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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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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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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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Bar Lyon Sets Mid-September as Opening Date on Washington Street

August 16, 2018
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The owners of Bar Lyon told the Sun this week that they are anticipating a mid-September opening for their long-awaited French-themed café on a challenging corner of Washington Street. “We’re getting there,” said Mark D’Allessandro of the Columbus Hospitality Group, which operates other restaurants such as Mistral. “We are anticipating a mid-September opening at...
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Edena Looks to Capture Best of Both Lodging Worlds

August 11, 2018
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Steve Wu likes the short-term rental model, but he and his company – Edena Urban Resorts – are not ready to give up on the human touch of a hotel. That’s why Edena has come up with the first-ever hybrid lodging model that includes a central check in facility, and the price-point and ease...
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Legislature Agrees Not to Approve SIFs, but Will Study Them

August 11, 2018
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The long-discussed wide-ranging Opiate treatment bill passed the state legislature late Tuesday night, July 31, just in the nick of time, after a conference committee on that same day agreed to a compromise form of the bill that went through many twists and turns over the past month. Coming out of all the dust...
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Shattuck Community Process Looks to Begin in September

August 11, 2018
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The 12-month community process for the move of the Shattuck Hospital from Jamaica Plain to the South End will commence in September, according to the state Office of Health and Human Services. The state recently chose Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to conduct the 12-month process, which will focus on the future of the...
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Cannabis-Themed, Vacation Rentals Debut in Back Bay, Fenway

August 3, 2018
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The latest in the Boston lodging experience just got higher. While many tourists are drawn by the Freedom Trail, the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Harbor, the newest tourist attraction could be the ability to smoke marijuana legally – and one new business partnership has pushed the button on that idea. Last weekend,...
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Sen Elizabeth Warren Brings Town Hall to South End

July 27, 2018
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has held more than 30 Town Halls across the state over the past several months, and now the popular senator will bring the next one to the South End on Saturday, July 28. Doors will open at the Benjamin Franklin Institute around 10 a.m., and the program will begin at...
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