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Ellis Wine Group Helps Build Community

May 7, 2016
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Ellis Wine Group Helps Build Community

By Seth Daniel Smoothing over the rifts of city life, and the anonymity that often exists between neighbors, was something Bill Gregor set out to do in 2002 for the Ellis South End section of the neighborhood. And he decided to do it with wine. Add in some live jazz, and one has found...
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Old Dover Association Irked Over Bike Lane Removal

May 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Old Dover Neighborhood Association voted to send two official comment letters to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on large neighborhood projects and also fielded a fair amount of bike path indignation during its meeting on Tuesday night, May 3. First the bikes. Though there were discussion items on two major...
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Walking Tours of the Public Garden Available

May 7, 2016
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Join the Friends of the Public Garden for free walking tours of Boston’s iconic Public Garden. Learn about the history, sculpture, and horticulture of America’s first public botanical garden by taking a guided tour through this treasured oasis. Led by a team of two volunteers, the free tours are on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...
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Peters Park Annual Meeting on May 9

May 7, 2016
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“The Friends of Peters Park will hold its 2016 Annual Meeting on May 9, at 6:30pm, at Cathedral Station, across from the park at 1222 Washington Street. All are welcome. The Friends of Peters Park is a 501(c)(3) organization of volunteer community members, local residents and businesses, dedicated to safeguarding Peters Park as a...
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Back Bay,South End,Fenway not Included in BYOB Lift

May 7, 2016
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By John Lynds Following the Boston City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously last Thursday lifting the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants. According to a statement from the BLB, the board will work on drafting “stringent rules to regulate the practice” over the next...
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Does the Pedal have the Mettle?

May 7, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Getting around by bicycle is very un-Boston. Truly, and historically, it is. But Boston hasn’t been itself for quite a while, especially recently. Bicyclists were roundly criticized for years by drivers,  and even pedestrians, and mostly seen as an outlier. They were the folks trying to put a square peg...
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Police Briefs 05-05-2016

May 7, 2016
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log April 25 300 Shawmut Ave. – Verbal Dispute 36 Upton St. – Vandalism 17 Exeter St. – Vandalism 650 Harrison Ave. – Warrant Arrest 760 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting Berkeley/Chandler streets – Larceny – Theft from Motor Vehicle – Non-Accessory Clarendon Street/Columbus Avenue...
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Downtown View:Ducklings Then and Now

May 7, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Duckling Day is coming up. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, starting at 10 a.m., the Harvard Marching Band will lead hundreds of parents and children dressed like ducklings from the Boston Common’s Parkman Bandstand into the Public Garden in a re-creation—sort of—of Mrs. Mallard’s trip to the Public Garden...
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Letter to the Editor

May 7, 2016
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Letter carriers will be collecting food on May 14 Dear Editor, Saturday, May 14th, marks the 24th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. Letter carriers walk throughout the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality for too many, hunger. So, each year...
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Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016
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This Sunday is a day set aside to honor our mothers. Few can doubt the loyalty and love that our mothers have exhibited to their children despite the difficulty that some of their children may cause. Growing up in this area more than 50 years ago, mothers were always treated with a special amount...
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