The Huntington News

Boston ban on plastic bags to go into effect

Boston ban on plastic bags to go into effect

Avery Bleichfeld, news staff

December 5, 2018


Filed under City

Boston stores are using up their plastic bags as the city is set to join Cambridge and Brookline in banning single-use plastic bags. A city ordinance passed in December 2017 will go into effect Dec. 14; It will eliminate the use of all single-use plastic bags and will mandate that stores offer comp...

Reflecting pool reopens at the Christian Science Plaza

Reflecting pool reopens at the Christian Science Plaza

November 15, 2018


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By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent As part of an ongoing construction project at the Christian Science Plaza, the Reflecting Pool flows again. A site close to campus, the pool was a staple spot to run through during the annual underwear run before its renovation. The Reflecting Pool is part of a c...

Mayor Walsh proposes plan to combat rising sea levels

Mayor Walsh proposes plan to combat rising sea levels

November 7, 2018


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By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a plan at his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 17 that proposes using parks and green spaces to aid flood prevention by creating spaces that drain water better and can still serve multiple purpos...

New housing development will provide affordable homes in Cambridge

New housing development will provide affordable homes in Cambridge

October 17, 2018


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By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent A new affordable housing development in Cambridge is set to open 98 new housing units by early 2020. Homeowner’s Rehab, Inc., or HRI, developed the project to address the need for low-income housing. Called Concord Highlands, it will be the largest affo...

Locals gather to enjoy Moakley Park and strategize climate readiness

Locals gather to enjoy Moakley Park and strategize climate readiness

October 3, 2018


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By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent The field squelched with rainwater and mud as organizers from the Boston Department of Parks and Recreation set up tents for the Discover Moakley event, a day of fun, games and community feedback. The event, held at Moakley Park in South Boston Saturday, gav...

MBTA changes will allow riders to board at every door

MBTA changes will allow riders to board at every door

September 26, 2018


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By Avery Bleichfeld, news correspondent Ask riders about their experiences with Boston’s public transit, and they’ll likely have a prepared list of complaints about the system. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, or MBTA, has identified some areas for improvement, including load...

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