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Neighborhood Notes (2)

WECA discusses illegal rentals


The West End Civic Association (WECA) welcomed Ford Cavallari of the Alliance of Downtown Civic Organizations (ADCO) at their Feb. 15 open meeting.


ADCO is the combined voice of Boston’s downtown residents, representing the nine largest residents’ organizations of downtown Boston, from Fenway to Chinatown and from the North End to the South End.


Cavallari spoke about what needs to be done to control the proliferation of AirBnBs and illegal rentals in Boston communities.


WECA encourages all neighbors to stand together to help protect the future of our West End neighborhoods.




The King’s Chapel concert series will continue with “Concerto!” at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25 at King’s Chapel, corner of School and Tremont streets.


King’s Chapel String Ensemble with organist Heinrich Christensen will perform “Double Concerto for Two Violins” by J.S. Bach; “Organ Concerto in F Major” by G.F. Handel; “ Viola Concerto No. 2 in G Major” by G.P. Telemann and “Organ Concerto in A Major” by F.X. Schnizer.


Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for seniors and students. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Validated concert parking at One Beacon St. garage will be available.


For further information, visit or call 617-227-2155.


Boston Ballet story time


The West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St., will offer story time with the Boston Ballet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26.


Children and families are welcome to hear stories about a famous ballet or dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. Boston Ballet faculty dance educators will lead the program, which is for children age 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision.


Call 617-523-3957 for further details.


Exodus from Dixie


Author Davarian Baldwin will be the guest speaker at the Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St., at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1.


Baldwin is the author of “Exodus From Dixie: The Great Migration as a Social Movement,” in which he outlines the reasons for the epic migration of African Americans from the U.S. south for northern and western cities between 1915 and 1940 that changed the complexion of America. By listening to the voices, hearing the songs and viewing the artwork of actual migrants, he uncovered a story of migration that was not just a response to economic forces; these people were “quitting the south.”


Admission is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Register by calling 617-227-0270 or online at