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Alleged South End Gang Member Sentenced for Cocaine Distribution

September 28, 2017
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An alleged member of the Villa Victoria Pirates street gang was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston for distributing cocaine. Anthony Nunez, a/k/a “Dizzo,” 26, of Boston, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to time served of 16 months in prison and six years of supervised release. During...
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Getaway Driver Admits Role in 2003 South End Homicides

September 28, 2017
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After more than a decade on the run, a getaway driver admitted his role on Friday, Sept. 22, in the 2003 shooting that killed Jose Daveiga and Christopher Carvalho. Carlos Silva, 34, pleaded guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact to murder, making him the third person to be convicted of charges...
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Church of the Covenant Continues Work to Preserve Tiffany Glass Windows

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At the corner of Newbury and Berkeley Streets in the Back Bay, one of Boston’s best-kept secret lays within the walls of the Church of the Covenant. Known for the tall steeple that sticks out amongst the shorter buildings in the area, the stonewalls of the church are illuminated by the...
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Fenway Resident Starts New Business Aimed to Help People Eat Healthier

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The kitchen-aide was spinning as Kristen Ciccolini helped a student measure out ingredients, separate eggs, halve a few plums and create a meringue to be turned into a sweet but light end of summer cake. “I love baking,” said Ciccolini. “It’s hard to give it up so I’ve haven’t gave it...
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Good Neighbor Policy is in the Works to Address Opioid Addiction Services Issue

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Along Massachusetts Ave., and Melnea Cass Boulevard in the South End, the quality-of-life issues for those living in the neighborhood have increasingly gotten worse as those in recovery continue to flock to the area for addiction services. In order to help combat the negative side effects, Andrew Brand, presented an idea...
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Walsh Cruises to Victory in Downtown Neighborhoods

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh made a strong showing in the Back Bay, South End and Fenway on Tuesday night in the Preliminary Election, getting nearly three times more votes than second-place finisher and Councilor Tito Jackson. Vote totals for the 29 precincts in area showed that Walsh scored 3,929 votes to Jackson’s...
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BBAC Denies Upscale Exterior Improvements to Deteriorating Back Bay Dorms

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Overlooking the Commonwealth Avenue, Mall in the Back Bay, a double-set of rowhouses dating back to 1880 have slowly been falling into disrepair after years of abuse as college dorms dating back to the 1960s. In an effort to safe the two historic buildings located at 260-262 Commonwealth Ave., a joint...
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Exchange South End Shows Traffic Concerns in PNF Analysis

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With up to 7,000 workers could likely come many new headaches on the roadways according to a traffic analysis in the Exchange South End Project Notification Form (PNF) – an analysis that predicts 20 percent of the 10,000 new vehicle trips would come and go from the already-congested Albany Street corridor....
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Nordblom Sells Office Building, Garage in New York Streets

September 21, 2017
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Nordblom Sells Office Building, Garage in New York Streets

By Seth Daniel In what surprised many in the New York Street area of the South End, the CIM Group purchased the 1000 Washington St. building and the 321 Harrison Ave. garage – which is fully permitted for a new office building – from Nordblom for $114.2 million on Monday. The move by CIM...
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Applicant Aims to Calm Concerns Over Proposal to Convert 29 Comm Ave Into Private Club

September 21, 2017
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By Dan Murphy At a special meeting of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Licensing and Building Use Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the owner of 29 Commonwealth Ave. sought to assuage neighbors’ concerns regarding the potential traffic, delivery and noise impacts from changing its use from an office building to a...
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