Archive for July, 2018

Summer Jazz in Library Park

July 14, 2018
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Summer Jazz in Library Park

South End Saxophonist Pat Loomis plays a Luther Vandross tune with special guest Saxophonist Elan Trotman (right) during Tuesday’s one and only summer jazz in Library Park concert. The blockbuster lineup rocked the park for one last time on Tuesday, with construction crews moving in next week to begin a three-month reconstruction project on...
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Councilors Hold Hearings to Discuss Voting Rights for Non-Citizens

July 14, 2018
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The Boston City Council’s Committee on Government Operations, chaired by Council Michael Flaherty, held a hearing on July 10 to discuss exploring voting rights for immigrants with legal status and other inclusive practices. Sponsored by Councilor Andrea  J. Campbell, the hearing discussed “inclusive practices that we can make available to immigrants,” Campbell said. Campbell...
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New Developers Propose Hotel Use, Façade Renovation for Alexandra

July 14, 2018
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If all goes according to preliminary plans, a new team of developers could put the ‘hotel’ back in the Hotel Alexandra. JB Ventures and TLC Development, along with their architects from CBT, presented a new plan for the long-derelict Hotel Alexandra that includes developing a 150-room hotel on both parcels while saving the façade...
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Algonquin Club Project Deferred at Zoning Board Hearing

July 13, 2018
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The Algonquin Club project at 217 Commonwealth Ave. is soldiering on, but with a slight delay. Prince Lobel real estate lawyer Mike Ross appeared at the Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on July 10 to announce that the applicant is requesting a deferral until July 31. Ross said that the applicant would like to...
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News Briefs

July 13, 2018
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RETIREMENT AT D-4 STATION On July 6, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans stopped by District D-4 (South End) to salute and say goodbye to two really good guys, 38-year-veteran Det. John Joyce and 36-year-veteran Det. Kevin McGill, who both called it a career after protecting and serving the citizens of Boston for well over...
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Grand Jury Charges in Kenmore Square Pizza Shop Beating

July 13, 2018
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Two men have been indicted in a January pizzeria assault in Kenmore Square that left the victim with serious injuries. A Suffolk County grand jury on Tuesday, July 10, returned indictments charging Daniel Hunt, 27, of Barrington, N.J., with assault and battery and Ian Salerno, 29, of Philadelphia, Penn. with aggravated assault and battery...
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Associates of The Boston Public Library Announces Changes

July 13, 2018
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The Associates of the Boston Public Library announced today that its Chairman of the Board, Vivian K. Spiro ,stepped down on June 30, after serving for 20 years as head of the organization. She will be succeeded by Associates Board member Peter R. Brown. During Spiro’s tenure as board chairman she has overseen the Associates of the...
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YMCA Promotes Safety Around Water with Free Programs for Children

July 13, 2018
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The YMCA is known nationwide for their swim classes, but this year Massachusetts YMCAs will offer a Safety Around Water program free of charge to members of the community. According to a press release, Massachusetts YMCAs will use $400,000 of their Fiscal Year 2018 Youth-at-Risk allocation to provide swim instruction, education, employment, and training...
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Ayanna Pressley for Congress Holds Endorsement Event with Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu

July 13, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu this week announced her endorsement of Ayanna Pressley’s campaign for Congress at an event at Vejigantes Restaurant in Boston’s South End. Councilor Wu is the first Asian-American woman to be elected to the Boston City Council, and became the first woman of color to serve as City Council president,...
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Mapparium, Mother Church are Hidden Gems in the Back Bay

July 13, 2018
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Inside the Mary Baker Eddy Library on Massachusetts Avenue sits a vivid, 608-panel glass globe. Called the Mapparium, the 83-year-old globe is 30 feet in diameter and three stories high, according to tour guide Bert Hogan. The Mapparium opened in 1935, with the expectation that the panels would be updated to keep up with...
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