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City Councilor Josh Zakim Announces Campaign for Secretary of State

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim announced Tuesday, Nov. 28, that he is going to be a candidate for secretary of state, promising broad new expansions of voting rights, greater transparency in government and stronger oversight of businesses across the state. Zakim will be running against the current officeholder Democrat William F....
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Colwen Hotels Appoints New Staff for Opening of New AC Hotel

December 1, 2017
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The Colwen Hotels has appointed a General Manager and Director of Sales for the new AC Hotel by Marriott Boston Downtown, being built in the Ink Block development in the South End, which is scheduled to open in early 2018. Matthew Moore will be the new General Manager. He comes from being the Director...
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IBA Launches Year-Long 50 Anniversary Celebrations

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 8 Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA) launched their year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a cocktail event hosted by The Boston Foundation at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. Surrounded by elected state officials and leading local executives, IBA CEO Vanessa Calderon-Rosado kicked off the milestone year with...
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Armenian Business Network Annual Thanksgiving Party

December 1, 2017
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Photos and Story by Beth Treffeisen The Armenian Business Network (ABN) held their Annual Thanksgiving Party on Monday, Nov. 20, at Annoush’ella Saj Kitchen in the South End. All of the proceeds benefit The Halo Trust’s “Safe Steps for the people of Karabakh” campaign with the goal to rid Nagorno Karabakh, a region in...
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WSANA Applauds Measure in Gov Baker’s Opiate CARE Act

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) has taken the rare step of sounding off on state matters, voting unanimously to write a letter of support for a key provision in Gov. Charlie Baker’s Opiate CARE Act proposal. Baker released the CARE Act on Nov. 14, and the proposed legislation has...
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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

December 1, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire, the tragedy was commemorated Tuesday with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stephanie Schorow, a former Boston Herald reporter and author of six books, including “The Cocoanut Grove Fire,” “Boston: A History of...
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Beacon Gallery Opens along Harrison Ave Creating a Warm Little Oasis Filled with Art

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In what used to be a run-down office space tucked away in an underground location along Harrison Avenue, in the South End, a warm oasis filled with art has taken its place, transforming the barren corner into a welcoming art gallery. The newly opened Beacon Gallery at 524B Harrison Ave. is...
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Back Bay/ South End Gateway Project Gains Approval from the BPDA

November 25, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Back Bay/South End Gateway project a mixed-use, transient-oriented redevelopment that will transform the underutilized area that connects the Back Bay, South End, and Bay Village neighborhoods, got a key approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board to move forward in this project on Thursday, Nov. 16. The...
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Residents Work to Help Solve Opioid- Related Problems in the South End

November 25, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Frustrated residents in the South End streamed into the McKinley South End Academy last Wednesday, Nov. 15, to share their continued concerns and outrage over the ongoing opioid addiction-related problems in the neighborhood. Many residents feel overwhelmed by the side effects of living close to a cluster of addiction treatment facilities...
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SoWa Winter Fest Looks to Build on Successes in its Third Year

November 25, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With the chill in the air, the colored lights blinking – and even the simulated snow – the SoWa Winter Festival was a hand’s down success last year, and organizers are ready to build on that and bring the holiday shopping market and good time into the regular lexicon of Boston’s...
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