Archive for March, 2016

First Friday Event

March 11, 2016
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First Friday Event

The SoWa Artist Guild held its ‘First Friday’ open house at the Harrison Avenue studios, with more than 50 artists opening their doors to the public – as they do on the first Friday of every month. Despite the snow, several visitors did show up to take a look at the extraordinary work and...
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Top Chef:Coombs Selected for Forbes Under 30 Fest

March 11, 2016
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Top Chef:Coombs Selected for Forbes Under 30 Fest

By Seth Daniel When 5,000 of the most innovative adults under 30 descend upon Boston this October for the Forbes Under Summit, well known Chef Chris Coombs will feed them the best of what Boston – and the nation – have to offer. The City and Forbes announced on Monday that the 3rd Annual...
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Fenway Organizations Get First Round of Grants for Yawkey Way Easements

March 11, 2016
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By Jordan Frias The first round of Fenway Park Demonstration Project money was awarded to several nonprofit organizations for beautification projects concentrated in the Fenway. Recipients include the Fenway Civic Association (FCA), Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Fenway Community Development Corporation (Fenway CDC), Artists for Humanity and the Trustees of the Reservation, who received a...
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Several Local Women Recognized By Mayor Walsh for Women’s Day

March 11, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Women’s Advancement celebrated International Women’s Day by awarding 31 females from around the city, including one in the South End, Fenway and two in the Back Bay on Tuesday, March 8. Those recognized were Reinelda “Chiqui” Rivera, a community activist, Ashley Rose, an educator, Lily Lynch,...
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The Elusive Bright Lights of the Day

March 11, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone The spotlight is a strange and temporary thing these days. Today, so many people come in the spotlight from complete obscurity, and you hear about them continuously in a cyclical way for days, months or maybe even a year or two. Then, they just disappear. I recently left good ol’...
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Police Briefs 03-10-2016

March 11, 2016
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Feb. 29 59 Burbank St. – Fraud – False Pretense/Scheme 99 Norway St. – Investigate Person 30 Union Park St. – Assault Simple – Battery 65 West Dedham St – .   Threats to Do Bodily Harm 167 West Springfield St.   Assault – Aggravated 131 Shawmut Ave. – Violation of Restraining Order with No Arrest...
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Driving Bill will Save Lives and Injuries

March 11, 2016
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House and Senate elected officials have a chance to pass a solid public safety bill that would put the brakes on Massachusetts drivers using hand-held mobile electrical devices while on the road. The bill would make it illegal to use cell-phones while driving and prohibit drivers from entering information by hand to a GPS...
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Artist Building to Open for ‘First Friday’

March 4, 2016
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Artist Building to Open for ‘First Friday’

By Jordan Frias Harrison Avenue artists have been opening up their studios to the public for a decade now and it is all thanks to Stephen Silver, founder of the South of Washington (SoWa) Artists Guild. He and co-founder Debby Krim are the backbone of the organization that is looking to draw more locals...
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Batter Up:South End Baseball Makes Plans for 2016 Season

March 4, 2016
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Batter Up:South End Baseball Makes Plans for 2016 Season

By Cary Shuman Mike Kudisch is pleased that Mother Nature has given Boston a mild winter so far. Last year, Kudisch and other youth baseball administrators across the city saw baseball fields fully covered in snow in March after a succession of major storms. Kudisch, commissioner of South End Baseball – an independent organization...
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Council Votes for Detective Contract

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to approve an arbitration award for a 29 percent pay increase over six years for the Boston Police’s Benvolent Society of Detectives Benevolent Society. Councillors did not choose to reject the measure, which was suggested by the Boston Municipal Research Bureau – as...
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