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Flynn Talks Pedestrian Safety, Hempfest with Bay Village Residents

November 9, 2018
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The Bay Village Executive Committee held a quick meeting on November 5 to briefly provide additional updates after the annual meeting. Progress is being made on the updating of the Bay Village Architectural District guidelines—a draft document has been presented, and they are looking for feedback. There will be an abutter’s meeting on November...
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Thanking Veterans Today, and Every Day

November 9, 2018
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Every year on Nov. 11, we remember the armistice, signed on November 11th, 1918, that ended the First World War. One hundred years later, it can be easy to forget why we celebrate this day of all days, as the living memory of that war fades. The fact is, thousands of young men from...
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Early Voting a Hit at BPL’s Copley Branch

November 2, 2018
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This year, Boston voters can vote before Election Day comes around. A Massachusetts state law passed in 2014 requires that cities and towns hold early voting for the general election every two years. The first early voting period was in 2016. This year, early voting is taking place from Oct. 22 to Noc. 2....
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Car Theft on the Rise in Back Bay

November 2, 2018
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Lock those car doors—theft from vehicles is happening at an alarming rate in the Back Bay. Of the 31 crimes listed on a handout provided at a Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Public Safety meeting on Oct. 25, 17 were larceny from vehicle. Though the Back Bay is generally a safe neighborhood,...
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Union Park Home Hosts Destination Location for Halloween

November 2, 2018
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If it isn’t the Donald Trump effigy that catches the eye, then maybe it’s that of Vladimir Putin. Or even Kim Jong-un. But it could also be Sarah Huckabee Sanders, or the bloodied up Lady Liberty on the operating table begging for someone to help her vote. In all reality, it’s likely the whole...
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BVNA Holds Annual Meeting

November 2, 2018
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The Bay Village Neighborhood Association (BVNA) held their annual meeting at the Revere Hotel on Oct. 30. Over 50 members and neighbors gathered for hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and cocktails before listening to updates from the Executive Committee about happenings and milestones over this past year. “It’s been a really fun year,” said BVNA President...
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Northeastern University Aids Its Students Who Were Affected by Hemenway St Fire

November 2, 2018
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On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 3:17 p.m. firefighters responded to a seven alarm fire at an apartment building at 104 Hemenway Street. Though the apartment building is not owned by any area schools, many Northeastern, Berklee, and Emerson College students called it home. The fire was caused by an electrical problem, according to the...
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City Council, Union Workers Rail Against National Grid at Council Hearing

November 2, 2018
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Gas provider National Grid came under fire at the City Council’s Committee on Environment, Sustainability, and Parks hearing on Boston’s gas infrastructure on Tuesday. According to Councilor Matt O’Malley, the company declined an invitation to testify at the hearing. O’Malley read a letter from National Grid into the public record. “It’s disappointing, however not...
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Boston Women’s Memorial Celebrates 15 Years

November 2, 2018
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Though it was a chilly, gloomy day, it did not stop a large crowd from gathering at the Boston Women’s Memorial on Oct. 28 for its 15th anniversary. Several women made remarks, speaking about how this memorial has impacted the city over its 15 years, and reminisced about when it was first unveiled in...
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BPS Students Call on Northeastern to be a Pilot Program Leader:Students and Allies Ask University to Pay City Property Tax Assessment to Fund Schools

November 2, 2018
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Over 100 elementary, middle and high school students went on a field trip to see what a state-of-the-art library looks like and ask Northeastern to join us in fighting for excellent schools for all. Northeastern supports the community in so many ways, and we are asked them to be our partners in taking their...
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