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Police Briefs 08-16-2016

August 22, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny 08/05/16 – A female victim reported she was inside a Beacon Street restaurant and bar at around 11:05 p.m., when her wallet was stolen. The victim stated her purse was on the back of her chair, and a surveillance video showed an unknown female suspect...

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Letters to the Editor

August 22, 2016
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Trees need watering Dear Editor: You may not realize it, but Boston, like many cities across the country, is in a severe drought. We have had a quarter the rain we normally have by now and are down by 12 inches of rain. During a drought it is very important to water city trees. And not just with one...

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National Night Out

August 22, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh Last Monday and Tuesday night, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games,...

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Yes,We Are In A State Of Drought

August 22, 2016
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 Many regions in Massachusetts are facing drought or near-drought conditions. According to federal drought authorities, about 62 percent of the state is considered to be under “severe drought” and some areas northwest of Boston are in “extreme drought.” Water restrictions are in place in just about every community in the state which is not...

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Diner En Blanc

August 19, 2016
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Diner En Blanc

Thousands, donned head-to-toe in white, gathered for the Diner en Blanc event, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon.

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A Beacon of Diplomacy:Kitchens Concludes Distinguished Tenure as Consul General

August 19, 2016
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A Beacon of Diplomacy:Kitchens Concludes Distinguished Tenure as Consul General

By Cary Shuman Susie Kitchens is concluding her term this month as the British Consul General to Boston, bidding farewell to the city and the countless people whom she helped during her reign in the prestigious diplomatic post. Kitchens has served in the position for four years, which is the standard term for those...

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BHCA Zoning and Licensing Opposes Byron Street Variance

August 19, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Beacon Hill Civic Association Zoning and Licensing Committee voted on Wednesday to oppose granting the variances that would allow the homeowners of 12 Byron St. to build a third-floor addition and roof deck. The applicants intend to make substantial renovations to the two-story carriage house presently used as a single-family...

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BTD Launches Pilot-Program for Commercial Parking on Cambridge St

August 19, 2016
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By Dan Murphy In an effort to curb frequent problems with commercial vehicles double-parking and blocking vehicle and bicycle traffic, the Boston Transportation Department is s engaging in a two-week pilot for commercial parking on Cambridge Street between Charles Circle and Sudbury Street. The program, which runs from Aug. 1 to 14, standardizes the...

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Downtown View:When Should A Building Be Landmarked?

August 19, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Karen is on a break. This subject continues to be important. Recently the Boston Landmarks Commission voted to study whether this commercial artifact should be given landmark status. For some people, it’s only a sign. Others believe it gives Boston a sense of place. In any case, the results of...

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Neighborhood Night Out At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

August 19, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen On a warm summer night on July 28, people from around the city gathered for the second edition of the free neighborhood nights at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. “It’s a way to get people from the neighboring communities here,” said Sarah Whitling the marketing assistant at the museum. “It certainly...

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