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Candidates Talk Art In The South End

Would you like to see more public art in the city? What about an increased emphasis on arts education, more affordable housing dedicated to artists, or the appointment of an arts commissioner? Those were just some of the ideas presented by candidat South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 30, 2013 at 1:27 am

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Things to Know in South End Today, May 8: Author Talk at South End Library

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a cloudy day, with a high near 74 degrees. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 70%. 2. Author Talk: South End author Phil Gambone will read from his forthcoming book, “As far As I Can Tell: Tracing My Father’s WW II Route Across Europe” at the South End Library tonight at 6:30 p.m. This is the first public reading of a project Gambone undertook to understand his soldier-father’s experience of what is generally considered “the good war,” and the silence surrounding it: No word was spoken about it at the Gambone dinner table. See here for more information.  3. US Senate Debate Tonight: The last debate before next week’s special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts is slated for tonight at 7 p.m. The debate will air live until 8 p.m. on WCVB (Channel 5). R.D. Sahl of Boston University will moderate. Read a preview here.  4. Free Red Sox Tickets for Students: Children 14 and under bring your most recent report card with all A’s and B’s and receive a free ticket to any game in June. To take advantage of this offer, tickets are available the day of each game at Gate E. See here for more details.  5. New website coming: Have we got great news for you. Starting next week, you’ll see a brand new website for South End Patch, that allows you to post easier, and even post from your mobile phone! Stay tuned next week for more updates on this.  Things you can do every day on South End Patch: Share your news with the rest of the community. Click here to add an announcement.  Add your events to our events calendar. Click here to sign up for breaking news updates. Want up-to-the-minute news? Click here to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  Share your thoughts on your community in a blog. Click here to get started. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 18, 2013 at 1:46 pm

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Boston Residents Talk Chickens, Urban Farms

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.” The proposal is one of Mayor Thomas Menino’s key initiatives, and one he hopes to see carried through before he leaves office at the end of the year, Shen said. “I know if the mayor were here he would talk about his chickens on Long Island,” Shen said, referring to the city’s first free-range chicken farm, located on Long Island in Boston Harbor. In May, the BRA released a draft document outlining the new rules proposed in Article 89, which can be viewed as a PDF on the BRA website. The rules set the allowable size and location of various agricultural activities and establish a Comprehensive Farm Review process that would help ensure farms are “good neighbors” to other businesses and residents around Boston, Read said. The Keeping of Hens Much of the discussion at the first meeting focused on hen keeping, with members of the group Legalize Chickens in Boston and others speaking in favor of less restrictions. Unlike other agricultural activities, bee- and hen-keeping are already addressed in the city’s zoning code, Read said, and each neighborhood has established its own zoning rules for those two activities. Article 89 would not supersede rules set by individual neighborhoods but would establish guidelines—such as coop size and location and number of chickens allowed […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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South End Weekends: Children’s Show at BCA, Artist Talk

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

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