Archive for October, 2018

Annual Pumpkin Float at the Boston Common Frog Pond

October 26, 2018
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Annual Pumpkin Float at the Boston Common Frog Pond

Alina Jones worked on some arts and crafts by lamplight  on Friday evening, Oct. 19, during Mayor Walsh’s annual Pumpkin Float at the Boston Common’s Frog Pond. Hundreds of kids in costume showed up to try their hand at pumpkin carving, crafts and then floating pumpkins on the Pond.
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Parks Department Proposes Phase 2 of Muddy River Project; BLC Denies Flood Wall

October 26, 2018
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department presented what ended up being a controversial proposal for Phase Two of the Muddy River Flood Damage Reduction Project at the Boston Landmarks Commission hearing on October 23. Margaret Dyson, Director of Historic Parks at Boston Parks and Recreation, reported that Phase One of the project is “substantially...
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Superintendent Search Will Be a Familiar Process for Search Committee

October 26, 2018
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A Search Committee has been chosen and the School Committee kicked-off the latest quest for a new superintendent of schools during a special meeting in Dudley Square Wednesday night, Oct. 24. Chair Michael Loconto said they have nominated 11 people for the Search Committee and will begin an expedited process to find a new...
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Fenway, Red Sox Play It Up as Host to the World Series

October 26, 2018
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Tuesday saw the Fenway neighborhood playing host to the greatest baseball contest of them all, the World Series, with the hometown Boston Red Sox facing their left coast counterparts, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Despite the early rain, Kenmore Square, Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street were alive with the excitement of the fourth World Series...
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Rollins Eases Concerns Over ‘The List’ at WSANA Monday

October 26, 2018
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In July, Democratic District Attorney candidate Rachael Rollins released what has come to the known as ‘The List,’ which is simply a list of smaller crimes that she has indicated that she would defer prosecution upon if elected. That’s a list that has made more than a few people in the neighborhoods a little...
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News Briefs

October 26, 2018
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EARLY VOTING STARTS THIS MONTH Boston City Hall is the main early voting polling location. City Hall will be open for voting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., during the two-week period. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, City Hall will stay open until 8 p.m. for early voting. Please note: any voter registered...
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ZBA Grants Zoning Relief to BHA Buildings on West Newton and Rutland Streets

October 26, 2018
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Townhouses owned by the Boston Housing Authority on West Newton and Rutland streets are about to get a major life safety makeover. At the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Oct. 16, architect Cliff Boehmer said they are proposing to add fire protection, including fire alarms to 27 buildings on West Newton and Rutland...
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EBNA Curious on East Berkeley Parking Lot, Development Plan

October 26, 2018
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A routine, three-year renewal of a parking lot license for the Stanhope Garage operators on East Berkeley Street turned into a lively discussion of just what is happening with the property, which was permitted for a large office tower by the Druker Companies in 2013. Since that 11-story office building was approved, there’s been...
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BPDA Holds Public Meeting for Kenmore Square Redevelopment

October 26, 2018
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The underused buildings along Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street are getting closer to revitalization. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a public meeting on Oct. 22 in the Kenmore Classroom Building to update the public on the Kenmore Square Redevelopment project. The project area consists of nine buildings bought from Boston University...
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Police Briefs 10-25-2018

October 26, 2018
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Unwanted guest On Saturday, Oct. 20, at around 5:53 a.m., officers responded to a radio call for a verbal dispute at 130 Dartmouth St. On arrival, police spoke to Longwood security officers who said the female suspect had a disagreement with a friend who lives there. The suspect’s friend, who was uncooperative and refused...
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