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SoWa Market Celebrates Successful Summer, Looks to Put District on the Map

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The SoWa Market has wrapped up an extremely successful summer season, and already organizers of the venture are looking to take the next step in making the entire SoWa District the hub for art and design in all of Boston. To that end, as the Market has wrapped up, SoWa organizers...
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Villa Victoria, IBA Celebrate Renovation of 11 Units of Supportive Housing on Shawmut

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Isabel Claudio has lived in the Residencia Betances for 10 years or more, but her long-time first-floor room has a new way about it. “It’s very good; I’m happy to have something new,” she said in quiet words late last month during the ribbon cutting on the state-financed renovation project of...
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ISD Commissioner Looks to Continue Common Sense Ban on Weekend Work

November 11, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Few things are more sacred than the weekends for those in the South End who spend their weekdays working hard and on the run. So it is, the slow Saturday morning coffee in peace and quiet is something that most look forward to, but for years those quiet moments were greeted...
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Election Results in Boston

November 11, 2016
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In Tuesday’s election, there were 415,536 registered voters in Boston and 269,510 came out to cast their ballot. In Boston, Hillary Clinton won the presidential election with 81.7 percent, 216,754 votes followed by the President-Elect Donald Trump at 14.2 percent with 37,756 votes. Gary Johnson got 2.6 percent with 6,928 and Jill Stein received...
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The Greatest Generation Will Never Be Forgotten

November 11, 2016
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By Sal Giarratani My niece Danikka’s deceased father-in-law was a member of the Greatest Generation. Shortly after Pearl Harbor he and his two brothers all enlisted in the US Army out of Boston’s South End, where they were born and raised. This past Sunday I sat down with my nephew George who always calls me...
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Copley Square Tree Lighting Set for November 28

November 11, 2016
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, and The Friends of Copley Square welcome the holidays with the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting on Monday, November 28, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The free event will feature appearances by Mayor Walsh, NECN’s Jenny Johnson, Santa Claus, and Rudolph along with...
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Beacon Hill Village Announces a Series on Living Well / Ending Well

November 11, 2016
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With the publication of Atul Gawande’s book Being Mortal in 2014, the difficult subject of death and dying was brilliantly reframed as living to the last with autonomy, dignity, and even joy. In it, Dr. Gawande, a renowned surgeon, writer and public health researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, describes how...
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New Memorial May Soon Come to Lederman Park along the Charles River Esplanade

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Situated along the Charles River Esplanade, the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Field at Lederman Park may soon get an added addition. The Boston Landmarks Commission approved the design concept for a new memorial honoring the Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon and Navy Commander Melvin Lederman who was killed while participating in field...
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Local South Ender Opens Holiday Pop-Up Store in Copley Place

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen A new kind of store has opened up shop at Copley Place in the Back Bay. A Ruby, a local store that sells comfortable yet chic women’s clothing stands out amongst the other brand name stores such as Tiffany & Co. and Barney’s that fill the upscale shopping mall. The founder...
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Question 5 Passes in Boston

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Community Preservation Act, that is designed to help Massachusetts cities and towns create affordable housing, preserve open space and develop outdoor recreation opportunities and rehabilitate historic sites passed yesterday in Boston. “We are thrilled that Boston voters have voted yes for this opportunity to fund affordable housing, parks and open...
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