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Where is Your Sting?

July 22, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Death is something we don’t often confront that much in these neighborhoods, not as much as in other places around Boston. Though hundreds die around us every week, Boston – and especially the downtown neighborhoods and the South End – are very young places. They are full of people who...
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Almost An Official Landmark:Petition to Designate Citgo Sign Gets Unanimous Nod from Commission

July 18, 2016
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Almost An Official Landmark:Petition to Designate Citgo Sign Gets Unanimous Nod from Commission

By Beth Treffeisen The red, white, and blue LED lights that make up the famous CITGO sign in Kenmore Square may soon continue to shine as an official landmark. On Tuesday, the Boston Landmarks Commission voted unanimously to accept the petition submitted by one of the commissioners to make sure that the sign stays...
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PLS Check Cashing Not to Pursue More Hours

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The PLS Check Cashing business on the busy corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Tremont Street will not pursue a 24-hour, seven day a week, extension of its current hours, an attorney for the company said on Wednesday. “There is no interest to go 24 hours at that site in the South...
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Pedestrian Death On Albany Street Brings Call For More Enforcement

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Boston Police are still investigating the death of a 69-year-old man hit and killed by a car on Albany Street last Thursday, July 7, near Thayer Street – but residents in the area say it’s a visible sign that enforcement and safety measures need to be stepped up immediately. Around 6:05...
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New Restaurant to Have A ‘Speakeasy’ Feel

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The lead singer of the Dropkick Murphy’s will continue to expand his restaurant business by opening a small-plate, speakeasy type restaurant in the South End’s Ink Block this coming fall. Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphy’s will join forces with his business partner, Brian O’Donnell, to open Bottled in Bond, in...
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Boston Transportation Department will be Offering Free Cycling Clinics for Women

July 18, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department will be offering free cycling clinics for adult women this summer at locations around the city.  Women who never learned to ride a bike, as well as those who would like to refresh their skills, are all encouraged to attend.  With the New Balance Hubway bike-share program expanding to Roxbury,...
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Salsa, Live Music, Cool Tech and Even A Greased Pole Contest At Betances

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The longest ongoing Latin American Festival will once again march through the South End’s Villa Victoria neighborhood this weekend, as the Festival Betances celebrates another year of culture and neighborhood fun from July 15-17. The Festival Betances is the annual signature arts event for IBA Boston, based on Shawmut Street, and...
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Good Grapes: Wine Riot Store Seeks To Take The Mystery Out Of Buying Wine

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel There’s always been some mystery surrounding wine, and unless one has a formal education on the proper vintage, getting a good bottle of wine can sometimes be a frustrating stab in the dark. That’s what Tyler Balliet and Morgan First sought to put an end to when they began hosting their...
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Free Programs Available on the Esplanade

July 18, 2016
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The Esplanade Association is offering the hugely popular free fitness classes in the park. This year, thanks to our partners, we are thrilled to once again offer weekly Zumba, Yoga, and CrossFit! All Healthy, Fit & Fun classes are free and open to the public. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to...
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Time to Name UDR Building at 345 Harrison as Building Begins to Come Out of Ground

July 18, 2016
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By Seth Daniel As the large apartment building towers begin to come out of the ground this summer on the 345 Harrison Ave. project by developer UDR, representatives from the project said it’s time to give it a name. The developers launched a Facebook naming contest two weeks ago, with the winner going to...
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