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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2018
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Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, tracing its roots back almost 400 years to the Pilgrims, long before there was even a thought of a United States of America. Thanksgiving is the ultimate family-centered holiday. It has no national-celebration connotations, and no required gift-giving. It lacks the commercialism, solemnity, and political overtones of all...
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South End Veterans Day Ceremony

November 17, 2018
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South End Veterans Day Ceremony

Service members 1st Lt. Jonathan Alicea, MSG Guillermo Candelario, CPT Henry Nieves, and CPT Zoraida De La Rosa stand by the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument during the annual Veteran’s Day observance in the South End on Sunday, Nov. 11. City and state officials, along with the Memorial Committee, helped to unveil a new archway...
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Annual Fall Community Cleanup

November 17, 2018
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Annual Fall Community Cleanup

WHAT’S GOING TO WORK? TEAM WORK! Nicola Trupin (L) and Jim Batty (R) put leaves in a yard waste bag held by Judi Wright at Harriet Tubman Square during last Saturday’s (Nov. 10) fall community clean up. Despite some misty showers here and there, a good many resident came out to participate in preparing...
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After Two-Year Process, BLC Unanimously Approve Citgo Sign as Boston Landmark

November 17, 2018
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Over two years after the petition was accepted, the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) unanimously voted to designate the iconic Citgo Sign as a Boston Landmark on Tuesday night. There were two parts to Tuesday night’s hearing: a discussion and vote to accept the study report that was made publicly available on September 12, and...
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Bay Village HDC Pleased with Isabella St Church Proposal

November 17, 2018
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The the transportation of the former church at 19 Isabella Street into condos took a small step closer to reality on Tuesday night when Finegold Alexander presented its proposal in an advisory review at the Bay Village Historic District Commission hearing. The architectural firm had presented an earlier iteration of this proposal at a...
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News Briefs

November 17, 2018
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PUBLIC SAFETY NOTES At about 11:30 p.m. on Weds., Nov. 7, members of the Citywide Drug Control Unit located and arrested Angel Perez, 43, of Boston on firearm and drug related charges in the area of 70 South Bay Avenue in Boston. The suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant in connection to an...
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City Pursuing Site for New Downtown High School for JQUS

November 17, 2018
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School officials rolling out the second phase of the $1 billion BuildBPS school facilities plan reported this month that they are looking at sites for a downtown high school that would house the Josiah Quincy Upper School. BuildBPS officials said at a public meeting this month that they are looking at sites in the...
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Tremont Street Re-Design Meeting Nov 28

November 17, 2018
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has announced its second meeting for pedestrian safety on Tremont Street, a meeting that will be held at United South End Settlements on Nov. 28. The BTD has held one previous meeting on pedestrian safety, and that has resulted in some temporary measures at six intersections between Herald Street...
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City Council Holds Hearing Regarding Pedestrian Safety; Hopes to Lower Speed Limit to 20 mph

November 17, 2018
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The City Council Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation held a hearing on November 13 regarding the Boston speed limit and pedestrian safety. Councilor Ed Flynn sponsored the hearing. “I believe pedestrian safety is the top issue in my district and one of the most important in our city,” Flynn said. Flynn’s goal is...
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Police Briefs 11-15-2018

November 17, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Unwanted visitor On Monday, Nov. 5, at about 1:27 a.m., police responded to a radio call for an assault and battery in progress at CVS Pharmacy at 587 Boylston St. Upon arrival, officers stopped the male suspect after observing him exiting the store and shouting at employees. A victim told police...
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