Archive for August, 2018

EPA is Right to Applaud Oil and Natural Gas Companies

August 16, 2018
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The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a much-anticipated report on greenhouse gas emissions. It contains some great news. Between 2015 and 2016 — the last year measured — U.S. emissions dropped 1.9 percent. Unfortunately, it also contains some bad news. Today, Americans spew more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than they did a generation...
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Summertime — and the Livin’ Is Easy

August 16, 2018
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With this past week’s high temperatures and high humidity, those of us who work and live in air conditioned buildings have had a lot to be thankful for. Even a sojourn to the beach offers no relief from the heat, thanks to the prevailing southwest winds that blow hot air across the sand toward...
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Charles Street Building Housing Beacon Hill Pub Sells for Nearly $5.4 Million

August 10, 2018
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Charles Street Building Housing Beacon Hill Pub Sells for Nearly $5.4 Million

A local investment firm has purchased the building housing the Beacon Hill Pub for $5,543,500 million, according to records on file with the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. Besides the property at 147-149 Charles St., the Greater Boston Bar Co. also bought the buildings housing two other bars, Mary Ann’s on Beacon Street in...
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Boston City Council and Residents Want Hospitals, Universities to Pay Their Fair Share

August 10, 2018
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The City Council Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on August 2 regarding the Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) program. Through this program, which is in its seventh year as of fiscal year 2018, schools, hospitals, and cultural institutions can voluntarily compensate the city through cash payments and community benefit programs...
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MassDOT Announces Longfellow Lane Closure

August 10, 2018
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MassDOT will close a single lane on the inbound roadway of the Longfellow Bridge overnight  through Friday, August 10, from 9:00 p.m. each night to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. The lane closures are to allow the contractor to complete assorted tasks in preparation for substantial completion. The inbound roadway consists of two lanes...
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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

August 10, 2018
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Trash and Recycling 101 With so many new residents moving into the neighborhood and others soon to return from a long summer away, the Beacon Hill Civic Association wants to talk trash again. Most likely it’s a topic frequently discussed since the neighborhood association was founded 95 years ago. There is no doubt that...
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Night Shift’s Owl’s Nest Beer Garden Opens on Esplanade

August 10, 2018
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Thursday marked the grand opening of the first seasonal beer garden on the Charles River Esplanade. Everett-based Night Shift Brewing is now operating the Owl’s Nest beer garden in a self-contained area of the park at the Storrow Memorial Embankment Park (Fiedler Field). Its hours of operation are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to...
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Hill House Launches First-Ever, Citywide NFL Flag Football League Next Month

August 10, 2018
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Young football fans can now enjoy the fun and excitement of America’s favorite sport starting this fall with Hill House’s launch of the city’s first NFL FLAG football league.         Open to children in Kindergarten through the seventh grade, this citywide league will take place on Sunday mornings at Clemente Field on the Emmanuel College...
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Charlie Thomas’ Drifters to Be Playing at City Hall Plaza August 15

August 10, 2018
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Timeless R&B classics return to City Hall Plaza with Charlie Thomas’s Drifters at the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series on August 15 at 7 p.m. The series is presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, and the Boston...
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Chestnut Street Resident Runs Falmouth Road Race to Fight Cancer and Honor Late Friend

August 10, 2018
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When Ally Colton participates in her second Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, Aug. 19, the 25-year-old Chestnut Street resident will not only be running to raise funds for cancer patients and their loved ones, but also to again honor a close friend who succumbed to the disease more than six years ago. Colton is...
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