Archive for March, 2017

Lights,Orbs to Appear Over Blackstone/Franklin this Spring

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Hovering orbs and lights in the sky might conjure up ideas of ‘X Files’ proportions, but the lights and orbs over Blackstone and Franklin Square parks won’t lend themselves so much to conspiracy theories this spring as they will safety and security after dark. The Friends of Blackstone and Franklin Squares...
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Major Changes and Investment Coming to Delivery, Cathedral Office Soon

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s a problem when South End resident Nancy Farrington doesn’t get her weekly copy of US magazine. It means that many other people who also like to read her weekly copy of the magazine also don’t get the treasured weekly periodical. And Farrington and many others in the South End haven’t...
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Panopticon Gallery to Close May 1 in Hotel Commonwealth

March 24, 2017
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From Keith Johnson’s comparative aerial photographs composed in grid formations, and William Wegman’s whimsical pictures of his beloved Weimaraners, to the breathtaking black and white images of mountainous landscapes taken by cartographer Bradford Washburn, Panopticon Gallery has displayed the works of more than 300 established and emerging artists in more than 30 exhibits since...
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Parks Department Announces Fenway Tree Removal Hearing

March 24, 2017
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 6, at 11 a.m. on a request to remove four public shade trees at 201 Brookline Avenue in the Fenway. The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden...
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‘Gio’ Ortega Picked to Create Next Mural at Peter’s Park Graffiti Wall

March 24, 2017
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One of the more promising graffiti artists in the City, who is also aligned with some of the best graffiti artists from the past, has been chosen to paint the next edition of the Peters Park Graffiti Wall, according to Mayor Martin Walsh. Walsh announced Tuesday that artist Genaro ‘Gio’ Ortega has been selected...
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South End Forum to Sign on to AirBNB Letter with ADCO

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Members of the South End Forum voted unanimously on Wednesday, March 15, to sign on with other downtown neighborhood associations, known as the ADCO association, in a letter outlining concerns and preferences with the AirBNB shared housing industry. The Forum discussed the matter at it’s meeting, and Moderator Steve Fox reported...
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Bay State College Dorms to Convert to Residential Condos

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Another set of row houses in the Back Bay are set to be converted back to residential condos. What are currently home to college dorms at 260 – 262 Commonwealth Ave., were recently sold on March 9 for $14 million in a joint venture between the upscale developers Chevron Partners and...
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Police Briefs 03-23-2017

March 24, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log March 13 1171 Boylston St. – Verbal Dispute Boylston/Gloucester streets – Robbery – Street 54 Montgomery St. – Death Investigation 324 Newbury St. – Robbery – Street 70 Queensberry St – Fire Report – House, Building, etc. 414 Massachusetts Ave. – Sudden Death 100 Huntington...
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IBA and Villa Victoria Present ‘Mujeres’

March 17, 2017
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IBA and Villa Victoria Present ‘Mujeres’

Rachel Rimm checks out some photographs from the Women’s March that happened earlier this year during the ‘Mujeres’ exhibit at the IBA art show of undiscovered female artists at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 9. Seven undiscovered artists displayed their works in an vibrant and lively show.
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Seeking to Save the South End Charm:Retailers,Businesses Call on Neighborhood in Time of ‘Crisis’

March 17, 2017
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Seeking to Save the South End Charm:Retailers,Businesses Call on Neighborhood in Time of ‘Crisis’

By Seth Daniel For South End business owners – many of whom are women and who live in the South End – there is a crisis brewing in the eclectic business districts that have made the neighborhood one of the most popular destinations in the city, and on March 28, a group of strong...
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