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February 23, 2018
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WENTWORTH PRESIDENT TO RETIRE Zorica Pantic, Ph.D., the first woman to lead Wentworth Institute of Technology, has announced that she will retire next year after a highly productive era marked by historic transformations of the school’s campus and curriculum. “Wentworth is an amazing institution that delivers a high-quality education and strong return on investment...
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February 9, 2018
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MARLBOROUGH STREET TREES After the controversial decision of the Back Bay Architectural Commission to approve the removal of a large Ailanthus tree on Marlborough Street this past year between Massachusetts Avenue and Charlesgate East, the Garden Club of the Back Bay realized how little trees lined that block. With the support of both the...
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February 2, 2018
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OFFICERS RECOVER FIREARM At about 9:25 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 27, 2018, officers from District D-4 (South End) were on patrol in the area of 35 Brannon-Harris Way in the Lennox area when officers observed an individual, believed to be the subject of a no-trespass order, enter one of the buildings inside the complex....
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January 25, 2018
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HOTEL ALEXANDRA NEWS Developers of the Hotel Alexandra, community members and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) are working on a very creative solution to help the old hotel on Washington Street overcome some major hurdles that have cropped up. At the South End Forum this month, Moderator Steve Fox said it has...
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December 22, 2017
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PLASTIC BAG BAN PASSES Next fall, a plastic bag ban will go into effect for stores across Boston. Mayor Martin Walsh signed the ordinance this past Sunday after the Boston City Council voted to ban the bags late last month. According to WBUR, Mayor Walsh signed the ordinance banning the bags to help with...
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December 14, 2017
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BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY FUNDED The Boston City Council voted 13-0 on Dec. 13 for the second time in two weeks (which is required by the City Charter) to approve $123 million in funding for construction of a new Boston Arts Academy on Fenway’s Ipswich Street. With the project now fully funded, it would be...
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December 1, 2017
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES NEW CFO On Monday, Nov. 27 Mayor Martin Walsh announced the appointment of Emme Handy of the South End, as the Chief Financial Officer (CF)), Collector-Treasurer and Chief of Administration and Finance for the City of Boston. Handy brings more than a decade of experience in government finance, administration, and fiscal...
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November 16, 2017
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CORRECTION In a recent story in the Boston Sun, it was reported that a new study about cocaine usage was being conducted by a doctor and team at the Grayken Center in Boston Medical Center. However, a doctor with Boston Medical Center’s Psychiatry Research Center is looking at how to help people curtail their...
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November 3, 2017
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SOUTH END AUTHORS BOOK FEST On Saturday, November 18, the Third Annual South End Authors’ Book Festival will be held at the Harry Dow Community Room at Tent City, 130 Dartmouth St. The event will run from 2-5 p.m. and is free. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. “We have a great...
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October 27, 2017
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OPIATE WORKING GROUP TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING IN NOV. The South End Forum’s Working Group on Opiates will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m. for the South End, Newmarket, St. Botolph and other adjacent neighborhood. The meeting will be an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, and learn about...
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