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South End Landmarks District Commission Tackles Window Violations

May 11, 2018
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For the third month in a row, the South End Landmarks District Commission (SELDC) have had violations on unapproved windows installed in the neighborhood brought before the board. The District Landmark Commissions have been stepping up their efforts to protect the original historic windows. This month, unapproved windows at 163 West Newton St. was...
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Raffles Hotels & Residences to Open New Location in the Back Bay

May 11, 2018
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A new luxury hotel and residences is slated to replace the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center at 40 Trinity Place (430 Stuart St.) in the Back Bay. What is now a red brick building, will soon play home to a modern 33-story boutique hotel and residences. Raffles Hotels & Resorts, part of AccorHotels,...
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New Meaning to #MeToo Movement

May 11, 2018
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On Jan. 28, at around 9 p.m., police were called to the scene at Slade’s Bar & Grill located at 958 Tremont St. for a fight that broke out in front of the event space involving over 10 people. When police arrived, it appeared that a group of about 12 to 15 woman were...
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Yawkey Way Gets Critical Vote to Change Its Name Back to Jersey Street

May 4, 2018
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The iconic Yawkey Way will no longer bear the name of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey after the Boston Public Improvements Commission (PIC) voted unanimously to change the street name back to Jersey Street, on Thursday, April 26. The decision came after an out-pouring of residents clashed on whether or not the City...
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Pathways to Freedom Brightens up Boston Common Monument

May 4, 2018
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Surrounding the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the Boston Common, brightly colored disks stand out amongst the parks background, enticing passersby to stop, take pictures and wonder what they represent. “Pathways to Freedom” is a public art installation that reflects, 1,800 conversations about freedom, and immigration in the Greater Boston area. Incorporating 44 audio...
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Ellis Welcomes New Board Members at Annual Meeting

May 4, 2018
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An evening of music and history took place during the Ellis South End Neighborhood Association annual meeting on Tuesday, April 24, at the Community Music Center of Boston, where residents joined to give thanks and welcome new board members. The night began with a performance from a student at the Community Music Center and...
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First Time Business Owners Leap Through Hurdles to Open in Boston

April 28, 2018
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It was a bustling scene at Roosters Men’s Grooming Center for their opening night celebration on Beacon Hill. Residents, influencers, bloggers and more streamed in from across town to pack in to see the newly opened men’s hair salon along Charles Street. Already well known for their South End location on Tremont Street, the...
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Lenox Street Development Has Two Proposals Vying for City-Owned Parcel

April 28, 2018
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Two proposals, one for affordable housing and the other for a community center, are battling it out for a city-owned parcel of land in Lower Roxbury. Both proponents want to serve the residents who currently live in a community that is rapidly changing with the South End right next door. A public meeting was...
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Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association Elects Dolores Boogdanian as New President

April 28, 2018
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After seven years of presidency, Michael Nichols has stepped down from the Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association (ACNA) and opened it up for new leadership to guide the small advocacy group forward. ACNA met for the first time this year on Tuesday, April 17, with their newly elected board to select a new president, Dolores...
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Residents Share their Concerns Over Proposed Kenmore Square Hotels

April 28, 2018
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Two new hotels are proposed to come to the gateway of Kenmore Square, concerning current residents that the large scale project will only make it worse for the congested corner of the city. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a public hearing on Monday, April 23, at Boston University, where residents voiced...
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