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South End Veterans Day Ceremony

November 17, 2018
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South End Veterans Day Ceremony

Service members 1st Lt. Jonathan Alicea, MSG Guillermo Candelario, CPT Henry Nieves, and CPT Zoraida De La Rosa stand by the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument during the annual Veteran’s Day observance in the South End on Sunday, Nov. 11. City and state officials, along with the Memorial Committee, helped to unveil a new archway...
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Annual Fall Community Cleanup

November 17, 2018
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Annual Fall Community Cleanup

WHAT’S GOING TO WORK? TEAM WORK! Nicola Trupin (L) and Jim Batty (R) put leaves in a yard waste bag held by Judi Wright at Harriet Tubman Square during last Saturday’s (Nov. 10) fall community clean up. Despite some misty showers here and there, a good many resident came out to participate in preparing...
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After Two-Year Process, BLC Unanimously Approve Citgo Sign as Boston Landmark

November 17, 2018
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Over two years after the petition was accepted, the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) unanimously voted to designate the iconic Citgo Sign as a Boston Landmark on Tuesday night. There were two parts to Tuesday night’s hearing: a discussion and vote to accept the study report that was made publicly available on September 12, and...
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Hotel Alexandria Project Preparing to File with the City

November 17, 2018
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The developers for the Hotel Alexandra said their due-diligence period for purchasing the dilapidated, but once stately, building on Washington Street has expired and they expect to file their hotel re-development project with the City this month. The group has been presenting to neighborhood groups all across the South End over the last two...
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The Pot Shop Campaign:Two Suitors Vying for South End Support

November 17, 2018
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Just when everyone thought the campaign season had ended last Tuesday, then came marijuana. For the past six months or more, several medical and recreational (known as adult use) companies have bombarded the South End with potential proposals for dispensaries in the neighborhood. Since that time, only two are now left standing, Compassionate Organics...
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Bay Village HDC Pleased with Isabella St Church Proposal

November 17, 2018
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The the transportation of the former church at 19 Isabella Street into condos took a small step closer to reality on Tuesday night when Finegold Alexander presented its proposal in an advisory review at the Bay Village Historic District Commission hearing. The architectural firm had presented an earlier iteration of this proposal at a...
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City Pursuing Site for New Downtown High School for JQUS

November 17, 2018
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School officials rolling out the second phase of the $1 billion BuildBPS school facilities plan reported this month that they are looking at sites for a downtown high school that would house the Josiah Quincy Upper School. BuildBPS officials said at a public meeting this month that they are looking at sites in the...
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Tremont Street Re-Design Meeting Nov 28

November 17, 2018
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has announced its second meeting for pedestrian safety on Tremont Street, a meeting that will be held at United South End Settlements on Nov. 28. The BTD has held one previous meeting on pedestrian safety, and that has resulted in some temporary measures at six intersections between Herald Street...
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City Council Holds Hearing Regarding Pedestrian Safety; Hopes to Lower Speed Limit to 20 mph

November 17, 2018
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The City Council Committee on Planning, Development, and Transportation held a hearing on November 13 regarding the Boston speed limit and pedestrian safety. Councilor Ed Flynn sponsored the hearing. “I believe pedestrian safety is the top issue in my district and one of the most important in our city,” Flynn said. Flynn’s goal is...
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Dia De Muertos Celebration in Copley Square

November 9, 2018
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Dia De Muertos Celebration in Copley Square

Agunese Marsilii (R) and Oscar Luna (L) during Dia de Muertos celebration at Copley Square last Friday afternoon, Nov. 2. The celebration of Dia de Muertos – or Day of the Dead – took place in Copley Nov. 1 and 2 in a partnership between the City and the Mexican Consulate. It was the...
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