The family of an 11-year-old Scottish boy with Down’s Syndrome, seen on a video wildly celebrating Greece’s last-second victory over the Ivory Coast, said he won’t be able to accept an invitation from the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) to go to Brazil to watch the Greeks play Costa Rica in the quarter-finals.Jay Beatty, known as Wee Jay, is a fan of Greek striker Giorgos Samaras, who scored the winning kick on a penalty and who carried the boy across the field in Scotland this year after the Celtic team the Greek star plays for won the championship there.A Facebook campaign went viral fast to get the boy invited to the game and the Greek soccer organization responded almost immediately with an invitation for him to see the game on June 29.“We were unable to take up the offer and are so gutted, but truly grateful that people would do this for Jay. We cannot believe that this has happened and are so humbled and would like to wish Greece all the best in the World Cup,” his father Martin wrote on Facebook.“Thanks Sammy I hope you win the World Cup. I am sorry I won’t be there, but I still love you very much and I hope you win. Come on Sammy!”, Jay said to Samaras in a video posted by his father on Facebook,In an interview Samaras gave on June 26, he revealed the invitation. “It was thrilling, moving. This kid gives me so much strength it is unbelievable,” confessed Samaras, who picked up Jay during Celtic’s title celebrations in May in one of that day’s most striking images.Before it was found the boy couldn’t come, Samaras said, “In talks I’ve had this morning with (EPO President Giorgos) Sarris we said if we can arrange for his tickets so that he can come to see the match with Costa Rica. We will speak with the child’s father and we’ll see, whether we get his OK.”He said that, “We’ve got a Greece shirt that I will sign now and all the lads will sign later, during lunch. It’s just a small present we can offer to him. We have set a date to meet in Belfast.”Beatty, a fervent Celtics fan, has managed to meet all the players of his favorite team and its management. He is also an avid fan of Samaras, a former Celtic star who picked up the young boy out of the crowd when Celtic lifted the Scottish Premiership trophy in May.Jay’s father recently posted the video showing his son dressed in blue and celebrating Greece’s victory over Ivory Coast. “It’s not often you see Jay in Blue but he had to get a Greece T-shirt,” he comments below the photograph posted on Facebook.The O JAY PAEI Mundial Facebook page garnered more than 50,600 “likes” when it was first posted as the scene of the boy exclaiming joy moved viewers.TweetPinShare0 Shares
INDIANAPOLIS — Gregg Popovich’s grand plan has produced plenty of wins. The Spurs made it an even 1,000 for him on Feb. 9.San Antonio rallied from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit and got an 18-foot baseline jumper from Marco Belinelli with 2.1 seconds left to give Popovich a milestone 95-93 victory at Indiana.“I’ve been here a long time and I’ve had good players. That’s the formula,” Popovich said. “Getting the players is difficult, but I’ve been fortunate to have good ones. The time, that’s the most important element. You have to be around for a while I guess.”Popovich celebrated in his typical low-key way. He walked to mid-court, put an arm around Pacers coach Frank Vogel, hugged one of his former players and stoically strolled into the Spurs’ locker room though he later acknowledged he might drink some wine.While Popovich does have five NBA championships, few mid-season wins have come with this much fanfare.Only two coaches, Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, reached 1,000 wins faster than Popovich. Only one other coach, Jerry Sloan, achieved the feat with one team. Sloan won 1,127 games with Utah. Popovich is 1,000-462 in 19 NBA seasons, all with San Antonio.His regular-season winning percentage (.684) ranks fifth all time. His playoff winning percentage is seventh (.623) though only two men in front of him coached more than 100 postseason games, Jackson and Billy Cunningham.And it came on the most fitting stage of all for the Indiana native. Popovich was born in northwest Indiana and grew up playing high school basketball in Merrillville, Indiana.But it was Popovich’s players who wanted this win most — and it showed as they erased a nine-point deficit over the final 5 1/2 minutes.Belinelli finally tipped the game with his jumper just before the shot clock expired, and George Hill’s 3-pointer for the win bounced off the rim at the buzzer.“A thousand wins, that’s a lot of wins and I feel very lucky that I’ve been with him for a lot of them,” Tony Parker said after scoring 19 points. “We’ve experienced so much stuff together. I’m just very happy for him.”Popovich played this one with some caution.After a Feb. 8 loss in Toronto, he deactivated Manu Ginobili and carefully tracked the minutes of Parker and Tim Duncan. Parker and Duncan, who had 15 points and eight rebounds, each played 30 minutes, 23 seconds and didn’t enter the fourth quarter until just before the closing run began.