Archive for October, 2017

Annual Pumpkin Float in the Common

October 27, 2017
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Annual Pumpkin Float in the Common

Nore Douglas (3) and Adrian Rogers (3) admiring carved pumpkins while aglow in their Star Wars light sabers during the Fourth annual Pumpkin Float on Boston Common’s Frog Pond. The annual event that precedes Halloween took place on Friday, Oct. 20, and was sponsored by the City Parks and Recreation and the Skating Club...
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Happy Birthday, Mel King

October 27, 2017
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Happy Birthday, Mel King

Once fierce rivals in the 1980s for the office of mayor of Boston, Mel “Hugs” King gets a hug from former Mayor Ray Flynn while both of their families look on. The moment came during a ceremony at the McKinley South End Academy on Friday, Oct. 20, where students and city leaders celebrated King’s...
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J.J. Foley’s Café Gets No Violation after Late Night Incident

October 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen J.J. Foley’s Café at 111-123 Berkeley St. in the South End was brought before Boston’s Licensing Board for violations including employee on patron (chocking, punching and kicking), failure to call the police, and serving a minor, at a violations hearing on Oct. 17. Due to insufficient evidence J.J. Foley’s Café was...
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Fenway Memory Project Works to Document an Oral History of Neighborhood

October 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Fenway neighborhood, like most of Boston, is filled with history. But beyond the historic games that have taken place at Fenway Park, there is a lot that has happened in this transient neighborhood that many call home. In an effort to document the stories that might otherwise be forgotten, Tim...
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News Briefs

October 27, 2017
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OPIATE WORKING GROUP TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING IN NOV. The South End Forum’s Working Group on Opiates will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. for the South End, Newmarket, St. Botolph and other adjacent neighborhood. The meeting will be an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, and learn about...
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National Development Invests in Newmarket, Area Ready for Facelift

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major developer in the South End has moved across Melnea Cass to invest in a large site in the Newmarket area, and the Newmarket Business Association said it hopes to transform the industrial area abutting the South End very soon. Sue Sullivan of the Newmarket Business Association told the South...
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Glenn Pereira Shares His Love for Tradition One Bowl of Tea at a Time

October 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen From a young age, Glenn Pereira – a Back Bay/Symphony resident – has been fascinated with Japanese culture. Originally from Fall River, Pereira comes from an immigrant Portuguese family. During his younger years, his father’s brother was stationed in Japan after World War II and sent little nick-knacks to his grandmother....
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Boston 8th District City Councilor Candidates Forum

October 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A filled gymnasium at 74 Joy St. set the scene for the first and only 8th District City Councilor Candidates Forum, in Beacon Hill on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 24. Two candidates are vying for the Boston City Councilor District 8 seat on Nov. 7, including the incumbent Josh Zakim,...
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Essaibi-George Endorses Ed Flynn

October 27, 2017
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Ed Flynn, candidate for Boston City Council District 2, has been endorsed by Boston City Councilor at-Large Annissa Essaibi-George.  Essaibi-George, a former teacher and small business owner, represents each of Boston’s neighborhoods on the council and was first elected in 2015. Many know Esssaibi-George for her work as vice chair of the City Council’s...
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Old Dover Not Too Warm to 112 Shawmut St Plans

October 27, 2017
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The Old Dover Neighborhood Association heard plans for the overall Planned Development Area (PDA) of the 112 Shawmut St. site at its meeting on Tuesday, Oc. 17. Overall, the association wasn’t excited about the design, the open space, the affordable housing promises and the phasing. The project consists of three owners with three developments...
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