Galvin says New Shadow Law Removes a Layer of Protection for Historic Parks

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Gov. Charlie Baker signed a home-rule petition into law that would allow Millennium Partners to move forward with building a 775-foot tower on the site of the city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, bypassing two existing state laws that protect the Boston Common and Public Garden from new shadows. Mayor Martin Walsh introduced...
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Hollywood Comes to the South End with Amy Schumer’s Newest Film

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The stars and glitz of Hollywood made its way to the historic South End this past week when Amy Schumer along with her production crew spent the day filming for her newest film, “I Feel Pretty” set to debut in June 2018. The plot, according IMDb, follows the life of Renee...
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Back Bay Resident Earns First Prize in Mayor’s Garden Contest

August 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Ric Cirace, a 25-year resident of the Back Bay, was recently awarded first place in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s 2017 Garden Contest in the category of porch, balcony and container garden. Cirace was also a recipient in 1996 and 1997 – the first two years of the contest – and thus...
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Police Briefs 08-10-2017

August 10, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log July 31 1341 Boylston St  – Larceny Shoplifting 622 Tremont St  – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 397 Shawmut Ave  – Towed Motor Vehicle 703 Massachusetts Ave  – Verbal Dispute Tremont St  – Disturbing The Peace 37 Saint Germain St  – Towed Motor Vehicle 173 Saint Botolph...
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Making Change in the Modern World

August 10, 2017
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Buying a sandwich or a coffee has never been so easy, provided you don’t use cash and the calculator is working on the cash register. This week I was meeting a friend to re-hash some old times and review some paperwork from the estate of an old friend. Likely there would be more re-hashing...
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Letter to the Editor

August 10, 2017
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Dear Editor:   We wanted to correct a misperception about the proposed pipeline route in the otherwise excellent article (August 3 on page 11) covering “Walk for Renewables: Residents question the need for proposed gas pipeline.”  According to the National Grid plan given to us a year ago by Commissioner Carl Spector, Boston Department...
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