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Downtown View:Make America Grope Again

October 28, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor First, thank you to my friend Alicia for the title of this column. It’s the sign her daughter’s roommate held at the second presidential candidates’ debate at Washington University in St. Louis. We have to endure only two more weeks. Then this toxic election will be over. Let’s be clear:...

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BHAC Wrestles with Fitting A 21st Century Design on Beacon Hill

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen At the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) hearing this past Thursday, October 20, applicants for 45 Temple St. went in front of the Commission for an advisory review to transform two previously owned buildings by Suffolk University into residential units. The proposed work included modifying the north, east and west facades,...

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BPDA Approves Twelve Residential Units for 171 Tremont St

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Late last week, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority, approved the proposed project slated for 171 Tremont Street, located next to the Boston Common. This project will include the construction of a 13-story building with 12 residential units, a welcoming lobby, and a public park...

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Massgeneral Hospital for Children’s Storybook Ball

October 28, 2016
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On Saturday, October 15, 2016, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) celebrated its seventeenth year of supporting pediatric health via Storybook Ball and raised close to $1.7 million. Demi & Tate Isenstadt, Tiffany & David Ortiz and Paige & Rick Sutphin co-chaired the event, which showcased the incredible strides MGHfC physicians and researchers are making...

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City Hall Gets Glitz Up with New Light Installation

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A new exterior lighting installation that brings life to Boston City Hall’s architectural exterior was unveiled last Thursday, October 13 during the year’s final Beer Garden on the Bricks event on City Hall Plaza. The permanent fixture highlights and enhances the building’s original design and increases public safety on the plaza....

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Community Residents Speak Against Temporary Emerson Dorms in the Fenway

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen At the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting held on Monday, October 17, at the Morville House, community members came together to voice their concerns about Emerson College reverting a previous hostel at 12 Hemenway St. into a two-year temporary dorm. “You have to understand, we commend Emerson for doing...

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Police Briefs 10-25-2016

October 28, 2016
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Beaocn Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Breaking and Entering – Residence 10/14/16 – A Hancock Street resident reports unknown person(s) entered his apartment between 8:40 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. There were no signs of forced entry, but the suspect(s) stole a bicycle, laptop and charger, numerous watches and jewelry and bankcards. Detectives...

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Why I Am Yes on 2

October 28, 2016
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By Marty Walz If all you know about Question 2, the ballot question that would lift the cap on public charter schools, is what you’ve seen on TV – chances are good you’re confused about how to vote. As the author of the current charter school law when I was a state Representative and...

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Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016
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Halloween will be observed this Monday, and that means that  scores of children and others will be roaming our streets during the early-evening hours as they go about their ritual of trick-or-treating in our neighborhoods. It is up to each one of us to be extra-observant if we are operating a  motor vehicle during...

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Horses in Back Bay

October 21, 2016
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Horses in Back Bay

Leonora Hailer enjoys a horse ride as her mother, Maureen, looks on at the 50th Annual John Winthrop School Street Fair that was held last Saturday.

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