Archive for August, 2018

Midtown Hotel Lease Nearing End, Property on the Market

August 26, 2018
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The Midtown Hotel, formerly known as the Mid-Town Motor Inn, has been put on the market by the Christian Science Church as the hotel’s long-term lease comes to an end. The hotel is located across from the Christian Science Plaza and has been owned by the church for some time, and leased by the...
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JP Licks to Make a Colorful Path Back to Newbury Street

August 26, 2018
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After five years off Newbury Street, J.P. Licks – the home-grown Boston ice cream empire – is returning to the city’s most luxe retail district with a storefront that will feature a new plane of lighting technology. J.P. Licks – founded in Jamaica Plain more than 30 years ago – had a location on...
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City’s Effort to House Chronic Homeless Compounded by Hundreds of New Arrivals

August 26, 2018
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More than 800 new homeless arrivals into Boston have complicated the effort to try to house all chronically homeless people in the City by the end of this year. The City’s innovative effort to catalog and house the hundreds of chronically homeless in Boston took root in 2016, and made tremendous success initially, but...
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American Elm

August 26, 2018
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A massive, old and rare American Elm Tree on the alley behind Upton Street is the focus of a rigorous fundraising campaign by the Union Park Neighborhood Association in the South End to save the 150-year old giant. Most American Elm trees were lost decades ago in Boston to Dutch Elm Disease, but the...
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Play about Thalidomide Crisis of the 1960s to Come to South End

August 23, 2018
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Coming soon to The Boston Center for the Arts South End Campus is “,” an award-winning 2017 play about the 1960s thalidomide crisis. The show is being brought to Boston by Hardly Working Productions, a production company based in Orlando, Fla., where the show debuted with a semi-professional company at Playwrights’ Roundtable. Written by...
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Police Briefs 08-23-2018

August 23, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Drive my car On Monday, Aug. 13, at about 5:50 p.m., officers conducting a drug investigation in the vicinity of the Back Bay MBTA station observed a male suspect standing near the planters at the Dartmouth Street entrance to Copley Place. Another man then approached the suspect and engaged him in...
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National Grid Lock-Out of Workers Did Not Have to Happen

August 23, 2018
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Imagine your employer locked you out of your job, stopped paying you and canceled health insurance for you and your family all as a way to send a message: When you get desperate enough you’ll come back with fewer benefits and worse insurance. It’s unethical and it is exactly what National Grid is doing...
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Letters to the Editor

August 23, 2018
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Ward 4 looks to Katie Ford in Registry of Deeds race Dear Editor, On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the day of Labor Day, voters will have a number of important choices to make on the ballot. In some cases, voters will be well-aware of what an office does (e.g., Congress), yet in others, they may...
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Summer: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

August 23, 2018
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For those of us who live for the triple-H weather of summer — hazy, hot, and humid — the six-week period we enjoyed from July 4th week through this past Saturday was our proverbial cup of tea. Temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s are what summer is all about, especially if we...
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TDC National Night Out

August 16, 2018
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TDC National Night Out

Bonaparte the magician amazed – and scared – several residents of the South End (including this young man) at the Tenant’s Development Corporation (TDC) 10th annual Mary Longley National Night Out celebration on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Titus Sparrow Park. Hundreds attended and enjoyed a BBQ, entertainment, games and more.
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