Archive for November, 2016

Key Elements of Immaculate Conception Church Project Is Passed at the South End Landmarks Commission Meeting

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The former Immaculate Conception Church that will have seven stories inside the existing structure got approval for some key outside design changes at the South End Landmarks Commission (SELC) meeting on Tuesday, November 1, that will allow them continue construction to transform the church into 63 rental units. Ronald Simons, the...
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Beacon Hill Village Announces a Series on Living Well / Ending Well

November 11, 2016
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With the publication of Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal in 2014, the difficult subject of death and dying was brilliantly reframed as living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and even joy. In it, Dr. Gawande, a renowned surgeon, writer and public health researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, describes how...
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New Memorial May Soon Come to Lederman Park along the Charles River Esplanade

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Situated along the Charles River Esplanade, the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Field at Lederman Park may soon get an added addition. The Boston Landmarks Commission approved the design concept for a new memorial honoring the Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon and Navy Commander Melvin Lederman who was killed while participating in field...
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Local South Ender Opens Holiday Pop-Up Store in Copley Place

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A new kind of store has opened up shop at Copley Place in the Back Bay. A Ruby, a local store that sells comfortable yet chic women’s clothing stands out amongst the other brand name stores such as Tiffany & Co. and Barney’s that fill the upscale shopping mall. The founder...
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Question 5 Passes in Boston

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Community Preservation Act, that is designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns create affordable housing, preserve open space and develop outdoor recreation opportunities and rehabilitate historic sites passed yesterday in Boston. “We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open...
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Friends, City to Focus on Priorities in Peters Park Renovations; Landwave to Wash Out

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Landwave looks like it might finally be headed out to sea, and neighborhood organizers report being very encouraged by initial meetings with the Boston Parks Department regarding a first-step meeting to set priorities for the renovation of Peters Park. The Friends of Peters Park, Old Dover Neighborhood Association and the...
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Northeastern to Update Institutional Master Plan to Include Space at Christian Science Complex

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Northeastern University will soon lease additional space in the Christian Science Complex on Massachusetts Avenue, for office use and in a separate item, Northeastern officials are working to develop a small addition to the Badger and Rosen Squashbusters Center located at 795A Columbus Ave. The First Church of Christ, Scientist offices...
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Police Briefs 11-10-2016

November 11, 2016
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Oct. 30 725 Tremont St. – Investigate Person 794 Massachusetts Ave. – Auto Theft 585 Columbus Ave. – Towed Motor Vehicle 700 Tremont St. – Towed Motor Vehicle Museum Road – Vandalism 1282 Boylston St. – Property – Lost 121 Brookline Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical –...
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Some Things Don’t Belong on the Ballot, and the ‘Forgotten Folks’

November 11, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Boston is a place where pure democracy is celebrated. The Town Meeting. The pomp and circumstance of the polls and polling places. The connections one gets when going out to decide the fate of the community with other members of the community, no matter where it is one’s views fall....
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Let’s Remember — And Thank — Our Veterans

November 11, 2016
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This Friday, November 11, marks the annual observance of Veterans Day. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919 to mark the first anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally was concluded on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918. The first world war was...
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