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Mayor Walsh Hosts Coffee Hour on Commonwealth Avenue Mall

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh greeted residents of the Back Bay during a sunny morning on Thursday, July 20. There residents enjoyed coffee and breakfast treats provided by Dunkin’ Donuts and fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market. In addition, participants received a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses as a gift. One...
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NEHGS to Digitize the Fifth Generation of Mayflower Descendants

July 28, 2017
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New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has partnered with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) to bring invaluable genealogical resources to their members. New searchable databases—to be found onAmericanAncestors.org—will be created from authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies and from 50 years of published Mayflower passenger scholarship from the Mayflower Quarterly as the program advances. In addition, GSMD members will enjoy...
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Southampton Engagement Center on Schedule to Open August 1

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The new pilot program to get a low-barrier day center, otherwise known as “the tent” in the Mass/Cass corridor for those that hang around the area is on schedule and will likely open on Aug. 1, said Jen Tracey of the Office of Recovery Services. Speaking at the South End Forum...
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Blackstone Square Fountain Returns after Two Weeks of Muck

July 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel National Grid and the Boston Parks Department worked out a plan more than two weeks ago to shut off the highly utilized Blackstone Square Fountain, but neighbors say no one told them about the plan –and the result was a stinky mess as the water sat stagnant for the entire time....
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AG Maura Healey Endorses District 2 City Council Candidate Mike Kelly

July 28, 2017
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey last week announced her support for Mike Kelley’s bid for the District 2 City Council seat. Citing his city government experience and decades of tireless activism in the community, she offered her enthusiastic endorsement of his campaign. “The people of District 2 have a chance to elect a councilor...
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Huntington Theatre to Remain Open Due to Proposed Residential Tower

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In October 2015, Boston University announced that they would dissolve the 33-year partnership with the Huntington Theatre Company, making it appear that the famed theatre might have to shutter its doors forever. But the development company, QMG Huntington LLC, agreed to purchase the BU Theatre in May 2016. After initial plans...
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Verizon Wireless to Place Hidden Antennas on the Roof at 44 Waltham St

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to fill in gaps of Verizon service, the telecommunications company will install three fiberglass ‘chimneys’ to be painted a dark, discrete color, concealing six ballast-mounted antennas on the roof of 44 Waltham Street. The South End Landmark District Commission (SELC), approved the application at the July 5, hearing...
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Coffee Hour with Mayor Walsh

July 20, 2017
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Coffee Hour with Mayor Walsh

Mayor Martin Walsh visited the new Monsignor Reynolds Playground on Tuesday morning, July 18, and found a time for fun and a time for serious conversations. While ribbons were cut, children had fun, the elderly were given beautiful flowering plants, there was also a large contingent of neighbors who wanted to talk serious matters...
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Festival Betances Greased Pole Climbing Contest

July 20, 2017
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Festival Betances Greased Pole Climbing Contest

Jose M. Rodriguez can attest that pole climbing is a greasy, dirty job – something everyone came to find out during the annual Festival Betances Greased Pole Climbing Contest on Sunday, July 16. The contest has been going on for decades alongside the Festival, but this year, no one was able to capture the...
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Marinovich to Step Down as Exec Director of Esplanade Association

July 20, 2017
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After five and a half years at the Esplanade Association (EA), the last three serving as its executive director, Tani Marinovich plans to step down this fall.  She will continue in her position through September overseeing the organization’s busy summer schedule in the park and its largest annual fundraising initiative, the Moondance Gala, which...
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