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Week in Review: Obama Visits, Lost Pug Found

The following were the top articles on South End Patch from June 10 to June 14, 2013: Obama Makes Surprise Appearance in South End The President of the United States stopped by Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe for lunch on Wednesday afternoon. Missing South End Pug Found in Scituate Winston, the dog that went missing Tuesday in the South End, has been reunited with his owner. Famous Works from South End Artist Found in Storage, Now Up for Auction Works by Allan Rohan Crite, a celebrated artist from the South End, will be up for auction this weekend after they were found in a storage locker in Western Massachusetts. Mt. Washington Bank Robbed of $ 180 on Friday Boston Police are looking for a suspect who robbed a bank in the South End on Friday. South End’s McKinley Among Schools That Received Suspicious Letters Police have said there does not appear to be any credible physical threat in regards to the letters sent to Boston public schools across the city. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

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Obama Makes Appearance in South End

President Barack Obama made his second visit to the South End in just over two months when he stopped for lunch at Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe on Wednesday. The president was in Boston today to host a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Ed Markey in at the Reggie Lewis Track Center in Roxbury. Flying in to Logan Airport at 11:30 a.m., the president met Mayor Menino, Governor Deval Patrick and Markey before heading to the South End just before noon. Police and secret service lined Columbus Ave. during his visit.  Obama spent about 10 minutes inside the restaurant, where he ordered a cheeseburger, and talked to several diners about the upcoming election for senate.  “I know it seems like there’s an election every other week,” he joked inside the restaurant, according to a White House pool report. The president shook hands with and hugged several diners, encouraging them to vote for Ed Markey.  “Do you know Congressman Markey? You guys remember to vote now,” he said.  By 12:11 p.m., Obama had left the restaurant, with a takeout box in his hand. He waved to cheers across Columbus Ave. before heading off to the rally in Roxbury. President Obama was last in the South End in the days following the bombing at the Boston Marathon, when he lead an interfaith service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.  Did you get to meet the president in the South End on Wednesday? Did you snap a photo? Tell your story in the comments.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

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Obama to Stump For Markey Next Week

President Barack Obama will campaign in Boston next week for Democratic Congressman Edward Markey in the U.S. Senate special election race, according to an Associated Press report published by CBS Boston. The president recently issued his endorsement of Markey’s bid and First Lady Michelle Obama also appeared at a Boston fundraiser for Markey. The AP reports President Obama will attend a fundraiser for Markey in Copley Plaza next Wednesday, June 12. Markey will face Republican Cohasset businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 election to replace U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Senate. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates  South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 6, 2013 at 12:12 am

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Obama Endorses Markey; First Lady in Boston Wednesday

Boston.com reported Tuesday that President Barack Obama has officially endorsed U.S. Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) in his bid to become the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts. In a statement from Markey’s campaign, Boston.com reported that Obama called Markey “a passionate and effective champion for middle class and working families.” Markey will face Republican Cohasset businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 election to replace U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Senate. Earlier this month, Boston.com also reported First Lady Michelle Obama will appear at a fundraiser Wednesday for Markey’s campaign at Taj Boston. According to Boston.com, the minimum contribution for the event is $ 500. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm

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Obama: ‘Even When Our Heart Aches… We Finish the Race.’

  Mentioning scripture, sports teams, marathon icons, and harkening back to his days of living in the Boston area, President Barack Obama spoke during an interfaith service in the South End on Thursday. “Like you, Michelle and I have walked these streets. Like you, we know these neighborhoods. And like you, in this moment of grief, we join you in saying — ‘Boston, you’re my home.’ For millions of us, what happened on Monday is personal. It’s personal,” said Obama, from the Cathredal of the Holy Cross. President Obama was the last speaker in an emotionally-charged service that also included speeches, and a moving performance by the Boston Children’s Chorus.  Click here for the full text of President Obama’s speech. Of the three victims, the president spoke of the liveliness of Medford native Krystle Campbell; Chinese national Lu Lingzi’s coming to BU as a grad student; and 8-year-old Martin Richard of Dorchester. President Obama mentioned a picture being widely circulated of Richard, holding a handwritten sign that read: “No more hurting people. Peace.” Obama repeated the phrase with emphasis. “Our prayers are with the injured — so many wounded, some gravely. From their beds, some are surely watching us gather here today,” said Obama. “And if you are, know this: As you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. Your commonwealth is with you. Your country is with you. We will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. Of that I have no doubt. You will run again. You will run again.”  Obama promised that whoever committed the heinous acts at the Boston Marathon would be found and brought to justice. But President Obama focused on the resiliency of Boston, and spoke with great pride in how Bostonians came together during the tragic events. “When doctors and nurses, police and firefighters and EMTs and Guardsmen run towards explosions to treat the wounded — that’s discipline,” said Obama. “When exhausted runners, including our troops and veterans — who never expected to see such carnage on the streets back home — become first responders themselves, tending to the injured — that’s real power.”  Obama quoted one of the greatest Boston Marathon icons — Dick Hoyt, who has pushed his disabled son, Rick, in 31 Boston Marathons. “We can’t let something like this stop us.” And President Obama also placed a bet: “And this time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run harder than ever, and to cheer even louder, for the 118th Boston Marathon. Bet on it.” South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 19, 2013 at 1:00 am

