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Beacon Hill Garden Club Tour

May 20, 2016
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Today’s weather makes you feel like just being outdoors as the 87th Annual Beacon Hill Garden Tour begins.  This is a real opportunity for residents to visit these unique green spots in an inner city neighborhood where homeowners do an unbelievable job in turning a small backyard into a flowering oasis. In the last...
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‘El Tiante’ for South End Baseball

May 13, 2016
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‘El Tiante’ for South End Baseball

Former Red Sox pitching great, Luis Tiant takes to the mound in the opening day ceremony for South End Baseball at Peters Park on Saturday.
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Highway Advocacy Defined Activism for Kruckemeyer

May 13, 2016
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Highway Advocacy Defined Activism for Kruckemeyer

By Seth Daniel When Ken Kruckemeyer waits on his bicycle at Columbus Avenue traffic lights, he is no longer alone. The long-time South End resident/activist and former project manager for the Southwest Corridor Park now sees dozens of bikers accompanying him and it’s a dream realized – much in the same way the neighborhood...
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Not So Fast:Community,Council Put a Stop on Flower Exchange Project

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on Tuesday suddenly removed a planned vote from its meeting scheduled for today, May 12, regarding the voluminous Boston Flower Exchange property. And the situation has many in the South End furious. “That Flower Exchange property is a very significant piece of land and will have...
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Council Calls on BRA for Urban Renewal Meeting

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter last week calling for a September meeting. The letter was discussed...
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Plan Revealed for South End Library

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Friends of the South End Library revealed an ambitious five-phase plan to update the South End Library starting with a $100,000 spruce-up this year. Marleen Neinhuis of the Friends told the South End Forum on Tuesday night that they hope to raise $25,000 and use Boston Public Library (BPL) money...
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The Pedigree of the Plate

May 13, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone As the sun emerged from the clouds last weekend for a brief time, I spotted someone coming down the street in a beautiful old Ford Mustang – the kind of vehicle that only comes out on Sundays. However, it wasn’t the bright silver chrome or the roar of the well-tuned...
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Police Briefs 05-12-2016

May 13, 2016
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D-4 Police News Cashing out On Wednesday, May 4, at around 2:41 p.m., police responded to a radio call for a robbery at Soodee, a women’s boutique at 170 Newbury St. There, they spoke with the store’s owner, who said a male suspect, described as approximately 6-feet, 1-inch and 25 to 30 years old,...
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Downtown View:Chain Store Sorrows

May 13, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Local businesses or chain stores. Which is best for Boston neighborhoods and such shopping attractions as Faneuil Hall Marketplace? The tension has resurfaced recently with a local merchant at Faneuil Hall threatened with eviction, two San Francisco chain stores opening on Charles Street on Beacon Hill and fear by North...
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Thank You to the Volunteers

May 13, 2016
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Last Saturday was the last weekend for Mayor Martin Walsh’s Boton Shines campaign.  Over the last three weekends various neighborhoods including Back Bay,  South  End, Kenmore and Fenway had took brooms and rubbish bags to the streets to clean-up winter’s reminder. Needless to say, the weather was just miserable for two of the weekends...
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