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South End Lion an Intriguing Mystery on Columbus Ave

November 9, 2018
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When Paul Wright first moved to the South End in 1972, it wasn’t long before he and his young boys found a mysterious granite lion outside 511 Columbus Ave. in the South End. The lion seemed not to have a purpose, but had obviously been guarding the entrance to the grand old home for...
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Weekend, After-Hours Work Creates Tension in South End

November 9, 2018
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A Kumbaya moment earlier this year between frustrated Southenders and City Hall on a policy for weekend and after-hours construction work has been spoiled for many in the neighborhood by what they say is a reversal of that perfect harmony. City officials, however, including ISD Commissioner Buddy Christopher said nothing has changed and no...
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Fenway Studios to Celebrate 10 Years of Food Donations at Open Studios

November 9, 2018
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When the artists of the Fenway Studios come together for their annual Open Studios this weekend, they will not only be displaying their latest works, but they’ll be celebrating 10 years of helping the less fortunate with a food drive that coincides with the event. Artists at the building have a unique set up...
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Boston Medical Buys Crosstown Center at Mass/Cass

November 9, 2018
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Boston Medical Center (BMC) has purchased the Crosstown Center from Maryland developer and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for $12 million to support its move from the 88 East Newton St. building. The hospital bought the building from Multi-employer Property Trust of Bethesda, Maryland. The company is a Bentall Kennedy core, open-end...
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Gov Baker Easily Takes Back Bay, Shunned in the South End

November 9, 2018
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Gov. Charlie Baker cruised to victory over challenger Jay Gonzalez on Tuesday night’s General Election, and nearly became the first Republican governor to win Boston in decades. Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito won convincingly statewide with 67 percent of the vote, and in Boston he lost to Gonzalez by only one percentage point,...
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Union Park Home Hosts Destination Location for Halloween

November 2, 2018
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If it isn’t the Donald Trump effigy that catches the eye, then maybe it’s that of Vladimir Putin. Or even Kim Jong-un. But it could also be Sarah Huckabee Sanders, or the bloodied up Lady Liberty on the operating table begging for someone to help her vote. In all reality, it’s likely the whole...
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Superintendent Search Will Be a Familiar Process for Search Committee

October 26, 2018
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A Search Committee has been chosen and the School Committee kicked-off the latest quest for a new superintendent of schools during a special meeting in Dudley Square Wednesday night, Oct. 24. Chair Michael Loconto said they have nominated 11 people for the Search Committee and will begin an expedited process to find a new...
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Rollins Eases Concerns Over ‘The List’ at WSANA Monday

October 26, 2018
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In July, Democratic District Attorney candidate Rachael Rollins released what has come to the known as ‘The List,’ which is simply a list of smaller crimes that she has indicated that she would defer prosecution upon if elected. That’s a list that has made more than a few people in the neighborhoods a little...
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EBNA Curious on East Berkeley Parking Lot, Development Plan

October 26, 2018
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A routine, three-year renewal of a parking lot license for the Stanhope Garage operators on East Berkeley Street turned into a lively discussion of just what is happening with the property, which was permitted for a large office tower by the Druker Companies in 2013. Since that 11-story office building was approved, there’s been...
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USES Takes Close Look at Selling Tubman House, Some Upset with Process

October 24, 2018
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After a long planning process, the United South End Settlements (USES) is about to put out an RFP to sell its Harriet Tubman House headquarters on Columbus Avenue and begin planning for consolidating the organization at its Rutland Street location. Meanwhile, many of the organizations serving people of color in the neighborhood say they...
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