Archive for January, 2018

New Book Highlights Historic South End

January 20, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen On a rare warm, rainy night in January, members of the community packed into the South End Historical Society at 532 Massachusetts Avenue to hear Lauren Prescott, the executive director talk about her newly released book, “Boston’s South End.” Visitors sat in awe as they listened to Prescott outline her research...
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Harrison Ave Units Ready for Lease

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel One of the largest residential projects in the City is about to come online in the South End’s New York Streets area, with the UDR company opening a leasing office and preparing to open up the first units this spring. Taking up an entire city block with the 585-unit mixed use...
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South End Addresses Have Deep Ties to MLK

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel On Massachusetts Avenue sits a building nearly falling down after years of neglect, but on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, it’s a building where MLK and his wife, Coretta, likely spent their first times together. With that in mind, the South End Historical Society and neighbors in...
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Police Briefs 01-18-2018

January 20, 2018
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D-4 Police News RIP AND RUN On Monday, Jan. 8, at about 5:52 a.m., police responded to a radio call for a robbery in progress at Dunkin’ Donuts at 1138 Washington St. Upon arrival, officer spoke to the cashier, who said a male suspect had lunged over the counter and removed cash from the...
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The Art of Being Boston Sneaky

January 20, 2018
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By Phineas J. Stone Boston is notorious for low-level scams, putting on the hustle and general dirty tricks. In fact, a native might be so adept that you may not even know you’ve been scammed until you’re five miles on the other side of the Mystic/Tobin. Around here, it’s good to be a sneak....
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What Would Martin Luther King say About Trump?

January 20, 2018
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How ironic it is that President Donald Trump added even further to his ever-growing list of racist comments this past week as Americans were readying to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which has added significance this year as this April will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King in a...
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MFS Pro-Am Doubles Championship

January 11, 2018
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MFS Pro-Am Doubles Championship

Club member Bill Keravuori(of the South End) and Pro Raj Nanda (of Australia, receive their trophy from University Club Pro Doubles Committee member Tom Poor during the annual MFS Pro-Am Doubles Championship at the University Club in the Back Bay last Sunday, Jan. 7. The annual tournament attracted players from nearby and far away.
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Annual Three Kings Celebration At IBA Center for the Arts

January 11, 2018
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Annual Three Kings Celebration At IBA Center for the Arts

Roxanna Myhrum from Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline and her Three Wise Puppets entertained the crowd at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End on Monday, Jan. 8, for the annual Three Kings Celebration. The evening included puppets and a visit from the real Three Wise Men as well.
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Winthrop Square Tower Height Lowered

January 11, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen In a lengthy Draft Project Impact Report released on Jan. 2, the developers behind the Winthrop Square Tower outlined their latest plans for redeveloping the abandoned parking garage at 115 Winthrop Square, including a new design, less height and possibly more economic benefits for the city. One of the most notable...
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Developers Behind Haddon Hall Switch Gears, Pursuing Residences Instead of Club

January 11, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Hexagon Properties announced on Friday, Jan. 5, and made it official on Jan. 9 at the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing that they would no longer be pursuing a private club at 29 Commonwealth Ave. The team will soon be presenting plans for luxury residences at the location and will also...
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