“We just weren’t solid enough down the stretch and gave them too many extra possessions,” Pacers forward David West said. “We’re disappointed we let this game get away.”West finished with 10 points and a season-high 18 rebounds for Indiana. Rodney Stuckey had 19 points as the Pacers’ three-game winning streak came to an end.The most frustrating part was that Indiana led 79-65 after three and still led 91-82 with 5:35 to go.But Indiana managed only one more basket, a 20-foot pull-up jumper from Stuckey with 2:33 left.In between, the Spurs’ teamwork and ball movement, two of Popovich’s trademarks, put the Pacers on their heels.Danny Green’s layup and Kawhi Leonard’s three-point play got the final rally started. When Duncan put in another layup and Parker made two free throws, the score was tied at 91 with 2:59 left.After Stuckey’s basket and Aron Baynes’ tip-in with 56.7 seconds tied it again, Belinelli made his shot. Hill did not.“He probably downplayed it as much as I will,” Duncan said. “It’s another win. It’ll look great when we look back on it.”(MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Mark Murphy, president and chief executive officer of the Green Bay Packers.Last updated on July 23rd, 2019 at 02:38 pmThe Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded two $150,000 matching grants that will support the MKE Fellows program and Milwaukee Health Care Partnership’s efforts to secure stable housing for homeless hospital patients.Mark Murphy, president and chief executive officer of the Packers, announced the recipients of the impact grants at the NFL team’s downtown Milwaukee office Tuesday.Fellowship Open, which supports the MKE Fellows program, and Milwaukee Health Care Partnership are the first organizations outside of Brown County to receive Packers Foundation impact grants since it began awarding them in 2013. 1 of 5 John Daniels, president of Fellowship Open. Milwaukee County Chris Abele Ricardo Diaz, Tom Cardella and Aaron Hart. Joy Tapper, executive director of Milwaukee Health Care Partnership. Fellowship Open was awarded a $150,000 matching grant.Each organization is required to raise an additional $150,000 to secure the donation.Fellowship Open plans to use the grant to build the capacity and long-term sustainability of the MKE Fellows program by establishing an executive director, internship coordinator and student mentor coordinator position. MKE Fellows provides support to academically talented African-American young men in Wisconsin to prepare them to graduate from college and for career success.With the addition of the new positions, the program expects to serve at least 200 young men annually by 2021.Milwaukee Health Care Partnership is a public-private consortium that includes the region’s major health systems, federally qualified health centers and city, county and state health departments. It will direct its grant toward a two-year project to help secure housing for homeless patients in four high-traffic hospital emergency rooms. Through the program, Milwaukee County housing division navigators partner with ER care coordination staff to place homeless patients in supportive housing and to link patients with supportive resources. The project is expected to serve 60 homeless patients annually.“The Packers Foundation and the Packers are proud to award grants to two exceptional Milwaukee organizations,” Murphy said. “Milwaukee has supported the Packers since the very early years of the franchise, and it is crucial for us to give back to the Milwaukee community. We look forward to seeing the Fellowship Open and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership continue their transformational work in the community, helping those who need and deserve it most.”The Packers Foundation said it has given 551 grants, totaling $1.5 million, to 287 organizations in the Milwaukee area since 2006. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribe
Christopher Columbus Park’s Art Installation Chosen for 2018 Boston GreenfestChristopher Columbus Park’s “Changing Course” art installation has been selected to be part the 10th Annual Boston Greenfest, to be held August 11-13, 2018. The installation displayed almost 2,000 plastic bottle “fish” to raise awareness of the large amount of plastic trash in the world’s ocean and waterways. Read more.Residents’ Assoc. Supports Endicott St. and Jerusalem Pl. Proposals; Hosts Fall PartyOn Thursday, November 9, the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) hosted a brief meeting where they heard and supported proposals for 180 Endicott Street and 5-7-9 Jerusalem Place. Following the meeting was the annual NEWRA Fall Party! Read more and see photos.Photos: Veterans Day Parade and Ceremonies in Boston’s North EndThe North End Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 144 held a parade in Boston’s North End on Veterans Day, November 11th. Ceremonial stops were made at the Iraq/Afghanistan memorial at Old North Church, the VFW plaque on the Prado and during a Mass at St. Stephen’s Church. See photos here.Editor’s ChoiceHistoric Neighborhood Photo: Paul Revere House, Bank & CigarsCheck out this photo of Paul Revere’s house circa 1890-1915, before restoration. At the time, the building