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St. Vincent Lower End Neighborhood Association (SVLENA) hosted a community meeting on June 18th at the Lithuanian Club 368 West Broadway.  Before discussing upcoming projects, conversation began with the unsettling report of four overdoses in a week’s period. While too weighty and involved for discussion this night, it is a problem getting worse and cannot […]

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“Kelly’s” on Revere Beach has long had a reputation as the best roast beef sandwich. Frequent travelers report of places in New York or Philly. True connoisseurs of roast beef have discovered, like Dorothy, “there’s no place like home”. That home is Liberty Bell where the “King Beef” sandwich reigns supreme. If you’ve never had […]

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Last week an application for a liquor license for 11 Dorchester was denied.  The process underlines the need to participate in your neighborhood’s life. The proponents, Dave and Dave, had an intriguing residential and commercial proposal for the former New England Auto at Dorchester and Dresser Streets.  While concerns of density and ample parking were […]

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The bike lane issue has raised strong support on both sides, as evidenced by the letter from resident John Ramos in response to an article by Ed Flynn.  Thankfully, this is not a rancorous debate.  More, it seems an honest debate on what is realistically possible. A recent SBT poll showed opposition to be strong […]

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fter co-hosting public on-site meetings, the City Side Neighborhood Association and St. Vincent’s Lower End Neighborhood Association (SVLENA), voted to support a proposal by Lincoln Tavern to introduce live background jazz type music to “enhance the dining experience”.  Unlike an establishment such as Lucky’s at A and Congress Street, which offers music as their main […]

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While the summer months have seen a slowdown in development meetings, August is always a signal that another “Development Season” is about to begin.  First, we’ll start with St. Augustine’s Church. Design plans are receiving their final touches, but no actual work as been approved or started.  As such, this beautiful historic structure just sits […]

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While development has slowed for the summer, some important projects and events are continuing.  SVLENA at the June meeting hosted mayoral candidates Bill Walczak, Marty Walsh, John Connolly and Dan Conley who each gave a ten minute overview of their platforms and answered a few questions.  SVLENA Vice President Gary Murad sent out the following […]

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The St. Vincent’s Lower End Neighborhood Association (SVLENA) monthly meeting Wednesday June 14 was devoid of the usual development proposals and instead welcomed four of the Mayoral candidates for a brief introduction. The first to speak was Dorchester community activist and leader Bill Walczak.  A resident in Dorchester since the 1970’s he has made his […]

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This week’s In Your Corner points out that during the summer months regular monthly civic organizations’ meetings stop or are greatly reduced.  This doesn’t necessarily translate into a development stoppage but they too slow down their proposals. The Cityside Neighborhood Association is one community organization that will suspend regular meetings until September.  Monday June 10, […]

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This week’s “In Your Corner” will try to bring some clarity to the development process by describing the most public component – Zoning Board of Appeals.             This is a Mayor appointed board made up of members with a blend of architectural, building, labor and community experience and of different ethnicities, race, and sex […]