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Galvin says New Shadow Law Removes a Layer of Protection for Historic Parks

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Gov. Charlie Baker signed a home-rule petition into law that would allow Millennium Partners to move forward with building a 775-foot tower on the site of the city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, bypassing two existing state laws that protect the Boston Common and Public Garden from new shadows. Mayor Martin Walsh introduced...
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Hollywood Comes to the South End with Amy Schumer’s Newest Film

August 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The stars and glitz of Hollywood made its way to the historic South End this past week when Amy Schumer along with her production crew spent the day filming for her newest film, “I Feel Pretty” set to debut in June 2018. The plot, according IMDb, follows the life of Renee...
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Back Bay Resident Earns First Prize in Mayor’s Garden Contest

August 10, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Ric Cirace, a 25-year resident of the Back Bay, was recently awarded first place in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s 2017 Garden Contest in the category of porch, balcony and container garden. Cirace was also a recipient in 1996 and 1997 – the first two years of the contest – and thus...
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National Night Out

August 5, 2017
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HEAD-LINER: “Heder” of the Floor Lords dance troupe performed up, down and every which way during the South End 21st annual National Night Out celebration in Castle Square on Tuesday night, Aug. 1. The celebration brought out Mayor Martin Walsh, Police Commissioner William Evans and many more to the summer anti-crime celebration. Police officers...
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Walk for Renewables

August 5, 2017
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Cam Wilson was marching for both 350.org and for the Boston Clean Energy Coalition holds up a sign saying “No KXL Pipeline” at the Walk for Renewables.
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Gov Baker Signs Bill for New Shadow Law

August 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Gov. Charlie Baker signed a home-rule petition into law Friday that would allow Millennium Partners to build a 775-foot luxury, condo tower on the site of the shuttered, city-owned Winthrop Square Garage, thereby bypassing two existing state “shadow” laws protecting the Boston Common and Public Garden. While the new building would...
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South End Hosts District 2 Candidate Forum

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Outside the Calderwood Pavilion in the South End, proud residents rooting for their favorite District 2 candidate held up colorful signs and posters. Inside, a large crowd formed to listen to the six candidates on topics ranging from displacement of residents due to high rents to traffic safety. The Boston Ward...
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Historic Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe Under New Ownership

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The name still bears the antique spelling of “shoppe,” and the celebrity pictures of folks like “Jason” from Friday the 13th and numerous jazz legends still adorn the walls, but a new ownership has taken over the famous Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe on Columbus Avenue that is excited about their warm reception...
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Castle Square to Expand Mission Beyond the South End

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) announced on Tuesday night during the National Night Out celebration that they have changed their logo and would begin purchasing properties in other parts of the city to develop affordable housing. Executive Director Deborah Backus and CSTO President Ann Moy unveiled the new logo for...
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Walk for Renewables:Residents Question Need for Proposed Gas Pipeline

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On Tuesday, August 1, climate activists marched along the proposed pathway for a new gas pipeline in the Back Bay and the South End. The march was led by the Green Committee of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) and co-sponsored by the Boston Clean Energy Coalition (BCEC). The...
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