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O’day,West Newton Group Look to Unite The Community in Often-Troubled Park

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Earlier this month, the O’Day/West Newton neighborhood group met for only the third time in its short history – intent on getting something going in O’Day Park that could unite the various neighborhoods of the South End. The group – a subcommittee off of the Blackstone/Franklin Neighborhood Association – has quickly...
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Boston Nearly Last in Rankings for Being Pet-Friendly City

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The population of dogs in Boston is em-“barking” on a continuing surge in numbers, but a recent study on pet-friendly cities has indicated that out of the top 100 cities in America, Boston ranks 98th – and some dog owners agree that the City needs to do more to accommodate pets...
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What Will We Do When the Stores Are Gone?

August 29, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Perhaps the biggest threat to the layout, zoning and traditional organization of Boston and its neighborhoods are the white ‘Amazon’ trucks that have swarmed the neighborhoods over the past six months. On every stoop and in most doorways, one will see two or three packages per day waiting for residents...
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New Biotech to Open Headquarters and Laboratories in Fenway Area

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The West Fens will soon play host to a biotech company from Cambridge. In early 2017, the Van Ness building, located at 1325 Boylston Street will receive Decibel Therapeutics, a company focused on discovering and developing new medicines that protect, repair, and restore hearing. Decibel Therapeutics have entered into a lease...
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Homeless Groups Advocate for Return of Long Island,Against B.Good Contract

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Homeless advocates are calling the continued closure and uncertainty around the Long Island Shelter – and particularly the plan around rebuilding the bridge – one of the most glaring, but unreported, problems facing the city and its most vulnerable population. On Monday afternoon, about 50 activists and former residents of Long...
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TEA to Celebrate 15th Anniversary at Moondance Gala in September

August 29, 2016
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On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Esplanade Association will celebrate 15 years of Making Life Better in the Park at their annual “Moondance Gala” to be held along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. As one of the most beautiful evenings of the fall social season, this year’s “Moondance Gala” is expected to...
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Red Bull Flugtag Competition Flies into Boston

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Soaring into the murky waters of the Charles River this past Saturday, teams from around New England sported their wings during the Red Bull Flugtag competition. Challenging both bravery and brains teams battled it out on homemade flying machines as they launched them off a 28-foot high flight deck in hopes...
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Boston Police Make Arrest in South End Sexual Assault

August 29, 2016
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Boston Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a sexual assault in the South End on Monday. Eduardo Rodriguez, age 31, of Boston was arrested by officers assigned to the Boston Police Special Investigations Unit and charged with aggravated rape, indecent assault and battery, armed robbery, intimidation of a witness and aggravated kidnapping....
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Drought Lowers Ground Water Table Causing Concern for Underground Wood Pilings

August 29, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Holding up many of the buildings that are found in neighborhoods like the Back Bay and flat of Beacon Hill are underground wood pilings that provide the support needed to keep them from sinking into the marshlands that once surrounded Boston. But, with a drought in effect, the water table that...
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George Robert White Memorial Fountain Restoration Begins

August 29, 2016
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This week, the long-awaited restoration of the fountain at the George Robert White Memorial has started. After more than 30 years, the Friends will bring the water back to this iconic memorial, which for many is a beloved symbol of the Public Garden. The White Memorial is an important Daniel Chester French commission, where...
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