served as a bank and cigar shop! See a new historic neighborhood photo each Thursday on NorthEndWaterfront.com and view previous posts here.While you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* This week’s most popular posts on NorthEndWaterfront.com featured property sales, local photos from fundraisers, parties and parades, recognition for the Christopher Columbus Park plastic fish installation, and more! Read on below to see the top articles from this past week.Vacant burned building at Commercial Wharf (Photo by Lauren Nelson)Sold! Burned Out Building at Commercial Wharf to Joe’s Restaurant Owner, TavistockTavistock Group, owner of the abutting Joe’s American Bar & Grill, has purchased the burned out building at 88-91 Commercial Wharf East. Tavistock is a Bahamas-based company that bought 90% of the two parcels for $10 million. Read more, including Tavistock’s initial plans for redevelopment.Giovanni Puccio receives the lifetime achievement awardPhoto Gallery: Santa Rosalia di Palermo Society Dinner Dance & FundraiserThe Santa Rosalia di Palermo Society held a successful dinner dance and fundraiser on November 10th at Anthony’s in Malden. The Society held its 78th annual procession through Boston’s North End in honor of Saint Rosalie in early September. See photos.*Advertisement*
The Fondazione Giorgio Amendola, in collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts and I AM Books, presents a day of initiatives and discussions focusing on immigration and the figures of Sacco and Vanzetti on Saturday, May 11 at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center in Cambridge, MA. There will be a documentary screening, immigration workshop, oral history interviews, a photo exhibit, an I AM Books pop-up bookstore and more. See the full event description and register here.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario CEBU CITY — Police arrested a Polish lawyer accused of raping a 27-year-old woman inside a hotel in Cebu City at around 3 a.m. on Friday.Jerzy Krzysztof Horbaczewski, 59, allegedly raped the victim who reported the incident to the Parian Police Station.ADVERTISEMENT Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Read Next MORE STORIESnewsinfoMinority lawmakers urge overhaul of PhilHealthnewsinfoTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealnewsinfoLTFRB issues formula on PUV faresMORE STORIESnewsinfoMinority lawmakers urge overhaul of PhilHealthnewsinfoTolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China dealnewsinfoLTFRB issues formula on PUV fares NAFTA: Democrats Leveraging the Trump Administration Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege MOST READ Kids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illegally Show me the money: Price-tagging Enrique Gil’s photos ACLU: 911 Toddlers and Babies Separated from Parents Police conducted a pursuit operation that led to the arrest of the suspect at around 11 a.m, according to Senior Supt. Joel Doria, director of the Cebu City Police Office.Horbaczewski is currently detained at the Tourist Police Unit. /atmFEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortion PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LATEST STORIES Capital One Data Breach View comments
By Fabrice Djimadoum, UPF ZambiaThe International Media Association for Peace (IMAP) one-day seminar was held in Lusaka, Zambia at Peace Embassy Building on June 30th, 2017. Fifty invited journalists from both public and private media associations attended the seminar.This seminar was the following of the launching of IMAP on June 19, 2017 in Lusaka. This event with the theme “Responsible Journalism in a Pluralistic Society – a Zambian Perspective,” was graced by Chairman of Universal Peace Federation (UPF), Rt. General Malimba N. Masheke as well as UPF General Secretary Rev. Rudolf Faerber.Others to address the seminar included Mr. Uwe Schneider, our former missionary who visited Zambia as professional chess coach.Others were Marcel D. Muyango, UPF Secretary General for Rwanda as a guest speaker and media consultant from Rwanda, as well as Ms. Sally Chiwama, a Zambian media consultant.Ms. Chiwama, the Media consultant who is MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa) Program Officer gave a presentation related to the theme. In her presentation, she encouraged all journalists present to join the IMAP. She further said: “I am in MISA and this is the first time for such an organization to be formed”.Both Mr. Schneider from Germany and Mr. Muyango from Rwanda spoke about learning from history of conflicts and reconciliation in their respective countries which experienced a genocide, namely the Jewish Holocaust and the genocide against the Tutsi.Rev. Rudolf Faerber gave a presentation on UPF peace principles as espoused by the True Parents and excerpt of True Father words of advice for the media.Journalists later held elections for an interim committee to guide the IMAP. Ten (10) board of members were elected and the Chairman is the UPF Peace Council Member, a renowned journalist.After a group photo and after the closing of the seminar, delegates continued to discuss with one another for some time.
