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White Stadium could get $20m fix-up

July 5, 2013
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By Ryan Deto/Special to the Gazette PARKSIDE—A $20 million renovation of Franklin Park’s White Stadium into a year-round facility is being proposed by Mayor Thomas Menino and a nonprofit founded by construction company magnate John Fish. The concept was met with both enthusiasm and concern by a crowd of 70 people at a June...

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Mayoral candidate Barros wants to unite city

July 5, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Barros wants to unite city

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff   Growing up in Dudley Square in Roxbury during the 1970s and 1980s, Boston mayoral candidate John Barros said, other parts of the city seemed inaccessible to him. And though the city has changed, he said wants to do more to unite the neighborhoods. “Boston did not...

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Brewery Wedding

July 5, 2013
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Brewery Wedding

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Hyde/Jackson gets ‘Avenida de las Americas’ signs

July 5, 2013
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Hyde/Jackson gets ‘Avenida de las Americas’ signs

Centre Street in Hyde and Jackson Squares now has honorary street signs dubbing it “Avenida de las Americas,” or “Avenue of the Americas,” six years after the idea was approved by the Boston City Council. The signs, which do not change the official name of Centre Street, went up late last month and are...

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‘Avenida de las Americas’ en Hyde/Jackson

July 5, 2013
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Centre Street es la nueva “Avenida de las Americas”, según unas señales que aparecieron en Hyde y Jackson Squares. La idea fue aprobada originalmente hace seis años por el Boston City Council. Las señales no cambian el nombre oficial de la calle, sino dan un homenaje a la cultura latina local. Es similar a...

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Hughes Oil tenants offered to buy property

July 5, 2013
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A tenant of the former Hughes Oil property made offers to buy the property before being informed of their impending eviction to make room for a large residential housing project. One of the current occupants of the industrial property at 3593 Washington St. offered to buy the property from owner the Arborway Corporation for...

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Hyde, Monument Sq. redesigns resume this fall

July 5, 2013
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The City’s long-delayed plans for major redesigns of Hyde and Monument Squares will resume this fall, according to the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). The Centre and South Streets Streetscape and Transportation Action Plan aims to develop general guidelines for the look and feel of the Centre/South corridor, as well as fix some specific traffic...

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State plans improving access to Jamaica Pond

July 5, 2013
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PONDSIDE—The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) unveiled during a June 26 community meeting three concepts to improve access to the Jamaica Pond at the intersection of Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive. Attendees seemed to prefer a combination of the concepts, where traffic-calming measures would be implemented at the intersection and a...

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Sen. Chang-Díaz gives birth

July 5, 2013
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State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz gave birth to a baby girl, Mila, on June 29, according to her official Facebook page. The page stated on July 1, “Mom and Mila are both doing great.” No further information was provided. It is unclear how long Chang-Díaz, a JP resident, will be on leave. She told the...

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Arboretum 16 acres bigger than thought

July 5, 2013
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ARBORWAY—Arnold Arboretum is one of the biggest jewels in the Emerald Necklace—even bigger than advertised. Administrators recently discovered that the Arboretum is 16 acres bigger than the number it has used in various publications for the past 75 years. The Arboretum is approximately 281 acres in area rather than the often-cited 265 acres. As...

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