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Two Massachusetts Moms say No to College Debt for Kids

April 13, 2018
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Last summer two friends were chatting about how expensive college tuition is these days and the impending mounds of debt their collective six kids were most likely going to be faced with. The conversation continued and one of the moms shared that she happened to be in the audience when Major Nippy Betz gave...
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Marathon Daffodils Returns for Fifth Year with Thousands of Flowers Along the Route

April 13, 2018
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The Marathon Daffodils project will return for its fifth year of growing and delivering thousands of daffodils throughout Boston and along the Boston Marathon route. Charlestown’s Diane Valle envisioned Marathon Daffodils as tribute to Boston Strong five years ago and collaborates with hundreds of donors and volunteers each year who donate their money and...
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Residents Concerned Over Initial Plans of the Proposed Kenmore Square Hotels

April 13, 2018
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The building boom in the city has touched every corner of Boston, but Kenmore Square, which has largely been left out is now seeing plans for two new hotels that will transform the area. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), held the first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting on Wednesday, March 28, at...
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After 103 Years, Morse Fish to Close in the Next Few Months

April 13, 2018
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A ‘For Lease’ sign has been placed in the window of the Morse Fish Co. on Washington Street in the South End, and owners inside indicated that the long-time seafood market and restaurant will be closing in the next few months. The building is owned by the Blacker Family Trust, as it has been...
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City of Boston Traffic and Parking Advisory Boston Marathon, Patriot’s Day Parade

April 13, 2018
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The Boston Marathon and the City of Boston’s Patriot’s Day Parade will be held on Monday, April 16.  The BAA 5K and the Invitational Mile will be held on Saturday, April 14.  These events will result in street closures and parking restrictions in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Fenway-Kenmore, the North End and...
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The Red Sox Organization Visits Hurley School

April 6, 2018
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The Red Sox Organization Visits Hurley School

Wally The Green Monster and David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz hand out hats in Ms. Vazquez’s Spanish kindergarten class at the South End’s Hurley K-8 School on Wednesday, April 4. The visit by Ortiz, the Red Sox organization, and Mayor Martin Walsh came on the eve of the Red Sox home opener against Tampa Bay,...
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Celebrating the Urban Hound

April 6, 2018
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Celebrating the Urban Hound

A trainer with The Urban Hound is inundated by dogs in the outdoor play area. This local dog boutique hotel in the South End recently celebrated its success with the help of Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC). An event was held on Tuesday, April 3, at The Urban Hound on Malden Street.
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Ringgold Egg Hunt

April 6, 2018
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Ringgold Egg Hunt

FIRST PICK: Bailey Breard (10 months) reaches for her first Easter egg with Katie Breard at the Friends of Ringgold Park Egg Hunt in the South End on Easter morning, April 1. Children from all over the Eight Streets neighborhood and beyond enjoyed Easter eggs and a visit from the Easter bunny.
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Jamaica Plain State Representative Backs Shattuck Plan to Move

April 6, 2018
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After state health officials announced the idea of moving the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital from Jamaica Plain to the South End a few weeks ago, this week Jamaica Plain State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez – the chair of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee – has said he supports the move and the upcoming planning...
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Marlboro Market Has New Ownership after 45 Years

April 6, 2018
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Known for always having the basic essentials from beer to subs, this corner store located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Marlborough Street is about to enter a new chapter in its long life in the neighborhood. Established in 1939, Marlboro Market has been serving the needs of the Back Bay for close...
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