ProMax 440 BJJ GI The greatest fighter in mixed martial arts (MMA) history to never throw down inside the famed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon goes by the name of Fedor Emelianenko.For all intents and purposes, the 39-year-old Russian Heavyweight is among the top five best MMA fighters of all time. Yet despite the UFC’s ability to acquire legendary talent, the promotion has failed to attract “The Last Emperor” to the MMA promise land.Fortunately, that has not stopped UFC from getting a piece of the Fedor pie. As part of its partnership with Eurasia Fight Nights, the organization will air Emelianenko’s June 17 matchup with former UFC brawler Fabio Maldonado at EFN 50 exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.UFC released the above promo in advance to one of the most highly-anticipated Heavyweight collisions of 2016.Emelianenko (35-4-1 NC), who has competed just once since his return to MMA, is coming off a first-round finish over Singh Jaideep at Rizin Fighting Federation II back in December of 2015. He hasn’t faced someone as dangerous as Maldonado since knocking out Brazilian legend Pedro Rizzo back in 2012.As for Maldonado (22-9), he will attempt to reclaim MMA notoriety against an all-time legend after losing three out of his final four UFC appearances to Stipe Miocic, Quinton Jackson, and Corey Anderson.To view some of Emelianenko’s most storied destruction click here. Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Apparel Latest From MMA Warehouse Standard Ranked Rashguard Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Lights. Out. King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq More From MMAmania.com More: Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Lockdown duffle bag Sale Gloves Accessories Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Good Night Tee Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Latest From Our Partners Standard BJJ Gi Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Cam
King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt More From Lockdown duffle bag Highlights! Watch Fedor Thump Sonnen In 1 At Bellator 208 Two contendership battles solidify the main card at the opposite end of the weight class spectrum. Juan Archuleta holds an outstanding 16-fight win streak heading into his Bantamweight fight, but Ricky Bandejas proved he’s ready by knocking off the highly-touted James Gallagher to hand him his first loss. In addition, one-time Olympic hopeful Aaron Pico looks pick up his fifth straight win, but Henry “OK” Corrales has the same goal, and the long-time Bellator veteran has to feel that his time is now to make a Featherweight title run. Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Top Contenders for Fight of the Year More: Before Bader tries to make history by becoming a simultaneous two-weight class champion in Bellator, top ranked Featherweight stars Aaron Pico and Henry Corrales will collide, pro wrestler Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) will launch his mixed martial arts (MMA) career against J.W. Kiser, and Bantamweights with only one loss vie for title contention as Ricky Bandejas meets Juan Archuleta. It’s an action-packed event with something for almost everyone watching.What’s Hot: “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko is considered by many to be the greatest MMA Heavyweight of all time, but the peak of his prowess was in Pride FC back in the 2000’s. At 42 years old Fedor says he fights for Russia and not for his own glory, but it would be a fitting comeback for the G.O.A.T. to claim one more Heavyweight title in his long and storied career. Ryan “Darth” Bader will not make that easy though. He walked through his opening round bout with ease and stifled the bigger and stronger Matt Mitrione with his wrestling takedowns. Emelianenko has one punch knockout power even at 42 years old, but you usually have to be standing up to generate that much force when you throw it. It all goes down TONIGHT (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) at Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” from inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., as Light Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader faces former Pride FC legend Fedor Emelianenko to crown the winner of Bellator’s year-long Heavyweight Grand Prix. Standard Ranked Rashguard McGregor Teammate James Gallagher Reacts To Viral p0wning At Bellator 204 Pico Vs. Corrales Booked For Jan. 26 In Inglewood Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? Gloves BarsDave & Buster’s is the official sports bar of Bellator MMA. 