Archive for July, 2017

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Returns to the Hatch Shell

July 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With summer in full swing, it is time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a free night of classical music, courtesy of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Under the leadership of Music Director Christopher Wilkins and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer, the 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch memorial...
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Police Investigating Brutal Shooting on Saturday, Follows the Triple Shooting from Previous Week

July 20, 2017
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Just one week after Boston Police investigated a triple-shooting stemming from a birthday party on Massachusetts Avenue, this week they are investigating a brutal murder that took place Saturday night on Shawmut Avenue near the Lenox Housing Development. At about 10:51 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded...
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Police Briefs 07-20-2017

July 20, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/ Fenway – South End Police Log July 10 54 W Newton St  – Threats To Do Bodily Harm 860 Harrison Ave  – Assault Simple – Battery 874 Harrison Ave  – Larceny Shoplifting 150 Huntington Ave  – Fraud – False Pretense / Scheme 40 San Juan St  – Missing Person –...
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Transistor Radios and Inappropriate Animals

July 20, 2017
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Mid-July always brings me back to baseball/softball, the Red Sox and having a pint in the tavern after an evening of listening to the Sox on the radio and playing a softball game in the old men’s league – often doing both at the same time. Those were the days. There were no cell...
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Revitalization of South End’s Harriet Tubman Park – “Step on Board”

July 20, 2017
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By Gary Bailey ,DHL,MSW,ACSW was a lot of activity this summer at the Harriett Tubman Park located at the corners of Columbus Avenue between Pembroke and West Newton Streets. After a several years of planning, and fundraising, a visit to the park by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and the unwavering advocacy of South End...
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Clownin’ Around in Union Park

July 14, 2017
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Clownin’ Around in Union Park

Boston-based children’s entertainer Davey The Clown performs with his assistant Maya Lekander (4) of the South End during the kick-off event of this summer’s Evening in Union Park on Sunday, July 9, which featured the annual Concert Series and plenty of children’s activities too.
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Fenway Community Center Cookout

July 14, 2017
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Fenway Community Center Cookout

Elise Gammans takes a moment to pause as she composes a letter on a typewriter during the Community Cookout on Sunday, July 9. The cookout drew a large crowd to enjoy the beautiful day, play games, fill up on BBQ, and even type a few letter.s.
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Galvin Opposes Legislation on Amended Shadow Laws

July 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin has come out against amending the current Shadow Laws to allow a one-time exemption to the proposed 775-foot Winthrop Square Tower. After careful review of the shadow studies by the developers Millennium Partners, the Friends of the Public Garden and other recent commissioned studies, Galvin...
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City Arts Facilities Report Encouraging for Two Organizations in the South End

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Two key venues in the South End – prominently mentioned in a newly released City Arts Facilities Report – are encouraged by the path that the report seems to point to in solving what has become a space crisis for small to mid-sized theatre companies and theatre operators in Boston. Both...
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New Coordinator Ready to Help Residents in Her Own Neighborhood

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel For Faisa Sharif, representing the Bay Village and South End neighborhoods for Mayor Martin Walsh as the new neighborhood coordinator couldn’t be more convenient. That’s because the 10-year resident of the South End lives in Castle Square – bisecting the two communities and within walking distance of most anywhere that she...
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