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Bitter Cold Power Outages in South End Leave Many in the Cold,More Outages Expected

February 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Power outages in the Massachusetts Avenue area of the South End on Sunday left about 100 residents without power for a time during bitterly cold temperatures, and more outages are expected in the coming days as well. Michael Durand of Eversource said the trouble began in the Mass Ave and Shawmut...
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Neighborhood Restaurants Offering Many Options for Upcoming Restaurant Week

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Preparation for the 15th anniversary of Restaurant Week, formally known as Dine Out Boston, is underway with many returning dining establishments and a few newer ones on the list. The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), the agency behind the event held in March, has already received menus from some...
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BRA Board Approves New Zoning Guidelines for Stuart St District

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Building guidelines for the Stuart Street district of the Back Bay were approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors on February 10 and are now headed to the Boston Zoning Commission for further approval. The Stuart Street district is bound by St. James Avenue to the north, Back...
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Respect is a Rusty Bumper

February 23, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone In these harsh winter months I often watch curiously as people drive around brand new vehicles, bearing shiny new rims and a spotless paint job, full of newly molded plastic just waiting to be destroyed by a plow or a moving pile of snow. Such brand new cars aren’t a...
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Salt Pile Images Intrigue Local Professor

February 23, 2016
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Salt Pile Images Intrigue Local Professor

By Seth Daniel Artist Allison Cekala never intended to be the spokesperson for road salt. The Jamaica Plain resident, and Museum of Fine Arts School (Fenway) professor, only saw incredible lighting and interesting shapes in the Chelsea salt pile – located in varying quantities and in a very visible place right adjacent to the...
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Council Questions Content of BRA Urban Renewal Extension Plan

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias After a year of community outreach, public meetings and public engagement, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appeared before the City Council’s Committee on Planning and Development on Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss urban renewal. Urban renewal has been a contentious subject for residents, according to Corey Zehngebot, senior urban designer and...
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Love is in the Air at Restaurants in the Area

February 23, 2016
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By Jordan Frias South End eating and drinking establishments are promoting specials for this Valentine’s Day weekend with the help of the local business organization Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS). Jenni Effron, executive director of WGMS, created an online map that highlights prix fixe menus and other specials that will be offered by approximately...
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Sun Expands to Two Neighborhoods

February 23, 2016
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The Back Bay Sun has changed its name to The Boston Sun and is pleased to publish its first edition today providing coverage of the Back Bay, South End and  Fenway-Kenmore, neighborhoods of Boston. “We look forward to reporting on the meetings, organizations, schools, and social gatherings in these exciting and vibrant neighborhoods of...
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Flaherty to Introduce ‘Pot’ Shop Location Restrictions

February 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the City and state continue to deal with medicinal marijuana dispensaries, and the prospect of legalized marijuana seems to be gaining headway, City Councilor Michael Flaherty re-introduced a zoning text amendment at Wednesday’s City Council meeting to bring some controls to the situation before such businesses begin the frenzy of...
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World’s Top Ski Jumpers Featured at Fenway Park

February 23, 2016
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Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) announced that tickets for Polartec Big Air at Fenway, an officially sanctioned U.S. Grand Prix Tour event that will take place at Fenway Park in Boston on February 11-12, are still available at redsox.com/bigair. Polartec, a premium provider of innovative textile solutions,...
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