Archive for September, 2016

BRA Chief says South End Will Be Consulted on LDAs

September 8, 2016
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BRA Chief says South End Will Be Consulted on LDAs

Since getting approval for another six years of urban renewal in Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Brian Golden said the agency has been busy cataloging Land Development Agreements (LDAs) in the South End over the last few months and would be coming to the community to help sort out the good from the...
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Previously Unapproved Garage Door in the South End Raises Questions to the Landmark District Commission

September 8, 2016
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During the South End Landmarks Commission hearing held on Tuesday, September 6, architect Frank McGuire asked that the existing unapproved garage door for a wall located at 561 Massachusetts Ave. to the Commissioners be allowed to remain. According to McGuire, the Commission in 2007 originally approved the garage door and the construction of a...
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Sausage Fest is Coming to SoWa this Weekend

September 8, 2016
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A new kind of festival with craft beers and sausage will make its way to the South End this upcoming Saturday afternoon. Taking over the South End Open Market (SoWa), Sausage Fest will be held in the Trolley Barn at 540 Harrison Ave., from 12pm – 5pm, and will feature sausage-inspired dishes from food...
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State Primaries are Being Held in Boston, Thursday, Sept 8

September 8, 2016
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In Boston, the Massachusetts state primary will be held on Thursday, September 8. Polls will open at 7:00am and close at 8pm. This year, the State Primaries will also coincide with the opening of the Boston Public Schools. In order to guide voter traffic the Election Department is providing additional staff at Boston Public...
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Wynn Lifts Hiring Freeze, Will Host Job Fair in South End/Roxbury

September 8, 2016
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Wynn Boston Harbor officials announced this week that they would officially be lifting the hiring freeze that was put in place very ceremoniously last February, kicking off the announcement with a series of building trades career fairs this month. The first of the fairs will begin this coming Saturday, Sept. 10, in Malden and...
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New ‘Working Group’ Highlighted by Entry of Four Street Workers at Methadone Mile

September 8, 2016
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The unveiling of a new multi-organizational working group to begin dealing with the addiction and homelessness problem in the Methadone Mile district of Albany and Mass Ave was highlighted in a presentation at Tuesday’s South End Forum by the announcement of four new street workers dedicated to the area. City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George...
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Public Education is A Passion for School Committee Chair O’Neil

September 8, 2016
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It’s a rare holiday that School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill’s cell phone doesn’t ring while he’s at the beach or on vacation, or even relaxing around his Charlestown home. Duty constantly calls the chair of the Boston School Committee, now in his fourth year of leading the body and just starting out his ninth...
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Spark Boston holds “Chief Chat” with Chief Information Office and Chief Digital Officer

September 8, 2016
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On Thursday evening, young professionals and students crowded into Bill’s Bar on Lansdowne Street next to Fenway Park during an otherwise quite away game night. As people got after work drinks and snacked on appetizers, conversations on digital technology and government filled the room. During the second “Chief Chat,” hosted by SPARK Boston, that...
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Police Briefs 09-08-2016

September 8, 2016
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Aug. 29 Boylston St/Massachusetts Ave – Violation of Auto Law – Operating Unregistered/Uninsured Car 400 Stuart St. – Fraud – Credit Card/ATM Fraud 101 Huntington Ave. – Violation of Auto Law – Operating After Revocation/Suspension 24 Yawkey Way – Investigate Person 130 Dartmouth St. –...
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Corner Store Culture

September 8, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone I have been nowhere but New York City where the corner store is so vital to a neighborhood than in Boston, particularly in the downtown neighborhoods. But it’s different in Boston than in New York. In New York, even if they know you, the pressure is on to buy something...
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