Archive for May, 2018

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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Show ‘Em Whatcha Got Mass Memories Road Show: Hip-Hop Edition Coming to BPL

May 17, 2018
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In an effort to document the lost art form of hip-hop in Massachusetts, an online archive is attempting to grow its collection with the community’s help. An event presented by a collaboration between the Boston Public Library and UMass Boston, is inviting artists, producers, DJs, and fans from the 1970s to today, to share...
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Zakim Bridge Architect Explores Its Link to Eiffel Tower

May 17, 2018
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While 3,435 miles and the Atlantic Ocean stand between Paris and Boston, the two cities share a common bond in that each are defined by an iconic, architectural landmark as Beacon Hill architect Miguel Rosales will discuss in his upcoming lecture,  “The Eiffel Tower and the Zakim Bridge: Landmarks of Structural Art,” at the...
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Fenway Victory Gardens to Get Two Security Cameras

May 17, 2018
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With summer right around the corner, Elizabeth Bertolozzi, president of the Fenway Garden Society, has been gearing up for an exciting season outside and in the Fenway Victory Gardens. But one thing she has noticed is a larger presence of police enforcement and services within the gardens, helping those in need and stopping unwanted...
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Police Briefs 05-17-2018

May 17, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Off balance On Monday, May 7, at about 2:30 p.m., police responded to a radio call for reported threats at the New Balance store at 582 Boylston St. Upon arrival, officers spoke to a store associate, who said on April 30 at around 6 p.m., three male suspects and a female...
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