Archive for May, 2017

UPNA Debuts New Co-Presidents,Tzenova to Partner with Fox

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As they say, two heads are better than one, and the Union Park Neighborhood Association (UPNA) has elected two people to head up the long-time South End association for the coming civic year. Board member Svetla Tzenova has been designated the new co-president to join long-time President Jamie Fox to help...
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News Briefs

May 5, 2017
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INJECTION SITE IN SOUTH END? The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) caused a stir this week when its membership voted to endorse supervised drug consumption areas, also known as safe injection sites, for the state. While nothing has been decided, and top state elected officials are skeptical at the moment, already the MMS has said...
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Neighborhood Walking Tours are Back

May 5, 2017
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NEWBURY STREET A free historic walking tour will take place May 4, from 6 – 7:30pm, beginning at 46 Newbury Street in front of Brooks Brothers. This tour will explore how an appreciation for art and architecture guided the historic development of Newbury Street and will visit some of the major sites associated with...
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Blighted Hotel Alexandra Deal Falls Through This Week after Promising Talks with Two Buyers

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A potential sale of the blighted and dilapidated Hotel Alexandra by the Church of Scientology to at least two potential developers has fallen through this week, sources have indicated, in a blow to the neighborhood that erases a lot of positive energy that had been coming from the possible elimination of...
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Siena Condo Building Tops Off Steel Work in Ink Block

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Sales are brisk and steel is assembled at the Siena condo building in the Ink Block area of the South End, one of the last remaining buildings on the slate for the popular block brought by National Development. Last Friday morning, April 28, to celebrate the topping off milestone – a...
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Charlesgate Alliance Seeks to Reclaim Lost Neighborhood

May 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy By restoring Charlesgate Park, an ad-hoc citizen’s group hopes to piece back together a city neighborhood lost to the construction of the Bowker Overpass more than half a century ago. “The Charlesgate neighborhood exists at the ‘back end’ of a number of neighborhood designations and organizations,” wrote Parker James, who, along...
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Charles River Esplanade to Get New Signage

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen For many local residents who run, bike, or even roller blade down the Charles River Esplanade, the wooden signs that pop up here and there may just blend into the background. But, for many tourists, these signs act as a guide to one of Boston’s most notable parks. A partnership with...
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KABINETT Art Gallery Settles into its New Home on Shawmut Ave

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked into a little nook down the mostly residential Shawmut Ave. in the South End, a tiny 200 square foot space entices passerby’s with unique and quirky pieces from Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp and more in a tiny brightly lit gallery that stands out on an otherwise quiet street. KABINETT gallery opened...
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Sidewalks Around Boston Public Library are Set for Replacement

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Plans for a new pilot program that will update and repair the mismatched sidewalks that surround the Boston Public Library are underway. Para Jayasinghe from the Boston Public Works Department made a presentation in front of the Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC), on the sidewalk paving master plan and replacement efforts...
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South End Library Hopes to Cure ‘Urgent’ Need for Reconfiguration in City Budget

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The South End Public Library has been an outpost for families and programming – and even neighborhood meetings for many years – but as the homelessness and addiction problems have grown in the neighborhood it has also become a hangout for those living on the street, and those involved with the...
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