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April 20, 2018
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AIRBNB TAKES ON MICHELLE WU An anti-regulation campaign for the short-term rental business in Boston came up short after it sent out an e-mail urging residents to spam At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu’s inbox with opposition against suggested new regulations. Shortly afterwards, critics took on the e-mail blast saying it stated untrue facts and...
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April 13, 2018
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REGISTRATION ACCESS BILL PASSES The Boston City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim that expands availability and reduces barriers for residents to register to vote. Once, enacted, it will increase access to government for thousands of Bostonians. The legislation now goes to Mayor Martin...
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April 6, 2018
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CPA PILOT PROGRAM Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) announced Friday, March 30 the release of applications for a spring pilot program for CPA funding. The application calls for CPA supposed projects to begin construction by Fall 2018, bringing new investments in housing, parks and open space and preservation of historic...
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March 30, 2018
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JOHN HANCOCK IS COMING BACK John Hancock insurance company announced this past Tuesday that they are moving back to the Back Bay. According to the Boston Globe, they will relocate more than 1,000 employees from its headquarters in the Seaport District to two properties it owns in the Back Bay, including the longtime Hancock...
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March 23, 2018
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YAWKEY WAY UPDATE The Public Improvements Commission (PIC) could vote on changing the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street as soon as March 29, but one member said he wants to hear from the Red Sox principal owner John Henry directly, according to the Boston Globe. The effort to change the name first...
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March 16, 2018
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‘JAZZ ALONG THE CHARLES’ On a single fall afternoon, 25 jazz ensembles will gather at a series of connected, walkable locations along the Charles River Esplanade, interpreting the same curated list of Boston-related tunes in one collective free concert that celebrates the great jazz community in Boston today. “Jazz Along the Charles: A Walkable...
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March 10, 2018
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HONDA SPORT ALERT Boston Police D-4 officers reported that there has been a recent rash of Honda Sport vehicles having their tires stolen, with the vehicle left on cinder blocks. Recently, there was one car in front of the Starbuck’s on Tremont Street that had all four tires stolen. Meanwhile, another vehicle in the...
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February 23, 2018
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WENTWORTH PRESIDENT TO RETIRE Zorica Pantic, Ph.D., the first woman to lead Wentworth Institute of Technology, has announced that she will retire next year after a highly productive era marked by historic transformations of the school’s campus and curriculum. “Wentworth is an amazing institution that delivers a high-quality education and strong return on investment...
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February 9, 2018
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MARLBOROUGH STREET TREES After the controversial decision of the Back Bay Architectural Commission to approve the removal of a large Ailanthus tree on Marlborough Street this past year between Massachusetts Avenue and Charlesgate East, the Garden Club of the Back Bay realized how little trees lined that block. With the support of both the...
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February 2, 2018
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OFFICERS RECOVER FIREARM At about 9:25 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 27, 2018, officers from District D-4 (South End) were on patrol in the area of 35 Brannon-Harris Way in the Lennox area when officers observed an individual, believed to be the subject of a no-trespass order, enter one of the buildings inside the complex....
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