Archive for October, 2017

Cathedral students makes headlines as Walsh campaign staffer

October 5, 2017
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Cathedral students makes headlines as Walsh campaign staffer

Thinking fondly of one’s first job, for most there are likely memories of scooping ice cream, stocking grocery shelves, taking fast food orders or filing paperwork in an office. But not for Skyler DeJesus of Cathedral High in the South End, whose first paid job happens to be making sure Mayor Martin Walsh returns...
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SOWA Fashion Show

October 5, 2017
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SOWA Fashion Show

Lauren Mailloux models a striking winter flannel outfit during the SoWa Fashion Week Kick Off Show on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the South End. The show kicked off Boston Fashion Week in the neighborhood, an event that runs citywide through Oct. 7. Scores of local shops and designers from the South End were featured...
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Harvest Festival at Hayes Park

October 5, 2017
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Harvest Festival at Hayes Park

Ben and Liv (1) Koskinen enjoying a picture-perfect fall day in Hayes Park during the annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1. Scores of families and friends came out to celebrate the anniversary of the park, which dates back to 1970.
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Litigation Sought against the ZBA for Allowing 212 Stuart St Tower to Proceed

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The owners of the deed-restricted housing complex at 230 Stuart St., called South Cove Plazas, have brought a lawsuit against the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in response to the passage of the zoning variances for the proposed 212-222 Stuart St. tower in Bay Village. The lawsuit comes toward the end...
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Sherr has the Community Stuck on Decoupage in the South End

October 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Piecing things together has become a way of life for Jenn Sherr of the South End. Starting in her former apartment on Claremont Park, she launched some years ago what has been a successful career as a decoupage artists and teacher. Now living in the Troy, she keeps a studio on...
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Landmark Center Proposes New Office and Lab Building Instead of Residential Complexes

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The expansion of the Landmark Center is taking a different turn with the addition of more lab and office space as opposed to the original plan for a retail podium alongside four residential buildings. The proponent, Samuels & Associates filed a Notice of Project Change on Aug. 30, with the Boston...
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Zakim Holds Hearing about Making Voter Registration Easier

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With another Preliminary Election come and gone with a low voter turnout of about 15 percent, one Boston City Councilor is trying to figure out ways to increase voter turnout by making it easier to register to vote. The Boston City Council’s Special Committee on Civil Rights, headed by Boston City...
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Mike Kelley Thanks Supporters as Campaign Enters Final Stretch

October 5, 2017
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Mike Kelley addressed a packed room of supporters in the South End last Tuesday night following a top-two finish in his race for District 2 City Council.  Calling out the campaign’s message of inclusivity throughout District 2, Kelley congratulated all candidates in the seven-person race, and thanked voters and his supporters for a great...
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Boston City Council News and Notes

October 5, 2017
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Just Cause Eviction The Boston City Council voted to pass a new version of home rule petition The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act otherwise known as Just Cause Eviction at the hearing on Wednesday, October 4. The home rule petition would prevent a non-exempt landlord or foreclosing owner from recovering possession of a residential unit...
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1000 Boylston St Makes Major Changes to Air Rights Project Over Turnpike

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The newest plans for 1000 Boylston, the part land and part air rights project that will fill in the gapping hole over the Massachusetts Turnpike next to the Hynes Convention Center, has returned, revising the design once again to better fit within the neighborhood. The developers Weiner Ventures LLC shared their...
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