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KiserJuan Archuleta vs. Ricky BandejasBrandon McMahan vs. Adel Altamimi“Prelims” Undercard (DAZN) — 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PTA.J. Agazarm vs. Jesse RobertsChris Gonzalez vs. Henry MendezWeber Almeida vs. Odan ChinchillaJay-Jay Wilson vs. Tyler BenekeSean Johnson vs. Arturo RivasJorge Juarez vs. David PachecoJesse Merritt vs. Thor SkanckeOsman Diaz vs. Christopher ReyesJames Barnes vs. Ryan LilleyIan Butler vs. Craig PlaskettSteve Ramirez vs. Desmond TorresHere are all the ways to catch the action:OnlineBellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” early “Prelims” can be viewed on DAZN via your MAC/PC, smartphone, or multiple other streaming devices.Subscriptions cost $9.99 per month, but DAZN offers your first month free for new app members eager to catch “Fedor vs. Bader” later this evening.TelevisionBellator 214’s is exclusive to Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) in the United States. Check your local providers. It will also be streamable online via DAZN. 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Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* By Madeline Bilis· 3/2/2017, 10:22 a.m. Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. 000 The ICA Is Expanding to East Boston A new space called the Watershed will offer free admission. Print Photo by Soe Lin on Flickr/Creative CommonsThe Institute of Contemporary Art is making a leap across the harbor. The museum announced today it will expand its artistic programming with a new location in East Boston.Dubbed the “Watershed,” the addition will occupy an industrial space along the East Boston waterfront. It will display artwork and hold public programs free of charge beginning in summer 2018.The new satellite sits directly across the harbor from the ICA’s Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed facility in the Seaport. There are plans for visitors to be able to travel from the Seaport to the Watershed by water taxi on a seasonal basis.“Our location on Boston Harbor places us in a unique position to activate the waterfront,” said ICA director Jill Medvedow in a statement. “With this project, the ICA will make a cross-harbor connection that is central to our notion of art, civic life, and urban vitality.”The new programming and renovation of the 15,000-square-foot space is expected to cost about $10 million over the next five years. According to the Globe, the building will increase the ICA’s exhibition space by more than 50 percent.The ICA tapped Anmahian Winton Architects to renovate the currently condemned facility. The firm will embrace the building’s original industrial design, creating non-traditional spaces for exhibitions and workshops, as well as a gallery chronicling history of East Boston’s shipyard. Outside, a waterfront plaza will offer views of the harbor.The Watershed is directly across from the ICA’s Seaport museum. / Photo courtesy of ICA Boston
Fairy House display by Maine Stoneworks, LLC / Photo by Madeline BilisWhen he discovered the theme of this year’s Flower & Garden Show was “superheroes of the garden,” Brian Fairfield was stumped. The owner of Maine Stoneworks struggled to find a way to relate plants and gardens to a character like Superman—that is, until his daughters gave him an idea.After reading them yet another Pixie Hollow book, which tell tales of Tinkerbell’s fairy neighborhood in Neverland, Fairfield realized Tinkerbell was a superhero in his daughters’ eyes. So, work commenced on a whimsical fairy house fit for Tinkerbell—if Tinkerbell was six feet tall.“My goal was to make it look like a fairy house you’d find in the woods with all of the proper stonework,” says Fairfield of his display. He and more than a dozen other professional gardeners, landscapers, and horticulturalists loosely interpreted the superhero theme, resulting in a showstopping maze of colorful petals, plants, pathways, and fountains.The Boston Flower & Garden Show has taken over the Seaport World Trade Center yet again this spring for an exhibition of all things leafy and aromatic. From March 22 through the 26, visitors can meander through the displays, attend workshops, and shop the garden marketplace.The sweet-smelling show puts nature’s bounty on full display indoors. An installation by the Massachusetts Floral Coalition employed 3,500 carnations in a series of flower walls. Another by the team at Heimlich Nurseries incorporates thousands of flowers, which were grown in greenhouses over the winter and all forced to bloom during the week of the exhibition.Check out more displays from the show below, and see them for yourself when doors open on Wednesday, March 22 at 10 a.m.Fairy