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This Valedictorian Won’t Be Held Back: Chow Shoots for Success

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel So many people have tried to hold Ivy K. Chow back throughout her life, but to date, she’s had none of that. Growing up in Castle Square (CSTO), she said many of her peers and her mother’s traditional Chinese friends have boxed her into a corner – lowering expectations for her...
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Positive Reviews Lead the Fenway Cultural District’s Renewal

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In the heart of Boston, Fenway serves as the hub for arts and culture throughout the City. After gaining the state-designated cultural district five years ago, it has only enhanced and expanded the many resources available to artists, students and tourists in the area. On Wednesday, June 7, the Boston City...
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Tremont Street at the Forefront for City’s Safety Efforts after Fatality

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Frustrated neighbors faced off Tuesday night at the South End Forum with equally frustrated Boston Transportation Department employees – also Southenders – over the speed of making safety changes to Tremont Street in the wake of a fatal car on pedestrian crash May 29. While neighbors like Eric Huang of Blackstone...
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Uses Announce Its Vision125 Plan

June 9, 2017
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United South End Settlements (USES) announced its Vision125 plan, its five-year strategic plan that aims to disrupt the cycle of poverty for 1,000 children and their families, on Wednesday night, May 24, at The Neighborhood Gala  – welcoming more than 400 guests. With a backdrop of delicious food from 19 local restaurants, dancing, and...
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Charles River Swimming Club Aims to Bring Positive Perception to an Urban River

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen During the early morning hours last Saturday, 200 brave swimmers pulled on their goggles and swim caps and dove into the Charles River Basin for a one-mile race that ran between the Longfellow Bridge and the Massachusetts Ave Bridge. Since 2007, the Charles River Swimming Club, Inc., has been hosting races...
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At Annual Meeting, Christian Scientists See ‘New Spirit’ Emerging in Society

June 9, 2017
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By: Kevin Ness Boston, MA — In today’s culture of political divisions and religious strife, Christian Scientists spoke at their church’s annual meeting of “a new spirit” emerging, which is calling forth the best in people across denominational and national lines. In an interview, the chair of the denomination’s board of directors, Allison Phinney,...
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Artists Get Ready for this Year’s South End Garden Tour

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen As the time ticks down to the start of this year’s South End Garden Tour, gardeners are putting finishing touches on their gardens. To document all of the hard work, artists are preparing themselves to spend the day in the outdoors to sketch and paint the gardens and green spaces that...
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City Unveils New Temporary, Day Center on Southampton Street to Get People off Street

June 9, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several City officials appeared at the South End Forum on Tuesday night, June 6, to unveil a pilot low-threshold day center in a space on Southampton Street, a fabric structure that would have fewer restrictions than the shelters and would hopefully get some of the homeless and addicted off the Mass/Cass...
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Councilors Essaibi-George and Baker Call for Hearing to Examine Impacts of Safe Injection Sites

June 9, 2017
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In the wake of the Massachusetts Medical Association passing a resolution urging the Commonwealth to open two medically supervised injection facilities, commonly referred to as safe injection sites, Councilors Annissa Essaibi-George and Frank Baker filed a hearing order Wednesday, June 7, to examine the impacts of such a site in the city of Boston....
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3rd Annual Barks & Bagels

June 3, 2017
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3rd Annual Barks & Bagels

Kate Wann, with Queenie, experienced tongue-wagging excitement last Saturday, May 20, during the City’s 3rd Annual Barks & Bagels event at the Boston Common Frog Pond. The event drew hundreds of dogs and their humans to socialize and enjoy doggie treats.
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