Archive for April, 2016

Construction Work Ready To Start on Ink Block Hotel

April 29, 2016
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Construction Work Ready To Start on Ink Block Hotel

By Seth Daniel A new hotel in the South End will begin major construction activities next week at the Ink Block, as a 200-room AC Hotels by Marriott takes shape at the corner of Herald and Albany Streets. Gone is the old Boston Taxi building and the conglomeration of other such sites on Albany...
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Revived South End Market Opens Sunday

April 29, 2016
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Revived South End Market Opens Sunday

By Seth Daniel Chris Masci literally started with $10 and a good idea when he began a door-knocking campaign some 13 years ago in the South End to drum up support for what he was calling the South End Open Market. He dreamed of a New York City-style street festival with arts and more....
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Park Boston App Surges in Use,Producing Huge Revenue Numbers

April 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket would do well to pick up their smart phones, and put away the rolls of quarters. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just as the convenient piece of technology looks to break...
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Some Really Green Thumbs:Boston’s Growing Urban Farming Movement

April 29, 2016
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By Samantha Mellman The increasing demand for accessible, fresh, and affordable foods in a city such as Boston is not a new trend. However, with the progression of urban agriculture in recent years, people are steadily changing the food landscape from within the neighborhoods. Last month, at the 4th Annual Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference,...
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Get Your Brooms:Clean-Up is Slated for this Weekend

April 29, 2016
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As part of an annual effort to beautify the streets of Boston in time for the spring season, Mayor Martin J. Walsh has asked for Boston residents’ to participate in Boston Shines, a citywide initiative to clean the neighborhoods across the city. Boston Shines will bring together thousands of volunteers, including businesses, community groups...
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Don’t Worry,He’s Just from Southie

April 29, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone This past week I was able to take my two kids to the Red Sox game for the first time, and though it cost more than two month’s of car payments, there were some great memories. While neither of them are baseball fans in particular, the joy of yelling out...
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Police Briefs 04-28-2016

April 29, 2016
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BACK BAY-KENMORE/FENEAY-SOUTH END POLICE LOG April 18 150 Huntington Ave. – Larceny -Theft from Motor Vehicle – Non-Accessory; Vandalism 10 Huntington Ave. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 1603 Washington St. – Assault Simple – Battery   April 19 80 West Dedham St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 130 Dartmouth St. – Assault Simple –...
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Downtown View:1,200 New Trees

April 29, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor The City of Boston started planting 1,200 trees along city streets in mid-April and will continue to do so until June. Every neighborhood gets them. Their hired contractor might grind out the stump of a dead tree. Then he’ll refresh the soil in the tree pit, dig the hole, water...
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Letters to the Editor

April 29, 2016
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Rosie’s Place thankful for volunteers Dear Editor, As Director of Volunteer Services at Rosie’s Place, I welcome the occasion of National Volunteer Month to acknowledge the more than 2,400 individuals who give their time and talents to us each year. We are especially grateful to Back Bay residents Jim Wiess, who generously volunteers as...
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D-4 Officers Help to Keep Marathon Safe and Secure

April 21, 2016
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D-4 Officers Help to Keep Marathon Safe and Secure

By Seth Daniel Officer Steve Horgan of the South End (D-4) police district is well known around the world for his patented “hands-up” celebration for Red Sox slugger David Ortiz’s home run during the World Series title run three years ago, but one sporting event he has put much more time into, along with...
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