house display by Maine Stoneworks, LLC / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Massachusetts Florist Coalition Display by Heimlich Nurseries / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Massachusetts Florist Coalition Display by Heimlich Nurseries / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Heimlich Nurseries / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Heimlich Nurseries / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Minuteman Technical Vocation School / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Maine Stoneworks, LLC / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Oakwood Landscape & Construction / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Samantha’s Gardens, Inc. & DiCiccio Landscape / Photo by Madeline BilisTiny house provided by Jamaica Cottage Shop / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Liquid Landscape Design / Photo by Madeline BilisDisplay by Graystone Masonry & Joseph Gray Sculpture / Photo by Madeline BilisAdult admission is $20, March 22-26, Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, for schedules and more information visit bostonflowershow.com. 3/21/2017, 3:24 p.m. Here’s Your First Look at the 2017 Boston Flower & Garden Show It’s superhero-themed. 000 Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. By Madeline Bilis· Print
The folks who beat the odds and scored apartments in the Beverly include college graduates, a married couple in their 70s, a mother and her son, and a bachelor working at Wayfair. Ahead, meet some of the residents of the city’s landmark new workforce housing development.→ The Recent Grads→ The Mom→ The Baby Boomers→ The Bachelor Print When a lucky few got the call that they’d been accepted, they had to decide if it was all worth the price tag. The Beverly’s rent prices vary based on renters’ incomes, so a household earning between $69,145 and $79,640, for example, would pay $2,061 for a one-bedroom.For some, that isn’t exactly what comes to mind as a reasonable rent payment. But for others, it’s a small price to pay for a pet-friendly building with skyline views, a fitness center, a 24-hour lobby, an entertainment room, a children’s room, and an outdoor terrace with grills. 2761280 Rent Ranges for “Workforce” Units at the BeverlyStudios$1,937 to $2,932One-bedrooms$2,061 to $3,127Two-bedrooms$2,469 to $3,748Three-bedrooms$2,848 to $4,326 Photos by Madeline BilisWhen a new apartment building springs up in Boston, there’s a good chance you don’t even bat an eye. After all, most of us can’t afford to live in them—the city’s building boom simply isn’t geared toward the middle class. So it was rare last summer when a housing development reserved specially for middle earners was announced, becoming Boston’s first completely income-restricted residential complex in 25 years. When a call for applications was put out, middle-class Bostonians collectively gasped—and furiously began filling out the necessary paperwork. The building, called the Beverly, suddenly became the hottest ticket in town.More than 6,000 applications poured in for 239 units, 191 of which real estate firm Related Beal dubbed “workforce housing.” That meant anyone looking to move in had to earn between $64,650 and $198,000 per year, or in other words, between 110 and 165 percent of the annual median income. (The other 48 units qualified as affordable housing and were open to those with annual incomes ranging from $17,578 to $60,000.)Leasing agents combed through the applications, first ensuring renters met those income restrictions, and then sorting through a range of secondary factors to assign lottery numbers. The selection process gave preference to applicants such as families, people with disabilities, and people already living in Boston, so as not to push those groups out of the neighborhood. Then, eligible applicants received a lottery number and waited. Natalie and Caroline / Photo by Madeline BilisTHE RECENT GRADSNatalie Sanchez and Caroline CormierAges: 24Occupations: Global inclusion & diversity officer at State Street Corporation, engagement strategist at Allen & GerritsenUnit size: One-bedroom“What do we have to lose?” was the shared mindset of Natalie Sanchez and her girlfriend Caroline Cormier when they decided to apply to live in the Beverly last fall. They’d graduated from Holy Cross in 2016 and did what every recent grad dreams of: landing jobs in Boston right out of college. Figuring out how to afford living in the city could be dealt with later. The couple lived with their parents in Nashua, N.H., and Andover, Mass., for almost nine months, making a two-hour trek twice a day. Their lives marginally improved when they moved into a high-priced shoebox in the North End—but even then, income-based living at the Beverly seemed light years away. They gave it a go anyway, filling out pages and pages of paperwork and standing in line for a lottery number. After months of radio silence, the couple figured they’d missed their shot. They jetted off to work conferences, then enjoyed a much-needed vacation. It was upon their return that they found a days-old letter in their mailbox: They’d been accepted. A unit with air conditioning, laundry, new kitchen appliances—all previous unheard of amenities would soon be theirs.