South End

Political rancor ratchets up at South End bar

Sgt. Luke Taxter at D-4 reports a frank and open exchange of ideas at the bar at Gaslight, 560 Harrison Ave., last night ended with a frank and open exchange of fist: A political discussion at the bar resulted in the A&B of one patron by another. Victim's glasses the only injury.
South End

Don't even think of trying to save a parking space in the South End

The South End Forum says effective immediately, there's no more cluttering up neighborhood streets with chairs, lamps and just general crap to save parking spaces: A pilot ban on post-snow space saving in the South End has gone permanent. And instant: Roving members of the neighborhood's many civic groups will be going around collecting any space savers they see.
South End

Total of 51 arrested during Ferguson protests last night; one trooper bitten

State Police report 51 people were arrested at three locations during last night's wending Ferguson protest march, which made its way from one highway ramp to another in what turned out to be vain attempts to block a highway.
Eight Streets Neighborhood Association
Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association

Holiday Event: Tree and Wreath Sale

Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood AssociationFriends of Blackstone and Franklin SquaresSaturday, December 6, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pmBlackstone SquareAnnual Holiday Tree and Wreath Sale in Blackstone Square.  Christmat trees, wreaths, and garland.  This year there will be a photobooth with Santa. Proceeds benefits the general fund of the B/FSNA and Friends of Blackstone Franklin Squares.  Pre-order by Monday December 1 at  
Eight Streets Neighborhood Association

November Business Meeting

Our next business meeting is Tuesday, November 11 at our new meeting space at Project Place (Corner of Washington & East Berkeley.   Enter in the door next to Meyers and Chang)  Please arrive before 7:30, as the external doors lock at that time.  Meeting format:6:30-7 - Neighborhood Networking.   Meet your neighbors in an informal setting.7-8:30 - Business meeting. Our agenda for this month centers around neighborhood planning for the upcoming year, includingCommittees - what our committees did last year, and what their plans and goals are for the coming yearNeighborhood investment - what neighborhood activities or projects would you like to see in the coming yearWhat guest speakers would you like to see in the coming year.We'll wrap ...
Eight Streets Neighborhood Association


Celebrate the end of political commercials by going out to vote next Tuesday on November 4th. Eight Streets (Ward 3 Precinct 7) votes at Cathedral High School, located at Waltham and Washington streets.   Polls are open from 7am-8pm.Of course, the Governor is a big contest this election, as well as several important state questions.Our Representative in Congress (Capuano) and our Representative in the State House (Aaron) are unopposed.   Our state senator (Chang-Diaz) does have an opponent.Click here for a list of all candidates on the ballot.Click here for a summary of the Questions to vote on.
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