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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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ZBA Approves Proposed Bay Village Tower on Stuart St

August 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) voted to approve the proposed 212 Stuart Street tower in the Bay Village during the board of directors hearing on Aug. 15. This comes after many hotly contested community meetings led up to the approval by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) this past...

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Charles St Jail History

August 24, 2017
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By Dan Murphy For Tuesday’s third and final Twilight Talk presented by Historic New England and the Victorian Society in America/New England Chapter at the Harrison Gray Otis House, award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Joseph McMaster recounted the history of the Charles Street Jail, from its origins as a state-of-the-art facility through its decline...

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Garden Winners Announced in Boston Contest

August 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh welcomed garden winners from around the city to join in celebration of urban gardening during the Mayor Walsh’s Garden Contest 2017 in the Boston Public Garden on August 16. This year there were 134 applicants to the Garden Contest. There are nine categories that range from small yard...

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