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Cleaning Blood from the Brownstone

July 13, 2018
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It’s pretty tough watching all of the violence that has been unleashed by various ne’er-do-wells in our city over the past few months – particularly over the July 4 holiday and into this week. There are too many guns and bullets, but to speak freely, there are too many nutsos out there. People who...
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Frog Pond Opening

July 7, 2018
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Frog Pond Opening

It was a scorcher last Friday afternoon (and pretty much every day afterward), but little Sara Lakin of the South End and her caregiver, Joan Menzie Brown, had the right way to cool off – at the season’s opening of the Frog Pond on Boston Common. Hundreds of children flocked to the Frog Pond...
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New Interest in Alexandra Hotel Percolates through Neighborhood

July 7, 2018
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A Boston development company apparently has expressed an interest in developing the Hotel Alexandra on Washington Street in the South End, preserving its historic nature and developing it without any additional properties attached. JB Ventures (Eric Colavito) and TLC Development, both of Boston, have apparently approached the Landmarks Commission and City officials together about...
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Councilor Wu Holds Hearing on Resident Permit-Parking

July 7, 2018
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City Councilor Michelle Wu held a hearing regarding the resident permit-parking program in the city on June 28. On the panel were transportation experts from the city as well as members of organizations who have advocated for and researched better ways of managing parking in the city. This hearing was the beginning of the...
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Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11

July 7, 2018
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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is gearing up for their 2018 season of free concerts at the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. On July 11, the the first ever “Season Tune-Up”  will be held at the Hatch Shell one week before the concerts begin. Landmarks Orchestra conductor and music...
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Cirque du Soleil Brings Color and Imagination to the Community

July 7, 2018
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A surreal setting where you are immersed in Mexico’s many vivid landscapes, a running woman who is half monarch, a live band, and a giant treadmill where hoop divers spring through the air effortlessly. These are a few of the many unforgettable scenes that you will become a part of when you are an...
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Liz Glynn: Open House Reimagines a Gilded Age Ballroom and Invites You In

July 7, 2018
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Public art curator Now + There will unveil its 2018 season on July 26 in the Commonwealth Avenue Mall with Open House, an exhibition by nationally acclaimed Boston-born artist Liz Glynn. Open House takes the form of one of the grandest interior spaces of the Gilded Age, a private ballroom historically accessible only to...
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Comeback Win: South End Library Sees Funding for Phase 2 Included in Budget

July 7, 2018
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Disappointment has turned to relief as a $400,000 promise has made it to print in Mayor Martin Walsh’s final Capital Budget. The Mayor’s Office, Councilor Ed Flynn and the Friends of the South End Library (FOSEL) confirmed that the once-missing commitment had now been included in the Capital Budget. There are two expenditures in...
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Back Bay’s First Parklet Will Debut at Third Year of Open Newbury Street

July 7, 2018
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Shoppers and diners will be soon able to enjoy three more car-free Sundays on Newbury Street. On July 8, August 12, and September 9, Newbury Street will be closed to vehicles from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue for the third year of Open Newbury Street. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on those three...
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Cathedral High School Graduates the Class of 2018

July 7, 2018
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With the Cathedral of the Holy Cross closed for renovation, graduation exercises for the Cathedral High Class of 2018, the 87th in the school’s history, took place at the Mission Church in Roxbury recently. Welcoming all and serving as mistress of ceremonies was Dr. Helenann Civian, principal. The invocation was delivered by school chaplain,...
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