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Police Briefs 06-15-2017

June 17, 2017
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Back Bay – Fenway/Kenmore – South End Police Log June 5 533 Commonwealth Ave  – Towed Motor Vehicle 465 Commonwealth Ave  – Verbal Dispute 160 W Springfield St  – Investigate Person Beacon St  – Towed Motor Vehicle 725 Albany St  – Burglary – Commercial – Force 214 Northampton St  – Harassment 15 Arlington St ...
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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...
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BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome at the Cyclorama

June 9, 2017
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BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome at the Cyclorama

The Wondertwins (Bob and Billy McClain) performed at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) annual fundraising gala, BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome in the South End on Saturday, June 4. The annual BCA Ball drew more than 400 guests to the Cyclorama and raised nearly $200,000.
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9th Annual Charles River Swim

June 9, 2017
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9th Annual Charles River Swim

Chris Ives, of Watertown, exits the Charles River last Saturday morning,June 3, after the 9th Annual Charles River Swim. The annual race celebrates the fact that the once hopelessly polluted River can now host swimmers. Ives said he feels great about the river and that it’s clean enough to swim in nowadays.
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Residents Concerned Over Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen National Grid is planning to install a natural gas distribution pipeline that will run from the Back Bay into the Fenway neighborhood. The announcement of the proposed pipeline was brought to the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Green Committee hearing on Wednesday, May 31. Kathryn Bell, the Neighborhood Liaison...
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This Valedictorian Won’t Be Held Back: Chow Shoots for Success

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel So many people have tried to hold Ivy K. Chow back throughout her life, but to date, she’s had none of that. Growing up in Castle Square (CSTO), she said many of her peers and her mother’s traditional Chinese friends have boxed her into a corner – lowering expectations for her...
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Positive Reviews Lead the Fenway Cultural District’s Renewal

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In the heart of Boston, Fenway serves as the hub for arts and culture throughout the City. After gaining the state-designated cultural district five years ago, it has only enhanced and expanded the many resources available to artists, students and tourists in the area. On Wednesday, June 7, the Boston City...
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News Briefs

June 9, 2017
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CANDIDATE NIGHTS FOR COUNCIL Jon Santiago, the Ward 4 Democratic chair, reported that the Committee will hold two candidate nights for City Council. The District 7 race, which has numerous candidate running, will have the candidate night on June 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the USES building. The District 2 race will have a...
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Tremont Street at the Forefront for City’s Safety Efforts after Fatality

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Frustrated neighbors faced off Tuesday night at the South End Forum with equally frustrated Boston Transportation Department employees – also Southenders – over the speed of making safety changes to Tremont Street in the wake of a fatal car on pedestrian crash May 29. While neighbors like Eric Huang of Blackstone...
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Uses Announce Its Vision125 Plan

June 9, 2017
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United South End Settlements (USES) announced its Vision125 plan, its five-year strategic plan that aims to disrupt the cycle of poverty for 1,000 children and their families, on Wednesday night, May 24, at The Neighborhood Gala  – welcoming more than 400 guests. With a backdrop of delicious food from 19 local restaurants, dancing, and...
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