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Gun Violence Has No Place in Our Neighborhoods

January 20, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington D.C. and stood with President Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to access...

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Letters to the Editor

January 20, 2016
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City Hall Plaza Dear Editor, Karen Cord Taylor always seems to say what I’ve been grinding my teeth over (and not saying.) Apropos the new Government Center MBTA station—why is it that Boston needs these multi-million dollar entrances?  To distract us from the miserable condition of the cars and system? I’m attaching photos of...

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Ready to Ring in ‘16

January 7, 2016
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Ready to Ring in ‘16

Workers put the finishing touches on the ice sculptures in Copley Square on Thursday morning in preparation for the 40th annual First Night celebration.

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2015, A Year in Review

January 7, 2016
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2015, A Year in Review

By Dan Murphy On Jan. 11, around 40 volunteers gathered to remove the traditional holiday garlands and bows from around 1,100 lamp-posts throughout Beacon Hill. On Jan. 13, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered his first State of the City address at Symphony Hall. On Jan. 27, Boston has hit with its first blizzard of...

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Downtown View:Curiouser and Curiouser

January 7, 2016
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City Hall Plaza is maligned, disparaged, abhorred and then used whenever we have a citywide celebration—think World Series. The place has been poorly maintained for almost 50 years while serving as a staging area, a site for the Big Apple Circus and concerts and a parking lot for unidentified cars. Parts of it have...

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Beacon Hill Seminars Set to Host Spring Kickoff on January 11

January 7, 2016
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By Suzanne Besser There promises to be lots of lively and thought provoking discussions going on in the 22 courses offered this winter and spring by the Beacon Hill Seminars, the community’s popular membership organization of people learning with and from peers. Consider the class offered by Jeff Schiffman, one of the many BHS...

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Developers Plan 75 Condos at Old Suffolk University Buildings

January 7, 2016
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Two years ago Suffolk University put the Frank J. Donahue Building at 41 Temple St. and the Archer Building at 20 Derne St. up for sale as part of its consolidation plans and to reduce its impact on Beacon Hill. Last week developers filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority to convert the two...

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Massachusetts State Police Data from 2015

January 7, 2016
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Massachusetts State Police have investigated 64 homicides across the state in 2015. State troopers, who investigate homicides in the vast majority of Massachusetts communities with the assistance of local police, have solved 47 of those, for a 73 percent clearance rate. The homicides run the full gamut of circumstances, from outdoor shootings at all...

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Police Briefs 01-05-2016

January 7, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Vandalism 12/26/15 – A victim reported that she parked her 2008 Honda Civic on Fayette Street on Dec. 19, and when she returned six days late, its front passenger’s side window was smashed, and the car ransacked. The victim reported no property missing at that time....

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Boston Officials Raise Age to Buy Tobacco Products

January 7, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently announced that the Boston Board of Health voted to approve amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations which raise the minimum legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21, increase the age for admission to adult-only retail tobacco stores and smoking bars to 21,...

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