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Back Bay Night Out Featured at Prudential on March 10

March 4, 2016
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It’s time to welcome the spring season at this year’s Back Bay Night Out – an evening filled with the latest in fashion, food and more. In partnership with the Back Bay Association, the annual Back Bay Night Out gives attendees a chance to experience Prudential Center, while perusing an array of retailers, lifestyle...
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Recommendations Made on City Employee Residency Requirement

March 4, 2016
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By John Lynds Following a hearing last Friday the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations chaired by At-Large Councilor Michael Flaherty released its recommendations to the Council for a vote regarding changes to the city residency requirement for city employees. In January Mayor Martin Walsh filed recommendations to the committee that would look to...
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Clinton,Trump Primary Victories Viewed Locally with Interest

March 4, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Voters in the South End, Back Bay and Fenway/Kenmore took to the polls on Tuesday, March 1, and chose their favorite candidate within the respective parties. Locally, ward committee chairs from the Democratic and Republican Parties said they found the election results quite interesting. Boston Ward 5 Democratic Committee Chair Ross...
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Sen Chang-Diaz Hosts District Hours

March 4, 2016
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By Jordan Frias State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz hosted her first district hours of 2016 at the Villa Victoria on Feb. 26 to get a sense of what is on the mind of her South End constituents. Chang-Díaz represents the Second Suffolk District, which includes parts of the South End, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain,...
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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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