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5 Laugh-Out-Loud Blogs to Start the School Year

You've bought the supplies (or not), you've got the new clothes (some of them), and like it or not, the first day of school is upon you. Here, some inspiration to get you ready for the year ahead. South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 17, 2013 at 3:57 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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Former Herald Building Demolition, Ink Block Construction to Start

In a ceremony filled with memories from Boston Herald employees and hope for the future development of the neighborhood, Mayor Menino, state reps and city officials gathered in the South End on Thursday to say goodbye to the old building and welcome the new Ink Block development.  Menino said he was happy to see a bridge built between the South End, Chinatown and South Boston with the new development, and the first full-sized grocery store come to the South End. “The South End deserves this type of development,” he said. “As part of the ongoing transformation of the South End, this project will grow the neighborhood’s vitality with its diverse housing mix, new pedestrian activity and retail energy.” The new development, situated at the corner of Harrison Ave and Traveler Street, will feature 475 units of housing in five buildings and 85,000 square feet of  retail space, including a  50,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market, which will be the chain’s largest location in Boston. “We are thrilled to officially begin construction on what we are proud to say will become the new center of gravity for life in the South End,” said Ted Tye, managing partner of the development firm on the project, National Development. “Ink Block will transform this currently underutilized block by adding stylish neighborhood-focused, trend-setting housing, restaurants, exciting shops and entertainment options, making this the newest location for 18-hour living in Boston.” But not everyone at the ceremony was excited to see the building be torn down. Joe Fitzgerald, a 43-year veteran of the Boston Herald, reminisced about the days and long hours spent at the building, the time in 1982 when the paper was almost shut down, and the daily rumbling of the newspaper presses doing their work late into the night. “From all of us at the Boston Herald, I hope you’ll be as happy living here as we were working here,” he said.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 12, 2013 at 10:35 am

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Week in Review: Ink Block Construction to Start, Hepatitis B Scare at BMC

The following were the top headlines on South End Patch from April 1 to April 5, 2013: Police: Arrest Made for Attempted Dwight Street Break-Ins Boston Police arrested a Dwight Street resident for allegedly attempting to break into two residences with a pair of scissors. Construction to Start at Ink Block in April A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at the future Ink Block site on Harrison Ave on April 11. Most South End Hubway Stations Up and Running Six stations are planned for the South End neighborhood in 2013. Hepatitis B Exposure Scare at Boston Medical Center The hospital said on Saturday that five patients may have been exposed to Hepatitis B while they were treated at the hospital. Things to Know in the South End Today, April 5: Sibling Rivalry Closed After nine years in the neighborhood, Sibling Rivalry on Tremont Street has closed its doors.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates         South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 7, 2013 at 9:54 am

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Construction to Start at Ink Block in April

Construction at the Ink Block apartment complex site on Harrison Avenue is slated to start in April, but not before a special ground-breaking ceremony is held on April 11.  Called the “Ink Block Party,” the event will feature Mayor Menino, Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade, Ted Tye, managing partner with National Development, the project’s developer, and Joe Fitzgerald, a columnist from the Boston Herald.  Menino will be removing a symbolic brick from the old Boston Herald building, and Fitzgerald will share memories from the paper’s 54-year history in the building. The Herald re-located to the Seaport District in 2011.  The finished $ 200 million development will include 471 apartments, a Whole Foods supermarket, and other shops and restaurants on the 6-acre site. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates   South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

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