Archive for January, 2018

Play Ball: Boston Named Best Large Sports City in New Study

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel As the New England Patriots get ready to host their first playoff game in Foxboro, one might think it’s the success of the city’s football team that makes Boston the best sports city in America. But according to a recent study done by WalletHub, Boston if the #1 large sports city...
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Kraft Center for Community Health Mobilizes Care for Opioid Use Disorder

January 20, 2018
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A new community outreach initiative spearheaded by The Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) seeks to better engage with individuals struggling with addiction and complex health conditions who are not well connected to health care services. The Kraft Center for Community Health was established in 2012 by a generous gift...
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Walsh Hopes to Create Something Special on Long Island for Recovery:Replacement of Bridge Projected to Take Several Years to Complete

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel The City’s administration is currently beginning to think about what a recovery campus on Long Island would look like, as the permitting and fighting over the Long Island Bridge replacement begins to start. In the wake of the big news that Mayor Martin Walsh committed to re-build the Long Island Bridge...
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New Book Highlights Historic South End

January 20, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen On a rare warm, rainy night in January, members of the community packed into the South End Historical Society at 532 Massachusetts Avenue to hear Lauren Prescott, the executive director talk about her newly released book, “Boston’s South End.” Visitors sat in awe as they listened to Prescott outline her research...
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Boston’s Museum of African American History Names Administrator for Inaugural Book Award

January 20, 2018
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Pamela D. Waterman has been named Book Award Administrator for the inaugural Museum of African-American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award which will honor non-fiction literature that celebrates African American history and culture. The award, which includes a $25,000 prize, will be presented in the summer of 2018 at the African Meeting House in Boston,...
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Neighbors Get Look at Park Street School Proposal

January 20, 2018
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By Dan Murphy The neighborhood got a look at the Park Street School’s plans to rehabilitate its main building on Brimmer Street and renovate and repurpose a two-story carriage house located directly across Chestnut Street at a Jan. 10 meting sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee. The school intends...
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Police Briefs 01-16-2018

January 20, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny – Shoplifting 01/03/18 – A Charles Street sporting-goods store reported at around 2:50 p.m., two female suspects distracted workers before walked out concealing three Canada Goose parkas and fleeing towards the Boston Common on foot.
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Letters to the Editor

January 20, 2018
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READER SAYS WALNUT STREET CONDITIONS   ARE DEPLORABLE Dear Editor: I am writing to bring attention to two major issues in Beacon Hill. First, the traffic that is flowing through the Hill has increased dramatically over the last few years. The major issue with this, aside from causing backups in traffic, is the speed at...
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It’s Time for a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

January 20, 2018
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By Korina Iribe Romo Depression, anxiety, frustration: This was my reality as an undocumented young woman living in the United States. For many years the love and support of my family was the only thing that sustained me. In 2012 my life changed with the implementation of the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood...
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Compassion, Dignity and Hope in Boston

January 20, 2018
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Too many of us are tied to the opioid crisis, whether we are struggling ourselves, or we see and experience the struggle right alongside our coworkers, friends, and family. This is an epidemic and no one — no matter where you live, your education, your job, your income —...
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