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Fun under the Freeway:Park to Seize Upon Trend of Recreation in Lost Spaces

June 17, 2016
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By Seth Daniel For the longest time, no one wanted to be under the highway. Huge concrete columns, the buzz of fast-moving automobiles overhead and shady areas (figuratively and literally) didn’t lend to anyone’s idea of space that could be used for anything. Now, that’s all different as cities nationwide look to grab space...
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Councilors LaMattina and Wu Head to Netherlands, Denmark for GRC Climate Conference

June 17, 2016
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By John Lynds City Councilor Sal LaMattina and Council President Michelle Wu traveled this week to the Netherlands and Denmark to attend a conference sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) to examine climate change and how to prepare for sea level rise. The GRC, a group made up of leaders of Boston’s...
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St Stephen’s Graduation

June 10, 2016
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St Stephen’s Graduation

“My time here has been shaped by the time I spent with fellow teens and teachers,” said alumni student Pedro Cardosa as he addressed the audience. Here, he looks over his speech before taking the stage to officially address this year’s graduates from St. Stephens Youth Programs last Thursday, June 2, at the Jorge...
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From China to Castle Square:Chen Ends High School Career as Charlestown High Valedictorian

June 10, 2016
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From China to Castle Square:Chen Ends High School Career as Charlestown High Valedictorian

By Seth Daniel Three short years ago, Minting Chen, 18, was an exuberant middle schooler at one of the best boarding schools in Guangdong, China. She didn’t even know where the South End was on a map. She had left her small town in China two years before and had done well enough to...
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Old Dover Traffic Plan Comes to Head in Meeting

June 10, 2016
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By Seth Daniel In a passionate meeting Tuesday night, the Old Dover Neighborhood Association hosted an open discussion on traffic plans for East Berkeley Street, and the discussion often pitted residents against local businesses when it came to removing some parking spaces. The one concrete promise that came out of the 45-minute discussion was...
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Frog Pond Pool Opens on June 24

June 10, 2016
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Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and The Skating Club of Boston president Joe Blount are pleased to welcome children and guests to kick off the 2016 summer season as the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool reopens on Friday, June 24.  The day will include a fun and exciting celebration at 11 a.m. followed...
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Rushing Co-Sponsors Transgender Bill

June 10, 2016
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By John Lynds Last week the Massachusetts House overwhelmingly passed the controversial landmark legislation regarding public accommodations for transgender people. While many in opposition stood in the halls of the State House and chanted “no, no, no” with some saying the bill sacrifices the comfort of many for the comfort of few, there was...
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Graduating with More than a Diploma at St Stephen’s Youth Programs

June 10, 2016
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Excited students, parents, friends and family members gathered this past Thursday, June 2, at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center where 31 students of the St. Stephen’s Youth Program were graduating and moving on to a new challenge in their lives after what seemed like a lifetime of challenges within the well-regarded program. The program...
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Boston City Council Reaffirms Trust Act in Vote

June 10, 2016
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On the heels of Governor Charlie Baker’s recent decision to allow the Massachusetts State Police to detain individuals based on immigration status and without a criminal warrant, Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim – who authored the Boston Trust Act and Wednesday introduced a unanimously passed resolution reaffirming the City of Boston’s refusal to adopt...
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June is for the Early Birds

June 10, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone This week and the next few weeks coming are pretty much the best of the lot for Boston folks. The longer days mean more sunlight and more time to catch those precious hours outside in the nice weather before the inevitable end of such great times eventually comes. In Boston,...
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