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Fire Prevention Week

October 14, 2016
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Nothing can be more devastating than a fire in your home.  Years of memories can all but vanish as pictures, letters and mementos of a family’s lifetime are lost in the flames. And in some cases, a fire claims a life. We urge our readers to look around their house or apartment and do...
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Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera Defend B.A.A. Half Marathon Titles

October 14, 2016
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Experience proved to be the difference maker at the 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, on Sunday, Oct. 8, in a race that weaved through the Back Bay, Fenway and ended at Franklin Park. Kenyans Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera pushed through relentless rainfall and blustery...
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BARKTOBERFEST

October 7, 2016
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BARKTOBERFEST

Hilde the Dachshund, held by Kevin Cater, gets his third place ribbon during the SoWa Barktoberfest to benefit the South End’s Animal Rescue League (ARL). The daylong festivities on Oct. 2, sponsored by the ARL Young Professionals, helped raise much-needed funds for the ARL and brought the neighborhood, and its dogs, out for a...
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Blessing of the Animals

October 7, 2016
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Blessing of the Animals

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals, was celebrated at Cathedral of the Holy Cross Parish on Tuesday Oct. 4th. A blessing of the animals ceremony was conducted by Father O’Leary Sunday, Oct. 2.In the top photos Father O’Leary blessed Shelly the cocker spaniel held by Chris Bowman.
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McKinley School Demo,Quincy School Plans Put on Bookshelf for Now

October 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A sudden and controversial plan to potentially demolish the McKinley South End Academy on Warren Avenue in the South End and build a new 4-6 story school to house the Josiah Quincy Middle and High Schools has been shelved for the time being in order to get more input from faculty,...
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Girard,Cathedral Parish Partner for Great New Housing

October 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel On rare occasions, community institutions and residential property developers come together in synchronicity – with both parties meeting at the intersection of win-win. The development of the Girard apartment building on Harrison Avenue, behind the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, is by most accounts just such an occurrence. The Girard began...
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Brookline Ave Bridge to be Renamed After Big Papi

October 7, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Around Fenway Park, fans, residents and visitors will now have a number of ways to pay tribute to the soon-to-retire Red Sox hitter David Ortiz or to fans known as Big Papi. As part of a joint-plan between the House, Senate and Governor’s office, the House Committee on Ways and Means...
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Boston City Council Pushes for Mitigation of Canada Geese

October 7, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Canada Geese that flout long black necks and white cheek markings are plaguing Boston’s multiple parks and fields around the city. The growing population continues to litter the grass, walkways and docks with unwanted droppings, causing many public spaces to be left unpleasant and even unwelcoming to residents. In an effort...
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News Briefs

October 7, 2016
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VOTER INFO NIGHT AT CSTO The Chinese Progressive Association is providing a Voter Education Workshop on October 18 at 6 p.m. in partnership with Castle Square Tenants Organization at the Castle Square Community Center, 2nd floor. The night will discuss the candidates, what their platforms are and review the ballot questions that could potentially...
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Taste of Fenway Draws Crowd Despite Cold, Windy Weather

October 7, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen On a cold, windy evening  Wednesday September 28, wafts of grilled, BBQ, and sautéed food filled the air as crowds of people streamed in to eat, socialize, and enjoy live music at Fenway Park area on Van Ness Street. Filled with food and drink tastings from over 20 restaurants from the...
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