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Plans for Harrison/Albany Block Receive Lukewarm Reception at IAG Meeting

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The developers of a large campus-style residential project between Harrison and Albany Streets, a project known as the Harrison Albany Block, returned to the community last Wednesday, June 8, for a second Impact Advisory Group (IAG) gathering. The most noticeable change to the plans – and the most frequent complaint about...
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City Ready to Bring Two-way Streets

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City has designed and is preparing to put out to bid a construction project that would bring two-way traffic to Washington Street and Traveller Street in the New York Streets neighborhood. The project is an off-shoot of the Harrison Avenue re-design work and is aimed at relieving traffic congestion in...
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Linehan’s Addiction Policy Advisor Urges Caution on Suboxone Cap Lift

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds Councilor Bill Linehan’s Addiction Policy Advisor, Jack Kelly, who is charged with working on ways to fund and expand drug treatment opportunities in the city urged caution to lawmakers looking to lift the cap on Suboxone prescriptions. Suboxone, an opioid treatment medication much like methadone, is strictly regulated. However, in response...
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Boston Public Library Board of Trustees Offer Presidential Role to David Leonard

June 17, 2016
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The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to extend an offer of employment for the position of BPL President to current Interim President David Leonard. The offer came during a special meeting of the Trustees to discuss the presidential search after San Jose City Librarian Jill Bourne declined the position last...
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Fun under the Freeway:Park to Seize Upon Trend of Recreation in Lost Spaces

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For the longest time, no one wanted to be under the highway. Huge concrete columns, the buzz of fast-moving automobiles overhead and shady areas (figuratively and literally) didn’t lend to anyone’s idea of space that could be used for anything. Now, that’s all different as cities nationwide look to grab space...
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Councilors LaMattina and Wu Head to Netherlands, Denmark for GRC Climate Conference

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Council President Michelle Wu traveled this week to the Netherlands and Denmark to attend a conference sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. The GRC, a group made up of leaders of Boston’s...
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St Stephen’s Graduation

June 10, 2016
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St Stephen’s Graduation

“My time here has been shaped by the time I spent with fellow teens and teachers,” said alumni student Pedro Cardosa as he addressed the audience. Here, he looks over his speech before taking the stage to officially address this year’s graduates from St. Stephens Youth Programs last Thursday, June 2, at the Jorge...
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From China to Castle Square:Chen Ends High School Career as Charlestown High Valedictorian

June 10, 2016
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From China to Castle Square:Chen Ends High School Career as Charlestown High Valedictorian

By Seth Daniel Three short years ago, Minting Chen, 18, was an exuberant middle schooler at one of the best boarding schools in Guangdong, China. She didn’t even know where the South End was on a map. She had left her small town in China two years before and had done well enough to...
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Old Dover Traffic Plan Comes to Head in Meeting

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a passionate meeting Tuesday night, the Old Dover Neighborhood Association hosted an open discussion on traffic plans for East Berkeley Street, and the discussion often pitted residents against local businesses when it came to removing some parking spaces. The one concrete promise that came out of the 45-minute discussion was...
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Frog Pond Pool Opens on June 24

June 10, 2016
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Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2016 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 24.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...
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