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After 103 Years, Morse Fish to Close in the Next Few Months

April 13, 2018
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A ‘For Lease’ sign has been placed in the window of the Morse Fish Co. on Washington Street in the South End, and owners inside indicated that the long-time seafood market and restaurant will be closing in the next few months. The building is owned by the Blacker Family Trust, as it has been...
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Tremont Street staples close, making way for Japanese concept Art

April 7, 2018
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The last Tremont Taco Tuesday has digested. After nearly 20 years on the corner of Tremont and West Brookline, Chef/owner Andy Husbands has closed up his neighborhood-friendly and fun restaurant duo of Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel to focus on a BBQ concept, while making way for a Japanese brasserie purportedly brought by chef...
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Jamaica Plain State Representative Backs Shattuck Plan to Move

April 6, 2018
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After state health officials announced the idea of moving the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital from Jamaica Plain to the South End a few weeks ago, this week Jamaica Plain State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez – the chair of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee – has said he supports the move and the upcoming planning...
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Santiago Will Challenge for State Representative in 9th Suffolk

April 6, 2018
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For the South End’s Dr. Jon Santiago, the path from Peace Corps activist to Army Reserve captain to Emergency Room doctor, and now, to candidate for state representative makes perfect sense. All four are about doing whatever he can to help others, he said. This week, Santiago – the former vice chair of the...
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South End Pioneer,Personality Carl Lizio Passes

March 30, 2018
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There were few things that Carl Lizio couldn’t tackle – whether woodworking, redeveloping old buildings in the South End, or simply being a caring human being. In his life, family, friends and neighbors said he did it all, but his notable life came to an end on March 25 when the Union Park resident...
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Major Cathedral Project in Full Swing During Easter Season, to Debut Next Easter

March 30, 2018
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Sitting in his office in the lower hall of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross this week, Father Kevin O’Leary is a flurry of activity – opening mail, taking calls from Cardinal Sean O’Malley, confirming Holy Week arrangements and – on top of all that – managing a $25 million restoration project at the...
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National Development Pitches New Co-Living Building at Ink Block

March 30, 2018
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Officials from National Development appeared at the Old Dover Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, March 20, to pitch their last and most-innovative residential building for the Ink Block section of the neighborhood. Ted Tye of National Development said they are preparing to file the project with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for...
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Medical Marijuana Company Applies to ZBA for Tremont Street

March 23, 2018
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The Back Bay-based Compassionate Organics medical marijuana company has applied to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for relief to open a medical marijuana facility at 633 Tremont St. in the South End. Owner Geoffrey Reilinger said the facility would start as medical only, but he hopes he can get enough support in the...
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Sec Pollack says Development on Existing T Stations is in the Future

March 23, 2018
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State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack told the Back Bay Association on Tuesday morning that the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) sees air rights projects and development on top of existing T stations as the future of transit oriented development. Using the South End Gateway project on top of the Back Bay Station as an...
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Police Body Camera Seen as Initial Success for Officers, Public

March 16, 2018
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In preliminary data unveiled at a Council hearing on Monday, March 12, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the Boston Police body-worn camera pilot has been a success to date. “The preliminary results are for the most part all positive,” he said. “I haven’t heard one complaint from the officers who are wearing them....
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