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The Children Who Would Take Over the Playpen

May 20, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone At the risk of suffering the effects of a negative Tweet, or perhaps being parodied on a poster board sign, Mr. Boston is going to take on the Boston “students” this week that seem to be in a constant state of unrest. I watched on Tuesday as a mundane coffee...
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Police Briefs 05-19-2016

May 20, 2016
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Back Bay Kenmore/ Fenway South End Police Log May 9 685 Massachusetts Ave. – Robbery – Street Tremont/West Newton streets – Investigate Property Harrison/Massachusetts avenue – Property – Lost 760 Boylston St. – Larceny – Shoplifting 100 East Canton St. – Child Abandonment (No Assault) Arlington/Tremont streets – Assault Simple – Battery 850 Harrison...
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Letter to the Editor

May 20, 2016
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Takes issue with proposed construction on Marlborough Street Dear Editor: 362 Marlborough proposes: construction of a one-story rear yard brick addition with a garage door, pedestrian door and roof-top deck, which would require destruction of portions of historic façade and removal of a beautiful and healthy mature flowering dogwood tree;  construction of a main...
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And Speaking of Greenery,Tree Locations Being Sought

May 20, 2016
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Just a few weeks ago we were still in the  throes of winter with bare trees; but today with the leaves of many tress coming out, the sight makes one realize how lucky we are to have so many mature trees in our neighborhood.  The importance of trees in our neighborhoods was evident last...
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Beacon Hill Garden Club Tour

May 20, 2016
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Today’s weather makes you feel like just being outdoors as the 87th Annual Beacon Hill Garden Tour begins.  This is a real opportunity for residents to visit these unique green spots in an inner city neighborhood where homeowners do an unbelievable job in turning a small backyard into a flowering oasis. In the last...
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‘El Tiante’ for South End Baseball

May 13, 2016
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‘El Tiante’ for South End Baseball

Former Red Sox pitching great, Luis Tiant takes to the mound in the opening day ceremony for South End Baseball at Peters Park on Saturday.
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Highway Advocacy Defined Activism for Kruckemeyer

May 13, 2016
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Highway Advocacy Defined Activism for Kruckemeyer

By Seth Daniel When Ken Kruckemeyer waits on his bicycle at Columbus Avenue traffic lights, he is no longer alone. The long-time South End resident/activist and former project manager for the Southwest Corridor Park now sees dozens of bikers accompanying him and it’s a dream realized – much in the same way the neighborhood...
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Not So Fast:Community,Council Put a Stop on Flower Exchange Project

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on Tuesday suddenly removed a planned vote from its meeting scheduled for today, May 12, regarding the voluminous Boston Flower Exchange property. And the situation has many in the South End furious. “That Flower Exchange property is a very significant piece of land and will have...
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Council Calls on BRA for Urban Renewal Meeting

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter last week calling for a September meeting. The letter was discussed...
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Plan Revealed for South End Library

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Friends of the South End Library revealed an ambitious five-phase plan to update the South End Library starting with a $100,000 spruce-up this year. Marleen Neinhuis of the Friends told the South End Forum on Tuesday night that they hope to raise $25,000 and use Boston Public Library (BPL) money...
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