Archive for August, 2018

Isabella Gardner Concert

August 16, 2018
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Isabella Gardner Concert

Musician Josh Knowles immerses himself in his violin while surrounded by the greenery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum courtyard during the Cosmic Cycles Block Party on Thursday, Aug. 9. The event was the last of three super-fun Neighborhood Nights this summer at the museum. More than 1,200 people attended the Aug. 9 event.
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OneHood All-Stars and Police Bond Over Basketball

August 16, 2018
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OneHood All-Stars and Police Bond Over Basketball

Across the country, there are many stories of young people and police officers at odds, but last Friday at the Blackstone Community Center basketball court, the odds were on a competitive and fun game between City kids and the officers that patrol their neighborhood. It’s a simple concept, but one that has worked for...
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Sigma Nu Moves Out of 28 Fenway, Building to Become a Lodging House

August 16, 2018
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A long-time Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) fraternity house in the Fenway is closing up shop this month, one of the few legacy MIT fraternities to leave the Boston side of the Charles River. Sigma Nu Fraternity occupied the building at 28 Fenway since the 1990s and has applied for a transfer of a...
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South End Community Health Center on Firm Ground, CEO says

August 16, 2018
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The leader of the South End Community Health Center (SECHC) said this week that the center is on fine footing, even after terminations of two longtime employees at the center last week raised eyebrows and longtime leaders have voiced some major concerns. Concern mounted among long-time patients and some of the founders of the...
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News Briefs

August 16, 2018
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CITGO DRAFT STUDY REPORT REFERRED TO FULL COMMISSION AFTER TWO YEARS After numerous subcommittee meetings regarding the CITGO Sign, the Boston Landmarks Commission subcommittee voted on Aug. 14 to refer the draft of the Landmark Study Report to the full commission. The petition to designate the CITGO Sign as a Boston Landmark was accepted...
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Disco Legends Trammps to Play at City Hall Plaza

August 16, 2018
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The Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series grand finale brings the legendary Trammps back to City Hall Plaza on Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. The series is presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment, the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly, and the Boston Parks and...
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Capuano and Pressley Debate in 7th Congressional as the Democratic Primary Approaches

August 16, 2018
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With the Democratic primary coming up on Sept. 4, Congressman Mike Capuano and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley discussed the issues of transportation and housing, among others, in the Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District Debate held at UMass Boston on Tuesday, August 7. From the start, the two sides agreed on their stance against the...
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BBAC and Local Stakeholders Discuss Changes to Signage Policies

August 16, 2018
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The Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) held a public meeting on Aug. 2 to discuss the revision and updating of the guidelines regarding signage. Present from the commission were Joe Cornish, Director of Design Review for the Boston Landmarks Commission and BBAC Commissioner Robert Weintraub, as well as three local stakeholders who gave presentations....
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Nearly 1,400 Come Out for Cosmic Cycles Block Party at Gardner Museum

August 16, 2018
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Between Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts, International Fencing Club, and rune readings (just to name a few), there was something for everybody at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Cosmic Cycles Block Party last Thursday. This was the museum’s final Neighborhood Night of the summer, bringing nearly 1,400 visitors to the museum to enjoy the activities....
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Bay State Stonewall Democrats, Mass Alliance Endorse Byron Rushing for State Representative

August 16, 2018
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Byron Rushing, a South End Democrat, has earned two more prominent endorsements in his re-election campaign for state representative. This week, Rushing announced the support of the Bay State Stonewall Democrats and Mass Alliance. The Bay State Stonewall Democrats advocate within the Democratic Party on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Mass Alliance is a coalition...
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