Archive for October, 2016

Residents like Harrison Ave Building Design

October 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Nordblom of Burlington first approached the neighbors at the New York Streets Neighborhood Association (NYSA) about constructing a new office building above their garage on the corner of Harrison Avenue and Herald Street – it had a lot of glass, but not so much character. Members of the NYSA pressed...
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Proposed Development for 2 Charlesgate West Spurs Uproar from Residents

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In a previous version of the story, Eric Chivian was referred to as Eric Sherman and it has been updated to reflect the correct spelling.  Disappointed residents from the Fenway neighborhood attended the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) public meeting on October 6., on the proposal for Two Charlesgate West,...
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A Time of Dread and Beauty – Fall Leaves & Boiler Rumblings

October 14, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Fall is certainly in the air this week, and we all love fall in Boston, but we always bookend that love with the dread of what’s soon coming. As beautiful as the leaves are on the trees – though this year’s drought may have stifled that a bit this year...
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Police Briefs 10-13-2016

October 14, 2016
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BACK BAY KENMORE/ FENWAY SOUTH END POLICE LOG Oct. 3 Carleton St/Yarmouth Pl – Graffiti 710 Boylston St. – Indecent Exposure/Lewd and Lascivious 4 Yawkey Way – Property – Lost Northampton/Reed streets – Violation – City Ordinance 64 Hemenway St. – Fire Report – House, Building, etc. 180 Shawmut Ave. – Investigate Person 97...
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Immaculate Conception Turning into Apartments

October 14, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani The Church of the Immaculate Conception Church, which has been closed for almost a decade, now, is about to be deconsecrated by the Archdiocese of Boston  and with Boston College and the developer will remove most of the religious artifacts including its once beautiful altar. The church celebrated its centennial back when...
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Fire Prevention Week

October 14, 2016
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Nothing can be more devastating than a fire in your home.  Years of memories can all but vanish as pictures, letters and mementos of a family’s lifetime are lost in the flames. And in some cases, a fire claims a life. We urge our readers to look around their house or apartment and do...
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Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera Defend B.A.A. Half Marathon Titles

October 14, 2016
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Experience proved to be the difference maker at the 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on Sunday, Oct. 8, in a race that weaved through the Back Bay, Fenway and ended at Franklin Park. Kenyans Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera pushed through relentless rainfall and blustery...
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BARKTOBERFEST

October 7, 2016
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BARKTOBERFEST

Hilde the Dachshund, held by Kevin Cater, gets his third place ribbon during the SoWa Barktoberfest to benefit the South End’s Animal Rescue League (ARL). The daylong festivities on Oct. 2, sponsored by the ARL Young Professionals, helped raise much-needed funds for the ARL and brought the neighborhood, and its dogs, out for a...
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Blessing of the Animals

October 7, 2016
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Blessing of the Animals

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals, was celebrated at Cathedral of the Holy Cross Parish on Tuesday Oct. 4th. A blessing of the animals ceremony was conducted by Father O’Leary Sunday, Oct. 2.In the top photos Father O’Leary blessed Shelly the cocker spaniel held by Chris Bowman.
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McKinley School Demo,Quincy School Plans Put on Bookshelf for Now

October 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A sudden and controversial plan to potentially demolish the McKinley South End Academy on Warren Avenue in the South End and build a new 4-6 story school to house the Josiah Quincy Middle and High Schools has been shelved for the time being in order to get more input from faculty,...
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