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Liberty Compassionates Seeking Albany Street Location

September 20, 2018
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The Liberty Compassionates medical marijuana company presented its plans for a dispensary at 591 Albany St. on Tuesday afternoon to the South End Forum’s Opiate Working Group – one of three marijuana proposals now being discussed in the central South End area and one that is very close to the Mass/Cass opiate epidemic epicenter....
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Mayor Walsh, City Announce They Will Pursue Litigation for Opioid Epidemic

September 20, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh isn’t too concerned if Big Pharma wants to be his friend. In fact, he said, they probably aren’t going to like him much in the coming months as the City pursues litigation against them for the opioid epidemic, but in words that spared no love-loss for the makers of opioid pills,...
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Hello ‘The Smith,’ Goodbye Harrison-Albany: Groundbreaking and Rebranding on East Canton Street

September 20, 2018
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Unveiling their new name, The Smith – formerly the Harrison-Albany project by Leggat McCall – officially broke ground in an exciting ceremony shortened by torrential rains on Tuesday morning. The entire-block project will include approximately 650 units of housing with 65 of those units on site, as well as 75,000 square feet of office,...
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A New Chapter: More Than Words Expands

September 14, 2018
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Floor-to-ceiling glass and an inviting community-centered social enterprise bookstore has replaced what was an imposing brick façade on East Berkeley Street that once housed the Medieval Manor dinner theatre – as the expanded More Than Words organization opened its doors for a new bookstore and warehouse in the building Monday. With a neon sign...
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Mayor says Long Island Could Fill Need for Supportive Housing

September 14, 2018
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In January, Mayor Martin Walsh shocked many by announcing that he planned to rebuild the Long Island Bridge and establish a recovery campus on the Island – which served the homeless population for years before it had to close some years back. Since that big announcement, however, there hasn’t been a clear vision for...
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South End Open Studios Ready to Open Doors Sept 15 and 16

September 14, 2018
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More than 250 artists will open their studios in 16 buildings throughout the South End for the 31st annual South End Open Studios weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16. The studios will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, and South End artist Jenn Sherr said...
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Blackstone School is On the Move Under Principal Adkins-Sharif

September 7, 2018
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Blackstone School is On the Move Under Principal Adkins-Sharif

As a new school term starts today, Sept. 6, Principal Jamel Adkins-Sharif will look around as the students file into the Blackstone Innovation School, and it will be a morning of movement. That movement aligns with the momentum that the school is experiencing, he said, as they build upon the excitement from his first...
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Exchange South End Hits Snag with State Environmental Officials on Traffic

September 7, 2018
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State environmental regulators have determined that the monumental Exchange South End project does not yet comply with their regulations, particularly in regard to traffic – setting the project back a bit and requiring a longer state review process. “I hereby determine that the DEIR submitted on this project does not adequately and properly comply...
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Mayor Walsh says He Would Help Locked Out National Grid Workers if Asked

September 7, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh said this week he would help National Grid gas workers in their 11-week lockout battle if asked by the workers to assist in any way. The lockout of two United Steelworkers unions in the gas line division of National Grid has gone on for 11 weeks, and all of it seemed...
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Boston Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano

September 7, 2018
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The world was turned on its nose Tuesday night in the Congressional District 7 race when Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley surprised everyone with a solid victory, ousting Congressional Michael Capuano from the seat he has held for 20 years on the tails of a huge Boston turnout. Capuano conceded the race around 9:30...
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