Archive for May, 2017

NAAB Holds 50th Alley Rally

May 5, 2017
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NAAB Holds 50th Alley Rally

Back Bay residents Paula Neckyfarow and Deborah Branting help clean up Public Alley 415 during the 50th annual Alley Rally, sponsored by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB), on Saturday, April 29 . The Alley Rally was coordinated with the City’s Love Your Block citywide clean up efforts. Love Your Block cleanups...
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SOWA Opens for the Season

May 5, 2017
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SOWA Opens for the Season

Little Lilou Petrucci of the South End gets creative with the Hula Hoop at the outset of the opening day of the SoWa Market on Saturday, April 29, on Harrison Avenue. It was the first time the Market has been open for its expanded Saturday hours, and crowds packed into the district for a...
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Florals and Fresh Paint

May 5, 2017
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Florals and Fresh Paint

Aleisha Harris works on her bouquet at the Copley Society of Art’s “Florals and Fresh Paint” event with Winston Flowers at the Four Season’s Hotel on Monday, May 1. The fun event was in promotion of the ‘Fresh Paint’ Bid 2 Benefit show at the 158 Newbury St. gallery, which opens on Thursday, May...
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Boston Licensing Commission Grants Owners of Famed Icon Nightclub a Second Chance

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Paga Inc., that oversees a number of the nightclubs in the Theatre District, has been struggling to ware off underage drinking violations for years. At Venu Nightclub, one of five clubs owned by Paga Inc., there are five violations for underage drinking dating back to 2013 that have been issued by...
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Exchange South End Developers Have Enjoyed the Ride, Feel Positive Energy

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel It’s fair to say The Abbey Group’s Bill Keravuori knew almost everyone in the neighborhood already, being a long time Southender. However, after a whirlwind tour in the last 60 days of nearly every neighborhood association, group and institution to debut ideas for the Exchange South End project (former Boston Flower...
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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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