Archive for September, 2018

Mayor Walsh Recognizes National Recovery Month, Launches ‘Recovery Month Book Club’Events Throughout the City

September 10, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a series of events marking September as Recovery Month, a national observance that aims to combat the social stigma around addiction, celebrate recovery, and promote overall awareness. Programming starts today with an overdose prevention training at City Hall to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. City Hall will be lit...
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Area A-1 Sees No Change in Part One Crime

September 10, 2018
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As the summer of 2018 was drawing to a close, Area A-1 had seen no change in the rate of violent and property crime from the previous year. According to Boston Police, 1,610 incidents of Part One crime were reported between Jan. 1 and Aug. 19 of this year in the area, which includes...
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ImprovBoston Celebrates 10 Years of Comedy with Festival on September 5 – 9

September 10, 2018
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Experience the future of comedy delivered by thirteen teams of amazing up-and-coming artists. After a year-long search for underrepresented comedic voices from all over North America, ImprovBoston is set to deliver a laugh-packed week of impactful, top-notch and completely improvised entertainment. The 10th annual Boston Improv Festival, formerly the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, showcases...
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The BUZZ on Dogs: Poop Really Stinks

September 10, 2018
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Some of Beacon Hill’s most charming residents are the canine kind. As a matter of record, there are 185 adorable pooches registered on the Hill and 7,000 in all of Boston, according to the city’s registry. They are good neighbors who want to do the right thing: play ball, lick kids, chase squirrels and...
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Police Briefs 09-04-2018

September 10, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Building 08/23/18 – A Hancock Street resident reports unknown person(s) entered his apartment through a fire-escape door some time between noon on Aug. 22 and 7 a.m. the next day and stole two watches and a wallet containing U.S. currency and bank/credit cards,...
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Back to School

September 10, 2018
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Dear Editor, September is one of my favorite months. The weather is getting cooler, football is back in season, and students like yourselves are heading back to school. You might not know it, but it takes a village to prepare for the first day of school. Your teachers, principals, and custodians have spent the...
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Hot, Hot, Hot

September 10, 2018
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News reports about the hot weather and all of the records for high and highest-low temperatures that have been set this month in our region have become so commonplace that it is all-too-easy to read the headlines and move on to other news. But the reality is this: Global warming and the attendant climate...
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Founders Memorial on Common Gets Facelift, Thanks to FOPG Board Member

September 4, 2018
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Founders Memorial on Common Gets Facelift, Thanks to FOPG Board Member

When Friends of the Public Garden board member John Winthrop donated $13,000 for the restoration of the Founders Memorial on the Boston Common, he was not only helping to preserve an iconic piece of public art, but also honoring his own familial heritage, since the memorial depicts an image of the first governor of...
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North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge Replacement Receives Notice to Proceed

September 4, 2018
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North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge Replacement Receives Notice to Proceed

J.F. White Contracting Co. – the Framingham-based general contractor for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s replacement of the North Washington Street/Charlestown Bridge – has received a Notice to Proceed (NTF) for the project. According to MassDOT officials, the project is expected to get underway later this summer or this fall, and to continue through...
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City’s Effort to House Chronic Homeless Compounded by Hundreds of New Arrivals

September 4, 2018
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More than 800 new homeless arrivals into Boston have complicated the effort to try to house all chronically homeless people in the City by the end of this year. The City’s innovative effort to catalog and house the hundreds of chronically homeless in Boston took root in 2016, and made tremendous success initially, but...
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