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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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Comm Evans Bids Farewell after 39 Years with BPD:Mayor Immediately Makes Historic Appointment of Chief Bill Gross as New Superintendent

July 27, 2018
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Police Commissioner William Evans announced at a press conference Monday morning that he would resign from his post as commissioner to spend more time with his family and to be the head of public safety at Boston College (BC). At the same time, Mayor Martin Walsh announced the historic appointment of the first African...
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South End Mother, BPD Call On Community to Solve Niko Nunez Murder

July 27, 2018
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It was four years last Thursday, July 19, that police rushed to Aguadilla Street in the South End for a report of gunshots and someone who had been hit in a drive-by shooting. That someone turned out to be Niko Nunez, 20, who died on that South End street, and this week, Boston Police...
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WSANA Talks about SIFs, State Legislation and Marijuana

July 27, 2018
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State legislation was on the mind at the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) on Tuesday night, July 24, particularly a new item in the state Opioid legislation that potentially calls for the study or implementation of Safe Injection Sites (SIFs). SIFs have been a major issue in WSANA and the South End, as...
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City Officials say South End Development Surprised Them:Developers,Neighbors Disappointed over Harrison Delay to 2020

July 20, 2018
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City officials told a crowded room of Southenders on July 11 that the amount of development expected when new zoning was put into place in the Harrison-Albany Corridor in 2012 has far exceeded what they expected – making many of the traffic and infrastructure models in need of a revamp. The meeting saw the...
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Festival Betances Ready to Celebrate This Weekend

July 20, 2018
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The Latin flair comes in full view to the South End this weekend, when Festival Betances plays out its annual summer highlights with music, food, a greased pole climbing contest and kids activities in O’Day Park. IBA CEO Vanessa Calderon-Rosado said the plans are in place to celebrate the annual festival and to mark...
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