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Last Open Newbury St 2018

September 14, 2018
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Last Open Newbury St 2018

Doing her best Lucy impression, Katherine Nazzaro sits in a booth Snoopy might trust at the Trident Book Shop last Sunday, Sept. 9, during the final Open Newbury event in the Back Bay. At the booth, if one guessed the book from its first line, they would get $5 off buying a book. Hundreds...
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Josiah Quincy School First Day

September 14, 2018
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Josiah Quincy School First Day

Who said going back to school wasn’t fun? Certainly not little Southenders Rei Purwaha and Sloane Oulette who were so happy to see each other during the first day of school at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 6. Students all over the city returned for another school term last week.
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Mayor Walsh says He’s Willing to Have a ‘Conversation’ about Safe Injection Facilities

September 14, 2018
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In a dramatic reversal of his stance on Safe Injection Facilities (SIFs), Mayor Martin Walsh told the South End Forum on Tuesday night that he isn’t completely opposed to SIFs, and is willing to have a “conversation” about them. He did clarify that he would under no circumstance support a piloted SIF in the...
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A New Chapter: More Than Words Expands

September 14, 2018
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Floor-to-ceiling glass and an inviting community-centered social enterprise bookstore has replaced what was an imposing brick façade on East Berkeley Street that once housed the Medieval Manor dinner theatre – as the expanded More Than Words organization opened its doors for a new bookstore and warehouse in the building Monday. With a neon sign...
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BLC Discusses New Guidelines for Bay Village, Executive Committee Votes on Licensing Matters

September 14, 2018
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At the Bay Village Executive Committee meeting on Sept. 10, Joe Cornish, director of Design Review for the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), gave a presentation regarding the updating of the Bay Village Historic District guidelines. Cornish said that Bay Village ”probably has the most vague and confusing guidelines,” and currently only the front facades...
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BLC Accepts Citgo Study Report, Invokes Demo Delay on Surrounding Buildings

September 14, 2018
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) voted at their Sept. 11 hearing to accept the draft study report for the Citgo sign. There was no public comment taken at this hearing regarding the draft, but there will be time at a future meeting for public comment once the document is made available to the public....
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Esplanade Association Named Official Charity of 2019 Boston Marathon

September 14, 2018
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The Charles River Esplanade has long been Boston’s most popular – and beautiful – running route for casual runners and elite athletes alike. Now, 15 runners will have the opportunity to give back to the park as they train for the 123rd Boston Marathon. The Esplanade Association, the nonprofit partner to the Massachusetts Department...
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NABB Licensing and Building Use Committee Hears Several Proposals

September 14, 2018
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The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay Licensing and Building Use Committee heard several proposals during its monthly meeting at the Lenox Hotel on Monday night. Live Alive, an organic café with another location in Brookline, intends to open a new restaurant at the site of the existing Au Bon Pan at 431 Boylston...
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Mayor Walsh Announces Pilot Parking Restrictions for East Berkeley Street

September 14, 2018
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In a surprising announcement, Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday night said the City will begin a pilot program restricting parking on East Berkeley Street during the day hours between Harrison and Washington streets. It’s a measure that the immediate neighborhood has fought to implement for years, and one that the entire South End has...
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Mayor says Long Island Could Fill Need for Supportive Housing

September 14, 2018
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In January, Mayor Martin Walsh shocked many by announcing that he planned to rebuild the Long Island Bridge and establish a recovery campus on the Island – which served the homeless population for years before it had to close some years back. Since that big announcement, however, there hasn’t been a clear vision for...
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