Archive for October, 2017

Plans to Transform Shawmut Ave and Washington Street Corridor are Underway

October 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Running along Herald Street in the South End, major plans to transform a forgotten block between Shawmut Avenue and Washington Street are underway with hopes of re-doing three buildings to serve both the Chinese community in Chinatown (located across I-90 Turnpike) and residents of the South End to help alleviate the...
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Chair Yoga Class to Get its Debut Online

October 27, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Alongside the newly renovated Symphony Community Park in the Fenway, seniors come together outside to enjoy each others company and workout. All summer long, the free chair yoga class put on by the Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series gives the older population in the area a chance to get some movement...
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Photo Appeal: Man Catches Proposal on Film by Accident, Finds Couple

October 27, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are few better places in Boston that the Public Garden to catch the beauty of the foliage at this time of year, and one Tufts University student caught that and then some last weekend. Not only did he catch the bright foliage, but from a distance and unknowingly, he caught...
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Police Briefs 10-26-2017

October 27, 2017
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Back Bay-Kenmore/Fenway-South End Police log Oct. 16 701 Commonwealth Ave  — Towed Motor Vehicle 465 Huntington Ave  — Larceny All Others 250 Newbury St  — Burglary – Commercial – Force Arlington St  — Towed Motor Vehicle 14 Wellington St  — Vandalism 444 Harrison Ave  — Larceny Theft From Building 794 Massachusetts Ave  — Property...
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Fall is Alive in the Parks, and One Interesting Solution

October 27, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone Absent the past couple of days, this has been a fall of exquisite proportions. We had such a rainy summer that the colors in the trees have been almost hallucinogenic. Fall is always my favorite time of year, and for no other reason than the bustle in the streets and...
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Lighting of the ORBS at Franklin Square

October 21, 2017
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Lighting of the ORBS at Franklin Square

THE ORBS HAVE LANDED: The Nimbus Orbs lit up Franklin Square in the South End with a colorful glow on the old fountain Tuesday night, Oct. 17, during a lighting party of the artistic installation. Creator Michael Moss was on hand with scores of neighbors to mark the colorful occasion. The orbs were sponsored...
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Late Nites at the MFA

October 21, 2017
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Late Nites at the MFA

Artist Takashi Murakami and Boston internet sensation Tory Bullock posed for pictures during Late Nite at the MFA last Saturday, Oct. 14. It was the first Late Nite event for the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) this season. The event, which goes until 2 a.m., has a DJ, opportunities to create art and special...
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Tiffany Glass Fundaraiser

October 21, 2017
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Tiffany Glass Fundaraiser

Rev. Rob Mark and his wife, Becky Evans, stand in front of the treasured Tiffany stained glass windows in the Back Bay’s Church of the Covenant last Saturday, Oct. 14. The church held a fundraiser to help restore the amazing Tiffany collection of windows in the church – one of the foremost collections in...
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Councilor Linehan Quits Council Abruptly,Endorses Ed Flynn

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel and Beth Treffeisen City Councilor Bill Linehan shocked the political scene this week when he abruptly resigned from office on Wednesday, Oct. 18, just three months from the official end of his term. He followed that up with another surprise, endorsing District 2 Candidate Ed Flynn – also of South Boston...
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Short-Term Rentals are Disrupting the Housing Market in Downtown

October 21, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked away in all of the neighborhoods in Boston, short-term rental units like Airbnb are spreading – unregulated by the city or state – crunching the housing market and disrupting the communities that make up the city’s neighborhoods. In a collection of research done over the past two years by the...
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