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MassDOT to Close Lane on Longfellow Bridge March 11

March 10, 2017
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close a single lane of Land Boulevard/Memorial Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge on Saturday, March 11. The lane will be closed from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Saturday. The closure is necessary to work on the foundation of the westbound sidewalk retaining wall....

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BLO Passes Revised Lederman Mem Plans

March 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLO) unanimously approved the revised design for a permanent memorial and landscaped setting to commemorate Dr. Melvin Lederman, at a hearing held on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The memorial is honoring the Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon and Navy Commander Dr. Lederman who was killed while participating in field...

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Foundation Helps Keep Young Musicians’ Dreams Alive

March 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Under the auspices of Church on the Hill, the Max Reger Foundation of America helps foster the careers of budding, young musicians from throughout the city while honoring the celebrated early 20th-century German composer and concert pianist for whom the not-for-profit organization is named. David Cox served as the church’s organist...

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Police Briefs 03-07-2017

March 10, 2017
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From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 02/25/17 – The victim reported he parked his 2001 Saab on Mt. Vernon Street at around midnight. When he returned to his vehicle at about 8 a.m., he observed that the front passenger’s side window was smashed, and a laptop was stolen. Vandalism 02/26/17 –...

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Don’t Drape Our Iconic Public Parks in Shadows

March 10, 2017
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By Elizabeth Vizza One of the world’s most livable cities, Boston is known for the iconic parks that comprise its heart, providing welcome open space in our urban environment while contributing to the physical and mental well-being of our residents and acting as a tourist hub to support our local economy. Boston Common and...

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Massachusetts is No 1

March 10, 2017
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Last week’s cover story in U.S. News & World Report that ranks Massachusetts as the overall top state in the nation comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked and lived in the Commonwealth for most of our lives. Although we will be the first to concede that there are many...

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FOPG Restores Shaw Memorial Sword

March 3, 2017
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FOPG Restores Shaw Memorial Sword

By Dan Murphy and Beth Treffeisen It was only one day after the sword at the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial on the Boston Common was again reported damaged on Tuesday, Feb. 21, until the Friends of the Public Garden took action. Joshua Craine of Daedalus, Inc., was quickly contracted to...

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Hearing Held on Subdividing Polling Places

March 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council held a hearing on Feb. 23, to discuss the Boston’s Elections Department proposal to subdivide current precincts to decrease voting lines and increase voter access to the polls.  While two polling places in Chinatown and Bay Village will be changing, there will be no polling location changes...

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Downtown View:Uninhabitable

March 3, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Samuel Eliot Morison in The Maritime History of Massachusetts describes our state’s liabilities—tumbling, shallow, un-navigable rivers that could never compete with the mighty Hudson or the St. Lawrence; “long-lying snow,” making for a short growing season; shallow soil too close to the underlying granite for successful farming, few natural resources...

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BHCA Community Corner

March 3, 2017
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Looking with compassion for a solution to homelessness Beacon Hillers interested in learning more about individuals struggling with homelessness and what services are provided to them are encouraged to join the BHCA’s Cambridge Street Quality of Life Committee meeting on Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 pm at 74 Joy Street. At the meeting several...

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