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A New Chapter: More Than Words Expands

September 14, 2018
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Floor-to-ceiling glass and an inviting community-centered social enterprise bookstore has replaced what was an imposing brick façade on East Berkeley Street that once housed the Medieval Manor dinner theatre – as the expanded More Than Words organization opened its doors for a new bookstore and warehouse in the building Monday. With a neon sign...
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Mayor says Long Island Could Fill Need for Supportive Housing

September 14, 2018
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In January, Mayor Martin Walsh shocked many by announcing that he planned to rebuild the Long Island Bridge and establish a recovery campus on the Island – which served the homeless population for years before it had to close some years back. Since that big announcement, however, there hasn’t been a clear vision for...
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South End Open Studios Ready to Open Doors Sept 15 and 16

September 14, 2018
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More than 250 artists will open their studios in 16 buildings throughout the South End for the 31st annual South End Open Studios weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16. The studios will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, and South End artist Jenn Sherr said...
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Blackstone School is On the Move Under Principal Adkins-Sharif

September 7, 2018
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Blackstone School is On the Move Under Principal Adkins-Sharif

As a new school term starts today, Sept. 6, Principal Jamel Adkins-Sharif will look around as the students file into the Blackstone Innovation School, and it will be a morning of movement. That movement aligns with the momentum that the school is experiencing, he said, as they build upon the excitement from his first...
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Exchange South End Hits Snag with State Environmental Officials on Traffic

September 7, 2018
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State environmental regulators have determined that the monumental Exchange South End project does not yet comply with their regulations, particularly in regard to traffic – setting the project back a bit and requiring a longer state review process. “I hereby determine that the DEIR submitted on this project does not adequately and properly comply...
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Mayor Walsh says He Would Help Locked Out National Grid Workers if Asked

September 7, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh said this week he would help National Grid gas workers in their 11-week lockout battle if asked by the workers to assist in any way. The lockout of two United Steelworkers unions in the gas line division of National Grid has gone on for 11 weeks, and all of it seemed...
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Boston Councilor Ayanna Pressley Defeats Congressman Capuano

September 7, 2018
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The world was turned on its nose Tuesday night in the Congressional District 7 race when Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley surprised everyone with a solid victory, ousting Congressional Michael Capuano from the seat he has held for 20 years on the tails of a huge Boston turnout. Capuano conceded the race around 9:30...
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Rep Rushing,Santiago Ready to Face off in Democratic Primary Sept 4:Other Races Include Open DA Race, Congressional Seat, Secretary of State

September 3, 2018
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After more than 20 years without a major challenge, the state representative seat for the South End, Fenway and parts of Roxbury will come up for a vote on Tuesday, Sept. 4, after both major candidates have painstakingly taken their messages to the people. Both major candidates, State Rep. Byron Rushing and Candidate Jon...
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Exchange South End gets BPDA Ok, Now it’s Time to Negotiate with Neighbors

September 3, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Board approved one of the largest science and technology centers ever for the South End this month, and with that approval for Exchange South End, now comes the deal-making for the neighborhood in what is a new process here. Exchange South End encompasses 1.6 million square feet....
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Hundreds of New Arrivals Compound City Effort to House Homeless

September 2, 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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