Archive for February, 2017

Third Thursdays at the Gardner

February 28, 2017
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Third Thursdays at the Gardner

Freddy Shalom does his best ‘Vogue’ pose in front of the portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner during last Thursday’s (Feb. 16) ‘Madonna/Madonna’ event as part of the Third Thursdays series at the Fenway museum. The provocative night explored both the art of the Virgin Mary and the music and attitudes of the celebrity Madonna....
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South End’s Henry Wood Passes at 87

February 28, 2017
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South End’s Henry Wood Passes at 87

By Beth Treffeisen Henry Austin Wood III, a Boston architect and a long-time South End resident, who was behind the makings of Boston City Hall, passed away in his home in Boston on Jan. 27 at the age of 87. Henry Wood’s architecture that spans throughout the Boston region and beyond will have a...
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Old Dover Approves SoWa Market’s Saturday Expansion

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It didn’t come without a great deal of careful conversation, but GTI Properties eventually got the neighborhood nod of the Old Dover Neighborhood Association on Tuesday night, Feb. 21, to expand the popular SoWa Sunday Market to also include Saturday. The proposal by Mario Nicosia and his team at GTI eventually...
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Mayor Walsh Awards $22 Million in New Funding for Affordable Housing

February 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Last week, Mayor Martin Walsh announced nearly $22 million in funding for 10 affordable housing developments in neighborhoods across Boston. The funding will help preserve or produce 602 housing unitswith 77 of those units being reserved for homeless or extremely low-income households in Boston. This announcement follows behind the Mayor’s goal...
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News Briefs

February 28, 2017
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MOHR AND MCPHERSON TO SCALE BACK, SIGN OF THE TIMES? The owner of Mohr and McPherson announced at the Old Dover Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, that his marquee South End store in the SoWa buildings would be scaling back significantly and moving more to an online presence. While rumors of the...
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Boston City Council Calls for a Home Rule:Petition to Add Additional Polling Locations

February 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council last week called for a hearing to discuss filing a home rule petition to add additional polling locations in the six largest precincts in Boston. Filed by City Councilor Bill Linehan of District 2 and City Council President Michelle Wu, this home rule petition would allow the...
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Graffiti Brought Many South End Young People into the Arts

February 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It could be taken as vandalism or offensive by some, but graffiti in the South End was a way for young people in the 1990s to stay safe from violence and the lures of the streets – when things were much different in the South End and all of Boston. While...
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Arraignments Scheduled in Fatal Trench Collapse

February 28, 2017
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An arraignment date has been scheduled in the case against the business owner and corporation charged in the deaths of workers Robert Higgins, 47, and Kelvin Mattocks, 53, in the South End last October. Atlantic Drain Services, Inc., and its owner and sole officer, Kevin Otto, of Blackstone, are expected to appear Feb. 23...
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JetBlue Employee Arrested During Alleged Major South End Drug Deal

February 28, 2017
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A Mattapan man was arrested Friday, Feb. 17, in the South End and charged in Boston Federal Court in connection with cocaine distribution. Francisco Torres, 36, was charged in a criminal complaint with possessing cocaine with intent to distribute and distributing cocaine. According to the complaint affidavit, authorities were concerned about the fact that...
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Police Briefs 02-23-2017

February 28, 2017
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Kenmore/Fenway – South End – Back Bay Police Log Feb. 13 201 Brookline Ave. – Property – Lost 207 Commonwealth Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 141 Massachusetts Ave. – Assault Simple – Battery 647 Boylston St. – Larceny Shoplifting 457 Massachusetts Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 850 Harrison Ave. – Assault – Aggravated –...
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