News Briefs


The MBTA will hold a public meeting to discuss the Symphony Station accessibility project on Thursday, Aug. 24.

The meeting will take place at Symphony Plaza East, 334 Mass Ave., at 6:30 p.m.


Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard series continues this month and runs through Wednesday, Aug. 30, showcasing a variety of artists and musical genres in the library’s iconic Italianesque courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Concerts are held on Weds. at 6 p.m. and on Fridays at 12:30 p.m.; the performances are free and last approximately one hour.

Concerts will be moved to the newly renovated Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather. Concerts in the Courtyard are generously supported by Deloitte.

July schedule:

•Boston Lyric Opera, Friday, August 25, 12:30 p.m.

•Amber Olivia Kiner, Wednesday, August 30, 6 p.m.


Boston’s largest outdoor market is in full swing, with the SoWa Open Market now bringing 100+ artisans, 50+ local farmers and food makers, a dozen iconic food trucks, craft beers, live music, and good vibes every weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October.

As part of the weekly beer garden and food truck bazaar, attendees will be able to enjoy themed dishes from food truck favorites on seven special weekends throughout the summer alongside tasty beers and ciders from top local breweries.

•Grilled Cheese & Mac and Cheese & Steak and Cheese & Beer Festival

Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10

When the worlds of cheese and beer collide. Don’t miss this exclusive festival!

•Sausage Fest Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 16

From brats, dogs, wursts and craft beer – is there anything better?


The Union Park Neighborhood Association (UPNA) announced its upcoming social events throughout the rest of the year. Some of the events include:

•Saturday, October 7 (rain date October 8), 8 – 5 p.m., Pictures in the Park, Union Park.

•Sunday, October 8, 1-6 p.m., Crime Walk, City of Boston.

•Friday, December 1, 6-8 p.m., Holiday Party, Benjamin Franklin Institute.


Residents who are being disturbed by airplane noise are encouraged to call the MassPort Noise Hotline 24 hours a day. The phone number is (617) 561-3333.


The Prudential Center in the Back Bay announced the line up for this summer’s free outdoor movies. Family-friendly movies shown under the stars, the Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival is a great summer night out. Entertainment, children’s activities and giveaways will start at 6 p.m.. All movies will start every Saturday at sundown. Rain dates will be held the following Tuesday. Picnic blankets and beach chairs are welcome. Spend just $10 and receive discounted parking in the Prudential Center Garage. Closed captioning will be provided for all movies.

2017 Movie Schedule:

August 26: The Secret Life of Pets


Boston Health Care for the Homeless has reached out to the South End Forum and to the South End community at large to partner with them in creating an “awareness event” that will help to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths by humanizing the people impacted. It acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends and helps us to humanize those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.

BHCH and the South End Forum are open to creative and impact ideas from the South End community, clearly the Boston neighborhood that has been affected most directly and most viscerally by the opioid epidemic and incidents of overdose.

One idea is an outdoor visual projection of the faces of those who have overdosed, their families, and the many others that incidents of OD have touched. We’re looking for the side of a building where Southenders and our guests and visitors will have a chance to see even a few moments of the projection and think about the impact that OD has on lives and our neighborhood.

International Overdose Awareness Day is on Aug. 31.


Rosie’s Place in the South End will hold an Overdose Awareness Day event on Aug. 31, where guests are invited in to hear stories of clients who have struggled with addiction and seen loved ones lost to overdose.


•The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association will hold its monthly meeting on Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. in the second floor of 88 E. Newton St.

•The South End Forum will break the ice on the civic season with a power-packed meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. in the South End Library.

•The next Working Group on Addiction, Recovery and Homelessness in the South End will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in the Hampton Inn and Suites meeting room.

•Summer Jazz with Pat Loomis returns, the Friends of the South End Library summer jazz and blues concerts by the fabulous Pat Loomis and his Friends have been booked.  The dates are all Tuesdays, August 15 and August 29.

•Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association will have its general business meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the D-4 Police Station.

•The latest Local/Focus installation in the Tremont Street window of the South End library features local decoupage artist


The Red Sox will take on will take on the Baltimore Orioles this upcoming weekend beginning Friday August 25 at 7:10 p.m.

Two more home games will follow on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. and Sunday at 1:35 p.m.

The following games will be away. The Red Sox will return on September 4 to take on the Blue Jays.


On Saturday, September 9 from 11 – 3 p.m. at the Fenway Victory Gardens, everyone is welcome to join in on fun activities in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the community garden.

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