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South End Residents Among First Responders Receiving Tickets Donated by Outside the Box

Nurses Jane Dufresne, Adam Cabral of the South End, Matthew St. Hilaire, Casey Dewalt, Jeffrey Lampson, Daniel Nadworny, Kristin Reed & social worker Matthew Ottaviani of the South End receive donated tickets at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Ted Cutler, founder and chairman of Outside the Box, has donated tickets to first responders and medical staff throughout Boston to a special Doo Wop Show at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on the first Sunday of the festival.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - July 17, 2013 at 2:41 am

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Boston Residents Talk Chickens, Urban Farms

A slide from the BRA presentation on Monday, June 3, 2013.

Residents around the city are getting a chance to share their thoughts on Boston’s proposed new rules for urban farms, markets, composting and bee- and hen-keeping.

At the first public meeting on the topic, held Monday at Suffolk Law School in downtown Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority announced the dates of 10 additional meetings designed to gather community input about rules that could bring life to vacant lots and rooftops around the city.

The meeting was led by Tad Read, senior city planner for the BRA, and attended by Boston Chief Planner Kairos Shen, other city staff and members of the Urban Agriculture Working Group, which has been meeting for almost a year and a half to develop the rules outlined in Article 89.

“A couple of years ago there was a businessman in the city who wanted to start a lettuce farm, and he couldn’t do it because it’s not addressed in the zoning code; therefore it’s forbidden,” Read said. “He wasn’t the only one; there were other people who were following this national interest in urban agriculture and wanted to start farming in Boston and found they were meeting all kinds of barriers, primarily zoning. The purpose of Article 89 is to identify and address different agricultural uses so that they can be allowed or conditional, so that development can be facilitated in the city.” read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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Police, Residents Attend Officer Sean Collier’s Wake

Police officers from across the region were represented at the wake for Sean Collier on Monday afternoon in Stoneham.

Flags at half-staff, a police caravan leading a hearse and the Patriot Guard Riders lining Main Street in Red, White and Blue.

A long, almost silent trail of mourners waiting to enter a local funeral home and a row of TV news trucks.

Bystanders and passersby no longer have to ask, “What happened?” “What’s going on?”

They know.

It’s a scene that’s become all too familiar – Sunday in Medford, Monday in Stoneham and at Boston University and soon in Dorchester.

On Monday in Stoneham, police paid respects to one of their own, 27-year-old Sean Collier, an officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was shot and killed Thursday night in his police car.

Hundreds of others also attended the wake for Collier, a Wilmington native and Somerville resident, at the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home on Common Street. The wake was private. A public memorial ceremony is scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 24, at MIT’s Briggs Field (270 Vassar St., Cambridge). read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

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City Readies Property Owners, Residents to Re-Enter Blast Zone

FBI investigators make another sweep of Boylston Street on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, as they search for evidence in the bombing of the Boston Marathon.

 

The blast zone along Boylston Street is still an active crime scene, but city officials are preparing a plan to let business owners and inspectors into the area on a “staggered schedule for limited access.”

The city emergency management team along with Mayor Thomas Menino met Sunday to devise a five-phase plan for re-entry to the Copley Square blast zone in the April 15 marathon bombings, according to a press statement April 21.

The phases include:

Phase 1:  Decontamination and Testing
Phase 2:  Structural Building Assessments and Utility Coordination
Phase 3:  Debris Removal
Phase 4:  Internal Building Assessments
Phase 5:  Re-Entry, Communications, and Counseling

The plan will be implemented once the FBI clears the zone, according to the statement.

Items at a memorial at the intersection of Boylston and Berkeley streets and other area memorials will be temporarily moved to Copley Square Park. Boston Police will return personal items left at the scene that has not been retained as evidence by the FBI, according to the statement. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 22, 2013 at 12:03 am

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Residents Shocked, Scared and Obeying Shelter-in-Place Order

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 19, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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New Book to Feature Notable South End Residents

If you had to consider the most well-known, infamous, or even unsung members of the South End community, who would you pick?

South End Historical Society Executive Director Hope Shannon has set out to answer that very question. Shannon has signed with Arcadia Publishing to set  author a book entitled Legendary Locals of Boston’s South End.

The book will focus on both former and current South Enders that have had a lasting impact on the community.

“It’s not just the heroes, it’s the unsung heros – the barber that everyone knows, or the pharmacist who would lend to you on credit,” Shannon said. “I’m looking to feature the people you know from your community in Villa Victoria, SoWA, Eight Streets, Chester Square, Ellis and others,” she said.

One neat aspect of the project is that Shannon is welcoming community input and suggestions from South End residents. The finished book will feature 150-200 paragraph-long profiles. Suggestions will be accepted until April 19. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - April 9, 2013 at 11:43 am

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Should South End Residents Get to ‘Hold’ Their Parking Spots?

Space-saver on the Arborway.

In the wake of the Blizzard of 2013, parking has become unbelievably difficult between the city’s parking ban, the shrinking of streets to one-lane roads, and the 10-or-more-foot high and five-foot deep piles of snow that line the streets.

Bostonians all know of the tradition in the city that when you shovel out a parking spot, you can “hold” that parking spot with a chair, trash barrel or other object for up to 48 hours after the parking ban ends. 

Proponents say that the ban encourages people to do a good job clearing out their spot, knowing their hard work won’t go to waste as soon as they move their car.

Opponents say that you can’t claim a parking spot as “yours” just because you parked there before the blizzard. 

What’s your personal policy? Is there anywhere to park, between the South End’s parking ban, the huge snow piles in the neighborhood, and the spot savers? Is it your right to a parking spot after you put in the sweat and manpower necessary to clear it out? Should the city do anything to discourage this behavior? read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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