Archive for August, 2017

NABB Summer Wine Social

August 31, 2017
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NABB Summer Wine Social

COMING TOGETHER: Julie Madjar (Friends of the Public Garden and Beacon Hill Civic Association), Dallas Crites (Beacon Hill Civic Association), Emily Claire (Beacon Hill Civic Association), Dr. Richard Jamara (professor at New England School of Optometry), Charlotte DeWitt (NABB board member and chair of wine-tasting committee), and Martyn Roetter (board member of NABB) gathered...
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IBA Preschool Graduation

August 31, 2017
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IBA Preschool Graduation

Nia Dunkley waves at her family during the IBA Pre-School Graduation in the South End last Friday, Aug. 25. The annual program honors students graduating from the organization’s bi-lingual pre-school program, and who are ready to head to kindergarten next week. Most grades for Boston Public Schools start the new term on Thursday, Sept....
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Colorful, Dynamic Mural Comes to the Charles River Esplanade

August 31, 2017
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What was once a dark, graffiti-ridden, sore patch along the beautiful Esplanade is in the midst of being rejuvenated through a colorful, dynamic mural that is currently in the works. The brightly colored mural will reflect the daily cacophony of fast paced bicyclists, skaters, joggers, boat traffic, and the rhythm of vehicles that pass...
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Innovative Ink Underground Park to Open Sept 9

August 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a number of delays in construction, the new Underground at Ink Block park beneath the Expressway in the South End will open with a colossal artistic celebration on Saturday, Sept. 9. The opening is the culmination of a partnership between the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and National Development, the...
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Capital Campaign Kick-Off is Launched to Renovate the South End Library

August 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Jazz and blues illuminated the park outside the South End Library as community members and passersby stopped and listened to Pat Loomis and his band in the final concert of the season. To kick the night off, there was a brief introduction for the “soft opening” of the combined Friends of...
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Kingsley Montessori Teacher to Speak at TEDx Jacksonville

August 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen By the end of a three-week educational session, parents were invited in at the Kingsley Montessori School in the Back Bay, to watch their five-year-olds give a presentation, speak in front of a large crowd and show-off their product – a self-designed shoe. “Some parents eyes watered up and jaws dropped,”...
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Overdose Awareness Day Highlights That More Work Needs to be Done

August 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On Aug. 31 the City of Boston will be joining over 100 cities worldwide to recognize Overdose Awareness Day to raise awareness and commemorate overdose victims and those affected worldwide. Here in Boston, City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George continues to bring attention to the cause through her work. Essaibi-George will be marking...
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Boston Ward 4 Dems Endorse Mike Kelley and Kim Janey for City Council

August 31, 2017
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On Tuesday, Aug. 15th, the Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee overwhelmingly voted to endorse Mike Kelley for the District 2 city council race and Kim Janey for the District 7 city council race. Kelley, a current resident of Bay Village and longtime South Ender, served as an aide to former Mayor Tom Menino, as...
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Coming to a Parade Near You: South End Dynamite!

August 31, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One might have seen South End Dynamite doing their expert baton work, and dancing to pulsating beats, during parades across the region – from the South End to Haverhill to Providence – but the group has a lot more meaning behind it than just the typical Latin-American baton tradition. Founder Natasha...
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MBTA Begins Work to Make Symphony Station Accessible

August 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen MBTA Symphony station is beginning design work to make the underground, dark, inaccessible T station at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Huntington Avenue, into an updated, user-friendly station. At a community meeting hosted by the MBTA at Symphony Plaza East on Thursday, Aug. 24, the initial design plans were presented...
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