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Barks and Rec

October 12, 2017
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Barks and Rec

After enjoying a treat, Jennifer Karey wiped the crumbs from her dog Sunny’s face during the Barks and Rec program at Peters Park in the South End on Saturday, Oct. 7. Scores of dogs and their owners participated in the event, which raised funds for three animal-rescue shelters.
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Common Ducklings Turn 30

October 12, 2017
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Common Ducklings Turn 30

Ducklings sculptor Nancy Schön sits on her creation, 30 years after installing it on the Public Gardens. Thousands upon thousands of neighborhood residents and tourists alike have befriended the lovable Ducklings on the Public Gardens – Ducklings that were inspired by Robert McCloskey’s book “Make Way for Ducklings.”
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MIT Fraternity Blames Harvard Freshman for Violation, but Indoor Waterfall Did Not Help

October 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Phi Delta Theta MIT fraternity located at 97 Bay State Road near Kenmore Square ran into some trouble with the licensing board after an early semester party got out of hand. On the evening of Sept. 3, Sgt. Detective Robert Mulvey testified that Boston Police arrived at the scene at...
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Watson Park:Small on the Map, Big in the Neighborhood

October 12, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Watson Park on Taylor Street might be one of the smallest little parks in the city if one looks at a map, but neighbors say it has knitted together generations of folks in the area throughout the decades in a way that defies its square footage. Neighbors and former neighbors, including...
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BPL Gains New Outreach Manager to Provide Care to Homeless

October 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to provide additional care to individuals in need, the Boston Public Library (BPL) has taken on a new outreach manager to provide a path of services to unsheltered individuals drawn to the spaces and resources of the libraries in Boston. The goal of the program is to ensure...
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News Briefs

October 12, 2017
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OPIATE WORKING GROUP TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING IN NOV The South End Forum Opiate Working Group has announced that it will have a community-wide public meeting on the week before Thanksgiving, likely on Nov. 15 or 16, to unveil more than a year’s worth of ideas and suggestions Those ideas and suggestions will center...
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‘Crucial Catch’ with NFL at SECHC

October 12, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Three organizations, including the National Football League (NFL), will come together at the South End Community Health Center this Tuesday, Oct. 17, for a one-of-a-kind event to draw awareness to early detection of cancer. The program is called ‘Crucial Catch’ and is a nationwide initiative with the NFL and the American...
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All-Door Bus Boarding Deemed a Success on Silver Line

October 12, 2017
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The pilot program for the Silver Line through the South End that allowed boarding at all doors through the summer has proven to speed up operations and improve perceptions of the bus by riders. The Silver Line Better Bus Experience, a partnership between BostonBRT, the MBTA, and the City of Boston, tested all-door boarding...
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Community Choice Energy is Adopted by the City of Boston

October 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to make Boston a little greener, the Boston City Council on Oct. 4, voted unanimously to adopt Community Choice Energy (CCE), with the goal of increasing the consumption of renewable energy across the city. The order, which was filed by City Council President Michelle Wu and City Councilor...
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Dinopoulos Endorses Mike Kelley in Final Election for District 2 City Council

October 12, 2017
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Nearly half of the voters in the preliminary election for District 2 City Council seat supported an alternative to the establishment candidate. With that in mind, and in a show of unity following a competitive summer campaign, Corey Dinopoulos endorsed the true-progressive candidate Mike Kelley’s bid for the seat being vacated by Councilor Bill...
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