Archive for April, 2017

How Boston Basics Helps Our Children

April 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our City once and for all, our primary focus needs...
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Holy Thursday at the Cathedral

April 22, 2017
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Holy Thursday at the Cathedral

Priests sing from songbooks in a room full of burning incense and candles in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel following the celebration of Holy Thursday mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End on April 13. Hundreds gathered all evening at the Cathedral for services prior to Good Friday.
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South End Easter Egg Hunt

April 22, 2017
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South End Easter Egg Hunt

Charlotte Holland, 15-months-old, gets ready to pick up an Easter egg during the 9th annual Easter Egg Hunt at South End Library Park. The annual events is sponsored by the Friends of the South End Library, and this year more than 80 children participated.
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Hard Times on Newbury St:Stores Along the Famed Street Struggle to Survive

April 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On a sunny Friday morning this past April 7, a few tourists and locals traveling in late for work weaved up and down the renowned outdoor shopping area, Newbury Street in the heart of Boston. But, if one were to take a closer look, many of the storefronts laid bare, with...
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City Budget Capital Plan Focuses on Parks, Road Improvements in South End, Back Bay

April 22, 2017
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Within Mayor Martin Walsh’s $2.08 billion Capital plan, filed late last week, there are several measures that include funding proposals for South End, Bay Village and Back Bay, Funding in the Capital Plan, however, does not mean money is dedicated in the current proposed budget, unless otherwise mentioned, but rather that the projects are...
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Marathon Daffodils Bring Big,Yellow Boston Strong Message to Racecourse

April 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For the fourth year, Marathon Daffodils delivered and displayed thousands of daffodils in businesses along Boylston Street, Boston’s busy Marathon finish line area for the 2016 BAA Boston Marathon, as well as Back Bay Streets, and Charles Street in Beacon Hill. Marathon Daffodil founder Diane Valle of Charlestown, and co-founder Roberta...
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News Briefs

April 22, 2017
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DISTRICT 2 CAMPAIGN TRAIL Candidate Mike Kelley has been visiting the various neighborhood associations as he meets people in and about District 2. This Tuesday, April 18, he appeared at the Old Dover Neighborhood Association to discuss his candidacy. Reminiscing about past efforts as the City Hall liaison to the neighborhood, including bringing a...
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Revere Hotel Replaces Storefront Before BVAC Approval

April 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked away on the corner of Piedmont and Broadway Street in the Bay Village, the Revere Hotel upgraded a much forgotten storefront that runs beneath the concrete parking garage. But, at the Bay Village Architectural Commission (BVAC) hearing this past Tuesday, April 11, Joe Cornish the City of Boston preservation planner...
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40 Berkeley Street Hostel is Set for Major Renovations

April 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Known as an affordable hostel with hotel amenities in the heart of downtown Boston, 40 Berkeley is in the midst of some major renovations that will add a restaurant and open up the currently underutilized hidden courtyard. At last week’s South End Landmarks Commission (SELC) meeting, the architects behind the renovations...
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Organist Peter Krasinski to Create Live Improvised Musical Score for ‘BEN-HUR’ at St Cecilia’s

April 22, 2017
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A sweeping silent film drama set during the time of Christ will be shown in a landmark Boston church. Organist Peter Krasinski will accompany BEN-HUR, A Tale of the Christ” (1925) on Thursday, April 27, at Saint Cecelia Parish, 18 Belvidere St. The screening is at 7 p.m. and is open to the public....
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