Archive for June, 2017

The Annual South End Garden Tour

June 23, 2017
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The Annual South End Garden Tour

Artist Elizabeth Taylor is seen painting a nearby rose bush in the Berkeley Community Garden on Saturday, June 17, as part of the annual South End Garden Tour. While foggy and wet weather started the day, crowds picked up in the afternoon as things improved and the gardens showed off their blooms.
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21st Annual Rose Garden Party

June 23, 2017
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21st Annual Rose Garden Party

‘Chronicle’-ing the Weather: Shayna Seymour of ‘Chronicle’ and Mike Wankum of WCVB’s Weather Team enjoy the Mayor’s 21st Annual Rose Garden Party at the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens on Thursday, June 15. More than 400 showed up to help raise money for programming in the City’s parks.
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Safe Injection Site Gets Hearing at City Hall, Not Much Council Support

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Calling it everything from ‘asinine’ to ‘absolutely necessary,’ the City Council’s Committee on Homelessness and Addiction Services held a hearing Monday on the recently touted plan by the state and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) on Safe Injection Facilities (SIFs) – sites that have been floated as being most effective if...
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BPDA Board Approves New Residential Tower in Bay Village

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After much debate between residents of the Bay Village, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board approved the 199-foot, mix-use building at 212-222 Stuart Street with a unanimous vote at the hearing held on Thursday, June 15. “The collaboration between the neighborhood association and the City made this project better,”...
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Boston City Council to Exam Access to Parking for Health Care Attendants

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim along with Councilor Michael Flaherty asked for a hearing to discuss the city’s current process for granting parking permits to in-home health care attendants serving City of Boston residents, at the Boston City Council hearing on Wednesday, June 21. Constituents living in the city’s downtown neighborhoods...
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Top 100 Highest Paid Municipal Employees

June 23, 2017
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The Top 100 highest paid employees in the City of Boston show that six are now earning more than $200,000 per year in regular pay and that Supt. Tommy Chang continues to be the highest paid employee in the City. The numbers reflect base pay from the calendar year 2016 and do not include...
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News Briefs

June 23, 2017
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WHOLE FOODS TO AMAZON The announcement last Friday of the sale of Whole Foods to Amazon.com for $13.7 billion has shocked more than a few people, and piqued the curiosity of a number of those interested in business and consumer issues. There are three Whole Foods locations in the Sun’s coverage area, with the...
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Back Bay Resident to be Honored at the YW Boston’s Academy of Women Achievers

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Back Bay resident Liz Brunner, the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications, and award-winning television news anchor and reporter is to be honored at the YW Boston, Academy of Women Achievers – Unstoppable Women of Changing Boston event. YW Boston will recognize and honor some of Boston’s brightest, boldest, bravest and...
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Boston City Council Looks to Reduce Carbon Footprint of City Hall and Municipal Buildings

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Council President Michelle Wu along with City Councilor Michael Flaherty filed a hearing order to reduce the carbon footprint of Boston City Hall and other municipal buildings on Wednesday, June 7. This comes after President Donald Trump on June 1, announced that the United States will withdraw from the...
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Five Seventy Market Sold to New Operator, to become Muscarella’s

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After being shuttered for more than a year following the surprising death of operator and neighborhood stalwart Allen Seletsky, the Five Seventy Market (formerly the Bostonian Market) has been sold for an undisclosed amount of money and the new operator said this week that he hopes to have a soft opening...
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