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Boston City Council News and Notes

January 20, 2017
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Boston City Council brings in the new year at their first meeting held last Wednesday, January 11, with a number of refiles. The Council operates on a one-year legislative cycle within a two-year term, meaning that proposals that aren’t voted on by the end of each year become inactive and need to be refilled...

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BPDA Approves Temporary Dorms for Emerson College in Fenway; While Renovating Little Building on Boylston Street for More Students

January 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved an amendment to Emerson College’s Institution Master Plan (IMP) to temporarily lease the hostel located at 12 Hemenway Street for two years at the board of directors meeting on Thursday, January 12. The lease will run from the fall of 2017 to the...

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MFS Pro-Am Squash Tournament

January 13, 2017
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MFS Pro-Am Squash Tournament

The University Club in Back Bay hosted the International Squash Doubles Tournament over the weekend for the 26th year. The Pro-Am Tournament went from January 4-8 and was sponsored by MFS. Participants competed for cash prizes totaling $40,000. Tournament action included both professional men and women along with Professional-Amateur teams made up of one...

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Slight Drop Reported in Part One Crimes

January 13, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Area A-1 was on track to see a slight decrease in incidents of violent and property crime in 2016 from the previous year. According to Boston Police, 2,471 Part One crimes were reported in the district, which includes Beacon Hill, Chinatown and downtown, between Jan. 1 and Dec. 11, 2016, as...

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Clash of Buttons at Meeting on Winthrop Square

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A rivalry between two buttons, one stating ‘Keep our Parks Sunny’ and the other stating ‘Let Boston Rise’ emerged at the second scheduled open house style public meeting for the project slated for 115 Winthrop Square. At an out-of-the-box public meeting held by the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) at...

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BHCA Community Corner

January 13, 2017
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The Beacon Hill Civic Association invites all neighbors to come in from the cold and enjoy spending an elegant evening together at the 45th annual Beacon Hill Gala, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday, February 4. The black tie event begins with cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner...

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Downtown View:Good Stories

January 13, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor So we’re sitting in a movie theatre at Loews on Tremont Street, waiting for “Manchester by the Sea” to begin. The previews are too loud. The themes are sadistic, violent, cruel, creepy, pathological. Silence is one of movies. The others I can’t remember but they involved cars blowing up, gunshots...

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Street Closures Planned Around Longfellow Bridge

January 13, 2017
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close Land Boulevard/Memorial Drive westbound in the vicinity of the Longfellow Bridge overnight through Thursday, January 12. The roadway and sidewalk will be closed from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closure is necessary to safely demolish Pier 12 of the Longfellow Bridge between the roadway and sidewalk. Detour routes...

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Supt O’Rourke Set to Retire from Boston Police Department

January 13, 2017
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By Dan Murphy When Bernard “Bernie” O’Rourke steps down from his role as superintendent of the Bureau of Field Services for the Boston Police on Thursday, it will conclude a career with the department that spanned exactly 39 years. “It’s been a long time, but it’s also gone by quite rapidly,” said O’Rourke, who...

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Community Building Activities Planned at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Jan 16

January 13, 2017
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To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open its doors on Monday, Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a free day of community-building activities, art-making projects, and performances around social justice and healing. Throughout the day, the Museum will come...

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