Archive for October, 2016

Debate Watch Party at Ink Block

October 28, 2016
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Debate Watch Party at Ink Block

Members of SparkBoston gathered at Ink Block to watch the third and final debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
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Ramsey Park Addition

October 28, 2016
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Ramsey Park Addition

BIVINS BUMP: Former pop icon Michael Bivins, of New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe fame, gives a fist bump to his daughter, Shilah Bivins, shortly after unveiling the new Michael Bivins Court at Ramsey Park last Thursday, Oct. 20. In addition to the naming, through the advocacy of youth in St. Stephens Youth Programs,...
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Project Over Turnpike Moves Closer to Reality

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The tunnel that drivers take on the Massachusetts Turnpike underneath Back Bay approaching the Copley Square exit may soon get a little longer. After two years of delaying, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Turnpike air rights project for parcels 12 through 15 was brought up once again at the seventeenth...
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Summer Adventure:11 Year-Old Back Bay Resident Swims Strait of Messina

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Now back into the grind of daily schoolwork, Tancrede Roy, 11, is busy finishing his last school year at Kingsley Montessori School in the Back Bay. But only months before he was across the Atlantic Ocean and getting ready to swim across the Strait of Messina in Italy. On July 27,...
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Boston Landmarks Commission Begins Discussion on Protecting Iconic CITGO Sign

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Landmarks Commission held a subcommittee meeting on October 19, to discuss the draft Landmark study report for the CITGO sign along with the preservation consultant assigned to the project. In the draft report, the subcommittee agreed that the Boston Landmarks Commission would be able to restrict the owner’s ability...
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New Zoning Amendment Passes Quietly in BPDA

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel A little-known zoning text amendment quietly passed a vote of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last Thursday that would increase the density of residential projects allowed in the New York Streets area in exchange for putting more affordable units on site. The text amendment will now go to the...
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Road Closures for Halloween Weekend in Boston

October 28, 2016
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Throughout Boston a number of events will be taking place from Saturday, October 29 through Monday, October 31 in celebration of Halloween. People traveling on Boston’s local streets are asked to proceed with caution and watch for children trick or treating. Traffic and parking will be impacted at these locations throughout the city:  ...
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Haunted #OFFTHEWALL to Close Season for South End Open Market

October 28, 2016
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New England Open Markets, owner and operator of South End Open Market, now located at Ink Block, announced details for 2016 season closing event – Haunted #OFFTHEWALL, set to take place on Sunday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Back by popular demand, #OFFTHWALL is all day art celebration including a live...
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Airbnb in Boston May Soon See Restrictions

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen On a quiet residential street in Charlestown, Joe Bianco, a long-time resident has been a host for Airbnb, an online home sharing community, for five years. During that time he has had over 400 reservations with guests staying an average of three nights. For Bianco who is now retired, being able...
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Two Die on Sewer Line Job at Dartmouth Street

October 28, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Two men working for Atlantic Drain Company of Roslindale died on Friday afternoon when a 20-foot trench in the South End’s Dartmouth Street collapsed on them while they were working inside. The scene unfolded around 1 p.m. as workers were in the 2 x 20 foot trench replacing a sewer line...
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