Archive for May, 2017

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May 19, 2017
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OFFICER JORGE DIAS REASSIGNED Officer Jorge Dias, long-time South End community service officer and patrol officer, was reassigned from the D-4 beat last week, with his last day at the old station house coming on Friday, May 12. The South End native has been a fixture on D-4 for a long time, but now...
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South End Stroll Hosted by the South End Business Community

May 19, 2017
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By Camryn Daniel and Seth Daniel It was a very beautiful night with a little breeze in the South End on Friday, May 12, and the South End business community hosted its first stroll of the year, sponsored by Washington Gateway Main Street. It was a thing for the whole family, Pets too! Shops...
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Parks Department Summer Guide Are Now Online

May 19, 2017
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Looking for some outdoor fun this summer in City of Boston parks?  Simply go to the City of Boston website where you can view the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s full schedule of free summer events under the Spotlight section at www.boston.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation#spotlight. Concerts, movies, watercolor painting workshops, and a wide range of children’s activities...
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Candidate Flynn Says He Supported OutVets in Southie Parade Squabble

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel District 2 Candidate Ed Flynn appeared at the Old Dover Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, and amidst a lively discussion on topics from the opiate crisis to Long Island Bridge, he showcased his position on the controversy surrounding the gay veterans group barred from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South...
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Blackstone/Franklin Vote Proposal to Shift Residential Spaces to Shawmut Avenue

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In a very mathematical proposal, the Blackstone/Franklin Neighborhood Association voted unanimously on Tuesday night for a proposal that would create metered visitor parking on Washington Street and shift new residential spaces to un-signed areas of Shawmut Avenue, among other changes. The proposal is not a new venture, as it has been...
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Gardeners Prepare for this Year’s South End Garden Tour

May 19, 2017
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This June 17, discover the secret nooks and crannies of the South End as residents open their doors and unlock their fences for this year’s South End Garden Tour. The tour is centered on gardens and green spaces in and around the Eight Streets, Union Park, Old Dover, and SoWa neighborhoods.  It will feature...
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Neighbors Ready to Organize on Action Regarding Alexandra Hotel Impasse

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With time being of the essence on the blighted Hotel Alexandra, and a purchase recently falling through, neighborhood leaders in the South End are ready to begin organizing around a possible eminent domain taking. Steve Fox, South End Forum moderator, said he and a group of neighbors have organized a meeting...
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Debra Williams, SVP at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Joins Big Sister Boston Board

May 19, 2017
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On Monday, May 8, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, our region’s premier mentoring organization for girls, held its annual meeting at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Roxbury. At the meeting, Boston City Councilor-at-Large, Ayanna Pressley, a former Big Sister herself, gave an impassioned speech about the need for gender-specific mentoring and...
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Audubon Circle Residents Celebrate Groundbreaking of Redesigned Intersection

May 19, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh joined local residents to launch the groundbreaking of the Audubon Circle $7 million reconstruction on Saturday. The project will increase safety, improve travel conditions, and increase green space for all who use Audubon Circle. Audubon Circle serves as a key connection for communities in the City from the...
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ICON Salon on Tremont St to Host Charity Event on May 21

May 19, 2017
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By Seth Daniel This Sunday, May 21, will be the perfect time to get a haircut and support a good cause. Brandon Latham of ICON Hair Studio (673 Tremont St.) will be giving haircuts for charity donations on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to support Audrey Nethery, an child Internet sensation he has...
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