate exterior lighting to enhance the city’s nighttime social vitality, aesthetics and public safety. The origins of the not-for-profit, citizen’s advocacy group dates back to 1996, when longtime Mount Vernon Street resident...
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Diwali Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts

November 11, 2016
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Diwali Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts

Diwali Festival stories and dance were presented by Odissi Classical Dance and Sambalpuri folk dance groups to a large audience in the new American Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The Festival performance attracted hundreds of visitors.
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BPL Begins First Composer-in-Residence Program:Debut Concert to Take Place This Saturday

November 11, 2016
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BPL Begins First Composer-in-Residence Program:Debut Concert to Take Place This Saturday

By Beth Treffeisen The first Composer-in- Residence at the Boston Public Library, Beau Kenyon, the director of extra-curricular programs at Kingsley Montessori School will debut his first free concert on Saturday, November 12, at 2:30p.m. in the Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square. The multi-platform and multidisciplinary event called, “The Sound of,”...
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