Archive for June, 2018

Pets Empower Looks to Prevent Barriers for Help in Recovery and Homelessness

June 21, 2018
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Ten years ago, one might have come across Jordan Ross on the streets of the South End  or the Back Bay – holding a sign reading he was homeless and needed help. At his side was his trusty and loyal black Labrador Retriever, Jazz. As great as Jazz was, Ross said his dog soon...
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Twenty-Fifth Annual South End Garden Tour a Huge Success

June 21, 2018
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On June 16, people came from near and far to see a variety of peaceful escapes from bustling city life at the 25th annual South End Garden Tour. The self-guided tour had 23 different stops comprised of both public and private gardens and green spaces connected by Dartmouth St, Columbus Ave, Rutland Square, and...
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News Briefs

June 21, 2018
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BARANOWSKI TO EXHIBIT AT CAMBRIDGE TRUST Cambridge Trust announced that its Boston South End office located at 565 Tremont St. will showcase “Water Works,” a collection of oil/cold encaustic paintings by Boston resident and fine artist Walter Baranowski, as part of its ongoing commitment to support and celebrate the cultural and economic importance of...
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Bay Village Gets Motor Mart Update and New Church Street Proposal

June 21, 2018
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Developer Boston Global Investors came back to the community Monday night with an update regarding the Motor Mart garage project. John Hynes, CEO and managing partner of Boston Global Investors, said at a Bay Village Neighborhood Association meeting that they received comments and feedback from the abutters of the garage, the Bay Village Neighborhood...
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Fenway Porchfest Brings Afternoon of Free Music to Neighborhood

June 21, 2018
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The inaugural Fenway Porchfest brought an afternoon of free music to 25 diverse, outdoor stages throughout the neighborhood on Saturday. Made possible through an unprecedented partnership between three nonprofits – Fenway Civic Association, the Fenway Alliance and the Fenway CDC (Community Development Corporation) – the event included 70 musicians performing hip-hop, folk, rock and...
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Robert Kordenbrock Named Executive Director of Fenway Community Center

June 21, 2018
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Robert Kordenbrock has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Fenway Community Center. Kordenbrock has lived in Fenway with his wife for seven years, and he says his background is two-fold. He spent six years in youth development roles at places like Citizen Schools, a non-profit that works with low-income kids to...
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Boston Arts Academy Demolition Process to Begin at the End of August

June 21, 2018
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The Boston Public Facilities Department held a meeting on June 19 to update the public on the status of the new Boston Arts Academy facility. Jim McQueen, project ,anager for the city of Boston, told attendees that the purpose of the meeting was to inform the public about where they are with the design...
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New Traffic Lights on Washington Still Waiting for the ‘Green Light’

June 21, 2018
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Two new traffic-lights on Washington Street have been installed for several months, but have been dormant for quite some time without many answers. The lights are a conglomeration of City, state and electric company efforts that have become bogged down in permitting by Eversource electric company. Patrick Marvin, a spokesman for the state Department...
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Opiate Working Group: Newmarket Marijuana Proposal Could Protect South End

June 21, 2018
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A new proposal for a marijuana growing and processing facility in Newmarket could protect parts of the South End from any additional marijuana dispensaries, courtesy of Boston’s zoning amendment that prevents any dispensaries from being within a half-mile of one another. A zoning text amendment from Councilor Michael Flaherty a few years ago prevents...
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Councilor Wu to Hold Hearing to Study Resident-Parking Sticker Program

June 21, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu will hold a hearing next week, June 28, to begin examining the residential parking program citywide – including the extensive program in Charlestown. Wu put in a hearing order last year, and action was slow to come on the matter, but she said the Council is ready now to take...
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