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The Battle on the Common

May 26, 2017
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The Battle on the Common

Gerry Rooslet, king of his team, battles with ferocity in the first Medieval Combat Battle on Boston Common, May 21. Dozens of “knights” and supporting characters gathered at the top of the morning dressed in chain mail and carrying padded weapons to engage in battle.
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Sending A Message: New Graffiti Wall Mural Takes Shape in Peters Park

May 26, 2017
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Sending A Message: New Graffiti Wall Mural Takes Shape in Peters Park

By Seth Daniel The smell of spray paint and the formation of new faces and figures has been the highlight in Peters Park over the last week as muralist Genaro ‘Gio’ Ortega brought in his crew of muralists and young people to create a new image on the graffiti wall and officially retire the...
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Historic Gateway Stalls the Last Piece of the Christian Science Plaza Renovation

May 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A historic 1934 gateway that served as the original entranceway into the Publishing House of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, has stalled the last piece of the plaza restoration and repair project. At a Boston Landmarks Commission meeting held on Tuesday, May 23, the Commission denied without prejudice the application...
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Scientology Church Lawyer Says Sale of Alexandra Coming Soon

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel An local attorney for the Church of Scientology told the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) that talks are still ongoing to sell the Hotel Alexandra and that a sale could come within a month’s time – with the proceeds from such sale being needed to finance renovations to a new...
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News Briefs

May 26, 2017
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SOWA MARKET ANNOUNCES THEME PARTIES Boston’s largest outdoor market is in full swing, with the SoWa Open Market now bringing 100+ artisans, 50+ local farmers and food makers, a dozen iconic food trucks, craft beers, live music, and good vibes every weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October. As part of the...
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WSANA, Newmarket Skeptical of Residential Project at Old Skipton Pet Store

May 26, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) took a skeptical view to a proposed 66-unit mixed-use apartment building slated for the Methadone Mile on the site of the old Skipton Pet Store – a proposal that the host association, Newmarket Business Association, said it vehemently opposed. All the action came at...
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Opposing Sides Put Community Preservation Committee on Hold

May 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen More work has yet to be done to make the Community Preservation Committee (CPA), that will designate the funds put forth by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), a reality. After back and forth between the advocates Yes for a Better Boston and business groups, Boston City Council members believe there needs...
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FoMu Expands Into the Back Bay

May 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Standing out amongst other ice-cream stores along Newbury Street, Ben & Jerry’s, Emack & Bolio’s and Amorino Boston – FoMu an alternative ice cream shop has popped up for the season offering dairy-free ice cream treats at 177 Newbury Street. It was almost six years ago when founder Deena Jalal along...
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William James College Hosts “Moving Beyond Stigma” Public Forum

May 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen As the opioid crisis continues to sweep across every city in the Commonwealth including Boston’s neighborhoods, the conversation about mental health and substance use disorders is beginning to change. At a public forum, “Moving Beyond Stigma” held on Tuesday, May 23, at the Back Bay Events Center, conversations addressed stigma in...
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New Lifestyle Barre Studio is Coming to Washington Street in the South End

May 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A new type of workout routine is coming to the South End with the opening of Barre3 at 1511 Washington Street. One of over 100 locations across the country, this studio will be led by Jamie Golden, a local South End resident. Barre3 is a functional training with a twist. It...
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