Archive for August, 2018

Boston Children’s Festival Comes to Franklin Park Aug 21

August 10, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department are proud to present the 2018 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival on Tuesday, August 21, at Franklin Park in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  ParkARTS is made possible in part through the generosity of Holly and David Bruce. Children and families from...
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Otis House Lecture Series Recalls Dining in Victorian Boston

August 10, 2018
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Explore the history of drinking and dining in Victorian Boston on Tuesday evenings in August at Otis House. Come early for a reception in the courtyard. On Aug. 7, historian Jim O’Connell analyzes historic menus from the Parker House, Union Oyster House, Durgin-Park, Locke-Ober, Café Marliave, Jacob Wirth and some long-forgotten eateries to explore...
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Deal Struck on Beacon Hill to Tax Short-Term Rentals

August 10, 2018
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Last week Massachusetts lawmakers struck a deal that would extend the state’s hotel tax to Airbnb units and other short term rentals. Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who led the charge and was a key figure on Beacon Hill in pushing for short-term rental regulations, said last week that the deal struck among members last week...
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Business Association Introduces Custom, Reusable Shopping Bags

August 10, 2018
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The Beacon Hill Business Association has introduced custom, reusable, multi-use shopping bags that besides being “green,” also come with special perks from local businesses. The bags are adorned with the Charles Street skyline and available at the Boston Arts and Antiques Company, the Cambridge Trust Company, Charles Street Supply and December Thieves, among other...
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National Grid Open to Negotiations

August 10, 2018
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At National Grid, we’re industry leaders in the clean energy transition. We take seriously our responsibility to help solve major energy challenges, while meeting our customers’ evolving expectations and ensuring that the cost of our service is sustainable for years to come.  Our effort to keep costs reasonable for our customers has led to...
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A Tragedy That Affected All of Us

August 10, 2018
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The news reports about the tragic motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 32-year-old Cape Cod man who had just become a new father  — as he was returning home at night from the hospital after visiting with his wife and child — caused all of us to pause for a moment...
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Hands-Free Driving Law Needed

August 10, 2018
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Public safety advocates have been disappointed this week that the legislature has failed to adopt a bill in this legislative session that would ban the use of mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle unless the devices are used in hands-free mode. Distracted driving is a huge and ever-growing problem, surpassing drunk driving...
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Reenactment

August 2, 2018
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Reenactment

Members of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment reenactors march onto the Boston Common Friday morning, July 27, during the announcement of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City, the National Parks and the Friends of the Public Garden. The MOU formalizes the restoration of the Shaw Memorial to the 54th Regiment on the Common.
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LalaRokh to Close Permanently Next Week

August 2, 2018
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LalaRokh to Close Permanently Next Week

One of the neighborhood’s premier restaurants for more than two decades, LalaRokh will close permanently after dinner service on Saturday, Aug. 11. “I’m proud of what we’ve done for nearly a quarter of a century,” said BabakBina, who co-owns the restaurant at 97 Mt. Vernon St. with his sister, AzitaBina-Seibel. “It was not a...
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Boston Bar Association Holds Forum for Suffolk County DA Candidates

August 2, 2018
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The Boston Bar Association (BBA) held a forum for the candidates for Suffolk County District Attorney on July 25. Five of the six candidates answered questions moderated by Suffolk University Law School Professor and former prosecutor Christina Miller and Northeastern University School of Law professor Daniel Medwed, as well as the audience. Candidate Linda...
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