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Fenway Community Center to Host Bar Mitzvah Boy

December 14, 2017
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The story begins when a non-observant Jew in his sixties decides he needs to have his bar mitzvah as soon as possible, and finds his faith during classes with a rabbi who’s losing hers. This tale is just the beginning of the Canadian playwright Mark Leiren-Young’s newest work, “Bar Mitzvah Boy.” A special reading...
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A Look at Disparity in City’s Public Statues

December 14, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The majority of public statues and monuments found throughout the city memorialize white men while few depict women and people of color, and this discrepancy was the subject of a presentation and panel discussion Monday night at the Central Library of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. “Boston is aware...
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Old Dover Neighborhood Association Begins Discussion of Changing Their Name

December 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Old Dover Neighborhood Association is looking at changing its name. Maybe it’s the ‘Old’ in the name making it feel a little aged, or the fact the name is after a street that no longer exists, but whatever the case, members of the neighborhood association feel like it is time...
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Women of the Boston City Council Roundtable

December 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On stage, a diverse group of six, hard-working women sat together for the first time to discuss their hardships, accomplishments, and excitement to serve on the Boston City Council beginning Jan. 1. On Monday, Dec. 11, the women of the Boston City Council, including the incoming female city councilors, joined together...
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Tower May Soon Sit Over Garage on Stuart Street

December 11, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Los Angeles based CIM Group plans to build a residential tower on top of the existing Motor Mart Garage located at 201 Stuart Street in downtown Boston. The tower is currently planned to be 278 feet tall, and if built would be higher than the proposed 212 Stuart Street tower...
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Transportation Simmers on Exchange

December 11, 2017
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By Seth Daniel If there’s one message coming out loud and clear from the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) members on the Exchange South End project on Albany Street, it’s that the project should not be rushed and transportation needs to be addressed with a larger lens.   The project entered the City’s Article 80...
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NABB Holds Wine Tasting

December 1, 2017
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NABB Holds Wine Tasting

Gallery Director Carey Vose stands by a portrait of her grandfather, Robert Vose Jr., during the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay’s (NABB) wine tasting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Vose Galleries on Newbury Street. Organizer Charlotte DeWitt reported a great turnout and outstanding wine pairings on the evening.
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Copley Square Tree Lighting Begins the Holiday Season

December 1, 2017
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Copley Square Tree Lighting Begins the Holiday Season

Photos and Story by Beth Treffeisen It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. On the first Monday after everyone returned home from their Thanksgiving holiday, residents from across the City descended on Copley Square to embark on the first Christmas Tree Lighting on the holiday season. The free annual event held on Nov....
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Say Bye to Plastic Bags in the New Year

December 1, 2017
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The Boston City Council unanimously voted to pass an ordinance regarding the Reduction of Plastic Bags in Boston, in a new draft that will ban plastic bags in the city during a hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The ordinance prohibits single-use carryout bags less than a certain thickness, and imposes a minimum 5-cent charge...
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WSANA, President Wu Spar Over Safe Injection Sites

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Council President Michelle Wu confirmed that she is in favor of Safe Injection Sites (SIFs), but is not in favor of any particular site – though she stopped short of completely ruling out putting one in the South End. SIFs are supervised locations where intravenous drug users can legally use illegal...
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