Written by Kathleen Miller
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South End Patch News
Filling up three separate lots in the South End, the SoWa Open Market packed the south part of the neighorhood this past Father’s Day, Sun. June 16.
Complete with a farmers’ market, artisans market and food trucks, the SoWa Open Market is celebrating 10 years this season.
The market is open every 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from May through October. It is located at 460 Harrison Ave, Boston MA.
The former Boston Herald building is officially no more.
Demolition has been underway for the last several weeks at the Harrison Ave site of the future Ink Block Developement, a $ 200 million mixed-use project that will feature hundreds of apartments and a Whole Foods supermarket.
At the demolition site this week, construction crews used a crane and a wrecking ball to tear down the small portion remained standing of the Herald building.
Construction began on the six-acre site in 2013 with a ceremonial ground-breaking. The project is scheduled to be fully completed in 2016. The Whole Foods supermarket is expected to open in late 2014.
Last night a huge rainbow – double rainbow in some parts of the city – spanned the evening sky. In some places, people could even see a full arc.
People took to Twitter to talk about its significance. Was it a belated Boston Pride surprise? Was it a sign that Obama was in town? Was it because the light was refracting off the condesation in the clouds? Whatever you thought it meant, share your photos with us all.
Patch was out marching in Saturday’s Pride Parade. Were you there?
This year’s parade took on special meaning after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. More than 35,000 people are expected to show their Boston Pride.
As a marcher or a spectator, we’d love to see your pictures! Just click on the upload button to show your pride!
The Hurley School, located at 70 Worcester St. is a dual-language immersion school. Through special fundraising, the parents group has funded anti-bullying education, mentoring, music, theater dance and woodworking programs and an athletic field, among other programs.
Friday night’s fundraiser, called Club Tropicaliente! was held at the Benjamin Franklin Institute at 41 Berkeley St. Guests enjoyed live music, an open bar, and Latin-inspired food from South End favorites like Toro, Orinoco, El Centro, Flour Bakery + Cafe, b.good, Tremont 647,Above & Beyond Catering, Zocalo Cocina Mexicana, Vejigantes, Morse Fish, Dish in the City, El Oriental de Cuba, and the South End Buttery.
With temperatures in the 70s over the last several days, it’s finally starting to feel like springtime here in Boston. Not to mention the cherry blossoms and dogwood trees are in bloom, making the South End a pretty place to snap a photo.
Have you taken any springtime photos in the South End you’d like to share? Upload them here to share them with the neighborhood.
The memorial at Copley Square continues to grow, with more candles, hats, stuffed animals signs and other well-wishes appearing by the day.
Have you left anything at the memorial? Does it encourage you to see the support from around the country? Tell us in the comments.
Last weekend, several South End residents got together to spruce up Harriet Tubman Park, an annual cleanup that takes on special significance this year.
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death, a fact not lost on the volunteers who came out to spruce up the park.
“There is special significance to cleaning up the park named after her, which also features the first statue honoring a woman on Boston-owned property,” said Scott Mabel of the Pilot Block Neighborhood Association.
While several neighbors raked, swept, and weeded the park, others cleaned up the sidewalks and alley entrance areas, he said. About 15 people volunteered in all to clean up the park and some of the nearby alley areas.
The park also features an interesting geo-cache, where more than 80 people have already logged their visits to the park.
Mabel said he frequently sees visitors to the park posing with the statue and taking a second to reflect on Tubman’s historical significance.