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George Robert White Memorial “The Angel” in Common Revealed

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After months of being cocooned, The George Robert White Memorial or locally known as “The Angel”, has been revealed, making a forgotten dark corner of the Boston Public Garden into a centerpiece. On Wednesday, June 7,  The Friends of the Public Garden hosted a grand opening ceremony in the Public Garden...
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Jonathan Starr Receives Honorary Diploma at Learning Project Graduation

June 23, 2017
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On Wednesday, June 14, The Learning Project Elementary School gathered at the First Lutheran Church in the Back Bay to celebrate its sixth-grade graduation. As part of this ceremony each year, the school has a tradition of granting an “Honorary Learning Project Diploma” to one deserving recipient. The purpose of this diploma is to...
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Mayor’s Home Rule Petition to Amend Current Shadow Laws is Filed with the State

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh has filed a home rule petition with the state legislature that will allow the Winthrop Square Project to go forward at 775 feet, which is no reduction from the original height that was proposed by the developers. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Joseph Boncore are petitioning...
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Dr. Kenneth Edelin Honored at Square Dedication and Sign Unveiling

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Kenneth Edelin, members of his family, Boston City Council members, Mayor Martin Walsh, Governor Deval Patrick and others joined for a Square Dedication and Sign Unveiling in front of the Boston Medical Center on Thursday, June 15. Dr. Edelin was the first African American...
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Neighborhood Coordinator Chambers to Leave Post

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After nearly two years of representing the South End and Bay Village for Mayor Martin Walsh, Sam Chambers announced on Wednesday, June 14, that he would be leaving his post for a promotion on June 30. He will continue, however, to be the liaison for the LGBTQ community. “For the past...
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Police Briefs 06-22-2017

June 23, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log June 12 420 Massachusetts Ave  — Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 21 Father Francis J Gilday S  — Investigate Person Dartmouth St  — Robbery – Street 31 Saint James Ave  — Assault Simple – Battery 24 Yawkey Way  — Investigate Property 874 Harrison Ave  — Larceny Shoplifting...
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Questioning the Curious Pedestrian and Others Around Us

June 23, 2017
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There’s no question that Boston residents have a bit of steel barrier between themselves and all others. Maybe you’re a tourist on vacation and reading this column, or maybe you’ve lived in the Hub for a bit and haven’t yet cracked the code. One of the best ways to penetrate the cranky veneer of...
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The Opioid Epidemic is Truly Frightening

June 23, 2017
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If you were to ask the typical American what they believe to be the greatest danger to the well-being of our children and citizens, no doubt most would answer the threat from international terrorism. But the reality is that terrorism, even if you count the World Trade Center attack on 9/11, registers barely a...
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47th Annual Pride Parade in the Bean

June 17, 2017
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47th Annual Pride Parade in the Bean

Thousands marched on the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10, in the South End, Back Bay and Downtown areas. Excited participants and observers were all over the route, including this great group of Sun readers. (front row L-R) Jake Kenyon, Kris Arcand, Colin Bates, Brad Stankiewicz, and Blaine Warne (Holding flag). (2nd row...
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BCCC Fundraiser Honors Officer Jorge Dias

June 17, 2017
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BCCC Fundraiser Honors Officer Jorge Dias

Officer Jorge Dias hugs his wife, Lori Dias, at Blackstone Community Center Council Fundraiser, honoring his service. After more than two decades in D-4, Dias a native Southender transferred to the School Unit. The Blackstone established a scholarship in his name for his dedicated work to the youth of the South End.
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