Archive for September, 2017

Exchange South End: Home to the New Amazon HQ?

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One week after filing their long-awaited Project Notification Form (PNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), developers of the transformative Exchange South End project are already talking about what a great option their development would be for the coveted Amazon headquarters. Principles from the Abbey Group told the Sun...
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Flynn Cruises to Victory Over Kelley on Big Southie Turnout

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The dreams of the South End and Bay Village overpowering the tried and true Southie voting block in the District 2 City Council race were thwarted for the moment as Bay Village resident Mike Kelley suffered a lopsided loss to South Boston resident Ed Flynn in Tuesday’s Preliminary Election. The loss,...
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American Therapy Comes to Blackstone Square Park

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen As dogs romped around during a sunny afternoon in Blackstone Square Park, a different scene was unfolding on the other side of the black fountain. An out of the normal sight was seen as participants found themselves in the midst of an interactive art installation dubbed American Therapy. “It’s all about...
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WSANA Members Fed Up with Vagrant Issues; Neighborhood Has ‘Turned on a Dime’

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A large portion of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) was supposed to be devoted to addressing safety in the alleyways of Worcester Square, but that conversation turned into many frustrated residents call for major action. Residents said it is high time to draw attention to...
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Boston Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Five Banks

September 28, 2017
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A Boston man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to robbing five banks throughout April and June 2017. Thomas W. Nee, 46, pleaded guilty to five counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for Jan. 9, 2018. Nee robbed five different banks stealing a total...
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Alleged South End Gang Member Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

September 28, 2017
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An alleged member of the Villa Victoria Pirates street gang was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston for distributing cocaine. Anthony Nunez, a/k/a “Dizzo,” 26, of Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to time served of 16 months in prison and six years of supervised release. During...
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Getaway Driver Admits Role in 2003 South End Homicides

September 28, 2017
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After more than a decade on the run, a getaway driver admitted his role on Friday, Sept. 22, in the 2003 shooting that killed Jose Daveiga and Christopher Carvalho. Carlos Silva, 34, pleaded guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact to murder, making him the third person to be convicted of charges...
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Church of the Covenant Continues Work to Preserve Tiffany Glass Windows

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At the corner of Newbury and Berkeley Streets in the Back Bay, one of Boston’s best-kept secret lays within the walls of the Church of the Covenant. Known for the tall steeple that sticks out amongst the shorter buildings in the area, the stonewalls of the church are illuminated by the...
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Fenway Resident Starts New Business Aimed to Help People Eat Healthier

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The kitchen-aide was spinning as Kristen Ciccolini helped a student measure out ingredients, separate eggs, halve a few plums and create a meringue to be turned into a sweet but light end of summer cake. “I love baking,” said Ciccolini. “It’s hard to give it up so I’ve haven’t gave it...
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Good Neighbor Policy is in the Works to Address Opioid Addiction Services Issue

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Along Massachusetts Ave., and Melnea Cass Boulevard in the South End, the quality-of-life issues for those living in the neighborhood have increasingly gotten worse as those in recovery continue to flock to the area for addiction services. In order to help combat the negative side effects, Andrew Brand, presented an idea...
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