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Obituaries 08-08-2017

August 9, 2017
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James DuBois McNeely 1933 – 2017 James D. McNeely, a prominent Boston architect, noted for his historic renovation of Beacon Hill townhouses, died peacefully on July 27, 2017 in his South Freeport home, surrounded by his wife and three of his children. McNeely was born in Washington, D.C. to Oscar DuBois McNeely and Julia...

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‘Paddle to Work Day’ on July 28 Raised Funds to Protect Charles River

August 5, 2017
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‘Paddle to Work Day’ on July 28 Raised Funds to Protect Charles River

On Friday, July 28, 15 people paddled the Charles River as part of “Paddle To Work Day” hosted by Charles River Canoe and Kayak. The event celebrated a healthy river and raised funds for Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA). A beautiful sunny morning greeted the paddlers as they began the five-mile paddle from Soldier’s...

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Downtown View:Infrastructure. Investment. Interesting.

August 5, 2017
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By karen Cord Taylor Karen is taking a break. This column from last September still has relevance. Throughout the 1990s and into the early 2000s, Boston boldly invested in itself. It cleaned up the harbor, spending $3.8 billion on the Deer Island Treatment Plant alone. It spent from $650 to $850 million, depending on...

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Gov Baker Signs Bill for New Shadow Law

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Gov. Charlie Baker signed a home-rule petition into law Friday that would allow Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot luxury, condo tower on the site of the shuttered, city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, thereby bypassing two existing state “shadow” laws protecting the Boston Common and Public Garden. While the new building would...

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FOPG Undertaking $50,000 Rehabilitation of Channing Statue

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Friends of the Public Garden are currently undertaking a $50,000 restoration of the William Ellery Channing statue in the Public Garden. The project includes cleaning the bronze statue, as well as its marble and granite base, said Sarah Hutt, the nonprofit’s care and collection manager. “We tried to do everything...

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BHCA Community Corner

August 5, 2017
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Keeping Charles Street Clean Due to the community’s generosity, two individuals decked in bright safety vests can be seen cleaning Charles Street’s sidewalks and tree pits every Tuesday and Friday. And Beacon Hillers are encouraged to welcome them to the neighborhood. In May, residents and businesses joined together to support the cleaning of Charles...

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Victim Arrested for Skateboard Attack that Led to Double-Stabbing in Common

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy In the aftermath of Wednesday’s double stabbing on the Boston Common, three individuals were arrested but later exonerated while one of the stabbing victims was later charged with a skateboard attack that led to the bloodshed, according to Boston Police. George Moustakis, 30, of Danvers was arrested for assault with a...

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Mayor Walsh, Congresswoman Clark Join Housing Advocates to Rally for Affordable Homes

August 5, 2017
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As proposed federal cuts threaten to increase housing instability and homelessness, more than 500 residents, housing advocates, and policymakers from across the Commonwealth rallied Monday, July 31 in front of Faneuil Hall in support of federal investments in affordable homes and our communities. Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh also attended...

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Police Briefs 08-01-2017

August 5, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Robbery 07/21/2017 – A victim reported four male suspects robbed him on the Boston Common at Beacon and Charles streets at around 2 a.m. Earlier that night, the victim said he bought drinks for the suspects at a Tremont Street store. The suspects then robbed the...

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Some Night Music

July 28, 2017
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Some Night Music

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra opened its summer season last Wednesday on the Esplanade. Shown getting ready to enjoy the music were Joan and Lux with their father Joe Ringenberg.

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