Archive for April, 2018

Fenway CDC Celebrates 45 Years of Success

April 20, 2018
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The Fenway Community Development Corporation (CDC) brought it back to 1973, the year the non-profit organization began, during the 45th annual meeting and celebration. Members dressed in costume as they commemorated the success and accomplishments of the non-profit throughout the years. A packed crowd filled into Saint Cecilia’s Parish on Thursday, April 12, to...
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So Long, Old Dover: Hello EBNA

April 20, 2018
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By a vote of 20-8, Old Dover is no more. The Old Dover Neighborhood Association voted on Tuesday night to change its name after many decades to the East Berkeley Neighborhood Association, or EBNA. It has been a conversation that has gone on for several months amongst the membership and the board, and something...
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Chester Square Pianist Finds Fulfilling Music Scene in Boston:Will Host Unique Soiree

April 20, 2018
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When Italian-born classical pianist Roberto Poli moved to the South End from Venice in 2003, he was just another student coming to reap the benefits of the stellar colleges in the city. But Boston grew on him, and the classical music scene here – along with the music education opportunities – caused the accomplished...
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Milk and Bookies with Rescue

April 20, 2018
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Rescue is an attentive service dog. The 6-year-old, black Labrador devotedly walks beside his partner, Jessica, helping her fetch the telephone, open the refrigerator door, and steady her balance. When Jessica, a double-leg amputee, does not need Rescue’s assistance, he likes to eat hot dogs at Fenway Park and sleep in his fire station...
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News Briefs

April 20, 2018
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AIRBNB TAKES ON MICHELLE WU An anti-regulation campaign for the short-term rental business in Boston came up short after it sent out an e-mail urging residents to spam At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu’s inbox with opposition against suggested new regulations. Shortly afterwards, critics took on the e-mail blast saying it stated untrue facts and...
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Old Dover Hears from National Development on Beer Garden

April 20, 2018
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Members of the Old Dover Neighborhood Association heard from National Development’s Ted Tye on Tuesday night regarding the brewery concept that surprised many in the neighborhood when it was unveiled in the press last week. Being an alcohol license and a new use that will draw many customers, many in the Association had expected...
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Charles River Watershed Association Competes for National Environmental Grant

April 20, 2018
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The Charles River Watershed Association is one of only three environmental organizations across the country selected to participate in a $15,000 challenge grant competition for excellence in protecting and nurturing the urban environment. The contest, sponsored by JetBlue for Good’s GreenUp campaign during the month of April, which is Earth Month, recognizes “earth-friendly” organizations...
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BBAC Denies New Bike Racks

April 20, 2018
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As biking becomes a bigger source of transportation across the City of Boston, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is trying to make it a little easier for bicyclers to store their bikes while out and about. But at a Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) hearing on Wednesday, April 11, the Commission denied without prejudice...
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Councilor Looks at Fees to Tackle Vacant Storefronts and Apartments

April 20, 2018
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Plaguing the commercial and residential districts throughout the city, empty storefronts and vacant apartments are making it seem that Boston is experiencing market failure, despite the strong economy, real estate values and low unemployment rate. In an effort to reverse the trend, Councilor Matt O’Malley of Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury wants to start...
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Eight Streets Cracking Down on Graffiti, Water to Watson

April 20, 2018
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The Eight Streets Neighborhood Association met on Tuesday, April 10, with an eye on cracking down on graffiti in the neighborhood. Eight Streets President Michael Almond and member Gail Suyemoto led the group on a discussion about graffiti and how to best handle it. Suyemoto explained that many members have been working with Officer...
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