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Fenway Center Phase 1 Set to Begin Construction in the Spring of 2017

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Meredith Management Company proposed several changes to the Fenway Center – Parcel Seven Air Rights project on October 5 at the Fenway Community Center. The project is slated to include 1,099,000 square feet of residential, office, retail and parking uses within five structures that will be both on land and...
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Councilor McCarthy Works to Connect Schools through Creating College and University Engagement Office

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In an effort to increase collaboration, communication and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various non-profits throughout the city, Councilor Timothy McCarthy is working with the other councilors to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order that was brought forward at the September 28...
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South End House Tour to Feature Six Homes in 48th Annual Tradition

October 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The South End Historical Society is gearing up for its annual House Tour this coming Saturday, Oct. 15, a fundraiser for the organization that is one of the oldest Home Tours in the city. The self-guided, two-hour, home tour will feature six private homes this year and three celebrations in public...
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Unapproved Garage Door Behind Mass Ave Gets Re-Approval after Last Decision is Nullified

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The South End Landmarks District Commission re-approved a previously unapproved garage door located behind 561 Massachusetts Ave., along with construction of a new garage behind it, at Tuesday, October 4 meeting. The re-submission of the proposal comes after nearby abutters realized that they have not been notified of the public meeting...
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Ellis South End Announces New Partnerships in the Community

October 14, 2016
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The Ellis South End Neighborhood Association announced this week its new Community Outreach initiative, in depth involvement with three public service organizations in the South End. There will be volunteer opportunities, site visits and days of service. Casa Myrna Vasquez, Inc., located in the South End and Dorchester, is New England’s leading provider of...
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Residents like Harrison Ave Building Design

October 14, 2016
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By Seth Daniel When Nordblom of Burlington first approached the neighbors at the New York Streets Neighborhood Association (NYSA) about constructing a new office building above their garage on the corner of Harrison Avenue and Herald Street – it had a lot of glass, but not so much character. Members of the NYSA pressed...
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Proposed Development for 2 Charlesgate West Spurs Uproar from Residents

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen In a previous version of the story, Eric Chivian was referred to as Eric Sherman and it has been updated to reflect the correct spelling.  Disappointed residents from the Fenway neighborhood attended the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) public meeting on October 6., on the proposal for Two Charlesgate West,...
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A Time of Dread and Beauty – Fall Leaves & Boiler Rumblings

October 14, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone Fall is certainly in the air this week, and we all love fall in Boston, but we always bookend that love with the dread of what’s soon coming. As beautiful as the leaves are on the trees – though this year’s drought may have stifled that a bit this year...
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BARKTOBERFEST

October 7, 2016
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BARKTOBERFEST

Hilde the Dachshund, held by Kevin Cater, gets his third place ribbon during the SoWa Barktoberfest to benefit the South End’s Animal Rescue League (ARL). The daylong festivities on Oct. 2, sponsored by the ARL Young Professionals, helped raise much-needed funds for the ARL and brought the neighborhood, and its dogs, out for a...
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Blessing of the Animals

October 7, 2016
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Blessing of the Animals

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals, was celebrated at Cathedral of the Holy Cross Parish on Tuesday Oct. 4th. A blessing of the animals ceremony was conducted by Father O’Leary Sunday, Oct. 2.In the top photos Father O’Leary blessed Shelly the cocker spaniel held by Chris Bowman.
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