Archive for July, 2017

Open Newbury a Success on Sunday

July 28, 2017
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Open Newbury a Success on Sunday

The Chen brothers, Adam, Lucas, and Jason, enjoyed the open space on Newbury Street, relishing in the opportunity to use their scooters without the worry of traffic on Sunday morning, July 23, when Newbury Street went car-free for the Open Newbury day.
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Opera in Worcester Sq

July 28, 2017
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Opera in Worcester Sq

The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) hosted Music on the Square: Opera in the Park. Pictured above Claire Peterson, 5, enjoying Opera in the Park with her mother Courtney Peterson at Worcester Square.
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Hotel Alexandra sells to Cambridge Company, to Close in 12 Months

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The most recent struggles over the long-blighted Hotel Alexandra could be coming to an end soon, as an attorney for the Church of Scientology announced Tuesday night that the hotel property had been sold to Common Management Corporation of Cambridge for an undisclosed amount of money. Attorney David Suny alerted community...
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Neighborhood Slow Streets Program Leaves Many Residents Disappointed

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The five neighborhoods that will join the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in 2017 were announced Thursday, July 20, leaving many communities who applied disappointed. The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a community-based effort to reduce speeds and improve the quality of life on Boston’s local streets. The Boston Transportation Department (BTD)...
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Ward 4 Democrats Find New Energy, Seeing a Revival at the Local Level

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There was a time not long ago that the Ward 4 Democratic Committee had lost momentum and was sputtering to keep itself together, but now new energy from new and longtime residents has elevated the status of the “Ward 4 Dems” and put them back into the lexicon of the neighborhood....
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News Briefs

July 28, 2017
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POLICE BEGIN COORDINATED PATROLS The Boston Police announced this week at the South End Forum’s Opiate Working Group that a coordinated patrol effort is underway in the Mass/Cass and surrounding South End areas – an effort that includes arrests when warranted and a loving push toward recovery services as well. Dep. Supt. Winifred Cotter...
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Mayor Walsh Hosts Coffee Hour on Commonwealth Avenue Mall

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh greeted residents of the Back Bay during a sunny morning on Thursday, July 20. There residents enjoyed coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, participants received a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift. One...
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NEHGS to Digitize the Fifth Generation of Mayflower Descendants

July 28, 2017
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New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has partnered with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) to bring invaluable genealogical resources to their members. New searchable databases—to be found onAmericanAncestors.org—will be created from authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies and from 50 years of published Mayflower passenger scholarship from the Mayflower Quarterly as the program advances. In addition, GSMD members will enjoy...
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Southampton Engagement Center on Schedule to Open August 1

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The new pilot program to get a low-barrier day center, otherwise known as “the tent” in the Mass/Cass corridor for those that hang around the area is on schedule and will likely open on Aug. 1, said Jen Tracey of the Office of Recovery Services. Speaking at the South End Forum...
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Blackstone Square Fountain Returns after Two Weeks of Muck

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel National Grid and the Boston Parks Department worked out a plan more than two weeks ago to shut off the highly utilized Blackstone Square Fountain, but neighbors say no one told them about the plan –and the result was a stinky mess as the water sat stagnant for the entire time....
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