Archive for June, 2018

Summer Solstice Party in Blackstone Square

June 28, 2018
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Summer Solstice Party in Blackstone Square

WAITER! COULD WE GET ANOTHER KOOL-AID PLEASE: Edysha Brito and Zoe Boy take a water ride around the South End’s Blackstone Square fountain on a pink flamingo during the annual Summer Solstice on June 21 in Blackstone. The annual party in the park has become a stepping off point for summer fun in the...
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Annual NABB-Q Picnic

June 28, 2018
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Annual NABB-Q Picnic

  Eliot Laffer, Tom Duffy, and James Hill man the grill during the annual NABB-Q picnic at Clarendon Street Park in the Back Bay on Tuesday, June 26. The annual casual gathering brought out friends, neighbors and an appetite for goodies from the grill – courtesy of these three neighborly gents.
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WSANA Talks Opposition to Plan for Dispensary on Harrison Ave

June 28, 2018
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There’s a funny thing that happens to a raging fire when gasoline is introduced into the situation. The fire gets worse. That was exactly the sentiment Tuesday night, June 26, when the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) leadership reported back to the members about a meeting they had with Happy Valley Massachusetts –...
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Stats Show South End Bears Major Brunt of Region’s Services

June 28, 2018
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In some circles, the South End has been accused of being NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) when it comes to the fight against new and existing human services in the neighborhood. Most outside of the neighborhood are quick to jump on that bandwagon. But those inside the neighborhood have always contended that the...
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Fenway Community Looks for Ways to Connect Homeless with Resources

June 28, 2018
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The Fenway neighborhood could soon form a committee to address homelessness and the opiate crisis in the community. On June 25, the Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC) held a public meeting to discuss ways of addressing this widespread problem and ways that people can be proactive in the neighborhood. Featured speaker Meg Mainzer-Cohen, President and...
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News Briefs

June 28, 2018
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2018 BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR GUEST ARTISTS Pop singer Rachel Platten will headline this year’s Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular concerts at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade. The concert will also feature artists Rhiannon Giddens from the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, a folk-rock...
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Church Can Be “A Place of Light,” say Christian Scientists at Annual Meeting

June 28, 2018
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For many people today, the phrase “sending thoughts and prayers” has become a meaningless cliché. Christian Scientists’ annual meeting on June 4 offered the view that it doesn’t have to be that way. Church members gathered at the denomination’s Mother Church in Boston and via live video streaming around the world to hear and...
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East Berkeley Joins Chorus on Traffic Concerns at Exchange South End

June 28, 2018
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The East Berkeley Neighborhood Association (EBNA) hosted the Abbey Group at its meeting on Tuesday, June 19, but the group didn’t show up to discuss their major project at the former Boston Flower Exchange. Instead, long-time community member Randi Lathrop led a discussion about the project, which EBNA members seemed to be concerned about...
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Major Changes in Store for Parking Tickets, Street Cleaning July 2:Overnight Towing for Street Cleaning Will End, Daytime Towing for Street Cleaning Will Continue

June 28, 2018
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Fines will be increased effective Monday, July 2, for parking in violation of 11 City of Boston parking regulations, including overstaying a meter – which goes up to $40 a whack. The fines to be increased reflect those violations that most negatively impact Boston residents, are most frequently violated, and are a source of traffic...
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Planning Effort Announced for Newmarket Area, Next to South End

June 28, 2018
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), with stakeholders from across the City, will launch planning initiatives this year in five neighborhoods, including Newmarket next to the South End. Through the three principles of “preserve, enhance, and grow,” the planning initiatives will work with the community to create...
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