Monthly Archives: March 2014

Boylston St. Bike Kiosks Won’t Open until after Running of the Marathon

March 10, 2014
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Boston Bikes could launch its season by early next month, but for security reasons, four to six stations in the Back Bay won’t open until after the Boston Marathon, according to Nicole Freedman, director of bicycle programs for the city. Four impacted stations on Boylston Street are located near City Sports, the Apple Store,...

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Civic Groups Unite to Voice Concerns over Proposed Redevelopment of the Government Center Garage

March 10, 2014
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association, the West End Civic Association and the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association joined together last month to weigh in on the proposed redevelopment of the Government Center Garage. Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six...

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Kingsley Montessori Students Reflect on Boston Marathon Tragedy

March 10, 2014
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Kingsley Montessori School announced last week that it would commemorate the Boston Marathon tragedy by sharing students’ essays written about bravery with the Greater Boston community. “While this is a challenging time for many of our families who were directly impacted by this horrible event, we wanted Kingsley to be a part of the...

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Callahan Tunnel Now Open

March 10, 2014
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The Callahan Tunnel, which has been closed since late December, has re-opened — ahead of schedule.  Given the way that public projects are usually completed in Massachusetts, this is a novelty. While the headache of trying to find another way to get to the airport quickly  from Beacon Hill for close to three months...

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Let’s Be Good Neighbors

March 10, 2014
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Putting out your rubbish on time is not rocket science.  The trucks collect the rubbish three times a week and are usually finished by about 8:30 a.m. So if you look out your front door and see that there are no trash bags left on your street on the appointed day, then you probably...

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Supporters for Feast of Music

March 3, 2014
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Supporters for Feast of Music

New England Conservatory exceeded its goal of raising $750,000 at its annual scholarship gala “El Festín de la Música (A Feast of Music),” which took place on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Co-chairs for the event, which pairs gourmet-banquet courses with musical performances by NEC students, were trustee Suki de Bragança...

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Joy Street Pedestrian Improvements Get Favorable Response

March 3, 2014
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The latest concept design for improving pedestrian accessibility on Joy Street drew a largely favorable response at a standing-room public hearing at City Hall on Wednesday. Connect Historic Boston – an initiative between the National Park Service and the Boston Transportation Department to improve walking, biking and public-transit routes to destinations of interest citywide...

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Civic Association board votes to support Rep. Livingstone’s proposed Mass. Eye and Ear legislation

March 3, 2014
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At its Feb. 10 meeting, the Beacon Hill Civic Association board of directors voted to support legislation proposed by State Rep. Jay Livingstone that would allow the Massachusetts Ear and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to expand its Boston campus. The legislation would authorize the hospital to enter into a long-term agreement with the state to...

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Street Sweeping Starts This Week

March 3, 2014
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In case you have not noticed, it is March and the street sweeping program starts in earnest this week. Looking at the mounds of ice that show no signs of melting anytime in the near future, one is puzzled as to how the street-sweeper will move about — never mind get the debris that...

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Police Briefs 03-04-2014

March 3, 2014
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Assault with a Dangerous Weapon – Knife 02/20/14 – At approximately 9:50 p.m., two male witnesses reported while walking their dog on Brimmer Street, they observed a male suspect looking into the windows of homes. At that time, they approached the suspect, who displayed a knife before fleeing on foot towards Charles Street. Incidents...

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