Tuesday, June 18, 2013
According to a report, it will be the first time in 20 years the annual concert and fireworks display won't be seen by a national audience.
The upcoming annual 4th of July Boston Pops concert on the Charles River Esplanade will be the first in many years to not be broadcast nationally. According to an AP report published in the Boston Herald, CBS declined to renew their contract with the producers of the show. The concert will continue to be broadcast locally on CBS affiliate WBZ-TV. Executive producer David Mugar said TV ratings for the annual concert and fireworks display have dropped in recent years, according to the report. In the past, the event has attracted national stars, including Jennifer Hudson last year. This year, the event will include more local artists like Susan Tedeschi, Ayla Brown and Howie Day. South End Patch will have all the details in the coming weeks …
Deputy Commissioner Jack Murray will become the department's new commissioner June 22 when its current commissioner steps down.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation will have a new commissioner June 22 when its current commissioner, Ed Lambert, steps down. This week Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan announced Deputy Commissioner Jack Murray will take over as commissioner once Lambert leaves to become the new vice chancellor for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston. “Jack has proven himself a strong leader and tireless advocate for the people who use our parks and other public facilities, and I am thrilled to have him lead this important department,” said Governor Deval Patrick in a statement. “Commissioner Lambert did a tremendous job over the past two years working to …
Police said a man punched a taxi driver in the head, and then punched an officer in the stomach early on Saturday morning.
The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. A California man was arrested in the South End on Saturday for allegedly fighting both a taxi driver and a police officer. A taxi driver flagged down an officer at about 2:38 a.m. on June 15, claiming that a customer had punched him in the head after he told the man to get out of the cab. The cab driver identified the suspect as a man who was standing on the corner of Tremont Street and Hanson Street, police said. An officer then approached the suspect and asked him what had happened. Police said the man appeared to be intoxicated. The suspect then asked the officer for a lighter. When the officer asked again what had …
The market is open every 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from May through October.
Filling up three separate lots in the South End, the SoWa Open Market packed the south part of the neighorhood this past Father's Day, Sun. June 16. Complete with a farmers' market, artisans market and food trucks, the SoWa Open Market is celebrating 10 years this season. The market is open every 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday from May through October. It is located at 460 Harrison Ave, Boston MA. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates
Find out what's happening in the neighborhood today.
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 …
Northbound traffic will be detoured off of the expressway at Exit 16, Southampton Street, and directed along surface streets Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Maintenance on Interstate 93 will require transportation officials to close the expressway through Boston two times per month beginning Tuesday on the northbound side. Traffic on I-93 northbound will be detoured off the expressway at exit 16, Southampton Street, and directed along surface streets beginning Tuesday, June 18 at 11 p.m. and ending Wednesday, June 19 at 5 a.m., according to a state Department of Transportation press statement. Traffic may re-enter I-93 northbound at the Haymarket on-ramp. Traffic headed toward Route 1 northbound (Tobin Bridge) should stay on surface roads and access the Route 1 northbound on-ramp at City Square, according to the statement. Work will include tunnel wall and sign washing, drain clearing and …
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Candidates for Boston mayor, City Council and U.S. Senate were among those participating in the 2013 Bunker Hill Day Parade on Sunday.
With Boston's mayoral and City Council races heating up, many of the candidates turned out Sunday for Charlestown's Bunker Hill Day Parade, taking advantage of an opportunity to get their faces and names out in the community. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates
In addition to thunderstorms, the Boston area could see additional flooding.
Have outdoor plans today? If so, keep an eye to the sky. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of Massachusetts, including Suffolk County. The city of Boston issued a severe thunderstorm warning to residents around 3 p.m. on its reverse 9-1-1 alert system. A weak cold front is expected to approach Monday afternoon allowing for scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop. "This cool front is a slow mover up in northern New England right now," WHDH meteorologist Jeremy Reiner said on his blog. "This slow moving front will settle into our part of the world very late this afternoon bringing a chance of some scattered t-storms." The NWS says a few of the storms will become strong to severe, with large …
More than $47 million has been donated to One Fund Boston, which will be dispersed to victims' families and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The deadline to submit claims to One Fund Boston passed on June 15, and the last few are still coming in. "We continue to receive claims that are timely filed – we are up to 200 – I expect we will receive deliveries all throughout the day and tomorrow that are timely filed," said Camille Biros, deputy administrator of the One Fund, to Patch on Monday. More than $47 million had been raised as of Monday morning by corporate and individual donors, according to the One Fund Boston website. Biros said 188 submitted claims had been received as of June 14, adding she expects the total to rise by the end of Monday. "Payments are right on schedule to be made beginning June 30 (July 1 since June 30 is a Sunday). Donations continue to be received by …