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Several Local Women Recognized By Mayor Walsh for Women’s Day

March 11, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Mayor Martin Walsh’s Office of Women’s Advancement celebrated International Women’s Day by awarding 31 females from around the city, including one in the South End, Fenway and two in the Back Bay on Tuesday, March 8. Those recognized were Reinelda “Chiqui” Rivera, a community activist, Ashley Rose, an educator, Lily Lynch,...
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The Elusive Bright Lights of the Day

March 11, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone The spotlight is a strange and temporary thing these days. Today, so many people come in the spotlight from complete obscurity, and you hear about them continuously in a cyclical way for days, months or maybe even a year or two. Then, they just disappear. I recently left good ol’...
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Artist Building to Open for ‘First Friday’

March 4, 2016
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Artist Building to Open for ‘First Friday’

By Jordan Frias Harrison Avenue artists have been opening up their studios to the public for a decade now and it is all thanks to Stephen Silver, founder of the South of Washington (SoWa) Artists Guild. He and co-founder Debby Krim are the backbone of the organization that is looking to draw more locals...
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Batter Up:South End Baseball Makes Plans for 2016 Season

March 4, 2016
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Batter Up:South End Baseball Makes Plans for 2016 Season

By Cary Shuman Mike Kudisch is pleased that Mother Nature has given Boston a mild winter so far. Last year, Kudisch and other youth baseball administrators across the city saw baseball fields fully covered in snow in March after a succession of major storms. Kudisch, commissioner of South End Baseball – an independent organization...
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Council Votes for Detective Contract

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston City Council voted unanimously last week to approve an arbitration award for a 29 percent pay increase over six years for the Boston Police’s Benvolent Society of Detectives Benevolent Society. Councillors did not choose to reject the measure, which was suggested by the Boston Municipal Research Bureau – as...
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Street Sweeping Program Gets Early Start in South End

March 4, 2016
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By Jordan Frias The City’s street sweeping program began Tuesday, March 1, in the North End, the South End and on Beacon Hill with strict enforcement of the street sweeping schedule. The program, which begins citywide on April 1 for an eight-month or 10-month period, depending on the neighborhood, was delayed in these areas...
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Design Options for Tremont St Side Of Common Garage Shown at Meeting

March 4, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Design options for the Tremont Street side of the Boston Common were shared at a public briefing meeting on February 25. Gary Claiborne, project manager at Pressley Associates, the local landscape architect firm that was hired by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, presented a potential design to a group of...
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Cartoons in the Front Room

March 4, 2016
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By Seth Daniel I can picture it like it was yesterday. Lying stomach down on a braided rug – my head cradled in my palms – beside my cousins, or my neighborhood buddies, in what was called the ‘front room.’ It was there that the television would beam out cartoons in the strange Technicolor...
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Back Bay Night Out Featured at Prudential on March 10

March 4, 2016
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It’s time to welcome the spring season at this year’s Back Bay Night Out – an evening filled with the latest in fashion, food and more. In partnership with the Back Bay Association, the annual Back Bay Night Out gives attendees a chance to experience Prudential Center, while perusing an array of retailers, lifestyle...
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Recommendations Made on City Employee Residency Requirement

March 4, 2016
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By John Lynds Following a hearing last Friday the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations chaired by At-Large Councilor Michael Flaherty released its recommendations to the Council for a vote regarding changes to the city residency requirement for city employees. In January Mayor Martin Walsh filed recommendations to the committee that would look to...
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