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New NIDA Study to Look at Effects of Diet Pills on Cocaine Addiction

October 21, 2017
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Though most treatment research focuses on the opiate epidemic these days, one doctor at Boston Medical Center (BMC) is looking at how to help people curtail their use of cocaine use with diet drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Eric Devine and BMC’s  Psychiatry Research Center told the Sun they...
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South End Braces for Three-Year Major Water Pipe Work; Warren Street First

June 9, 2017
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The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) is embarking on a three-year plan to do major replacements of water piping and infrastructure in several locations around the South End, with the full length of Warren Avenue to be the first to the plate this summer. Irene McSweeney of BWSC appeared at the South End...
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Business Breakfast Looks to Connect Small Businesses to Resources

April 21, 2017
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In an effort to continue the momentum of helping small businesses in the South End compete and remain in the neighborhood, the Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) will host an innovative South End/Lower Roxbury Business Breakfast on Monday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. in Gaslight Brasserie du Coin. “One thing we know is that...
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Six-alarm fire tears through Monument Laundromat building Friday

December 16, 2016
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Six-alarm fire tears through Monument Laundromat building Friday

The sun was just rising around 6:40 a.m. when Gretchen Anjomi of Lexington Avenue smelled smoke – and not the kind of smoky smell that comes from a chimney. Soon, she also heard smoke alarms start to blare as flames and heavy smoke began to pour out of the three-story Laundromat building across the...
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Wynn Lifts Hiring Freeze, Will Host Job Fair in South End/Roxbury

September 8, 2016
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Wynn Boston Harbor officials announced this week that they would officially be lifting the hiring freeze that was put in place very ceremoniously last February, kicking off the announcement with a series of building trades career fairs this month. The first of the fairs will begin this coming Saturday, Sept. 10, in Malden and...
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New ‘Working Group’ Highlighted by Entry of Four Street Workers at Methadone Mile

September 8, 2016
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The unveiling of a new multi-organizational working group to begin dealing with the addiction and homelessness problem in the Methadone Mile district of Albany and Mass Ave was highlighted in a presentation at Tuesday’s South End Forum by the announcement of four new street workers dedicated to the area. City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George...
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Public Education is A Passion for School Committee Chair O’Neil

September 8, 2016
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It’s a rare holiday that School Committee Chair Michael O’Neill’s cell phone doesn’t ring while he’s at the beach or on vacation, or even relaxing around his Charlestown home. Duty constantly calls the chair of the Boston School Committee, now in his fourth year of leading the body and just starting out his ninth...
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Flower Exchange Purchased by the Abbey Group of Boston

May 27, 2016
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Several sources confirmed this week that the Abbey Group intends to purchase the large, key parcel of land on Albany Street known as the Flower Exchange and will move to develop it with biotech companies in the fashion of Cambridge’s Kendall Square and, perhaps, residential units – a fact that is expected to be...
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