Archive for March, 2016

Smith to Lead Old Dover Neighborhood Association

March 17, 2016
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Smith to Lead Old Dover Neighborhood Association

By Jordan Frias After a year as vice president of the Old Dover Neighborhood Association in the South End, Ken Smith has become president of the organization and is looking to improve things within his neighborhood boundaries. Smith said he was prepared to take on this role since he has “learned the ropes” from...
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Stuart St Gets New Zoning Regs

March 17, 2016
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By Dan Murphy After receiving a green light from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors in Februray, new zoning regulations for the Stuart Street district earned the approval of the Boston Zoning Commission last week. The regulations are based on recommendations from the Stuart Street Planning Study, a multi-year planning process that...
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More Businesses Slated to Open at Ink Block

March 17, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Six different businesses are slated to move into the Ink Block neighborhood of the South End later this year, the developer announced last week. National Development, developer and owner of Ink Block, announced late last month that a yoga studio, Spin studio and four different restaurants have finalized their plans to...
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TEA to Prioritize Care for Trees

March 17, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Esplanade Association is prioritizing the care of the park’s 1,700 trees after undertaking a comprehensive inventory of them last fall. Using a cloud-based technology called ArborScope, each tree was fully evaluated based on seven categories, including health, size, age, value, ecological importance, recommendation for care and genus/species. The technology also has extensive GPS capabilities, which allows the exact...
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Ferris Wheel and Winter Skating Proposed for New City Hall Plaza

March 17, 2016
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By Matt Conti The remake of City Hall Plaza took another step forward with a bid awarded to the owners of TD Garden, Delaware North / Boston Garden Development Corporation. Working with city officials, the private group will look to add new programming elements and amenities to the brick plaza. The winning proposal includes...
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MBTA Hikes Fares 9.3 Percent Overall

March 17, 2016
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By John Lynds The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved several fare changes that translate into a system-wide average increase is approximately 9.3 percent. Following a series of community meetings MBTA Director of Operations Charles Plank heard from residents on how the now approved fare increase would affect working people. The fare increase...
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The Windup and The Pitch

March 17, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone There was a time in Boston for men, young and old, when St. Patrick’s Day typically meant digging out the mitt, cleats and softball gear from the basement. The older one got, the more necessary it was to consider prepping the arm for the upcoming season, which is why St....
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Police Briefs 03-17-2016

March 17, 2016
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March 7 21 Emerald Court – Verbal Dispute 55 West Dedham St. – Larceny – Theft of Bicycle 11 East Newton St. – Investigate Person 1050 Tremont St. – Drugs – Possession of a Class D Substance – Intent to Manufacture, Distribute, Dispense 800 Boylston St. – Assault Simple – Battery 303 Newbury St....
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Downtown View:Big Pharma? Try Big Fish

March 17, 2016
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By Karen Cord Taylor Last week the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center hosted Seafood Expo, a showcase of more than 1,200 fishing boat companies, seafood packagers and processors, fish farmers and suppliers to the fish industry. I went over to take a look. I became interested in fish when I visited the Seaport District....
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Worth A Try

March 17, 2016
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For years, plans to change the brick wasteland that is City Hall Plaza into a more vibrant part of the city life has been bandied about by city officials. Officials have even tried to move events from the over used Boston Common to City Hall Plaza in recent years. The underuse of this open...
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