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2018 SOWA Winter Festival

December 7, 2018
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2018 SOWA Winter Festival

As the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping carries on around them, Amanda Barreto and Corey O’Brien stop amongst the shoppers to enjoy a pastry together during the SoWa WinterFestival last Sunday, Dec. 2. Artisans and artists sold their wares in the SoWa Art and Design District all last weekend, and will do so...
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Enchanted Trolley Visits Worcester Square

December 7, 2018
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Enchanted Trolley Visits Worcester Square

Tommy, of Worcester Square, draws a blank on his Christmas list as he sits with Santa at the Enchanted Trolley stop in Worcester Square last Saturday, Dec. 1, during a blockbuster tree lighting for the entire neighborhood. For the first time in some time, the Enchanted Trolley landed in Worcester Square, one of the...
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Union Park Honors Retiring Mailman, Neighborhood Legend at Holiday Party

December 7, 2018
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Union Park Honors Retiring Mailman, Neighborhood Legend at Holiday Party

When longtime South End letter carrier Chris Kostaras retired last month after 32.5 years, he found it hard to leave his office. That’s because his office for three decades has been the streets of the South End, the very place he also grew up as a kid. “I always said when I’m at work...
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Mayor Walsh Holds Q&A at BVNA Meeting

December 7, 2018
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Mayor Walsh made a special appearance at the Bay Village Executive Committee meeting on Dec. 3, providing information to the community and addressing their comments and concerns about various happenings in the neighborhood. Walsh said he’d like to start stopping by more civic meetings to have these kinds of conversations with neighborhoods throughout the...
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Tremont Street Re-Design Gets High Marks for Thorough Proposals

December 7, 2018
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The City presented the South End community with three detailed proposals for the re-design of Tremont Street last Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Tubman House – and many were impressed by the detailed designs that had been accomplished in the last several months. “From the pedestrian and cyclist perspectives, I’m very happy,” said Eric...
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Mayor Walsh says Needle Situation, Drug Issues Outside Orchard Gardens School ‘Unacceptable’

December 7, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh and a cadre of City officials are sounding off this week with plans to put an end to the inundation of dirty drug needles and homeless encampments that have overwhelmed the schoolyard of the Orchard Gardens K-8 school at the edge of the South End on Albany Street. Last week, the...
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City Council Holds Hearing on Corporate Tax-Break Transparency

December 7, 2018
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The City Council Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on Nov. 29 regarding corporate tax-break transparency in the city of Boston. With recent conversations around the location of Amazon second headquarters, tax break transparency is on the minds of the Council and the public. Councilor Michael Flaherty said that there have been...
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Car Breaks on the Rise in Back Bay During Holiday Season

December 7, 2018
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With the holiday season now upon us, Back Bay car breaks are on the rise as thieves target vehicles with visible packages, said Officer Chris Shoulla of the Boston Police Department’s District 4. “Back Bay has always been one of the top spots for car breaks,” Shoulla told those in attendance...
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USES Releases RFP for Tubman House

December 7, 2018
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The United South End Settlements organizations (USES) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) this week to the development community for its long-time headquarters at 566 Columbus Ave., known as the Harriet Tubman House. USES President and CEO Maicharia Weir Lytle said they released the RFP in conjunction with their broker Newmark Knight Frank,...
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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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