Archive for April, 2018

BAC in Hot Water with Residents after Neglecting to Hold Vote on Landwave

April 13, 2018
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Located in Peters Park along Washington Street in the South End, the Landwave, a public sculpture made up of weaving, back-and-forth, blue-green glass tiles and grassed-over land has been a point of contention with residents and the Boston Arts Commission (BAC) for years. After numerous pleas to take out the sculpture due to a...
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WGMS and SEBA Work Together to Further Each Other’s Mission

April 13, 2018
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Two very different organizations in the South End, the Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) and the South End Business Alliance (SEBA) have one goal in common – and that’s to make businesses in the South End thrive. But, how they go about doing that is drastically different. In an effort to reinvent SEBA and...
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Neighborhood Disappointed by Ink Underground’s Surprise Beer Garden

April 13, 2018
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What was exciting news for many who see great potential at the new Ink Underground park below the Expressway was a disappointing surprise for many in the Old Dover neighborhood – who apparently had no idea a licensed, outdoor beer garden would be coming to their neighborhood this summer. National Development and Castle Island...
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‘The Other Tradition’ Documentary Examines Racial Relationships from a Different Perspective

April 13, 2018
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For Dr. William ‘Smitty’ Smith and Southender Rekha Purwaha, race amity in today’s climate is an idea whose time has come, and a very close examination of that time will debut at 9 p.m. tonight, April 12, on WGBH – when the documentary ‘An American Story:  Race Amity and the Other Tradition’ debuts to...
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News Briefs

April 13, 2018
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REGISTRATION ACCESS BILL PASSES The Boston City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim that expands availability and reduces barriers for residents to register to vote. Once, enacted, it will increase access to government for thousands of Bostonians. The legislation now goes to Mayor Martin...
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New Board, New President Coming to the ACNA

April 13, 2018
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The Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association (ACNA) will be shacking up with new board members and a new president coming soon. The board was elected at the ACNA annual meeting on Thursday, March 29, at Ruggles Baptist Church. The new president will be elected at the next ACNA board meeting on Tuesday, April 17. “After...
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Residents Look for Funds to Update Bay Village Park

April 13, 2018
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After years of wear and tear at the Bay Village Park at the corners of Charles Street South, Melrose and Fayette streets, residents are looking for a source of funding to spruce up this hidden gem in the heart of the neighborhood. At the Bay Village Neighbor-hood Association’s (BVNA) executive board meeting on Monday,...
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Two Massachusetts Moms say No to College Debt for Kids

April 13, 2018
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Last summer two friends were chatting about how expensive college tuition is these days and the impending mounds of debt their collective six kids were most likely going to be faced with. The conversation continued and one of the moms shared that she happened to be in the audience when Major Nippy Betz gave...
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Marathon Daffodils Returns for Fifth Year with Thousands of Flowers Along the Route

April 13, 2018
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The Marathon Daffodils project will return for its fifth year of growing and delivering thousands of daffodils throughout Boston and along the Boston Marathon route. Charlestown’s Diane Valle envisioned Marathon Daffodils as tribute to Boston Strong five years ago and collaborates with hundreds of donors and volunteers each year who donate their money and...
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Residents Concerned Over Initial Plans of the Proposed Kenmore Square Hotels

April 13, 2018
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The building boom in the city has touched every corner of Boston, but Kenmore Square, which has largely been left out is now seeing plans for two new hotels that will transform the area. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), held the first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting on Wednesday, March 28, at...
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