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National Night Out

August 5, 2017
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National Night Out

HEAD-LINER: “Heder” of the Floor Lords dance troupe performed up, down and every which way during the South End 21st annual National Night Out celebration in Castle Square on Tuesday night, Aug. 1. The celebration brought out Mayor Martin Walsh, Police Commissioner William Evans and many more to the summer anti-crime celebration. Police officers...
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Walk for Renewables

August 5, 2017
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Walk for Renewables

Cam Wilson was marching for both 350.org and for the Boston Clean Energy Coalition holds up a sign saying “No KXL Pipeline” at the Walk for Renewables.
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Gov Baker Signs Bill for New Shadow Law

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Gov. Charlie Baker signed a home-rule petition into law Friday that would allow Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot luxury, condo tower on the site of the shuttered, city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, thereby bypassing two existing state “shadow” laws protecting the Boston Common and Public Garden. While the new building would...
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South End Hosts District 2 Candidate Forum

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Outside the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End, proud residents rooting for their favorite District 2 candidate held up colorful signs and posters. Inside, a large crowd formed to listen to the six candidates on topics ranging from displacement of residents due to high rents to traffic safety. The Boston Ward...
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Historic Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe Under New Ownership

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The name still bears the antique spelling of “shoppe,” and the celebrity pictures of folks like “Jason” from Friday the 13th and numerous jazz legends still adorn the walls, but a new ownership has taken over the famous Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe on Columbus Avenue that is excited about their warm reception...
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News Briefs

August 5, 2017
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FILMING FOR AMY SCHUMER MOVIE ON AUG. 7 Union Park Neighborhood Association reports that a production company will be in Boston capturing scenes for a new feature film starring Amy Schumer. On August 7, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., the crew will be filming scenes in two restaurants on Tremont Street near Union...
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Castle Square to Expand Mission Beyond the South End

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) announced on Tuesday night during the National Night Out celebration that they have changed their logo and would begin purchasing properties in other parts of the city to develop affordable housing. Executive Director Deborah Backus and CSTO President Ann Moy unveiled the new logo for...
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Walk for Renewables:Residents Question Need for Proposed Gas Pipeline

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On Tuesday, August 1, climate activists marched along the proposed pathway for a new gas pipeline in the Back Bay and the South End. The march was led by the Green Committee of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) and co-sponsored by the Boston Clean Energy Coalition (BCEC). The...
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Cartier to Open Flagship Store on Newbury Street

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Cartier, an upmarket retailer specializing in fine jewelry, gifts and luxury timepieces, is set to open a flagship store on Newbury Street in the Back Bay. Currently located on only the first floor of 40 Newbury St., Cartier will be making an upgrade by relocating into the entire building at 28...
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A Symbol of the Past:NESOP is Leaving Kenmore Square for Good

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen For 45 years the New England School of Photography has called the iconic Kenmore Square home. Lasting through nine presidents and three Red Sox World Championship games, the school is being pushed out after development firm Related Beal bought the building this past October. “We’ve been in Kenmore Square since the...
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