Archive for July, 2017

News Briefs

July 14, 2017
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BOSTON CITY LIGHTS PRO-DANCE CAMP Acclaimed Boston-based dancer Carl Alleyne – an alum of City Lights – will be holding a free Pro-Dance Camp at City Lights on Washington Street next week. Director Duggan Hill said the camp is free and the only requirement is those signed up commit to some hard work. Young...
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Ann Lewis Puts Finishing Touches on Mural in South End

July 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On a hot, sunny afternoon on Monday, June 26, artist and activist Ann Lewis was hard at work putting up the finishing touches on her mural See Her that showcases the hopes, doubts and humanity of the incarcerated women of the McGrath House. Commissioned by Now + There, this temporary mural...
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Addition of Wheelchair Lift and Removal of Beloved Tree Cause Concerns at BBAC Hearing

July 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The French Cultural Center was denied without prejudice to incorporate a concealed wheelchair lift at the 300 Berkeley Street location due to concerns over safety, at the Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) hearing held on Wednesday, June 14. The proposed application includes reconfiguring the Berkeley Street entrance by bumping out the...
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The Fenway CDC Celebrates Accomplishments at the Fenway Ball

July 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Fenway Community Development Corporation (Fenway CDC) held their annual Fenway Ball and fundraiser with a record-breaking success at the Prudential Skywalk on Thursday, June 15. The Fenway CDC raised more than $175,000 at the event. The support will enable the Fenway CDC to serve over 1,000 adults, children, and youth...
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Festival Betances Hits the Streets Again for Lots More Summer Fun

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The annual Festival Betances, one of the oldest Latino festivals in the region, will kick off Saturday afternoon and feature two days of great Latin-inspired music, food and games. While the Festival has typically kicked off with a parade on Friday night, this year the Festival has been compacted into two...
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Police Briefs 07-13-2017

July 14, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore – Fenway – South End Police Log July 3 840 Harrison Ave  – Investigate Person 35 Northampton St  – Assault Simple – Battery 138 Saint James Ave  – Investigate Property 257 Northampton St  – Towed Motor Vehicle 118 Beacon St  – Investigate Property 138 Saint James Ave  – Investigate Property...
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The Parks are Alive with the Smell of Reefer

July 14, 2017
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There’s been a lot of talk lately around the neighborhood about the smell of marijuana that in my estimation is within whiff-shot at almost any moment of the day. I’ve smelled it coming from people sitting in parks, walking on the street, waiting for the bus, and even from cars at stoplights. That pretty...
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Letter to the Editor

July 14, 2017
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The following letter was submitted to The Sun from the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office Dear Chairman Moore, I want to express my appreciation for your Committee allowing me the opportunity to have the professional staff of the Massachusetts Historical Commission evaluate the impacts of the high-rise construction, which would be authorized by this...
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An Investment in Our Future

July 14, 2017
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Governor Charlie Baker’s recent announcement that his administration will ask the legislature for a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative that will extend the state’s decade-long commitment to the biotech and medical technology industry demonstrates the governor’s focus on maintaining Massachusetts’ lead in this important area. The proposal, which Gov. Baker unveiled recently at...
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Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

July 7, 2017
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Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Spectator by the thousands enjoyed the 44th Annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular along the Charles River on Tuesday, July 4, as the annual event drew thousands of onlookers on what was a beautiful evening.
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