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Police say Temperate Weather to Blame for Back Bay’s Spike in Part One Crime

March 4, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Back Bay has seen a 43-percent increase in violent and property crime so far this year, compared to 2015 – an upward trend that Boston police largely attribute to this winter’s much more temperate weather. “At this time last year, we had about eight feet of snow on the ground,”...
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Iconic Charlie’s in South End Re-Opens

February 26, 2016
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Iconic Charlie’s in South End Re-Opens

By Jordan Frias The iconic Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe in the South End was business as usual on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 24, but was visited by an unusual amount of elected officials. Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor Martin Walsh and former Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn gathered inside the small eatery to celebrate its official...
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BRA Postpones Vote on Trinity Place Project

February 26, 2016
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By Jordan Frias The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board has been asked to postpone a vote on a project slated for 40 Trinity Place in the Back Bay at the request of Bay Village residents. The 33-story hotel and residential development project has been criticized for its affordable housing component, without the community’s consent,...
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New Boston App Helps Residents Fight Graffiti

February 26, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Marco Baldassare recalls a time when he and Fenway residents spent Saturday afternoons removing graffiti from park benches, buildings and street signs. Baldassare, Fenway Civic Association (FCA) board member and co-founder of the Fenway Graffiti Squad, said technology has improved the City’s response time to many quality of life issues, including...
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City Council Residency Hearing Rescheduled for Feb 26

February 26, 2016
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By John Lynds The Boston City Council hearing scheduled last week to tackle Mayor Martin Walsh’s plan to strengthen the city’s residency requirement for city employees had been canceled and is rescheduled for Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. In January Walsh filed recommendations to a Council led commission...
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Free College and an Egg McMuffin

February 26, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Being Mr. Boston, I have been around the Town for more than a little while, and as such, I like the rules for the most part. But these are times when everywhere I look, people – especially young people – are preaching about how everything that has come before them...
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Sleeping Until Spring

February 23, 2016
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Sleeping Until Spring

While sparsely traveled in winter, this path through the Fenway Victory Gardens is one place where residents of Back Bay, South End, Fenway, and Kenmore come together in warmer months.
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Performing Traditional Dances

February 23, 2016
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Performing Traditional Dances

Josiah Quincy School students performed traditional dances at Tufts Medical Center on Friday, Feb. 12, in honor of the Chinese New Year. Students from the school also performed songs as well for the crowd that gathered to see the students.
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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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