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Boston’s Pools Opening Soon for Summer

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Kids with the Gregg House day care center located in Lynn, enjoy their field trip to Boston and the Christian Science Center Plaza's fountain.

Soon, you’ll be able to cool down in a city pool any day of the week.

The city announced on Monday that Boston’s 10 Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) city swimming pools and one city beach will stay open every day of the week starting on June 29. 

In addition to the 10 pools open seven days a week, all of the city’s pools are open on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. During the week, pool hours vary depending on location. 

Luckily for South Enders, one pool that will remain open all week is the South End’s BCYF Blackstone pool, located on 50 West Brookline St.

This year marks the second in a row the city has decided to open its pools early. 

“With the warm weather on its way, we want our residents to be able to beat the heat seven days a week,” Mayor Tom Menino said. “We have amazing facilities in the city, and I encourage all our families to take advantage of them.” read more


Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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‘We Have Never Needed Them More’: Boston Celebrates Opening of New Rehabilitation Hospital

Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who was himself a patient at Spaulding this past fall, spoke at the opening gala on Saturday, April 20, 2013, about the staff’s compassion and endurance. “We’re so lucky to have Spaulding in our city,” he said.

At the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility where clinicians will help people adapt to amputations and other traumatic injuries, Boston Mayor Tom Menino and others celebrated the strength of the city of Boston and the strength of the human spirit Saturday night.

Benefactors, hospital staff and city officials gathered Saturday night at a tent set up outside the new nine-story Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Since its founding in 1970, Spaulding has provided in- and out-patient services for people recovering from a range of issues, including spinal cord and brain injuries, strokes, amputations and burns.

Some of the hospital’s clinicians were waiting at the finish line when the two bombs went off at the Boston Marathon on Monday, and the staff will be there in their new facility when several of the people injured in the blasts begin the process of healing and adapting to their devastating injuries. read more


Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 21, 2013 at 4:25 am

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Things to Know in the South End Today, April 8: Opening Day… in the South End

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a mostly sunny day with a high of 61 degrees. 

2. Beehive:  For those looking to celebrate after the game, The Beehive (541 Tremont St.) invites fans from from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. to enjoy live music and a celebratory meal with Beehive favorites, like the Beehive Prime Burger with Frites & Slaw ($ 16) or Lowcountry Shrimp & Grits with Jalapenos, Watercress and Caramelized Onions ($ 24) and a mug of ice cold Beehive Honey Brew ($ 5.25/$ 8). The Bruce Ferrara Quartet will take the stage at 8 p.m. until midnight. See here for more information.

3. CodaThe kickoff of baseball season demands hotdogs and beer and if you won’t be at the Green Monster, head over to Coda Bar & Kitchen (329 Columbus Ave.) for a variety of $ 9 hotdogs to choose from, including the classic Fenway Frank, a New York “Dirty Water” Dog (mustard and sauerkraut), the Philly (cheese sauce, peppers and onions) and several others. See here for more information read more


Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 8, 2013 at 11:39 am

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South End Weekends: Harriet Tubman Tribute, Rock Lobster Opening


Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

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Things to Know in the South End Today, Feb. 28: Grand Opening at K9strolls Shop and Play

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is a cloudy day with a chance of rain in the morning. Temperatures will hover around 47 degrees. 

2. K9strolls Shop and Play Opening: Check out the new space for your four-legged companions at K9strolls Shop and Play (83 Pembroke St.) Daniel and Jim Avila-Batty, the owners, had run their business out of their South End home for several years, and recently opened up on Pembroke Street. Tonight they are holding a grand opening celebration from 6-8 p.m. See here for more information.

3. Live Music at Darryl’s: Elevation Theory, who got their start at Berklee College of Music, will be playing will tonight at 7 p.m. at Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen (604 Columbus Ave.) Their style is described as “definitive tones and sweet, pocketed grooves.” See here for more information

4. For Middle Schoolers: An “Art Journaling for Fifth-graders and Up” workshop will be held today  at the South End branch library between 4 and 5 p.m. It’s free and materials will be provided. See here for more information.  read more


Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

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Week in Review: Blizzard Hits the South End, Boston Chops Opening Soon

Last year: Franklin Square received a blanket of snow.

The following are the top headlines on Fenway-Kenmore Patch from Feb. 4 to Feb 8, 2013:

Blizzard Photos: Stick Your Camera Out the Window!

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Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail for South End Drunk Driving Crash

A Dorchester man received the maximum penalty for manslaughter for a drunk driving accident in the South End in 2010 that killed one of his friends.

Taylor Street ‘Stop Work’ Order Lifted, East Wall to Be Rebuilt

The Landmarks Commission decided on Tuesday night to lift the stop work order on the wooden house at 8-10 Taylor Street.

Boston Chops, Urban Steak Bistro, Opening in February on Washington Street read more


Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

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Boston Chops, Urban Steak Bistro, Opening in February on Washington Street

When you walk into the South End’s newest steakhouse when it opens in a few weeks, the first thing you’ll notice is the dramatic transformation of the physical space at 1375 Washington Street.

The large ornate wooden ceiling that gave a unique Asian feel to former restaurant Ginger Park is now gone, replaced instead with an exposed celing and a full wall of dark exposed brick. 

“All people were asking was, ‘Are you keeping the ceiling?'” co-owner Brian Piccini. “Well, we gutted the ceiling. We’ve left the steel beams all exposed, painted and lit up and that helps create a more casual modern feel to it.”

Piccini, with chef Christopher Coombs, is behind the restaurant’s new take on a steakhouse. The two are no stranger to the restaurant business, having opened dbar, an upscale restaurant, nightclub and lounge, at 1236 Dorchester Ave. in 2005, and in late 2010, the duo got their second venture, Deuxave, up and running at 371 Commonwealth Ave. in Back Bay. read more


Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

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