Archive for December, 2017

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December 14, 2017
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BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY FUNDED The Boston City Council voted 13-0 on Dec. 13 for the second time in two weeks (which is required by the City Charter) to approve $123 million in funding for construction of a new Boston Arts Academy on Fenway’s Ipswich Street. With the project now fully funded, it would be...
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Holiday Celebrations Around the Area

December 14, 2017
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SOUTH END Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa is inviting pets and their parents to come and get their photos taken with Santa on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5-7 p.m. Mrs. Claus and one of Santa’s helpers will be on hand to help wrangle the four-legged fur babies. The proceeds from the $5 digital...
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Chef Allen Campbell to Headline ‘Sexy Sweater Soiree’ Dec 20

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The South End’s Chef Allen Campbell started his foodie learning curve at a Boston-area fruit market when he was 13, and concluded it in 2016 after being Tom Brady and family’s personal chef – and now he’s come out on the other side of those valuable experiences to launch a prepared...
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Better Days are Ahead for Library Park in the South End

December 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen For more than a decade, Library Park, which sits adjacent to the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library at 685 Tremont St., has not seen any major infrastructure improvements. But, better days for the charming corner park may finally be underway. After several discussions between the Friends of the...
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Mattapan Councilor Announces Full Support in Council President Bid:South End Looks Ahead to Campbell’s Redistricting Appointment

December 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mattapan Councilor Andrea Campbell – in just the beginning of her second term in office – announced on Saturday night that she had secured the votes to become the next City Council president, and the first African-American woman to hold that role. She will replace – if the commitments from her...
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Back Bay Residents Enlist Local Businesses in Campaign to Stop Private Club Development

December 14, 2017
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A grassroots movement of Back Bay residents is calling on local businesses to join the growing campaign against a plan to convert 29 Commonwealth Ave. into an 11-story, private club, including a restaurant, bar and lodging. A total of 64 residents have signed a letter to the businesses, citing the significant negative impacts of...
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Fenway Community Center to Host Bar Mitzvah Boy

December 14, 2017
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The story begins when a non-observant Jew in his sixties decides he needs to have his bar mitzvah as soon as possible, and finds his faith during classes with a rabbi who’s losing hers. This tale is just the beginning of the Canadian playwright Mark Leiren-Young’s newest work, “Bar Mitzvah Boy.” A special reading...
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A Look at Disparity in City’s Public Statues

December 14, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The majority of public statues and monuments found throughout the city memorialize white men while few depict women and people of color, and this discrepancy was the subject of a presentation and panel discussion Monday night at the Central Library of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. “Boston is aware...
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Old Dover Neighborhood Association Begins Discussion of Changing Their Name

December 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Old Dover Neighborhood Association is looking at changing its name. Maybe it’s the ‘Old’ in the name making it feel a little aged, or the fact the name is after a street that no longer exists, but whatever the case, members of the neighborhood association feel like it is time...
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Women of the Boston City Council Roundtable

December 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On stage, a diverse group of six, hard-working women sat together for the first time to discuss their hardships, accomplishments, and excitement to serve on the Boston City Council beginning Jan. 1. On Monday, Dec. 11, the women of the Boston City Council, including the incoming female city councilors, joined together...
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