“We thought we were going to have to go from kind-of bad apartment to bad apartment until we got farther along in our careers,” Cormier says. The upgrades had Sanchez and Cormier blinking in disbelief. While their last apartment lacked enough space for seating, their new unit allows them to invite over multiple guests who all fit inside with room to spare. They sing the praises of the building’s common area, complete with a roof deck overlooking the city. “At any point as a young professional, you’re sort of compromising on something. If you’re working in the city you have a bad commute, but you might be living in a house. If you’re here, you’re probably living in a tiny apartment but you’re close to your friends and work,” says Cormier. “In a place like [the Beverly] we’re ultimately able to not compromise on a lot of things our friends have to.”Moving into the city gave the couple their lives back, says Sanchez, so much so that they marveled at the abundant free time they had to fill.“We’re not in a position to be able to afford this square footage, these amenities, or this type of new building anywhere else. Not just in Boston, but in any major city,” says Sanchez. “Looking at [nearby developments] like Lovejoy Wharf or One Canal—they’re thousands of dollars more than this.”Luxury buildings automatically exclude a significant portion of renters, explains Sanchez. But the Beverly allows her to enjoy the benefits of a luxury complex, minus the luxury price tag.“There are a lot of times when you’re living in the city where you’re schlepping stuff back home, you get upstairs, and there’s no air conditioning. And you’re like ‘Is this worth it?’ says Cormier. “I don’t feel like that here.”Gregory and Tammy / Photo by Madeline BilisTHE MOMTammy Brown and her son, GregoryAge: 35Occupation: Medical audit retrieverUnit size: Two-bedroomFor Tammy Brown, a quick Google search for apartments in Boston brought her to the Beverly’s website. After living in Dorchester with her mother, she set out to find her own space, and the Beverly appeared to be a perfect fit. She applied on a whim and was accepted. “It was all timing. It was chance,” she says.Now, from her two-bedroom unit on the ninth floor, Brown overlooks downtown instead of a quiet residential street near Codman Square.“I feel like Rapunzel. It’s a good view,” she says.Her son Gregory likes it, too.“The coolest thing about living here is you get a high view. You can see the Boston Public Market from here. You can see all the cars driving by,” says the 10-year-old. “And we’re near the T station, so we just have to walk right across the street and then get on the train.”When Tammy and Gregory moved into the Beverly in March, Gregory transferred to the Eliot School, a Boston Public Innovation School that’s a few minutes’ walk from the Beverly’s front door.The ability to walk Gregory to school, and then quickly get to her office downtown, was the biggest draw for Tammy. The proximity to Umberto—where she used to grab slices of pizza as a kid—doesn’t hurt, either.“Traditionally places like this were only accessible by people who could pay a lot of money,” Brown says. “…and I think that people who have been given the opportunity (to live here) should take pride in that, and do.”Brown says a building like the Beverly represents where Boston needs to grow to stay as a world-class city. “You have to line your ducks up and be like, okay, look, we got this medicine thing down, we got this education thing down, we have to get this housing thing down,” she says. “We have to build this foundation where we want to move up from. We have to be an example to other cities, because it has to start somewhere.”Paul and Dorothy / Photo by Madeline BilisTHE BABY BOOMERSPaul and Dorothy RiversAges: 71Occupations: Part-time professor at Bunker Hill Community College and retired special education paraprofessionalUnit size: Two-bedroomPaul and Dorothy Rivers stood in the pouring rain for a lottery ticket. They were getting desperate, explains 71-year-old Dorothy. The rent in their Commercial Street apartment kept dramatically increasing each year and they simply couldn’t swing it anymore.