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Root of the Problem: Fenway Gardens see Plant Theft

July 27, 2018
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Gardens are meant to be enjoyed by young and old alike, but the hard work that’s put into maintaining a garden can easily be ruined by thieves. And that’s the risk urban gardeners have to be willing to take, says Fenway Victory Gardens President Elizabeth Bertolozzi. Bertolozzi said that a total of eight gardeners...
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South End Mother, BPD Call On Community to Solve Niko Nunez Murder

July 27, 2018
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It was four years last Thursday, July 19, that police rushed to Aguadilla Street in the South End for a report of gunshots and someone who had been hit in a drive-by shooting. That someone turned out to be Niko Nunez, 20, who died on that South End street, and this week, Boston Police...
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WSANA Talks about SIFs, State Legislation and Marijuana

July 27, 2018
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State legislation was on the mind at the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) on Tuesday night, July 24, particularly a new item in the state Opioid legislation that potentially calls for the study or implementation of Safe Injection Sites (SIFs). SIFs have been a major issue in WSANA and the South End, as...
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Hayes Park Annual Picnic

July 20, 2018
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Hayes Park Annual Picnic

Marie Huhta (L) oversees the beverage station for the young ‘ens during the annual Hayes Park summer picnic in the South End. The picnic always draws many neighborhood residents, and many of those in the Hayes family as well – the parks namesake.
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World Cup Viewing Party at the SoWa Beer Garden

July 20, 2018
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World Cup Viewing Party at the SoWa Beer Garden

Isis Maxwensing (left) and Joseph Brennan (right), who were rooting for Croatia, showed their disappointment on their faces during viewing party at the SoWa Beer Garden. Fans for France and Croatia came in large numbers to view the highly anticipated final, which went to France.
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ACNA Looking for Answers Regarding Circle Redesign

July 20, 2018
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The Audubon Circle Redesign project has proven to be a sore spot for members of the Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association (ACNA). At their monthly board meeting on July 17, the project was a major talking point. Board President Dolores Boogdanian told the other members that she had spoken with Chris Osgood, chief of the...
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City Officials say South End Development Surprised Them:Developers,Neighbors Disappointed over Harrison Delay to 2020

July 20, 2018
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City officials told a crowded room of Southenders on July 11 that the amount of development expected when new zoning was put into place in the Harrison-Albany Corridor in 2012 has far exceeded what they expected – making many of the traffic and infrastructure models in need of a revamp. The meeting saw the...
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Comm Ave Bridge Replacement Project to Start July 26

July 20, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public of its upcoming intensive construction operations to replace the westbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge over 15 and one-half days from Thursday, July 26, through Saturday, Aug. 11. During these construction operations, MassDOT said there will be significant service impacts to...
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DCR Selects Night Shift Brewing to Operate Two Seasonal Beer Gardens along the Charles River

July 20, 2018
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The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has selected Everett-based Night Shift Brewing to operate two seasonal beer gardens in 2018 in DCR parks. The sites, which are part of the DCR’s Charles River Reservation and overlook the Charles River, are located at the Christian A. Herter Park on Soldiers Field Road (across...
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New Apprenticeship Program Will Provide Skills in Facilities Maintenance

July 20, 2018
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The Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development has partnered with WinnResidential, Wentworth Institute of Technology, YouthBuild Boston, and the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards and Division of Apprentice Standards to create an an apprenticeship program for Facilities Maintenance Technicians. The apprenticeship was launched at an event at Castle Square Apartments in the South End on...
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