Archive for May, 2018

NABB Spring Wine Tasting

May 17, 2018
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NABB Spring Wine Tasting

The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) held a seasonal wine tasting event last Thursday, May 10, at Pucker Gallery – where participants visited with neighbors, sipped wine and viewed the art in the gallery. The  NABB Spring Wine Tasting Committee were: Emily Gallup, Andy Friedland (selected venue with Charlotte), Charlotte DeWitt, Jim...
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Duckling Day on the Common

May 17, 2018
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Duckling Day on the Common

Jonathan Krygowski (4) in police uniform and leading a pack of ducklings as in the children’s book, “Make Way for Ducklings,” by Robert McCloskey, during the annual Duckling Day Parade in the Boston Public Garden on Sunday, May 13. Scores of residents and members of Friends of the Public Gardens attended the beloved annual...
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Boylston Markers Project Gets Approvals from City Agencies

May 17, 2018
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Two sites along Boylston Street were forever changed when two bombs went off near the finish line in April 2013, changing those families connected to those lost and also the Greater Boston community. To mark that horrific event artist Eduardo Stantec worked closely with the families most affected by the bombings to come up...
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Fenway Victory Gardens Get Funding to Build a New Butterfly Garden

May 17, 2018
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More butterflies will soon be fluttering throughout the Fenway Victory Gardens after a new butterfly garden is installed later this year. Elizabeth Bertolozzi, president of the Fenway Garden Society has been scavenging and raising caterpillars within her own garden for years while providing educational sessions both in the Fenway Victory Gardens and throughout the...
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More than Words Take Bold Move with Books on East Berkeley

May 17, 2018
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Every neighborhood dreams of a cozy bookstore in their area, but neighbors in the South End’s East Berkeley Street area are not just getting that dream bookstore, but also a youth-led bookstore whose mission is to change the life trajectory of young people in Boston. More Than Words (MTW) expanded to the South End...
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ARTSE to Kick-Off Public Art Initiative, to Throw Lively Art Party

May 17, 2018
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The South End is becoming a noted repository for public art, particularly graffiti murals, urban art and other contemporary creations. On May 22, Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) will unveil a major initiative for expanding the neighborhood’s public art in public space, and also kick back at the same time with a pretty lively...
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News Briefs

May 17, 2018
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HARRY O’S EXPECTED TO CLOSE According to Boston Restaurant Talk, it appears the longtime pizzeria and sub shop Harry O’s in the South End is closing down, as its building is slated for redevelopment. A note sent by Patrick Maguire of Maguire Promotions & Hospitality Consulting, stated that Harry O’s on Washington Street will...
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Lack of Participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes Program Upsets City Council

May 17, 2018
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After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Anissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to the City of Boston. “I am presenting this hearing order today because of the...
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Boston City Council Extends Pilot Program on Sandwich Board Signs

May 17, 2018
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More work has yet to be done to figure out the rules and regulations governing sandwich board signs in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. After two years of hearings and working sessions, the Boston City Council voted to continue the pilot program for another year to work out the tweaks in the amended...
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EBNA Likely Not to Support Shawmut Street Development

May 17, 2018
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The East Berkeley Neighborhood Association (EBNA) will issue a comment letter with major concerns and no support for the 112 Shawmut Ave. development project between The Davis Companies, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) and the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church (BCEC). After a presentation at Tuesday’s EBNA meeting, neighbors deliberated about the project and...
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