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BPS to offer free summer meals for kids

June 21, 2013
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Boston Public Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to any children and youths ages 4-18 at more than 140 sites around the city this summer starting July 1. The annual program to ensure good nutrition for kids in need will run through Aug. 30. No registration or ID are needed. The full list...

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Samuel Adams Brewery to hold beer event, fan weddings

June 21, 2013
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Samuel Adams Brewery to hold beer event, fan weddings

BROOKSIDE—The Samuel Adams Boston Brewery is holding a June 26 event to showcase a wedding-themed ale and offer couples the chance to be married on the spot with famed brewery founder Jim Koch as their best man. The brewery at 30 Germania St. inside The Brewery Complex is the test lab and tourist attraction...

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Hyde/Jackson to finally get ‘Avenida de las Americas’ signs

June 21, 2013
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Centre Street in Hyde and Jackson Squares finally will get 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, are intended to honor the area’s...

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JPNC to appeal lawsuit dismissal

June 21, 2013
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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) chair Benjamin Day will appeal a court’s recent dismissal of his JPNC-backed lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. redevelopment project. Day filed a notice of intent to appeal on June 17, according to the Suffolk County Superior Clerk’s Office. Jeffrey Wiesner, an attorney and JPNC member representing Day...

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Tenant vows to fight Hughes Oil development

June 21, 2013
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One of the tenants of the former Hughes Oil property at 3593 Washington St. has promised to fight his organization’s potential eviction, which would make room for 285 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses, retail space and open space. The lot currently includes several industrial buildings, some of which are occupied by...

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Pride Party

June 21, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Walsh will run on state rep. record

June 21, 2013
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff Boston mayoral candidate Marty Walsh wants it known he’s not going to be vacillating when his past 16 years as state representative for Dorchester comes up during the campaign. “My record is black-and-white. I’m proud of my record,” said Walsh in a recent interview at the...

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Three candidates to battle for U.S. Senate seat

June 21, 2013
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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District), Republican Gabriel Gomez and third-party candidate Richard Heos will face off against each other on June 25 in an election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry. Interim Sen. William Cowan holds the seat in the meantime. Markey and Gomez won their respective party...

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Other cities have better off-leash dog parks

June 21, 2013
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Boston is lagging behind major—and not-so-major—metropolitan areas around the country when it comes to providing recreational off-leash spaces for its canine citizens. Boston currently has three City-maintained off-leash dog areas, the result of a seemingly abandoned pilot program. But there are frequent requests for more and frequent conflicts between park users and dog owners....

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‘Serenity’ approved by BRA

June 21, 2013
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S. HUNTIGNTON—After over a year in development, the luxury apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave., called “Serenity,” was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. It still needs significant variance approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The 195-unit apartment complex will be no higher than five floors on the...

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