Monday, May 20, 2013
Claims are being accepted through June 15, and funds will start being distributed on a rolling basis on June 30.
Boston Marathon bombing victims being treated as outpatients at Boston-area hospitals are eligible to receive One Fund Boston payments. Claims are now being accepted through June 15, and money will start being handed out on June 30 on a rolling basis, according to One Fund Boston's website. The final protocol and prioritization for victims was also released through the website. Individual death claims, double amputees and those who suffered permanent brain damage are the top priority. Previously, One Fund Boston administrator Kenneth Feinberg had estimated the families of the three victims who died from the bombings could receive $1 million. "Money is a pretty poor substitute," Feinberg said at one of the Town Hall meetings held to …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Looking for a place to rent in the Fenway/Kenmore area? Check out our rental properties widget.
Need a place to live in the Fenway/Kenmore area? Check out this rental property widget that shows what apartments are available in the neighborhood. Click on the purple house icons for more information. FENWAY-KENMORE PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Find out where you can eat outside when the last place you want to be is inside.
Not sure where you can get a drink outside in Fenway-Kenmore? The Boston Business Journal made the decision-making process delightfully easy for you. The BBJ released an interactive data map with the location of (almost) every bar in the Greater Boston area that has outdoor patio seating. In Kenmore Square, there's upscale places like Eastern Standard, or beer and tater tots places like Lower Depths with outdoor patios. Right near Fenway Park there's sports bar Game On with a large amount of outdoor seating, and the House of Blues' Foundation Room, which has a nice 2nd floor balcony and is perfect for heckling rowdy Sox fans. And on Peterborough Street, there's Thornton's Fenway Grille and Neighborhoods. Where do you go to have a drink …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Payments to victims will be made starting June 30.
Victims of the Boston Marathon bombings can file claims starting today through June 15, to possibly receive One Fund Boston assistance. Funds will start being distributed by June 30. One Fund Boston administrator Kenneth Feinberg released the final distribution protocol on Wednesday, which outlines how initial funds raised will be handed out, according to a City of Boston press statement. The protocol for claims and claim forms are available at One Fund Boston's website. Claim forms are also being mailed to potential claimants who registered through One Fund's website. “The outpouring of support for The One Fund has been unprecedented in my experience,” said Feinberg via statement. “We remain committed to channeling that generosity to …
Sold properties in the Boston area this week.
Realtors: Add your photos of recently sold homes to this gallery! It's easy—just sign into your Patch account (or sign into Patch using your Facebook account). Click the "Upload Photos & Videos" button below the photos and follow the directions. The property's address, sale price, listing agent and other details can be included in the photo's caption. Here's a sampling of five home sales this week. Look at the photo gallery or the easy-to-scan chart below. Don't forget to check out our Real Estate section or our newly listed homes for sale. Neighborhood Address Details Sale Price List Price Listing Agent Fenway-Kenmore 120 Mountfort St #406 Condo, 2 Beds/1 Bath, 902 sq. ft. $570,000 $599,900 Homes-R-Us Realty of MA, Inc., Arif Askerov…
Your place for open houses in the Fenway-Kenmore area.
Realtors, this is your space. Upload photos of the houses you're showing this weekend and enter the property's details in the caption. Selling your Brookline, Fenway-Kenmore, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale or West Roxbury place without a Realtor? Consider yourself invited to add your photos and details into the mix. Please upload one photo per open house listing and include the following information in the captions of all photos: · Address · Date and time of the open house · Type of housing (condo, single family etc.) · No. of beds/baths · Square footage · Price · Agent's name (if applicable) Click on the big green "Upload Photos & Videos" button to get started. If you have any trouble …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The state's Restaurant and Business Alliance said there was "no sign of opposition" at a hearing this week.
The Joint Committee on Revenue in the Massachusetts legislature held a hearing this week on the notion of a potential meals tax holiday for August and one supporting group liking its chances. According to the state's Restaurant and Business Alliance (R.A.B.A), the hearing held Tuesday for the Meals Tax Holiday Bill saw "no sign of opposition" to the measure. Twelve legislators have signed on to the bill primarily sponsored by Rep. Keiko Orrall of Lakeville and Sen. Michael O. Moore of Millbury. If passed, the legislation would go into effect from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15. "We should offer a Meals Tax Holiday to benefit employees and small local business owners inside Massachusetts to help stimulate the economy," said Dave …
More than $30 million has been donated by individuals and corporations to help those most affect by the Boston Marathon bombings.
One Fund Boston has gained official tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, meaning contributions are tax-deductible. IRS Spokesperson Peggy Riley confirmed to Patch that One Fund Boston was granted official 501(c)(3) status by the IRS, which is also posted on One Fund's website. One Fund Boston has received more than $12 million in public donations, and $17 milion from corporate donations, according to its website. Forms for victims to file for claims to receive money are being distributed on Wednesday, and money is expected to be handed out starting June 30. Noted administrator Kenneth Feinberg is heading up the distribution of funds. FENWAY-KENMORE PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates
A "Spectacular LobsterBake” will be held June 5 to benefit Karen Rand.
The Boston Herald reported that a fundraiser will be held next month by Summer Shack for an employee who was severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Karen Rand, office manager for Summer Shack, which has a location in Back Bay, lost a leg when the first bomb went off near the finish line on Boylston Street. Her friend and former co-worker, Krystle Campbell, was one of three people killed April 15. The restaurant will hold a "Spectacular LobsterBake" at its seasonal location on Spectacle Island in Boston Harbor June 5, according to the Herald. Tickets will be $100 and 200 will be sold. To make reservations, call 617-520-9501, extension 1022. FENWAY-KENMORE PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates
Through customer donations, and a company donation, Dunkin' Donuts has donated more than $667K to One Fund Boston.
Dunkin' Donuts customers across New England donated more than $467,000 to the One Fund Boston. While getting their cup of joe or donuts, customers deposited money at registers at more than 2,000 Dunkin' Donuts franchises in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York and Maine, according to the Dunkin' Donuts' website. "I am so grateful to our franchisees, employees and guests who came together to support The One Fund Boston," wrote Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin' Donuts. "In addition, Dunkin’ Brands and The Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation together donated an additional $200,000 to the The One Fund Boston." During a week-long collection, the Canton-based company was able to raise money for those most…