Archive for February, 2018

Police Briefs 02-22-2018

February 23, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS A few dollars less On Monday, Feb. 12, at about 4:25 p.m., police responded to a radio call for an attempted robbery at Rosie’s Place at 889 Harrison Ave. On arrival, the officer spoke to the victim, who said she was at the corner of Massachusetts and Harrison avenues a little...
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Second Annual Winter Walk for Ending Homelessness

February 15, 2018
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Second Annual Winter Walk for Ending Homelessness

The second annual Winter Walk took place on Sunday, Feb. 11, and wound through the Public Garden (shown here), Copley Square, the Boston Common and the Back Bay on a two-mile trek to raise awareness and funding for homelessness. The effort began last year with relatively short time to plan, but drew more than...
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Blackstone Hosts Heart of Gold Scholarship Fundraiser

February 15, 2018
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Blackstone Hosts Heart of Gold Scholarship Fundraiser

HIGHER ED: Blackstone/Franklin Square Association At-Large Board Member Toni Crothall and Founder Andrew Parthum pose with scholarship recipient Nicholas Antoine (center), who will be going to Mt. Ida College to study mortuary science. The scene came about last Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Heart of Gold Fundraiser at Estragon, where Blackstone members raised money...
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New England Watercolor Society Signature Show

February 15, 2018
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New England Watercolor Society Signature Show

President of the New England Watercolor Society and Back Bay resident Wendy Hale with her piece “Online@Marcy’s.” She was inspired during a visit to a diner in Portland, Maine. The figures stood out, she could see so much about their characters even from behind. Teetering on the stools, they looked like two birds on...
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Residents Call for a Ban on Investor Units:City Council Begins Work on Regulating Short-Term Rentals

February 15, 2018
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Across the city, corporations are buying up residential units, converting them to short-term rentals through Airbnb and other similar online platforms to turn a quick profit and essentially making a residential unit into a de facto hotel room. As a result, these units have been taken off the market – squeezing the already, very...
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Rose Rush: Flower Exchange Settles Into Its New Home on First Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2018
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Anyone in Greater Boston who got a rose on Valentine’s Day yesterday likely had that rose pass through the New England Flower Exchange in Chelsea – the new home of the former Boston Flower Exchange that spent more than 50 years operating in the South End on Albany Street until last year. Now in...
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SoWa Market Looks to Lose Saturdays, Focus on Sunday Only

February 15, 2018
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The SoWa Market brought excitement to Saturdays on Harrison Avenue last summer, but organizers said it just wasn’t enough excitement to go forward for a second year. SoWa’s Bradley St. Amand said the market operated on Saturdays and Sundays last year with success, but the new Saturday market didn’t do great for everyone. So,...
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CWRA Annual Meeting to Showcase Progress in Climate and Community Resilience

February 15, 2018
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Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) – the leading science and advocacy organization for the Charles River and its watershed – will highlight its programs and progress helping Massachusetts communities better withstand climate change at its annual meeting on March 8 at the Boston Marriott Newton. At that time, executive director Bob Zimmerman will review...
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Proposed ‘Digital Urban Panels’ Meeting with Strong Opposition

February 15, 2018
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A capacity crowd was on hand at the State Transportation Building on Thursday, Feb. 8, when the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) Office of Outdoor Advertising reviewed an application to install multiple “digital urban panels” at four MBTA stations. Boston-based Outfront Media, LLC, represented by John Mahoney, the company’s director of business development, filed...
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New Director for WGMS Takes Artistic Look at the Neighborhood

February 15, 2018
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The board for Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) announced that it has hired Liza Quinonez as its new acting director after the departure of former director Andrew Malloy. WGMS is one of the oldest Main Streets programs in the city, and Quinonez brings an extensive art background and organizing. She and her husband, Victor,...
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