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A Sweet Match: A Great Product, Critical Research Combine for South End Bee Company

June 1, 2018
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As it turns out, bees happen to be city people. That’s the revelation that South End resident Noah Wilson-Rich stumbled upon while installing a bee hive in the backyard of his landlord’s property on West Concord Street nine years ago. Now, not only has Wilson-Rich produced groundbreaking research worldwide about the success of bees...
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Field of Flags on the Common Celebrates Ninth Year, Thousands Affected Far and Wide

June 1, 2018
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In two hours, 400 volunteers transformed a patch of grass on the Boston Common into a moving Memorial Day tribute. After nine years, the field of American flags on the Common never gets old, and that’s exactly the point as 37,268 small American flags were placed on the Common by volunteers late last week,...
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Boston Medical to Move Newton Pavilion Offices to Crosstown

June 1, 2018
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The Crosstown Center on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street in the South End will lease 23,400 square-feet of space to Boston Medical Center to accommodate the evacuation of the Newton Pavilion to make way for the Shattuck Hospital relocation. The news became public in a filing with the Boston Planning and...
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Providers Have Learned of New Dangers in Prescription Drugs Through SPOT

May 25, 2018
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Most doctors and providers have found it very hard to keep up with the ‘cocktail’ of drugs being used illicitly by those on the streets, and that’s been particularly hard for prescribers in the Mass/Cass area of the South End – where drug use often is one or two steps ahead of those who...
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Eight Streets Hears Proposal from Highline Development

May 25, 2018
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The Eight Streets Neighborhood Association heard an update from Highline Development of the South End for its plans to renovate a seven-unit building on Dwight Street – converting it to only four units, possibly with an elevator. Ghita Desai of Highline, and a resident of Ellis South End, told the Association at its May...
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More than Words Take Bold Move with Books on East Berkeley

May 17, 2018
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Every neighborhood dreams of a cozy bookstore in their area, but neighbors in the South End’s East Berkeley Street area are not just getting that dream bookstore, but also a youth-led bookstore whose mission is to change the life trajectory of young people in Boston. More Than Words (MTW) expanded to the South End...
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ARTSE to Kick-Off Public Art Initiative, to Throw Lively Art Party

May 17, 2018
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The South End is becoming a noted repository for public art, particularly graffiti murals, urban art and other contemporary creations. On May 22, Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) will unveil a major initiative for expanding the neighborhood’s public art in public space, and also kick back at the same time with a pretty lively...
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EBNA Likely Not to Support Shawmut Street Development

May 17, 2018
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The East Berkeley Neighborhood Association (EBNA) will issue a comment letter with major concerns and no support for the 112 Shawmut Ave. development project between The Davis Companies, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) and the Boston Chinese Evangelical Church (BCEC). After a presentation at Tuesday’s EBNA meeting, neighbors deliberated about the project and...
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Walsh says More Work Needed to Sell Quincy on Long Island Benefits

May 11, 2018
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The fight was inevitable, and now it’s on. The clash between Quincy and Boston has heated up this week now that serious steps have been taken to move forward on rebuilding the Long Island Bridge, a bridge that would unlock access to a planned world-class recovery campus on the Island and make major headway...
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WGMS Celebrates Renovation of Washington St Bank of America

May 11, 2018
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After quite a lot of advocacy from the neighborhood over the past year, Bank of America on Washington Street has fully renovated its ATM branch – with Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) proclaiming it a victory for the corridor. A spokesman for Bank of America said they added a number of new banking capabilities,...
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