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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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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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Silence is Golden – and Melodic – in BPL’s Courtyard Concerts

August 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the sun shone brightly last Friday afternoon on the shrubbery of the Copley Library’s celebrated Courtyard, string music from the Boston Philharmonic permeated the air as shadows danced off of the columns and statuary. It was like a scene right out the Victorian television series ‘Downton Abbey,’ except there were...

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Sustainable Seafood

August 24, 2017
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by Penny & Ed Cherubino This began as a column about a book, Two If By Sea: Delicious Sustainable Seafood by Barton Seaver. As we learned more about the author, we realized it would also be about a philosophy of sustainability as a whole and about Seaver’s way of changing how we think about...

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Making A Scene

August 16, 2017
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Making A Scene

Dan Ramirez, the technical director for the Huntington Theatre Company, shown here in the storage area of the new Production Center in Everett. The storage area for props contains everything from an electric chair to a basketball to rows of chandeliers and even a basketball or two. The company is busily working this week...

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Workshops Planned for Hubway Expansion

August 16, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Transportation Department announced last week it would sponsor 28 community workshops citywide this fall to discuss the upcoming expansion of the bike-share program Hubway. “BTD is excited to collaborate with residents as we expand this important and popular piece of our transportation system to additional locations in the city’s...

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Downtown View:Thanks Donnie, for the Big Reveal

August 16, 2017
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Karen is taking a break. Since we were all recently laughing at Trump when he inappropriately complimented the French president’s wife on the good shape she was in after the age of 60, the subject of this column still seems up to date.   By Karen Cord Taylor One good thing Donald has done...

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