Archive for June, 2017

The 6th Annual Summer Soulstice Celebration

June 30, 2017
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The 6th Annual Summer Soulstice Celebration

Danissa Romero runs from the Blackstone Square fountain after cooling off with her friends during the 6th Annual Summer Soulstice on Weds., June 21, at Blackstone Square. The annual event was put on by Washington Gateway Main Street and Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association.
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Remembering Catie Copley

June 30, 2017
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Remembering Catie Copley

Amanda Kennedy, director of Animal Care and Control in the City of Boston, announcing June 23, 2017 as “Catie Copley Day” to celebrate the late dog’s life. Seen behind Kennedy are Carly Copley, a current canine ambassador of Fairmont Copley Plaza, and Carly’s caretaker, Michael Eades.
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Donna Summer Disco Party

June 30, 2017
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Donna Summer Disco Party

Cary Sherman from the South End fires off some bubbles in line for the skating rink, during the Donna Summer Disco Party, on Friday June 23.
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Shadow Law Delayed, for the Time Being

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an unexpected turn of events, state lawmakers put on hold for two weeks a bill that would give a one-time exemption to the developers Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot high building exempting them from laws meant to protect the Boston Common and Boston Public Garden from new shadows. Secretary...
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Compassionate Organics Wins Small Battle with the Boston City Council

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to send a letter of non-opposition in the first step to allow Compassionate Organics to operate a medical dispensary at 331 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, at a hearing on Wednesday, June 28. The dispensary needs a letter in non-opposition from the Boston City Council...
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Foodie’s Urban Market Celebrates Deep Roots in South End, Commitment to Community and People

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Vic Leon Sr.’s family has a web of businesses spread out all over the Greater Boston area, but Leon and his son, Victor Leon Jr., owners of Foodie’s Urban Market, have roots in the South End that go back to the days of horse drawn carriages. “This is where I’m most...
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‘Open Newbury Street’ to Return on Three Upcoming Sundays

June 30, 2017
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Building on the success of last summer’s “Open Newbury Street” event, the street will again close to vehicular traffic on three upcoming Sundays. “Last year, ‘Open Newbury Street’ was overwhelmingly positive for visitors and businesses alike, bringing thousands of people to the Back Bay neighborhood,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh said in a statement. “We’re...
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Interactive Groundwater Well Caps Allows People to Crowd Source Data Through Mobile App

June 30, 2017
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In an effort to make the invisible more visible, a new app in the City is working to bring awareness and a better understanding of the groundwater levels in the downtown and historic neighborhoods of Boston. Restoring and maintaining groundwater levels in the infill downtown neighborhoods, including parts of Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway...
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WGMS Director, Effron, to Leave Post this Year, Board Searching for Replacement

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) Director Jennifer Effron announced late last week that she intends to leave her post as director of one of the oldest Main Street programs in the City, choosing to spend more time with family. Effron has been a fixture in the business community and at civic...
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WSANA ‘Desperate’ for a Solution, Gives Tacit Approval to Engagement ‘Tent’

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel While the name has changed several times during the rollout (from The Tent, to the Low-Threshold Center to the current Engagement Center), Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) members said they are desperate for something to relieve the sharp edge generated by so many addicts and homeless individuals that continue to...
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