Archive for June, 2017

Border Brigade Brings Life to the Corners of the Public Garden

June 30, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Everyone knows the Boston Public Garden for the Swan Boats, colorful roses, and palm trees that line George Washington Statue during the summer but few, if not most, pay no attention to the borders that line the garden. One group, the Friends of the Public Garden (FOPG) Border Brigade, in partnership...
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Councilor Baker says Its Time for A Conversation about Long Island Shelter

June 30, 2017
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By Seth Daniel City Councilor Frank Baker might be on a political island when he talks about Long Island, but the councilor who represents the Mass/Cass corridor told the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) on Tuesday night that it’s time for the City to talk about re-opening the Island. Baker said he would...
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Police Briefs 06-29-2017

June 30, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log June19 533 Commonwealth Ave  – Towed Motor Vehicle 58 Dwight St  – Larceny All Others 23 Dartmouth St  – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 780 Albany St  – Indecent Exposure / Lewd And Lascivious 2 Rollins St  – Investigate Person Clarendon St  – Vandalism 9 Ditmus Ct ...
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Playing Ball on the Street and the Good Old ‘Pinkie’

June 30, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone I was reminded by a recent article in the Sun about playing ball in the street or on the greenies. I was further reminded of it when I recently saw an old picture of the South End – when it extended all the way up to Tyler Street before the...
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Enjoy A Safe and Sane Fourth of July

June 30, 2017
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, is upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended four-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of all kinds...
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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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