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Hospital Employees Volunteer Time to Narcan Training

May 4, 2018
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Last July, Raagini Jawa and Melissa Bachman and their friends sat in a coffee shop near Boston Medical Center and decided they needed to do more than talk about preventing overdose deaths. With BMC neighboring a ground zero location for the consequences of the opiate epidemic, overdoses in the area – sometimes on the...
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BWSC Continuing Major Water Line Projects through South End

May 4, 2018
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The signs of spring in the South End are almost always accompanied by the chirping of the birds, the flowering of the dogwoods and roaring return of trench cutters ready to rip up streets for a summer full of water line work. The Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) will be undertaking several more...
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Davis Companies Slows Down Shawmut Ave Project Timeline

May 4, 2018
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On Monday night, developers of the Shawmut Avenue project made up of the Davis Companies and two non-profits were clearly at odds with the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) over the timeline of the development. Davis’s Brian Fallon said he was ready to have the matter go to the Boston Planning and Development (BPDA) Board...
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Neighborhood Groups Stress location is Issue for Medical Marijuana Store:Many WSANA Neighbors Claim their Meeting Last Week was ‘Stacked’

May 4, 2018
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Several neighbors in the South End this week believe that the meeting with Compassionate Organics medical marijuana company was ‘stacked’ with supporters, whom they say turned the argument to a referendum on marijuana and not a discussion of the location. The meeting with the group – which is proposing a location in the Pilot...
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After Two Years, SPOT has Found Success in Opiate Crisis

April 28, 2018
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When physicians and staff at the South End’s Boston Healthcare for the Homeless (BHCH) established the SPOT observation area to help alleviate the opiate overdose epidemic right outside its Albany Street door, they didn’t know what to expect. In two years, though, two things have become apparent. One is that SPOT works. But the...
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Mayor Reinstates Stronger Weekend- Work Permit Policy in South End

April 28, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh has reinstated the weekend in the South End. About two years ago, a huge swath of Saturday and Sunday peacefulness came over the South End as weekend construction activity – except in the case of an extreme emergency – came to a halt per a new policy from the Inspectional Services...
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WSANA Looking to Limit Marijuana Operation to Medical

April 28, 2018
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A diverse group of viewpoints and opinions were shared on Tuesday night, April 24, at the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) following a presentation by Compassionate Organics medical marijuana company, but the bulk of the membership seemed to indicate they might support the operation slated for 633 Tremont St. if it agreed not...
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So Long, Old Dover: Hello EBNA

April 20, 2018
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By a vote of 20-8, Old Dover is no more. The Old Dover Neighborhood Association voted on Tuesday night to change its name after many decades to the East Berkeley Neighborhood Association, or EBNA. It has been a conversation that has gone on for several months amongst the membership and the board, and something...
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Chester Square Pianist Finds Fulfilling Music Scene in Boston:Will Host Unique Soiree

April 20, 2018
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When Italian-born classical pianist Roberto Poli moved to the South End from Venice in 2003, he was just another student coming to reap the benefits of the stellar colleges in the city. But Boston grew on him, and the classical music scene here – along with the music education opportunities – caused the accomplished...
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Old Dover Hears from National Development on Beer Garden

April 20, 2018
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Members of the Old Dover Neighborhood Association heard from National Development’s Ted Tye on Tuesday night regarding the brewery concept that surprised many in the neighborhood when it was unveiled in the press last week. Being an alcohol license and a new use that will draw many customers, many in the Association had expected...
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