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December 1, 2017
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MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES NEW CFO On Monday, Nov. 27 Mayor Martin Walsh announced the appointment of Emme Handy of the South End, as the Chief Financial Officer (CF)), Collector-Treasurer and Chief of Administration and Finance for the City of Boston. Handy brings more than a decade of experience in government finance, administration, and fiscal...
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Colwen Hotels Appoints New Staff for Opening of New AC Hotel

December 1, 2017
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The Colwen Hotels has appointed a General Manager and Director of Sales for the new AC Hotel by Marriott Boston Downtown, being built in the Ink Block development in the South End, which is scheduled to open in early 2018. Matthew Moore will be the new General Manager. He comes from being the Director...
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IBA Launches Year-Long 50 Anniversary Celebrations

December 1, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 8 Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA) launched their year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a cocktail event hosted by The Boston Foundation at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. Surrounded by elected state officials and leading local executives, IBA CEO Vanessa Calderon-Rosado kicked off the milestone year with...
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Armenian Business Network Annual Thanksgiving Party

December 1, 2017
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Photos and Story by Beth Treffeisen The Armenian Business Network (ABN) held their Annual Thanksgiving Party on Monday, Nov. 20, at Annoush’ella Saj Kitchen in the South End. All of the proceeds benefit The Halo Trust’s “Safe Steps for the people of Karabakh” campaign with the goal to rid Nagorno Karabakh, a region in...
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WSANA Applauds Measure in Gov Baker’s Opiate CARE Act

December 1, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) has taken the rare step of sounding off on state matters, voting unanimously to write a letter of support for a key provision in Gov. Charlie Baker’s Opiate CARE Act proposal. Baker released the CARE Act on Nov. 14, and the proposed legislation has...
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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove Fire 75 Years Later

December 1, 2017
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By Dan Murphy On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Cocoanut Grove fire, the tragedy was commemorated Tuesday with a special program at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stephanie Schorow, a former Boston Herald reporter and author of six books, including “The Cocoanut Grove Fire,” “Boston: A History of...
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