Archive for June, 2017

Police Briefs 06-22-2017

June 23, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log June 12 420 Massachusetts Ave  — Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 21 Father Francis J Gilday S  — Investigate Person Dartmouth St  — Robbery – Street 31 Saint James Ave  — Assault Simple – Battery 24 Yawkey Way  — Investigate Property 874 Harrison Ave  — Larceny Shoplifting...
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Questioning the Curious Pedestrian and Others Around Us

June 23, 2017
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There’s no question that Boston residents have a bit of steel barrier between themselves and all others. Maybe you’re a tourist on vacation and reading this column, or maybe you’ve lived in the Hub for a bit and haven’t yet cracked the code. One of the best ways to penetrate the cranky veneer of...
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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...
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47th Annual Pride Parade in the Bean

June 17, 2017
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47th Annual Pride Parade in the Bean

Thousands marched on the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10, in the South End, Back Bay and Downtown areas. Excited participants and observers were all over the route, including this great group of Sun readers. (front row L-R) Jake Kenyon, Kris Arcand, Colin Bates, Brad Stankiewicz, and Blaine Warne (Holding flag). (2nd row...
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BCCC Fundraiser Honors Officer Jorge Dias

June 17, 2017
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BCCC Fundraiser Honors Officer Jorge Dias

Officer Jorge Dias hugs his wife, Lori Dias, at Blackstone Community Center Council Fundraiser, honoring his service. After more than two decades in D-4, Dias a native Southender transferred to the School Unit. The Blackstone established a scholarship in his name for his dedicated work to the youth of the South End.
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Marijuana Dispensary May Come to Newbury St

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At the Boston City Council hearing held on Wednesday, June 14, Councilor Josh Zakim filed for a hearing regarding a medical marijuana dispensary at 331 Newbury Street in the Back Bay. “I’ve personally have not come to a determination on whether this operator in this location is right, but I look...
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SELC Approves Temporary Mural

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A barren, graffiti riddled wall located on the border of the South End and Lower Roxbury, will soon be home to a temporary mural. The South End Landmarks Commission (SELC) gave the final approval for a temporary mural on the south facing façade of 808 Tremont Street. The artist and activist...
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New York Mart Called Out for Unabated Graffiti on Building

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several members of the community in and around Washington Street have sounded off for a persistent problem with the ownership of the New York Mart on Washington Street and their lack of interest in removing graffiti from their store. With more graffiti than clean walls, last week residents and the City...
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Eight Streets Agrees to Send Letter of Non-Opposition for Wine Gallery

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With some skepticism, but willing to give an opportunity, the Eight Streets Neighborhood Association voted unanimously on Tuesday night, June 12, at its meeting to send a letter of non-opposition for the proposed Wine Gallery store and coffee shop – now operating as Wine Riot on Tremont Street. The potential owners...
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Blackstone Area Preparing for Sixth Year of ‘Soulstice’ Fun

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Blackstone Square will be turned into a summer fun space with music, food and socializing at the 6th Annual Soulstice celebration by Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) and the Blackstone/Franklin Squares Neighborhood Association. Jenny Effron, director of WGMS, said this week that they are lining up a very fun celebration...
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