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ABCD Boston Supports Same-Day Voter Registration

September 7, 2017
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By Colneth Smiley Jr Assistant Director of Communications Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. While the Massachusetts Legislature strives to implement a state wide system for voter registration following the Massachusetts Superior Court’s decision to rule the current 20-day voter registration deadline as unconstitutional, Action for Boston Community Development stands with the Boston City Council and the...

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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

August 30, 2017
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Neighbors Hear Plans to Convert 29 Comm Ave into Private Club

By Dan Murphy An overflow crowd of neighbors turned out for an on-site meeting at 29 Commonwealth Ave. on Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss the current owners’ plans to transfer the 11-story building from office use into a private club. Sandy Edgerley and her husband Paul intend to covert Haddon Hall into a club...

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Kingsley Montessori Teacher to Speak at TEDx Jacksonville

August 30, 2017
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Kingsley Montessori Teacher to Speak at TEDx Jacksonville

By Beth Treffeisen By the end of a three-week educational session on engineering, parents of the school children were invited to the Kingsley Montessori School in the Back Bay, to watch their five-year-olds give a presentation, speak in front of a large crowd and show-off their product – a self-designed shoe. “Some parents’ eyes...

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Downtown View:Uninhabitable

August 30, 2017
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Karen is on vacation. Here is a column from February that you might enjoy again.   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...

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BHCA Community Corner

August 30, 2017
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Goodbye and Hello Once again, September 1 is upon us. In this neighborhood where most leases renew or begin anew, that means it is time for many young people to move from or to apartments they have rented for their short time here. Too often we think of Move Out Day as a time...

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Ed Flynn Endorsed by Diverse Progressive Organizations

August 30, 2017
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Ed Flynn, a local community activist and BPS parent running for Boston City Council District 2, was endorsed by a diverse group of grassroots organizations, including Chinese Progressive Political Action, UNITE HERE Local 26, and the Mass Nurses Association.  The campaign also announced the support of Latinos for Flynn, a group consisting of Latino...

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Soccer Clinic will Return to Esplanade on Tuesday, August 29

August 30, 2017
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In celebration of the fourth annual New England Revolution and Santander Soccer Scholars program, Santander Bank will join the Revolution and the Esplanade Association in presenting a free soccer clinic at Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields on the Charles River Esplanade on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. Revolution players and Revs...

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Boston City Council News and Notes

August 30, 2017
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HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PARKING PERMITS ON HOLD In order to learn more behind the problems that home health care workers are facing while trying to find parking in order to provide in home care, the Boston City Council headed by City Councilors Josh Zakim and Michael McCarthy held a hearing on Tuesday, August 22. At...

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Police Briefs 08-29-2017

August 30, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from a Motor Vehicle 08/18/17 – A victim reported he parked his 2018 GMC Sierra at Charles and Mt. Vernon streets at around 1 a.m., but when he returned about 30 minutes later, he observed that the rear passenger’s side window was broken and his...

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Downtown View:A Recipe for Cooking

August 24, 2017
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Karen is taking a summer break. This column on a remarkable business incubator appeared last January. By Karen Cord Taylor Take one old hot dog factory. Add two big kitchens, eight convection ovens, 12 food truck spaces, several 15-gallon mixers, a frying pan logo, a 1,800 square-foot refrigerator and 45 start-ups. Stir in $15...

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