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Councilor Essaibi George Hopes to Curb Discarded Needles with New Ordinance

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Mark Carrig takes his daily walk through the beautiful and ornate Chester Square, it usually includes scouring the grounds for discarded, used drug needles. The contrast of a cascading fountains, well-appointed pathways and relaxing green spaces interspersed with graphic drug use, and evidence thereof, is played out in many of...
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Local Chef to Represent Massachusetts in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Chef Kyle McClelland from the Saltie Girl in the Back Bay will be traveling down to New Orleans, along with 12 other chefs from across the country, to compete in the nation’s ultimate seafood cooking-competition. The 2017 Great American Seafood Cook-off will be held at the Ernest Morial Convention Center on...
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BPDA Director Golden ‘Encouraged’ by Progress with Alexandra Hotel

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One week after a buyer was identified for the Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street in the South End, Boston Planning and Development Agency Director Brian Golden said he was very pleased to see that progress has been made towards developing the long-decrepit property. “Obviously we’re pleased with the news and looking...
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Police Briefs 08-03-2017

August 5, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log July 24 595 Commonwealth Ave  – Towed Motor Vehicle E Berkeley St  – Property – Found 207 Newbury St  – Graffiti 40 Dalton St  – Larceny Theft From Mv – Non-Accessory 698 Massachusetts Ave  – Investigate Person 374 Commonwealth Ave  – Property – Found 53...
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Open Newbury a Success on Sunday

July 28, 2017
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Open Newbury a Success on Sunday

The Chen brothers, Adam, Lucas, and Jason, enjoyed the open space on Newbury Street, relishing in the opportunity to use their scooters without the worry of traffic on Sunday morning, July 23, when Newbury Street went car-free for the Open Newbury day.
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Opera in Worcester Sq

July 28, 2017
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Opera in Worcester Sq

The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) hosted Music on the Square: Opera in the Park. Pictured above Claire Peterson, 5, enjoying Opera in the Park with her mother Courtney Peterson at Worcester Square.
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Hotel Alexandra sells to Cambridge Company, to Close in 12 Months

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The most recent struggles over the long-blighted Hotel Alexandra could be coming to an end soon, as an attorney for the Church of Scientology announced Tuesday night that the hotel property had been sold to Common Management Corporation of Cambridge for an undisclosed amount of money. Attorney David Suny alerted community...
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Neighborhood Slow Streets Program Leaves Many Residents Disappointed

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The five neighborhoods that will join the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in 2017 were announced Thursday, July 20, leaving many communities who applied disappointed. The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a community-based effort to reduce speeds and improve the quality of life on Boston’s local streets. The Boston Transportation Department (BTD)...
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Ward 4 Democrats Find New Energy, Seeing a Revival at the Local Level

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There was a time not long ago that the Ward 4 Democratic Committee had lost momentum and was sputtering to keep itself together, but now new energy from new and longtime residents has elevated the status of the “Ward 4 Dems” and put them back into the lexicon of the neighborhood....
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News Briefs

July 28, 2017
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POLICE BEGIN COORDINATED PATROLS The Boston Police announced this week at the South End Forum’s Opiate Working Group that a coordinated patrol effort is underway in the Mass/Cass and surrounding South End areas – an effort that includes arrests when warranted and a loving push toward recovery services as well. Dep. Supt. Winifred Cotter...
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