Archive for July, 2017

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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The 6th Annual Summer Soulstice Celebration

July 7, 2017
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The 6th Annual Summer Soulstice Celebration

Sarah Tapia, of Boston, enjoys the festivities at the opening of the Frog Pond on Thursday, June 29, wading and splashing in the pool on Boston Common. Here, she enjoys breaking a large bubble.
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One Hood Basketball League Ready for 11th Year

July 7, 2017
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One Hood Basketball League Ready for 11th Year

By Seth Daniel The unique and critical summer basketball league that unites several areas of the South End that aren’t always friendly towards one another is ready to kick off its 11th year – and all indications are that the league is continuing to grow. One Hood basketball league is a cooperative effort between...
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Walsh Signs New Budget, Highlighting Graffiti Busters

July 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh, along with representatives from Boston City departments and other elected officials joined together on Friday, June 30, in Kenmore Square to sign the $3.15 billion fiscal year 2018 budget that was approved earlier in the week. As part of the event, members of the City’s graffiti buster’s team...
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News Briefs

July 7, 2017
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FESTIVAL BETANCES ANNOUNCES LINEUP The annual Festival Betances at IBA’s Villa Victoria development in the South End has another great lineup for the two-day event in the South End – beginning on Saturday, July 15, at 1 p.m. with a Parade through the neighborhood. Previously, the Parade has taken place on Friday night, but...
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