Archive for November, 2018

Hundreds Attend Tree Lighting at Faneuil Hall

November 29, 2018
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Hundreds Attend Tree Lighting at Faneuil Hall

Christmas Tree lightings have had a rough time of it this year with the huge amounts of rain that have fallen on the Hub. This week, the annual Copley Square Tree Lighting was cancelled due to rain. However, Faneuil Hall did get its lighting off and rain free on Tuesday night. Hundreds flocked from...
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‘An Emerald Evening’ at the MFA

November 29, 2018
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‘An Emerald Evening’ at the MFA

Olmsted Award of Excellence honoree  Janet Atkins and  Emerald Necklace Conservancy Board Chair  Ben Taylor admire Atkins’s award during “An Emerald Evening for Emerald Necklace Conservancy” earlier this month.
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School on South End’s Edge Fighting Discarded Needles, Homeless Encampments

November 29, 2018
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When the colorful fall leaves fall on most schoolyards in Boston, it’s a unique and happy time to play outside, but at Orchard Gardens K-8 on the edge of the South End, the falling leaves present a grave danger and severe risk. That’s because the kids and adults at the school cannot see all...
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ZBA Approves Increase in Occupancy; Two-Story Rear Addition

November 29, 2018
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At the Zoning Board of Appeal hearing on Nov. 13, the Board approved a change of occupancy from 39 to 45 residential units at 41-43 Edgerly Road. The project was before the board because it had violations of excessive FAR, insufficient open space, insufficient rear yard setback, insufficient off-street parking, forbidden basement units, and...
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Local Author Delights Back Bay with Memories of Dining Out

November 29, 2018
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For those interested in the history of eating out in Boston, local author James O’Connell’s new book, ‘Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History,’ is for you. O’Connell gave a presentation of the book at The Learning Project on Marlborough Street on Nov. 15. The event was hosted by the Neighborhood Association of the...
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Holiday Happenings

November 29, 2018
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2018 SoWa WINTER FESTIVAL EXTENDS FOR TWO WEEKENDS ‘Tis the season for the 4th annual SoWa Winter Festival. Now over two weekends, join SoWa for the biggest winter shopping village and holiday festival in Boston. You’ll find the perfect handmade gifts, sip on winter cocktails, and discover the best of the SoWa Art +...
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News Briefs

November 29, 2018
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BOSTON MEDICAL TO CROSSTOWN CENTER Bob Biggio, vice president of facilities and support services at Boston Medical Center (BMC), told the South End Forum Opiate Working Group that the hospital is beginning its plans to move more services to the Crosstown Center building in the Mass/Cass area. BMC purchased the building in early October...
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Condo Association Votes to Oppose After-Hours Work in South End

November 29, 2018
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Saying they feel surrounded, and will likely feel even more surrounded, by construction activities at all hours, neighbors and a large condominium association on Harrison Avenue have vociferously opposed recent approvals for after-hours and weekend work. The South End has a special protocol for after-hours and weekend work that relies on Inspectional Services Commission...
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Councilor Baker More Confident SIFs Won’t Happen in Massachusetts

November 29, 2018
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City Councilor Frank Baker appeared at the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) on Tuesday to give a legislative update, and a majority of that was spent discussing the possibility of Safe Injection Sites (SIFs) in the neighborhood. “I’m a little more hopeful for them not happening than I was a year ago,” Baker...
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Greater Boston Legal Services, BPS Agree to Stop Young Student Suspensions

November 29, 2018
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When Elizabeth McCarthy, a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), was helping to mediate a suspension hearing a few years ago with a second-grade student, the student busily colored a white piece of paper. Next to the young student’s picture were the letters, “BK, BK, BK.” “We asked him what those letters...
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