South End Valedictorian says Lack of Funding, Resources Left Her Frustrated

June 12, 2018
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As bright as Lea Barros is, Brighton High was a school that often left her frustrated due to the lack of funding and opportunities that were presented to her and her classmates. Barros – a 17-year-old South End resident who lives with her grandmother, Margaret Fernandes – will graduate on June 13 as the...
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Boston Pride Parade to Celebrate Boston’s LGBTQ Community

June 12, 2018
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As the nation celebrates Pride Month, the first 10 days of June also marks an event-packed Pride Week in Boston. All the celebrations will culminate in this weekend’s 48th Boston Pride parade, which begins at noon on Saturday, June 9 from Copley Square. “The goal is to provide visibility and empower the LGBTQ community,...
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June 12, 2018
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BOSTON PRIDE PARADE & EVENTS The 48th annual Boston Pride Parade will take place on Saturday, June 9, with step-off at noon from Copley Square. The route starts on Boylston Street and Clarendon Street, turns right onto Clarendon St, left onto Tremont St, left on Berekeley St, right onto Boylston St., left onto Charles...
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FOSEL Roiled Over Budget Snub, BPL says Process Will Play out over the Year

June 12, 2018
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As South End residents who are dedicated to the library branch are crying foul this week for what they define as a snub in this year’s City Budget, officials from the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Public Library said the critical renovation project is still moving forward. Marleen Neinhuis, president of the Friends of...
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Questions Remain on CITGO Sign Landmark Report

June 12, 2018
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At the heart of Kenmore Square is one of the most recognizable structures in Boston: The CITGO sign. Whether you’re a Red Sox fan at Fenway Park or a Boston University student walking down Commonwealth Avenue, it’s an icon that’s hard to miss. Since receiving a preliminary landmark status in 2016, the sign has...
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Charles River Water Quality Earns an A- for the Second Time in the Past Five Years

June 12, 2018
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The EPA has given the Charles River a grade of “A-” for bacterial water quality in the river during 2017. This is only the second time the river has earned a grade as high as an “A-minus,” and both have occurred within the past five years. “The Charles River turnaround is a perfect example...
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