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IBA Launches Year-Long 50 Anniversary Celebrations

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 8 Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA) launched their year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a cocktail event hosted by The Boston Foundation at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. Surrounded by elected state officials and leading local executives, IBA CEO Vanessa Calderon-Rosado kicked off the milestone year with...
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Armenian Business Network Annual Thanksgiving Party

December 1, 2017
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Photos and Story by Beth Treffeisen The Armenian Business Network (ABN) held their Annual Thanksgiving Party on Monday, Nov. 20, at Annoush’ella Saj Kitchen in the South End. All of the proceeds benefit The Halo Trust’s “Safe Steps for the people of Karabakh” campaign with the goal to rid Nagorno Karabakh, a region in...
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WSANA Applauds Measure in Gov Baker’s Opiate CARE Act

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) has taken the rare step of sounding off on state matters, voting unanimously to write a letter of support for a key provision in Gov. Charlie Baker’s Opiate CARE Act proposal. Baker released the CARE Act on Nov. 14, and the proposed legislation has...
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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

December 1, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire, the tragedy was commemorated Tuesday with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stephanie Schorow, a former Boston Herald reporter and author of six books, including “The Cocoanut Grove Fire,” “Boston: A History of...
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Beacon Gallery Opens along Harrison Ave Creating a Warm Little Oasis Filled with Art

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In what used to be a run-down office space tucked away in an underground location along Harrison Avenue, in the South End, a warm oasis filled with art has taken its place, transforming the barren corner into a welcoming art gallery. The newly opened Beacon Gallery at 524B Harrison Ave. is...
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Police Briefs 11-30-2017

December 1, 2017
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Back Bay Knemore Fenway South End Police Log Nov. 20 Brookline Ave  — Warrant Arrest 580 Commonwealth Ave  — Investigate Person 20 Charlesgate West  — Trespassing Clarendon St  — Assault Simple – Battery 57 Traveler St  — Towed Motor Vehicle 500 Commonwealth Ave  — Property – Lost 396 Northampton St  — Property – Found...
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Holiday Celebrations Around the Area

December 1, 2017
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SOUTH END Christmas is in the air at Worcester Square. The WSANA has scheduled its Tree Lighting for Dec. 3, 4-6 p.m. in Worcester Square with a special visit from Santa Claus on a fire truck. Fundraising tickets are now available from WSANA members. It is the only fundraising even for WSANA of the...
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Getting Gas in the Brave New (Bicycle) World

December 1, 2017
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Dare I complain about such unpopular things as cars and gasoline stations? Certainly I dare to, but I note that I risk having the vocal and verbose bike mafia on my tail. Luckily they are no match to keep up with my car. That’s right. I’m still a driver and in most modern circles...
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Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2017
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On Beyond Hullabaloo in Back Bay… Dear Editor, At the risk of further fueling the Back Bay Hullabaloo, and in the interest of clarity and civility, I am pushing the “reply all” button for Martyn Roetter’s letter to the editor the week before Thanksgiving, with the two issues addressed separately. Part 1: Medical Marijuana...
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GOP: Tax the Middle-Class and Give Cuts for the Richest

December 1, 2017
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Although there still are many variations of the Republican tax plans in the House and Senate that eventually will need to be worked out, they all share a common theme: Raise taxes for the middle class and cut taxes for the very wealthiest. If ever there was a tax plan that could be devised...
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