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Today in the South End: Fountains Return to Parks

Find out what's important to know in the South End today, July 30, 2013. South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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Superintendent: Counselors Ready as Students, Teachers Return to Classrooms

Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson sent a reverse 911 call to all public school parents Sunday night. In the message, Johnson thanked Boston police and all other first responders for their work on Marathon Monday and throughout the past week. “We hope your family is safe and well and that you are looking forward to returning to a normal schedule tomorrow, just as we are,” said Johnson. “Our school leaders and counseling teams are ready to help students who may have trouble processing what happened last week – and we have posted resources for parents on our website, at www.bostonpublicschools.org.” South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 22, 2013 at 1:25 am

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Fenway’s Faithful Return Battered But Not Broken

  A man reached out from the stream of people making the trek from Kenmore Station to Fenway Park Saturday morning to shake the hand of a military police officer standing guard. “God bless you,” he said meaningfully. The Boston Red Sox would play a game against the Kansas City Royals beginning at 1 p.m. The three-game series against the Royals was supposed to begin Friday night, but the game was postponed while the city was in lockdown mode as a manhunt for the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings ensued. Boston rejoiced after that suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, was arrested in Watertown just before 9 p.m. Friday. As Kenmore Square awoke Saturday morning there was a feeling of calm amid significantly heightened security. Boston University students Ameila Cochin and Jackie Mahedy reflected on the week as they sipped iced coffee outside of Dunkin Donuts. “I’m definitely relieved,” Mahedy, 19, from Wyckoff, N.J. said. “It’s cool seeing people out and about. It’s a little surreal.” Cochin, 19, from Newton, said the visible police, K-9 units, security detail and armed guards who have descended on the Fenway area soothe her after a harrowing week. “There’s clearly a large police presence still,” Cochin said. “It’s nice to see. I think they’re here to make people feel more safe and secure.” The mood about law enforcement changed over night, according to two men smoking a cigarette and cigar outside of Game On! on Brookline Avenue. One of those men, Jose Garcia, was visiting from his hometown of Bethlehem, Pa. After being glued to a television set in his hotel room like everyone else Friday night, he said he was proud to attend Saturday’s game. “Obviously you’ve got to thank the police,” he said. “Everyone was unified. Next time [terrorists] want to do something like this, don’t pick Boston.” Others were cynical following the fear, panic and loss of life the Boston populace dealt with this week. Retired law enforcement officer Warren Emerson said just because police caught Tsarnaev does not mean this is over. “Some knucklehead somewhere wants to one-up it,” he said. Emerson, from Hollywood, Fla., had been in Boston on vacation since Tuesday. As he waited to get into Fenway Park on its 101st birthday, he said Americans have to continue to be vigilant. “Other people out there want greater harm to come to us, it’s a fact,” he said. Still, in a way, it was just another late-April Sox game. Sausage vendors were hawking sausages, street drummers were slamming their drums, and young people with tickets were taking it all in. Mike Galantini, […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 21, 2013 at 10:24 am

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Attention Foodies: ‘Taste of the South End’ To Return in March

Preparations are already underway for one of the food-enthusiasts of the South End’s biggest events: Taste of the South End. The large-scale event is an annual fundraiser for the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. This year’s event, to be held on March 5, 2013, at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, will feature 43 different South End restuarants and includes food, wine, beer, cocktails, prizes and more.  Expect to see South End favorites like Myers & Chang, Hamersly’s Bistro, Tremont 647, Aquitaine, B&G Oysters and other neighborhood favorites preparing unlimited food and wine samples. For your ticket price of $ 100, you get unlimited food and wine from the restaurants, who all set up right there on scene.  Organizer Cathy Kujala said the event, which enters its 8th year in 2013, draws a crowd of about 700 people each year.  “We see a really strong showing of people who live right here in the South End, it’s a big neighborhood event,” she said. “We have really great support from the South End restaurants – some very strong restaurants participate each year.” The AIDS Action Committee is connected to the South End through their MALE Center (571 Columbus Ave.) a clinic for gay and bisexual men that provides rapid HIV testing and mental health services.  “We test over 1,000 men a year there for HIV,” said Kujala. “If they come in and they are positive we can guide them on the next steps, and if they are negative, we can guide them to stay negative,” she said.   Besides pulling the South End community together for a common cause, the event serves as a major fundraiser for the organization, which hopes to raise $ 120,000 through the 2013 event.  “Unfortunately, we quite often see decreases in federal funding to fight HIV and AIDS, and we need to fill that gap,” said Kujala, noting the drop in funding is even more sad because the efforts are working. “Over the last ten years in Masssachusetts, we’ve seen a 53 percent decrease in HIV, which translates to thousands of lives being saved and also about $ 2 billion saved in health care costs,’ she said. “So what we’re doing is working, and we need to keep doing it.”  Details:Day: March 5, 2013General Admission: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pmVIP Admission: 6:00 pmThe Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts539 Tremont Street, Boston SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 13, 2013 at 11:44 am

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