Archive for August, 2017

South End Burial Ground:Thousands of Unknown, Untold Stories

August 10, 2017
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South End Burial Ground:Thousands of Unknown, Untold Stories

By Seth Daniel It’s a rare occasion when one gets to see over the 8-foot tall concrete wall on Washington Street that is the South End Burial Ground, but once inside, the pastoral green lawn empties out into a thousand unknown stories. It’s likely the city’s first working-class cemetery, born out of desperation in...
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Fenway Sweeps the Mayor’s 21st Annual Garden Contest

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2017 Garden Contest on Thursday, Aug. 3, with many reigning from the Fenway neighborhood. This year, four winners hailed from Fenway along with three inductees into the distinguished Hall-of-Famers. Now in its 21st year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted...
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Developers are Poised to Redevelop Bay Village Church

August 10, 2017
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New Boston Ventures, a Boston-based residential real estate development-firm is poised to redevelop the former Our Lady of Victories Church and rectory on the often-overlooked Isabella Street in the Bay Village. The Our Lady of Victories Church located at 25 – 29 Isabella St., was not sold yet for $11.4 million as first reported...
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District 4 Sees 5-Percent Drop in Violent and Property Crime in ‘17

August 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy District 4 has seen a 5-percent decrease in violent and property crime to date in 2017, compared to last year. According to Boston Police, 2,156 Part One crimes were reported in the district, which includes the Back Bay, South End, Lower Roxbury and the Fenway, between Jan. 1 and Aug. 6...
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IDP Units are Most Prevalent in Downtown Neighborhoods

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Even though Boston is in a midst of a building boom, rents and sale prices continue to rise in Boston, making it increasingly challenging for residents to find housing that is affordable. In a report released by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), on Tuesday, August 8, shows how the...
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Two Unions Back Mike Kelley’s Bid for District 2 City Council

August 10, 2017
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SEIU Local 888 and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have endorsed Mike Kelley in the race for District 2 City Council. These unions are the latest to join a growing list of endorsers, including Attorney General Maura Healey and House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez. 1199SEIU represents more than 56,000 healthcare workers...
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Council Candidate Flynn Calls for Reopening of Long Island Shelter

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel As the debate continues to rage over how to best handle the opiate problem at Ground Zero in the South End, this week District 2 Council Candidate Ed Flynn called for a re-opening of the Long Island Shelter – as well as all of its former services. “I want to work...
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Huntington Theatre Production Center Hard at Work on First Production Created in Everett

August 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Deep in the industrial area of Everett – nestled between scrap metal yards and diesel mechanics – is a creative workroom that has few matches in the city. In a month’s time, the workshop can create the Champs-Elysees in Paris, a New York City street, a San Francisco hillside abode or...
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Galvin says New Shadow Law Removes a Layer of Protection for Historic Parks

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Gov. Charlie Baker signed a home-rule petition into law that would allow Millennium Partners to move forward with building a 775-foot tower on the site of the city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, bypassing two existing state laws that protect the Boston Common and Public Garden from new shadows. Mayor Martin Walsh introduced...
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Hollywood Comes to the South End with Amy Schumer’s Newest Film

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The stars and glitz of Hollywood made its way to the historic South End this past week when Amy Schumer along with her production crew spent the day filming for her newest film, “I Feel Pretty” set to debut in June 2018. The plot, according IMDb, follows the life of Renee...
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