Archive for May, 2016

Rock n’ Roll Yoga at the Verb Hotel in Fenway

May 27, 2016
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Rock n’ Roll Yoga at the Verb Hotel in Fenway

by Marianne Salza Poolside at The Verb Hotel, a group of women stretched in a low lunge pose, reaching up towards the green wall of Fenway Park during the first Rock n’ Roll Yoga class of the summer on May 18. Instructor Chrissy Voccaro combined her love of music and yoga to create a...
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Methadone Mile Neighbors Look for Security

May 27, 2016
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Methadone Mile Neighbors Look for Security

By Seth Daniel Earlier this month at a neighborhood function in the South End, two mayors came face-to-face for a handshake. One of them was Mayor Martin Walsh – the mayor of Boston. The other was George Stergios – the oft-mentioned Mayor of Methadone Mile. It was good for a laugh or two, but...
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Newbury St To Close To Car Traffic for a Day

May 27, 2016
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      By Seth Daniel Everyone has been taught to look both ways before crossing the street, but this summer – at least for one day and maybe more – that may not be necessary. Imagine shopping on Newbury Street – grabbing a coffee and a new sweatsuit – and then dashing across...
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Flower Exchange Purchased by the Abbey Group of Boston

May 27, 2016
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Several sources confirmed this week that the Abbey Group intends to purchase the large, key parcel of land on Albany Street known as the Flower Exchange and will move to develop it with biotech companies in the fashion of Cambridge’s Kendall Square and, perhaps, residential units – a fact that is expected to be...
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Police Briefs 05-26-2016

May 27, 2016
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BACK ABY KENMORE/FENWAY SOUTH END POLICE LOG May 16 Harcourt/Saint Botolph streets – Robbery – Street 75 Westland Ave. – Robbery – Street 300 Shawmut Ave. – Verbal Dispute 555 Massachusetts Ave. – Vandalism 1395 Washington St. – License Premise Violation; Vandalism 1395 Washington St. – Disorderly Conduct 285 Columbus Ave. – Towed Motor...
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TV Dinners and the Vietnam War

May 27, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone As Memorial Day approaches, I am often confronted by the faces of the young men who went away to war and never returned. I can put myself in their shoes certainly. Their faces are so fresh and eager, naive, and ready to conquer the world. They left indestructible in their...
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We Need to Rethink Language Immersion in Schools

May 27, 2016
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By Senator Sal DiDomenico One of the most important priorities for our Commonwealth’s schools is to ensure that our students have the tools to succeed – both academically and vocationally – in today’s rapidly globalizing economy.  And yet, far too often, I hear from families and educators in my district about students who struggle...
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Enjoy the Weekend — Safely

May 27, 2016
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We saw a statistic the other day that seemed baffling: The death toll on our nation’s roads and highways once again is on the rise. Last year, there were 38,000 highway fatalities in America. That’s about 100 Americans killed every day in motor vehicle-related crashes and accidents. In addition, there are hundreds of thousands...
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Let’s Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day, our most solemn national holiday, will take place this weekend. It is symptomatic of our national culture that for most Americans, the true meaning of Memorial Day has long been lost amidst the excesses of our materialistic society. Since the 1960s, when Congress voted to make it part of a three-day weekend,...
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First Look at Gateway Project

May 20, 2016
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First Look at Gateway Project

By Dan Murphy The public got a look at preliminary design plans for the $1 billion Back Bay/South End Gateway project during a meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority the Boston at the Common Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday, May 11. Boston Properties Inc. intends to transform the MBTA Back Bay station...
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