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Restaurant Letter Grading Has Owners Concerned

September 1, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A new health code letter grading system is soon coming to food establishments in the city of Boston. The new law that was passed at the Boston City Council’s August 24 meeting will require food establishments to start posting the letter grade that corresponds with health inspection by the Inspectional Services...

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Boston Nearly Last in Rankings for Being Pet-Friendly City

September 1, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The population of dogs in Boston is em-“barking” on a continuing surge in numbers, but a recent study on pet-friendly cities has indicated that out of the top 100 cities in America, Boston ranks 98th – and some dog owners agree that the City needs to do more to accommodate pets...

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Champney Place Gate Denied by BHAC

September 1, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen During the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission (BHAC) meeting held on Thursday, August 18, a proposed plan to install a wrought iron gate on the entrance of Champney Place in Beacon Hill was denied without prejudice. Due to lack of specific dimensions, the commissioners agreed to visit the site before the submission...

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Downtown View:A Month in the Country

September 1, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Karen is taking a break. Here is a column from August, 2013. For the first time since I was 18 years old, I have spent a month in the country. And what a beautiful country it is. Fifty shades of green complimented by the bluest sky ever. Puffy clouds ranging...

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TEA to Celebrate 15th Anniversary at Moondance Gala in September

September 1, 2016
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On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Esplanade Association will celebrate 15 years of Making Life Better in the Park at their annual “Moondance Gala” to be held along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. As one of the most beautiful evenings of the fall social season, this year’s “Moondance Gala” is expected to...

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Mayor Walsh Endorses Tompkins for Suffolk County Sheriff

September 1, 2016
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins received the endorsement of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh inside Dorchester’s Florian Hall this past Thursday night.  Surrounded by a teeming crowd of 100-plus supporters representing a mosaic of different ethnicities, elected offices and organizations gathered together in celebration of his birthday, Sheriff Tompkins was delivered an emphatic statement of...

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Councilor Zakim Pushes to Modernize Street Occupancy Permit Program

September 1, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Nothing can be more frustrating than circling around the streets of Boston neighborhoods like Beacon Hill looking for a parking spot. Many of those limited street parking spots are taken up due to street occupancy permits used for construction, repair, demolition and more. Often times, those occupancy permit spots that prevent...

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Police Briefs 08-30-2016

September 1, 2016
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny (Bike) 08/17/16 – At around 9:39 a.m., a  victim reported that unknown person(s) stole her bike at her brown Globe 27- inch bike, which was double-chained to a light pole outside of her West Cedar Street residence.

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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

September 1, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...

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Letters to the Editor

September 1, 2016
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I will transform the office Dear Editor: On Thursday, September 8th, Suffolk County Democrats will go to the polls to nominate their candidate for Suffolk County Register of Deeds.  This position has long been referred to as the “velvet coffin” – a cushy gig for a retired or ousted politician to sit back, relax, and collect...

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