Archive for December, 2016

Back Bay Ringers

December 23, 2016
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Back Bay Ringers

The Back Bay Ringers, led by the South End’s Griff Gall, have found themselves growing at a nice pace this year, concluding their recent season with a sellout concert at the First Church in Boston (Back Bay). Here, (L-R) Sally Meredith, Amanda Kosloski, Sarah Hayes-Skelton and Peter Grossmann (background) ring home a tune during...
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IBA Presents Youth Poetry and Motion

December 23, 2016
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IBA Presents Youth Poetry and Motion

Jose DeJesus gets down – literally – as he performed a dance routine during the IBA Youth Poetry and Motion at the Blackstone Square Community Center on Friday, Dec. 16. DeJesus will be competing on “America’s Got Talent – Season 12” next year.
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New Ordinance Works to Eliminate Gas Leaks in Boston

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Underneath Boston’s streets are miles of pipelines delivering natural gas to residents and businesses, providing energy for heating, cooking, and electricity. But, due to aging infrastructure in Boston, much of that gas is lost before it even reaches its destination through thousands of leaks in pipes throughout the City. Many of...
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After Plea in South End,Senator Markey Gets His Wish for $1 Billion in Recovery Monies

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Things seemed grim when Sen. Ed Markey appeared in the South End’s Boston Healthcare for the Homeless just before Thanksgiving to make a last-ditch call for the Senate to approve $1 billion in funding for expanded opiate recovery services. He implored Congress to act, and said its was likely the last...
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IBA Director Joins National Leaders on the Fed’s Community Advisory Council

December 23, 2016
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IBA announced last week that CEO Vanessa Calderón-Rosado has been selected to the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council. She will serve a three-year term for this committee, which advises the governing body of the Federal Reserve System. In her role as a Councilmember, Calderon will be an integral part of a team charged...
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Esplanade Association Names Alexi Conine as New Board Chair

December 23, 2016
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The Esplanade Association board of directors announced that Alexi Conine has been elected to serve as board chair, beginning in 2017. She has served as a member of the Esplanade Association’s board for the past year and has been deeply involved with helping to move the organization forward through her service on the Executive...
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Back Bay Ringers Enjoy December Schedule, Look Forward to Spring

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Beyond the soothing sounds of music, one of the true joys for those making music is working with other musicians to come together to play one harmonious piece. That’s the case with a symphony or a philharmonic or a chorus, but nowhere is it more pronounced than with a handbell choir,...
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Quinzani’s Project Moves Forward with DPIR Filing, Adding More Density

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Related Beal company has filed a revised project under a Planned Development Area (PDA) and a Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) that includes added density in exchange for more affordable housing onsite – an agreement worked out with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) though a special text amendment...
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Former D-4 Capt Paul Ivens to be Honored by the Community in January

December 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There are no actors playing the part of Capt. Paul Ivens in dramatic renditions of the Marathon Bombing like the recently released ‘Patriots Day’ film, but among the cops in D-4, there was no bigger hero that day that Capt. Ivens – a man long-respected in the neighborhood prior to his...
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The Castle at Boston University Will Soon Get a Major Face-Lift

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Bay State Road and Back Bay West Architectural Conservation District Commission gave a key approval to Boston University to renovate and expand the Castle located at 225 Bay State Road at their monthly meeting on December 13. Approvals included renovating and rehabilitating existing building, clean and restoring exterior masonry, replacing...
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