Archive for October, 2017

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October 21, 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, November 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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South Bay Harbor Trail Construction to Begin this Spring

October 21, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Phase one of the South Bay Harbor Trail bike and pedestrian path that is set to run between Roxbury and the South Boston waterfront is scheduled to begin construction this spring. The City of Boston has worked to secure over $3 million in federal and state funds to construct the first...
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Community Members Celebrate Preservation of Burbank Gardens

October 21, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In a rare feat, the Fenway Community Development Corporation (CDC) joined together with elective officials, supporters and residents in celebration of the preservation of 52 units of affordable housing at the Burbank Garden Apartments on Thursday, Oct. 12. The city of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) worked with the Fenway...
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South End House Tour Set for Oct 21

October 21, 2017
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The South End Historical Society (SEHS) will hold its annual South End House Tour on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. First organized in 1967, the South End House Tour enjoys the distinction of being the oldest continually offered tour of its kind in Boston and features an inside look at...
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HubWay Looks to Expand in South End, Meeting Oct 25

October 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Finding a HubWay bicycle in the South End is a little bit like trying to find a parking spot – they do exist, but just are rarely available. Bike sharing entered into Boston in the South End in 2011 with some skepticism, but the popular way of riding a bike without...
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Finland Building Mural Completed in Worcester Square Oct 17

October 21, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The mural on the Finland Building located at 774 Albany St. in the South End was announced completed on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The mural, which primarily consists of bright blue, orange and purple, is a depiction of several city rooftops and a sunrise, with a painting of that same scene on...
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New NIDA Study to Look at Effects of Diet Pills on Cocaine Addiction

October 21, 2017
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Though most treatment research focuses on the opiate epidemic these days, one doctor at Boston Medical Center (BMC) is looking at how to help people curtail their use of cocaine use with diet drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Eric Devine and BMC’s  Psychiatry Research Center told the Sun they...
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Ed Flynn Calls for Ordinance to Regulate Short-Term Rental Platforms

October 21, 2017
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Ed Flynn, candidate for Boston City Council District 2, announced this week that if elected he will file an ordinance related to the regulation of short-term rental platforms in the City of Boston. Flynn cited the City of Cambridge’s regulation as a starting point; however, Boston must look to improve upon their ordinance to...
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BTD Planner Discusses Beacon Street Bike Lanes

October 21, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A Boston Transportation Department planner was on hand during the Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association board meeting at the Harvard Vanguard building on Tuesday to provide information about the parking-protected bike lanes installed on Beacon Street about two weeks ago. At this time, Charlotte Fleetwood discussed the city’s decision to implement 5-foot-wide...
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Somerville Design Firm Selected to Help Revitalize Charlesgate Park

October 21, 2017
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By Dan Murphy A Somerville architectural and design firm has been contracted to create conceptual deigns intended to revitalize the erstwhile Charlesgate Park. The ad hoc, nonprofit Charlesgate Alliance has contracted the Landing Studio to improve the “key link” created by venerable landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted that abuts Back Bay and Fenway and...
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