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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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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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