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Three Reasons to Vote ‘No’ on Queastion 1

October 26, 2018
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Because I’m a nurse, and I work in a hospital, I’m asked every day how I feel about Ques-tion 1.  I’m beyond concerned.  I’m scared—for patients and nurses—and I’m voting “No.”  Question 1 highlights an important topic, but it is a dangerous approach to something as vital as our healthcare. Question 1 is confusing. ...
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Are You Ready for Halloween?

October 26, 2018
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Next week, many neighborhoods will become magical places as thousands of children dressed in all types of costumes will descend on the streets in search of candy and treats. Likewise, residents will not only decorate their houses in scary Halloween themes with spiders and ghosts and a few witches thrown in just for luck,...
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‘There’s Something Brewing in Charlesgate’

October 24, 2018
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‘There’s Something Brewing in Charlesgate’

Caroline Reeves, Jonathan Soroff, District 8 City Council candidate Hélène Vincent, and Alice Lin during the Charlesgate Alliance’s ‘There’s Something Brewing in Charlesgate’ last Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Barnes Mansion. The effort was yet another step towards restoring the link in the Emerald Necklace.
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NABB Autumn Cocktail Party

October 24, 2018
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NABB Autumn Cocktail Party

Paula Furst-Neckyfarow, Gerald Fleming, and Charlie Neckyfarow enjoyed a wonderful Autumn evening in the Back Bay last Friday, Oct. 12, during the NABB Autumn Cocktail Party. Scores of Back Bay residents filed into the Hampshire House for a nice gathering with neighbors.
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BBAC Approves New Algonquin Club Proposal, with Provisions

October 24, 2018
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Hold that martini, the disagreements over the Algonquin Club proposal still have yet to be put completely to rest. Architect Guy Grassi returned before the Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) on October 10 to present his changes to a previous proposal which was denied by the Commission and disliked by much of the community....
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Council Ready to Distribute $105M

October 24, 2018
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Big bucks from the Winthrop Square garage are coming to the Emerald Necklace, including the Boston Common, but of course, with the caveat of a shadow. The City Council Committee on Ways and Means, chaired by Councilor Mark Ciommo, held a hearing on Oct. 15 regarding an appropriation of $105 million for funding for...
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News Briefs

October 24, 2018
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BACK BAY HAPPENINGS Spooky Walking Tour sponsored by NABB. Souls of artists, murderers, and curious spirit haunt Copley Square to this very day, both living and dead. Explore Boston’s famously man-made neighborhood by night, and the history of the city’s Gilded Age is easy to imagine first-hand. Through storytelling, wink-worthy jokes, and occasional creepy...
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City Council Holds Hearing Regarding Dockless Mobility Scooters

October 24, 2018
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Dockless scooters are a big question mark in Boston, but the City Council is trying straighten that punctuation into an exclamation point. The City Council Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation, chaired by Councilor Michelle Wu, held a hearing on Oct. 15 regarding dockless mobility and electric scooters in the City of Boston, indicating...
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Local Sound Artist and Composer Brings Immersive Sound Art to Seven Boston Neighborhoods

October 24, 2018
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Beau Kenyon is a sound artist and composer whose most recent work can be heard in seven different neighborhoods across Boston. Titled SOUND, the work is a series of three interdisciplinary public art installations that use sound, music, and movement to convey visions of hope, success, and family, according to Kenyon. “I was thinking...
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St John School Poised for Academic Success and Growth

October 24, 2018
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Nestled in the heart of Boston’s North End, St. John School has prepared students for bright futures since 1895. The school is a Catholic value-centered learning environment focused on educating students in an atmosphere that fosters the growth of each student in spirit, mind and body.  The staff welcomes pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students and...
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