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Residents Look for Funds to Update Bay Village Park

April 13, 2018
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After years of wear and tear at the Bay Village Park at the corners of Charles Street South, Melrose and Fayette streets, residents are looking for a source of funding to spruce up this hidden gem in the heart of the neighborhood. At the Bay Village Neighbor-hood Association’s (BVNA) executive board meeting on Monday,...
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Residents Concerned Over Initial Plans of the Proposed Kenmore Square Hotels

April 13, 2018
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The building boom in the city has touched every corner of Boston, but Kenmore Square, which has largely been left out is now seeing plans for two new hotels that will transform the area. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), held the first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting on Wednesday, March 28, at...
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Marlboro Market Has New Ownership after 45 Years

April 6, 2018
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Known for always having the basic essentials from beer to subs, this corner store located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Marlborough Street is about to enter a new chapter in its long life in the neighborhood. Established in 1939, Marlboro Market has been serving the needs of the Back Bay for close...
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MGCC Celebrates the Success of The Urban Hound

April 6, 2018
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A local institution for the dogs in the South End, The Urban Hound, a premier boutique dog hotel, daycare, training facility and spa, celebrated its most recent success after years of setbacks. The pet hotel is a woman-owned small business that provides services from boarding to grooming to at-home care for Boston’s residential neighborhoods....
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Emerald Necklace Conservancy Celebrates 20th Anniversary

April 6, 2018
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy has a lot in store as they cerebrate their 20th anniversary this year. At the 2018 annual meeting on Thursday, March 22, at the Landmark Center, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek announced some big plans for the upcoming year including better outreach, updating the visitor center and new...
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City Council Aims to Increase Voter Access

April 6, 2018
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In an effort to increase voter participation and take away barriers to get to the polls, the Boston City Council is considering implementing simple steps at a minimal cost to make it easier for residents to participate in voting. City Councilor Josh Zakim voters’ access proposal was heard by the Boston City Council’s Committee...
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Union Park Neighborhood Association Welcomes New City Councilor Ed Flynn

April 6, 2018
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District 2 Councilor Ed Flynn made was at the Union Park Neighborhood Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 27. Hot topics discussed included the airplane noise issues, graffiti, small cell antennas and what is being done for animals being electrocuted by exposed wires. “I have some concerns over the electricity running though the streets,” said...
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Fenway Artist Heads to Hollywood for International Art Competition

April 6, 2018
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Boston resident Sidney Lugo will be heading to Hollywood as part of being a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest. After a week-long workshop, she’ll be honored at an awards gala on April 8. The contest, one of the most prestigious illustration competitions, is in its 29th year and judged by some...
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March for Our Lives Storms Through Boston

March 30, 2018
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March for Our Lives Storms Through Boston

In response to the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this past Feb. 14, students from around the nation gathered in a demonstration on Saturday, March 24, coined March for Our Lives. Students are speaking out to urge their elected leaders to tighten the laws on gun regulations, banning the...
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City Councilor Pleads the State Again to Grant Boston More Liquor Licenses

March 30, 2018
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At-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has filed a Home Rule Petition to ask the state legislature to give Boston the ability to issue 153 new liquor licenses, for mostly the outer neighborhoods, Main Street districts, and large new malls. The petition was filed with the Boston City Council on Monday, March 19, and brought...
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