Archive for May, 2016

Council Calls on BRA for Urban Renewal Meeting

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter last week calling for a September meeting. The letter was discussed...
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Plan Revealed for South End Library

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Friends of the South End Library revealed an ambitious five-phase plan to update the South End Library starting with a $100,000 spruce-up this year. Marleen Neinhuis of the Friends told the South End Forum on Tuesday night that they hope to raise $25,000 and use Boston Public Library (BPL) money...
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The Pedigree of the Plate

May 13, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone As the sun emerged from the clouds last weekend for a brief time, I spotted someone coming down the street in a beautiful old Ford Mustang – the kind of vehicle that only comes out on Sundays. However, it wasn’t the bright silver chrome or the roar of the well-tuned...
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Police Briefs 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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D-4 Police News Cashing out On Wednesday, May 4, at around 2:41 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a robbery at Soodee, a women’s boutique at 170 Newbury St. There, they spoke with the store’s owner, who said a male suspect, described as approximately 6-feet, 1-inch and 25 to 30 years old,...
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Downtown View:Chain Store Sorrows

May 13, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Local businesses or chain stores. Which is best for Boston neighborhoods and such shopping attractions as Faneuil Hall Marketplace? The tension has resurfaced recently with a local merchant at Faneuil Hall threatened with eviction, two San Francisco chain stores opening on Charles Street on Beacon Hill and fear by North...
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Thank You to the Volunteers

May 13, 2016
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Last Saturday was the last weekend for Mayor Martin Walsh’s Boton Shines campaign.  Over the last three weekends various neighborhoods including Back Bay,  South  End, Kenmore and Fenway had took brooms and rubbish bags to the streets to clean-up winter’s reminder. Needless to say, the weather was just miserable for two of the weekends...
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South End Open Market

May 7, 2016
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South End Open Market

Lori Dziedzic feeds some grilled cheese to her pup, Jax, during the opening day of the South End Open Market at its new location on Harrison and Traveler Streets at Ink Block. The Open Market combines hundreds of vendors in one location and will be in operation for the next 27 weeks.
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Ellis Wine Group Helps Build Community

May 7, 2016
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Ellis Wine Group Helps Build Community

By Seth Daniel Smoothing over the rifts of city life, and the anonymity that often exists between neighbors, was something Bill Gregor set out to do in 2002 for the Ellis South End section of the neighborhood. And he decided to do it with wine. Add in some live jazz, and one has found...
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Old Dover Association Irked Over Bike Lane Removal

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Old Dover Neighborhood Association voted to send two official comment letters to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on large neighborhood projects and also fielded a fair amount of bike path indignation during its meeting on Tuesday night, May 3. First the bikes. Though there were discussion items on two major...
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Walking Tours of the Public Garden Available

May 7, 2016
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Join the Friends of the Public Garden for free walking tours of Boston’s iconic Public Garden. Learn about the history, sculpture, and horticulture of America’s first public botanical garden by taking a guided tour through this treasured oasis. Led by a team of two volunteers, the free tours are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...
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