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Jonathan Starr Receives Honorary Diploma at Learning Project Graduation

June 23, 2017
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On Wednesday, June 14, The Learning Project Elementary School gathered at the First Lutheran Church in the Back Bay to celebrate its sixth-grade graduation. As part of this ceremony each year, the school has a tradition of granting an “Honorary Learning Project Diploma” to one deserving recipient. The purpose of this diploma is to...
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Mayor’s Home Rule Petition to Amend Current Shadow Laws is Filed with the State

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh has filed a home rule petition with the state legislature that will allow the Winthrop Square Project to go forward at 775 feet, which is no reduction from the original height that was proposed by the developers. State Representative Aaron Michlewitz and State Senator Joseph Boncore are petitioning...
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Dr. Kenneth Edelin Honored at Square Dedication and Sign Unveiling

June 23, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Kenneth Edelin, members of his family, Boston City Council members, Mayor Martin Walsh, Governor Deval Patrick and others joined for a Square Dedication and Sign Unveiling in front of the Boston Medical Center on Thursday, June 15. Dr. Edelin was the first African American...
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Neighborhood Coordinator Chambers to Leave Post

June 23, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After nearly two years of representing the South End and Bay Village for Mayor Martin Walsh, Sam Chambers announced on Wednesday, June 14, that he would be leaving his post for a promotion on June 30. He will continue, however, to be the liaison for the LGBTQ community. “For the past...
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47th Annual Pride Parade in the Bean

June 17, 2017
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47th Annual Pride Parade in the Bean

Thousands marched on the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10, in the South End, Back Bay and Downtown areas. Excited participants and observers were all over the route, including this great group of Sun readers. (front row L-R) Jake Kenyon, Kris Arcand, Colin Bates, Brad Stankiewicz, and Blaine Warne (Holding flag). (2nd row...
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BCCC Fundraiser Honors Officer Jorge Dias

June 17, 2017
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BCCC Fundraiser Honors Officer Jorge Dias

Officer Jorge Dias hugs his wife, Lori Dias, at Blackstone Community Center Council Fundraiser, honoring his service. After more than two decades in D-4, Dias a native Southender transferred to the School Unit. The Blackstone established a scholarship in his name for his dedicated work to the youth of the South End.
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Marijuana Dispensary May Come to Newbury St

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At the Boston City Council hearing held on Wednesday, June 14, Councilor Josh Zakim filed for a hearing regarding a medical marijuana dispensary at 331 Newbury Street in the Back Bay. “I’ve personally have not come to a determination on whether this operator in this location is right, but I look...
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SELC Approves Temporary Mural

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A barren, graffiti riddled wall located on the border of the South End and Lower Roxbury, will soon be home to a temporary mural. The South End Landmarks Commission (SELC) gave the final approval for a temporary mural on the south facing façade of 808 Tremont Street. The artist and activist...
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New York Mart Called Out for Unabated Graffiti on Building

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several members of the community in and around Washington Street have sounded off for a persistent problem with the ownership of the New York Mart on Washington Street and their lack of interest in removing graffiti from their store. With more graffiti than clean walls, last week residents and the City...
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Eight Streets Agrees to Send Letter of Non-Opposition for Wine Gallery

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With some skepticism, but willing to give an opportunity, the Eight Streets Neighborhood Association voted unanimously on Tuesday night, June 12, at its meeting to send a letter of non-opposition for the proposed Wine Gallery store and coffee shop – now operating as Wine Riot on Tremont Street. The potential owners...
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