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‘Ink Underground’ Park to Debut in June, Events Through the Summer

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and National Development announced on Wednesday that the new, eight-acre park under the Expressway is set to officially open on June 8 and will have a lot of unique activities throughout the summer. The park is the first of its kind in Boston and part...
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Fenway Civic Association Holds First Quarterly Meeting

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen As members of the Fenway Civic Association (FCA) noshed on Tasty Burgers and caught up with friends from around town, the business of the first quarterly meeting turned to neighborhood engagement. “We want to have new engagement and more input with our community and from the City to the community,” said...
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SoWa Open Market Kicks Off 2017 Season On April 29 with Saturday Expansion

April 7, 2017
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With the mission to build community and support local small businesses, the award-winning SoWa Open Market will kick off its 14th season on Saturday, April 29, and expand its weekly celebration of more than 150 of the region’s best makers to every Saturday and Sunday through October. The announcement is the conclusion of a...
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Patios and Pina Coladas: When a Regulation isn’t Really a Regulation

April 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When spring weather arrives, and things warm up, in Boston’s Back Bay, Fenway and South End, restaurant owners are primed to open up their patios for al fresco dining – as patrons clamor to break out of cabin fever and enjoy a meal as soon as the weather cooperates. This week,...
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Police Briefs 04-06-2017

April 7, 2017
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Back Bay–Kenmore/Fenway–South End Police Log March 27 363 Albany St. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 53 Huntington Ave. – Larceny Shoplifting 37 East Springfield St. – Investigate Property 99 Norway St. – Investigate Person 75 W Rutland Square – Property – Found 82 West Concord St. – Vandalism 103 Norway St. – Verbal Dispute 607...
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Wisdom in A Bus Station Bathroom, and Words Heard on the Street

April 7, 2017
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Sometimes when the seasons begin to change people get talkative and the whole city seems to break out of the winter shell, and conversations pick up. I feel like that’s happening now. As I’ve come and gone over the last week, I’ve picked up a number of funny conversations, sad commentaries, and clueless questions...
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Make it Your Moment: One Boston Day

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh The Boston Marathon showcases the best of Boston. People from all backgrounds and all neighborhoods line the streets and celebrate one another and our city. Runners are cheered on by complete strangers, because everyone is in it together. And even when the finish line is nowhere in sight, we...
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Training to Fight the Empire

March 31, 2017
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Training to Fight the Empire

WANT TO FIGHT LIKE A JEDI? Jacky Martin (left) battles David Leung in a light saber demonstration last Saturday, March 25, at the Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) on Arlington Street. The duo were from Boston Jedi and showed a packed class how to fight with the Star Wars light saber. The free...
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St Botolph’s ‘Shake It Off’ Get Together

March 31, 2017
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St Botolph’s ‘Shake It Off’ Get Together

NOODLES AND NEIGHBORS! Donald Hess and Peter Cahn enjoy their dinner of noodles and chicken last Thursday, March 16, at the St. Botolph Neighborhood Association’s annual ‘Shake it Off’ get-together at the YMCA on Huntington Avenue. The event drew a large crowd to “shake off” the winter blues and prepare for the spring civic...
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When Not to Whisper:BBAC Cited for Open Meeting Law Violation

March 31, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Attorney General’s Office concluded that the Committee members of the Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) improperly deliberated during the Violations Subcommittee hearing on September 26, by talking in hushed voices among themselves for more than three minutes about a contentious situation on Hereford Street. The Open Meeting Law requires that...
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