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The Haves and Have Mores: The Heartbreak of High School in Boston Public Schools

April 22, 2017
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Over Easter Dinner this past Sunday, I was speaking with a relative of mine who mentioned his family had been put in disarray over the last month, particularly his wife, who had been brought to tears on many occasions and was quite distraught on a daily basis. The culprit:  Boston’s exam schools. I should...
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Letter to the Editor

April 22, 2017
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Dear Editor, I read with great interest Deb Blair’s April 11 letter to the Editor concerning the Winthrop Square garage project. Her position is that the one-time inflow of cash from the sale of the parking garage is worth trading off the integrity and vitality of the Common for today’s users and future generations...
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A Truly Perilous Time

April 22, 2017
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When President Obama left office, he made it clear to incoming President Trump that the most important foreign policy challenge that the new administration would face would be figuring out how to prevent North Korea from developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could be equipped with a thermonuclear warhead that could reach the...
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Createfest 2017

April 14, 2017
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Createfest 2017

Musician Hayley Thompson King during CREATE Boston at South End’s SoWa Market zeros in on the lyrics to her song last Friday night, April 7. CREATE paired up Boston’s best musicians, artists, bartenders and chefs in one colossal event put on by Chef Louis DiBiccari. It was the kickoff to a weekend full of...
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Uses Celebrates 125 Years

April 14, 2017
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Uses Celebrates 125 Years

State Rep. Byron Rushing speaking during the opening recepion for the United South End Settlements’ (USES) 125th Anniversary exhibition at the Harriet Tubman House in the South End.
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Shadow Change Before Council:Would Affect Winthrop Sq and Copley Sq

April 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh has filed at the Council meeting on April 12, a long anticipated Home Rule Petition with Boston City Council called, “Petition for a Special Law Re: An Act Protecting Sunlight and Promoting Economic Development in the City of Boston,” that would change the 25-year-old State laws that governs...
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Exchange South End Talking to Jacobson’s, will Host Open House On Site

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Members of the Abbey Group told the New York Streets Neighborhood Association (NYSNA) that they have been talking with the owners of the property next to the Boston Flower Exchange – site of the potential Exchange South End development – about further development. The Abbey Group also announced at the NYSNA...
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BVNA Votes in Favor of Proposed Stuart Street Tower

April 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After a long, arduous debate among Bay Village residents, the Neighborhood Association voted to not oppose the proposed 19-story tower slated for 212 Stuart Street. In a Bay Village Neighborhood Association (BVNA) general meeting that took place this past Monday, members of the organization took to the ballot box to vote...
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News Briefs

April 14, 2017
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SOUTH END BUSINESS BREAKFAST Several neighborhood partners and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a South End Business Breakfast on Monday, April 24, at 10 a.m. in the Gaslight Brasserie du Coin, 560 Harrison Ave. The event will offer an opportunity to network with small business in the South End and...
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Work and Play Mix Well for BMC’s Sarge the Healing Dog, One of 15 Dogs Highlighted Nationwide

April 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are dogs that are great pets, and then there are dogs that go above and beyond. ‘Sarge’ at Boston Medical Center (BMC) in the South End is one of those dogs who knows how to make things better for the patients of Dr. Georgia Montouris, who treats patients with brain...
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