Monthly Archives: October 2016

Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Horses in Back Bay

October 21, 2016
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Horses in Back Bay

Leonora Hailer enjoys a horse ride as her mother, Maureen, looks on at the 50th Annual John Winthrop School Street Fair that was held last Saturday.

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Anne Brooke,Former FOPG Chair,Succumbs to Illness

October 21, 2016
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Anne Brooke,Former FOPG Chair,Succumbs to Illness

Anne Brooke who was the Chair of the Board of the Friends of the Public Garden for the past four years up until June 2016, has passed away on October 13 after a lengthy illness. She resided with her husband Peter in the Back Bay. As Chair of  The Friends of the Public Garden,...

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Charles St Clean-Up Set for Wednesday

October 21, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Joint Charles Street Committee is spearheading a fall clean up on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to not only beautify the street, but also to raise awareness of its tree-pits. “We want residents to get involved and adopt a tree-pit, and for businesses to become stewards of the tree-pits in front of...

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Fundraiser Aims to Call Attention to Gas Leaks

October 21, 2016
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By Dan Murphy An upcoming fundraising event at Hampshire House intends to bring the issue of natural-gas leaks throughout Massachusetts to the forefront. Ania Camargo, who is heading the statewide gas-leak campaign for Mothers Out Front, which she describes as a  “grassroots movement made up of mothers, grandmothers and other caregivers who care passionately...

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Downtown View:A Poligrip Ad: Is this Us?

October 21, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Some pundits investigate the culture of America though our political system, which shows us as basically nuts. I prefer advertisements—television advertisements during the 6:30 evening news to be exact. I watch those shows because I expect them to be fairly neutral in coverage. Fox News is out of the question—all...

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BHCA Community Corner

October 21, 2016
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Our Homeless Population Who are they? Boston’s downtown area is home to one of the city’s largest homeless populations, according to the Boston Police Department Street Outreach Team’s semi-annual census. Conducted last summer and winter during the night, officers gather demographic information by conducting interviews with homeless individuals they encounter in parks, garages, alleys,...

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McCarthy Works to Connect Schools Through Creating College and University Engagement Office

October 21, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to increase collaboration, communication and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various non-profits throughout the city, Councilor Timothy McCarthy is working with the other councilors to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order that was brought forward at the September 28...

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Adoption Made Easier:Baker-Polito Administration Highlight Progress on Regulatory Reform Efforts at the Animal Rescue League of Boston

October 21, 2016
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The Baker-Polito   Admin-istration highlighted significant changes in the state regulations as part of the extensive regulatory review process, at the Animal Rescue League located in the South End, which resulted in improving the lives of shelter animals and increasing space and flexibility for animal shelters around the state. The change in regulations made it...

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Refugee Exhibit Now Going On at Long Wharf

October 21, 2016
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Most Americans do not know what it is like to have to leave your home, your neighborhood and your country and undertake a perilous journey that you do not know what awaits you if you are lucky enough to survive the crossing. However, for more than 65 million people in places like South Sudan,...

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