Archive for December, 2017

NABB Holds Wine Tasting

December 1, 2017
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NABB Holds Wine Tasting

Gallery Director Carey Vose stands by a portrait of her grandfather, Robert Vose Jr., during the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay’s (NABB) wine tasting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Vose Galleries on Newbury Street. Organizer Charlotte DeWitt reported a great turnout and outstanding wine pairings on the evening.
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Copley Square Tree Lighting Begins the Holiday Season

December 1, 2017
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Copley Square Tree Lighting Begins the Holiday Season

Photos and Story by Beth Treffeisen It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. On the first Monday after everyone returned home from their Thanksgiving holiday, residents from across the City descended on Copley Square to embark on the first Christmas Tree Lighting on the holiday season. The free annual event held on Nov....
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Say Bye to Plastic Bags in the New Year

December 1, 2017
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The Boston City Council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance regarding the Reduction of Plastic Bags in Boston, in a new draft that will ban plastic bags in the city during a hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The ordinance prohibits single-use carryout bags less than a certain thickness, and imposes a minimum 5-cent charge...
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WSANA, President Wu Spar Over Safe Injection Sites

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Council President Michelle Wu confirmed that she is in favor of Safe Injection Sites (SIFs), but is not in favor of any particular site – though she stopped short of completely ruling out putting one in the South End. SIFs are supervised locations where intravenous drug users can legally use illegal...
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City Councilor Josh Zakim Announces Campaign for Secretary of State

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim announced Tuesday, Nov. 28, that he is going to be a candidate for secretary of state, promising broad new expansions of voting rights, greater transparency in government and stronger oversight of businesses across the state. Zakim will be running against the current officeholder Democrat William F....
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News Briefs

December 1, 2017
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES NEW CFO On Monday, Nov. 27 Mayor Martin Walsh announced the appointment of Emme Handy of the South End, as the Chief Financial Officer (CF)), Collector-Treasurer and Chief of Administration and Finance for the City of Boston. Handy brings more than a decade of experience in government finance, administration, and fiscal...
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Colwen Hotels Appoints New Staff for Opening of New AC Hotel

December 1, 2017
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The Colwen Hotels has appointed a General Manager and Director of Sales for the new AC Hotel by Marriott Boston Downtown, being built in the Ink Block development in the South End, which is scheduled to open in early 2018. Matthew Moore will be the new General Manager. He comes from being the Director...
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IBA Launches Year-Long 50 Anniversary Celebrations

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 8 Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA) launched their year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a cocktail event hosted by The Boston Foundation at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. Surrounded by elected state officials and leading local executives, IBA CEO Vanessa Calderon-Rosado kicked off the milestone year with...
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Armenian Business Network Annual Thanksgiving Party

December 1, 2017
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Photos and Story by Beth Treffeisen The Armenian Business Network (ABN) held their Annual Thanksgiving Party on Monday, Nov. 20, at Annoush’ella Saj Kitchen in the South End. All of the proceeds benefit The Halo Trust’s “Safe Steps for the people of Karabakh” campaign with the goal to rid Nagorno Karabakh, a region in...
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WSANA Applauds Measure in Gov Baker’s Opiate CARE Act

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) has taken the rare step of sounding off on state matters, voting unanimously to write a letter of support for a key provision in Gov. Charlie Baker’s Opiate CARE Act proposal. Baker released the CARE Act on Nov. 14, and the proposed legislation has...
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