“We were getting to the point that we didn’t know where we were going to go because we couldn’t find anything. And we didn’t want to leave the city,” Dorothy says. The Rivers were one of the first 3,000 people in line for a ticket.“They told us there were 230 apartments and that roughly 6,000 people had expressed interest. When you run through the numbers, we weren’t optimistic about it,” says Paul.So when they heard they’d made it in, Dorothy says she “died and went to heaven.” “It was unbelievable,” she says.Though the couple never imagined they’d live in a high-rise near North Station in their lifetimes, they moved into their apartment this May. “You’d see [these buildings] but it was always for someone else,” says Paul. “You never really thought it was possible.”Dorothy, who hails from Dorchester, said she would go to Boston Common as a little girl and always dreamed of living in Beacon Hill. This, she says, is the next best thing. Its location means Paul can zip over to teach class at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, while its rentable common spaces will allow the Rivers to host a good old-fashioned Christmas party this year.“It was always the unknown that bothered us,” says Paul of life before the Beverly. To know that their rent isn’t going to be increased annually gives them peace of mind. “If anything were to happen to me, to not have Dorothy be in a place where she’s not going to able to afford it and have to begin this hunt all over again—you sleep well, that’s the best way to put it.”Michael / Photo by Madeline BilisTHE BACHELORMichael McGowanAge: 36Occupation: Networks engineer at WayfairUnit size: One-bedroomLate last year, Michael McGowan made a decision: 2018 would be his year. As a bachelor living in Framingham, he was watching his friends get married, have kids, and move to the suburbs. He decided to do the opposite: get a job in the city, and hopefully find a halfway decent apartment there, too. The job came first—he landed a dream position of being a network engineer at Wayfair. His goals were off to a roaring start, minus the commute back and forth from his Framingham apartment complex. He figured he’d deal with housing later, once he figured out which neighborhood he could afford to live in—if there were any.Then, he got a phone call about a call about a housing lottery he’d entered months earlier. He’d been accepted into the Beverly, and in a matter of weeks, he was living in one of the swankiest bachelor pads in the city. His one-bedroom unit offers unparalleled views of the harbor.“Ten or 20 years ago, I never would have imagined I’d be here doing what I do, waking up to that view,” he says.McGowan was born in Boston, and lived in foster care until he was 10 years old. He was shuffled from Somerville to Southie, and then settled in Brockton. When he turned 18, he moved back to Southie for a time, and then to Somerville. But even in his youth, he’d never lived so close to downtown.“I try to be a humble, grateful person because I was raised that way. I was raised as a little Irish Catholic boy, so I think I had a preexisting guilt condition,” he jokes. “I would say there was a good two months where it was almost like a honeymoon phase. I felt like I was in a hotel on vacation. And then I was like ‘Okay, I actually have to live, get a routine, function. This is a lifestyle change, so time to lifestyle it.’”McGowan explains that Southie, Somerville, and other neighborhoods are almost unrecognizable to the ones he knew as a kid. Though development can “help the city shine,” he says a downside of new money streaming in is that the people who define Boston get pushed out. The Beverly does the opposite of that, he says, eschewing a VIP club-like atmosphere for a diverse mix of residents.“Even if I didn’t end up living here in this great apartment, I’d still be an advocate for initiatives like this because I really think it’s important that people like myself, and other people born in Boston people who grew up around here, can have the opportunity to live and work in Boston,” he says. “I like to think of us as the character of the city. For us to be able to have a community to exist here without being bought out. I think that’s something that’s really relevant.” Real Estate Meet the People Who Won One of Boston’s Most Competitive Housing Lotteries Remember the Beverly—the apartment complex billed last year as “workforce housing”? Here’s who’s lucky enough to live there. By Madeline Bilis· 11/13/2018, 4:35 p.m. Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. 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