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Residents Still Concerned Over Natural Gas Pipeline

January 20, 2018
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As National Grid is in the final stages of securing the rights to snake a natural-gas main extension through the Back Bay, concerned residents, in almost a last-ditch effort, came out to stop the pipeline. At a public hearing put on by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) and National Grid in...
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Old Dover Re-Affiliates with New York Streets Area, New Association on Hiatus

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel What was once a disappointing split between the Old Dover Neighborhood Association and the New York Streets area has now become a marriage renegotiated. Old Dover President Ken Smith and New York Streets Neighborhood Association (NYSNA) board member Jefferson Macklin appeared before a crowded meeting on Tuesday night, Jan. 16, and...
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Rabbit Proofing the Kelleher Rose Garden

January 20, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Hidden behind a lush green yew hedge, the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden is Boston’s very own secret garden. During the warm summer months the garden blooms with over a thousand roses, making it a destination not only for Bostonians and from visitors from across the world. But one cute and...
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GTI Properties Seeks Residential Building for Harrison Ave Block

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel GTI Properties President Mario Nicosia unveiled initial plans to the Old Dover Neighborhood Association on Tuesday night, Jan. 16, for a new, 70-foot residential building in what is now a parking lot next to the Cinquecento Restaurant building – a new building that would fill in the gap in the existing...
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New Book Highlights Historic South End

January 20, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen On a rare warm, rainy night in January, members of the community packed into the South End Historical Society at 532 Massachusetts Avenue to hear Lauren Prescott, the executive director talk about her newly released book, “Boston’s South End.” Visitors sat in awe as they listened to Prescott outline her research...
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Harrison Ave Units Ready for Lease

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel One of the largest residential projects in the City is about to come online in the South End’s New York Streets area, with the UDR company opening a leasing office and preparing to open up the first units this spring. Taking up an entire city block with the 585-unit mixed use...
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South End Addresses Have Deep Ties to MLK

January 20, 2018
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By Seth Daniel On Massachusetts Avenue sits a building nearly falling down after years of neglect, but on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, it’s a building where MLK and his wife, Coretta, likely spent their first times together. With that in mind, the South End Historical Society and neighbors in...
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MFS Pro-Am Doubles Championship

January 11, 2018
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MFS Pro-Am Doubles Championship

Club member Bill Keravuori(of the South End) and Pro Raj Nanda (of Australia, receive their trophy from University Club Pro Doubles Committee member Tom Poor during the annual MFS Pro-Am Doubles Championship at the University Club in the Back Bay last Sunday, Jan. 7. The annual tournament attracted players from nearby and far away.
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Annual Three Kings Celebration At IBA Center for the Arts

January 11, 2018
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Annual Three Kings Celebration At IBA Center for the Arts

Roxanna Myhrum from Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline and her Three Wise Puppets entertained the crowd at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End on Monday, Jan. 8, for the annual Three Kings Celebration. The evening included puppets and a visit from the real Three Wise Men as well.
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Winthrop Square Tower Height Lowered

January 11, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen In a lengthy Draft Project Impact Report released on Jan. 2, the developers behind the Winthrop Square Tower outlined their latest plans for redeveloping the abandoned parking garage at 115 Winthrop Square, including a new design, less height and possibly more economic benefits for the city. One of the most notable...
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