Archive for May, 2017

Ed Flynn Kicks Off His Campaign in the South End at J.J. Foley’s

May 12, 2017
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Ed Flynn Kicks Off His Campaign in the South End at J.J. Foley’s

By Beth Treffeisen Candidate for City Council District 2, Ed Flynn, kicked off his campaign in the South End at J.J. Foley’s, last week. A long-time favorite place for Flynn, the bar served as the perfect backdrop for Flynn and his family to gain signatures, fundraise, and connect with local residents. Flynn is now...
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Back Bay Family Hit by Auto

May 12, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In the latest outrage involving pedestrian accidents in the Back Bay, this week a Back Bay family is looking for witnesses who might have seen the accident on March 31 that seriously injured a father and his daughter on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Gloucester Street. “It was a very...
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Kristen Mobilia wants to go “Back to the Basics” in her run for District 8

May 12, 2017
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Long-time communities advocate and leader, Kristen Mobilia of the Fenway, is taking a bold step into local politics and running against the popular City Councilor Josh Zakim for District 8. “It wasn’t something I planned on doing and it wasn’t part of my master plan,” said Mobilia. But, the results of the recent national...
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Boston City Lights Works to Make Kids Dreams into Reality

May 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On a Wednesday afternoon in early April, excited kids bounce their way into an eclectic studio in the South End to prepare for their Dance Basics and Performance Skills class taught by the famous Russell Ferguson, the winner of sixth season of “So You Think You Can Dance.” These children don’t...
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News Briefs

May 12, 2017
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CITYSTRONG TO SOWA THIS WEEKEND The Bachelorette’s favorite couple, Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe, are teaming up with celebrity trainer Erin Oprea to bring CitySTRONG to the SoWa Open Market on Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at the SoWa Power Station at 540 Harrison Ave. The trio will host their interactive workout there....
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CEO Combines Lessons from Jane Addams, Harriet Tubman to Reset Nonprofit’s Vision; Senior Programs to End on June 30

May 12, 2017
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As the 82nd anniversary of social change pioneer Jane Addams’ death approaches (May 21), long-standing Boston-based United South End Settlements (USES) will be celebrating the timelessness of the community-centric settlement house movement she founded, and the 125th anniversary of its own interconnected legacy. On May 24, CEO Maicharia Weir Lytle will host The Neighborhood...
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Justine Mee Liff Park Opens to the Public

May 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On a rainy Friday afternoon, close to a hundred people packed into a crowded room at Emmanuel College to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the Muddy River Flood Risk Management Project, the start of Phase II of the project and to break ground on the park named after the...
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24th Annual South End Garden Tour will be held on Sat June 17, 2017

May 12, 2017
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The Trustees are pleased to announce that the 24rd Annual South End Garden Tour will take place this year on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10AM to 4PM, rain or shine. Each year the South End Garden Tour features gardens in a different section of the country’s largest district of surviving row houses and...
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Back Bay Association Hosts 94th Annual Meeting

May 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Back Bay Association hosted its 94th annual meeting at the Boston Park Plaza, on Monday, May 1. Back Bay businesses and community leaders joined for a morning of networking, breakfast and honoring of the Heavy Lifting Award winner who displayed leadership in helping the community succeed.  Attendees also got a...
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South End Landmarks Commission Approves Harrison Albany Block Developments

May 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The South End Landmarks Commission approved to demolish four structures and a new landscape design of the proposed Harrison Albany Block developments, at a hearing held last week. After having an earlier advisory meeting the developers,  Leggat McCall Properties returned with additional street trees and an updated pedestrian way that cuts...
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