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Kenmore Square Post Office to Move with No Replacement in Mind

May 25, 2018
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Tucked behind Kenmore Square at 11 Deerfield Street, the large central post office and distribution center is looking for a new location after their lease expires this November. So far, no new location has been found to replace this well-used location. The centrally located post office currently serves Boston University students, nearby businesses and...
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Neighborhood Coffee Hour at Titus Sparrow Park

May 25, 2018
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Residents of the South End and around the city lined up to speak to Mayor Martin Walsh during his Neighborhood Coffee Hour at Titus Sparrow Park Tuesday, May 1. The sunny weather drove residents out to speak to their elected officials about problems they are having in their neighborhood. Neighborhood Coffee Hours give residents...
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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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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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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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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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Commission to Remove Landwave Sculptures

May 11, 2018
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The blue-and-green tiled waves alongside Peter’s Park in the South End will be no more. After years of strife between community members of the South End and the Boston Arts Commission, the board voted 4-3 to remove the two Landwave sculptures in Peter’s Park at hearing on Tuesday, May 8. “Deaccessioning a work of...
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Unlicensed Security Guard is Caught with a Loaded Gun in Fenway Target

May 11, 2018
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Last March, the Boston Police Department doing a routine check at the liquor store within the Target at 1345 Boylston St., caught a posted security guard carrying a loaded .357 revolver in violation of the Boston Licensing Board. At a hearing on Tuesday, May 8, Boston Police detectives said that they found the security...
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