Archive for July, 2017

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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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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