Archive for May, 2018

WGMS Hosts ArtSE aT SOWA

May 25, 2018
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WGMS Hosts ArtSE aT SOWA

Genaro ‘Gio’ Ortega – the lead artist in painting the new Peters Park mural last summer – is shown at the blockbuster ArtSE fundraiser and party on Tuesday night, May 22, in the SoWa Art and Design District. Here, he is doing a live painting of his daughter on a tethered rabbit skin. He...
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Tropicaliente

May 25, 2018
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Tropicaliente

IT’S A RINGER! Kim Chan, parent of two students, plays the ring toss game during the 10th annual TropiCaliente School fundraiser for the Hurley K-8 School in the South End last Friday night, May 18, at the Benjamin Franklin Institute.
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Fenway Park Works to Mitigate Impacts to the Surrounding Neighborhood

May 25, 2018
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Fenway Park Works to Mitigate Impacts to the Surrounding Neighborhood

Having a baseball stadium in the heart of a residential neighborhood can be a hard balancing act, as some residents love all the new activity surrounding the park, and others just want some free weekends to relax in their homes without the fuss of the traffic and noise. At a Red Sox community meeting...
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Providers Have Learned of New Dangers in Prescription Drugs Through SPOT

May 25, 2018
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Most doctors and providers have found it very hard to keep up with the ‘cocktail’ of drugs being used illicitly by those on the streets, and that’s been particularly hard for prescribers in the Mass/Cass area of the South End – where drug use often is one or two steps ahead of those who...
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Airbnb Host in the South End Welcomes New Regulations to an Extent

May 25, 2018
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Along West Brookline Street in the South End, a brick row-house with two large flags, front garden and flowers pouring down the front staircase blends in to the neighborhood streetscape. But, up through the front entryway a unique Airbnb experience awaits travelers who visit from across the world. Once inside, a 20-foot chrome brass...
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News Briefs

May 25, 2018
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VOTE ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS POSTPONED New rules regulating short-term rentals in Boston have been put on hold until their next hearing on June 6. The City Council was set to vote at the hearing this past Wednesday, May 23, but after not being able to find common ground after a working group session on...
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Restoration Work Coming after Water-Line Replacement in the Fenway

May 25, 2018
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Last summer, residents in the Fenway endured construction zones, water shut-offs and additional traffic when Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) replaced the water main throughout the neighborhood. Now, that the spring has come, restoration to the sidewalks, roadways and green spaces are expected to start mid-June, with construction taking about 10 to 14...
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Eight Streets Hears Proposal from Highline Development

May 25, 2018
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The Eight Streets Neighborhood Association heard an update from Highline Development of the South End for its plans to renovate a seven-unit building on Dwight Street – converting it to only four units, possibly with an elevator. Ghita Desai of Highline, and a resident of Ellis South End, told the Association at its May...
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Restoration of Tiffany’s Mosaic Artwork is Completed After a Decade of Fundraising

May 25, 2018
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Currently hidden behind green tarps, the Tiffany mosaics displayed on they historic Ayer Mansion at 395 Commonwealth Ave. will soon be revealed after 10 years of fundraising, planning, and painstaking restoration. The only known example of Tiffany public artwork will once again stand out amongst the brownstones along the Back Bay residential street.The scaffolding...
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Back Bay Preservationists are Honored by the City

May 25, 2018
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As part of the kickoff for the City of Boston’s Preservation Month celebrations, the Boston Landmarks Commission recently presented four Back Bay residents with its second annual Citizen Preservation Award. “This award was established to recognize the volunteers and the vital role they play in historic preservation,” said a moderator at the event held...
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