Archive for May, 2017

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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New Restaurant in Girard Development to Get Neighborhood Review on 2 A.M. Closing License

May 12, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A vote from the Boston Licensing Board has been postponed for one of the newest entrants in the South End dining scene so two prominent neighborhood associations can review the license – which includes a 2 a.m. closure. Southern Proper is looking to open up in the two-floor commercial space in...
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Police Briefs 05-11-2017

May 12, 2017
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Back Bay – Fenway/Kenmore – South End Police Log May 1 Ipswich/Van Ness streets – Vandalism 118 Warren Ave. – Larceny All 55 Traveler St. – Burglary – Other – Force; Possession of Burglarious Tools; Stolen Property – Buying/Receiving/Possessing House of Blues – Assault Simple – Battery 800 Boylston St. – Assault Simple –...
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A Mish-Mash of All Things Boston

May 12, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone It’s not too often we think of the ground under our feet, or for that matter, on the side of the street gutters, but this is the kind of stuff that really impresses out-of-towners. As Bostonians, it blends into the landscape. Who really cares what our curbs are made of?...
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Letter to the Editor

May 12, 2017
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Newbury Street League celebrating 45 years Dear Editor: This year, the Newbury Street League will celebrate its 45th Anniversary!  Our Mission is to Beautify & Maintain Newbury Street and to market and promote our member businesses. Our very unique and charming Newbury Street is what draws locals as well as visitors from around the world to...
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The Case for Safe Injection Facilities is in Fighting Addiction

May 12, 2017
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By State Sen. William Brownsberger Recently, the Massachusetts Medical Society endorsed the creation of safe injection facilities for people with opiate substance use disorders. I am the sponsor of a bill to create a framework for legal operation of these facilities. The bill is a conversation starter — it needs a lot of refinement...
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