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Downtown View:The Question of Mattresses

June 10, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor What is this growing obsession with mattresses?Mattresses—possibly one of the most boring items you’ll ever need or buy—have exploded in heft, risen in price, peppered malls and downtown Boston streets though the growing number of mattress-specialty stores, become a topic of concern in newspaper and magazine articles, been featured in...

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BHCA Zoning to Meet on June 8

June 10, 2016
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The Zoning and Licensing Committee of the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA) will meet Wednesday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at 74 Joy Street.  All meetings are open to the public.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the matters to be heard, please attend.  If you are unable to attend but would...

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Rep Livingstone Backs Transgender Bill

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds Last week the Massachusetts House overwhelmingly passed the controversial landmark legislation regarding public accommodations for transgender people. While many in opposition stood in the halls of the State House and chanted “no, no, no” with some saying the bill sacrifices the comfort of many for the comfort of few, there was...

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Beacon Hill Nursery School Dedicates ‘Menino Chair’

June 10, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Beacon Hill Nursery School  (BHNS) held the official dedication for its “Menino chair” on Wednesday in memory of the former Boston mayor. Carved from a tree trunk, the 40-inch wide wooden chair is among the elements of the nursery school’s front playground. It honors Thomas M. Menino, who visited the school...

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Alexander Rhalimi Announces for Sheriff’s Post

June 10, 2016
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The Secretary of State Elections Division confirmed that Alexander Rhalimi, who is challenging Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins, will have his name on the September Democratic Primary ballot. Rhalimi was one of the first September candidates, for any office, to qualify for the Primary. “I’m pleased to have completed this first step,” said Rhalimi....

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Anderson Park Apartments to See Renovations and Extension of Affordability Pact for 20 Years

June 10, 2016
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Residents living at the 64-unit Anderson Park Apartments in Beacon Hill will see extensive property renovations and the extension of affordability for at least 20 years as a result of $24.4 million in MassHousing financing.  The Abrams Development Company has extended the federal Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment Contract on all 64 units for...

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Police Body Camera Trial Period Could Answer All the Questions

June 10, 2016
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Although he is not sold on the idea, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans announced plans for a trial program that will test body cameras on about 100 officers this summer using volunteer officers that choose to take part in the program. While proponents feel the plan should be implemented permanently, opponents do not feel...

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Honoring

Honoring

Justin De Jesus of the Lynn City Wide Band played “Taps” at the conclusion of the service in front of an American Flag composed of the names of all the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

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Bent Water Brewing, Co. Celebrates Grand Opening

Bent Water Brewing, Co. Celebrates Grand Opening

Marianne Salza The Bent Water Brewing, Co., located at 180 Commercial Street, celebrated their grand opening on May 21, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and outdoor party that included a barbeque and live music. Hundreds of friends, neighbors, and elected officials enjoyed the festivities and were excited to sample four debuting beers: Blast Off,...

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Mass Police Association Endorses Michael Marks for Essex County Sheriff

Mass Police Association Endorses Michael Marks for Essex County Sheriff

Michael Marks, Superintendent of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department’s Middleton Facility, has earned the prestigious endorsement of the Massachusetts Police Association (MPA).  In a letter of support, MPA’s Vice President Alan N. Andrews wrote to Mike, “It is clear that you have the experience and commitment to maintain the integrity and professionalism of the...

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