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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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Daring Young Pirates and Their Flying Machines

August 29, 2016
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Daring Young Pirates and Their Flying Machines

The Barstool Pirates take flight during the Red Bull Flugtag event at the Charles River on Saturday, Aug. 20. The unique event featured teams from all over Boston who spent several months designing and building flying machines that were launched into the Charles on Saturday with one rider. Some, like the Pirates here, followed...

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Area A-1 Sees Slight Year-To-Date Reduction in Crimes

August 29, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Area A-1 has seen a 3-percent drop in violent and property crimes this year from 2015. According to Boston Police, 1,278 Part One crimes were reported in the district, which includes Beacon Hill, Chinatown and downtown, between Jan. 1 and July 17, 2016, as opposed to 1,320 incidents during the same...

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New Security Cameras Watch Over Monument in the Boston Common

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Looming over the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the Boston Common, four new security cameras were installed recently providing safety and protection for those who visit. Sitting on top of existing light poles, the cameras are paid for and maintained by the Boston Police Department, who are also monitoring the activity...

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Downtown View:Jaywalking is Safest

August 29, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Karen is on a break. We’ve not heard much about this bill since last winter. But jaywalking is still a Bostonian’s best bet. It gladdened my heart last week to read that state Senator Harriette Chandler, a Democrat from Worcester and the Senate Majority Leader, proposed raising the fine for...

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Councilor Zakim Votes Not to Oppose Initiative to Raise Charter School Cap

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted 11–2 to support the charter cap resolution filed by Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O’Malley opposing the Question 2 ballot initiative to raise the charter cap in Massachusetts. By voting against it, the city council went on record to prevent the raise of the state’s charter...

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