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For Many, Obama Visit is Start of Healing Journey

  The two blasts that rocked the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon caused physical damage to Boylston Street and killed or injured hundreds of innocent people. News of the bombing traveled backward along the 26.2-mile course instantaneously, affecting every inch of the annual race. Three days later in a new, high-security Boston, local dignitaries, political officials, families of the three people who were killed in the bombings, hundreds of Boston Athletic Association volunteers, Boston Police, fire and medical personnel and The First Family gathered at the Church of the Holy Cross for an interfaith service in Boston’s South End to pray for the victims and to attempt to close this dark chapter of the marathon’s 117 year history. President Barack Obama stirred the solemn crowd with a speech that highlighted the display of strength of a close-knit city and especially the victims. “Know this,” he said. “As you begin this long journey to recovery: your city is with you, your Commonwealth is with you, your country is with you, we will all be with you for when you learn to stand and walk and, yes, run again. Of that I have no doubt: You will run again.” Hopkinton volunteers find solace in president’s words Monday, April 15 was as beautiful a race-day one could ask for. When the bombs went off at 2:49 p.m., the shockwave of information reached Hopkinton as fast as it takes to send a text message. There stood Boston Athletic Association volunteers Patryk Kornecki and Robert George, sending runners off at the starting line on Main Street. When the bombs went off they’d already wrapped up their day’s work, but knew that pain and fear would lie ahead. They were in attendance along with several volunteers wearing blue and white Boston Marathon jackets in a show of strength and solidarity, rising to simultaneously defy the bombers and be at the sides of the victims. “The thing is…our whole society was down,” George, 21, said in an interview after the ceremony, “With President Obama giving such a moving speech it just uplifted the whole society.” George said the show of support since Monday has filled him with a sense of pride for the running community and the people of Massachusetts. “It gives a sense of pride, of devotion to the whole community to rise again, to forget about the tragedies…and look toward a better future,” he said. Wellesley attendees drew strength from meaning of Patriots’ Day Up the road, at mile marker 13.1 in Wellesley, Marathon Monday is nothing short of Mardi Gras. The Wellesley College women form the “scream tunnel,” where […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm

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Parking Restrictions, Heightened Security for Obama Visit

President Barack Obama will be in the South End on Thursday to lead a special interfaith service dedicated to the victims of the attacks at the marathon on Monday. The service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End (1400 Washington St.) Governor Deval Patrick announced the service at a press conference yesterday evening.  “The service is an opportunity for the community to come together in the wake of the tragic events at the Boston Marathon this week,” said the governor’s office in a statement. In addition to President Barack Obama, federal, state, local officials will join first responders, civic leaders from communities along the marathon route, medical personnel, victims and their families, as well as volunteers from the Boston Athletic Association have been invited to attend. Doors for the service will open to the public at 8 a.m. Guests can access the entrance at Washington Street and Monsignor Reynolds Way from the north and west. Tickets will be released on a first come, first serve basis to those in line at the Cathedral, according to the governor’s office.  Guests should be prepared for “airport-like” security, and are advised to plan accordingly for lines and delays. Guests are asked to bring as few personal items as possible. No bags, sharp objects, liquids or signs will be allowed in the venue. The public is highly encouraged to take public transportation, since both parking and road service in the area will be extremely limited, said the governor’s office. According to South End resident blog BosGuy, there will be no parking allowed on Washington Street, Harrison Avenue and all cross streets between Shawmut and Albany Streets, and traffic will be completely shut down between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 18, 2013 at 3:55 am

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