Archive for December, 2016

Concerns about Public Safety Were Raised at the Ramsay Park Public Hearing

December 9, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Ramsay Park, located in the South End, is known for its array of a field and courts including baseball, basketball and tennis. But for those who live nearby, they often see the park being used for something else; including drinking, drugs, and even gang related activity. At the second community meeting...
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Yissel Guerrero Named New Neighborhood Liaison for Mayor

December 9, 2016
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By Dan Murphy Yissel Guerrero was named Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s neighborhood liaison for the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway and Mission Hill. A longtime Dorchester resident, Guerrero recently earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta. She has a passion for helping others and regularly volunteers for her church in Roxbury, helping...
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Hibernate All Winter Long with Beacon Hill’s Lala Rokh and Charles Street Liquors

December 9, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen This winter, cozy up, stay indoors and order in from Beacon Hill’s Persian restaurant Lala Rokh and pair it with a nice bottle of wine from Charles Street Liquors. By ordering online, you can get high-end Iranian cuisine from Lala Rokh paired with your favorite alcoholic-drink from Charles Street Liquors delivered...
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Noise Impacts to Residents Are Mapped Out in New Study

December 9, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Construction sites, planes flying over head, cars honking, loud music blasting, all contribute to the soundscape that make up Boston and in turn affect the residents who live and work in the City. Doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chin School of Public Health, Erica Walker, has set out to measure and...
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Pierce 188 Shows Off Its Height in the Fenway During Topping Off

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin J. Walsh and BPDA Executive Director Brian Golden joined developer Samuels & Associates, its partner, Landsea, and construction partner John Moriarty & Associates, Inc., to celebrate the topping-off of Pierce Boston on Friday morning, Dec. 2. Pierce Boston is a 30-story luxury residential tower located on the triangle where...
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NU Officials Gains Feedback on Plans to Expand in the Christian Science Complex

December 9, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Northeastern University Task Force met on November 30, at a hearing held by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to discuss the two amendments proposed by the school to change the Institutional Master Plan (IMP), despite only three of the 13 members in attendance. The two amendments to the...
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Community Gets Airing of Zoning Amendment for South End

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has said it has changed course and wants to listen to the community more often. After a meeting on Monday night, it appears the claim has some substance. That was a little bit in doubt beforehand, as the BPDA had very quietly passed a...
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Former Northeastern Law Student Sends Rare Quahog Pearl to Auction

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Two years ago, Frank was just one of many first-year law students at Northeastern University – walking down Huntington Avenue daily and getting acquainted once again with his hometown, having grown up in Cambridge but left for college in Colorado. His life was all about contract law and other beginning courses,...
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Police Briefs 12-08-2016

December 9, 2016
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BACK BAY-KENMORE/FENWAY-SOUTH END POLICE LOG Nov. 28 115 Huntington Ave. – Property – Lost 1902 Washington St. – Investigate Person 781 Tremont St. – Investigate Person 100 Clarendon St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 190 West Springfield St.  – Sick/Injured/Medical – Police Massachusetts Ave/Washington St     Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Massachusetts Ave/Washington St – Vandalism...
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The Urban Standoff and Triangles of Dysfunction

December 9, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone The scene: a narrow street in the downtown neighborhoods that will remain nameless. Cars park on both sides, and the path is narrow for two-way traffic; but it’s the way it’s been for years. It always “worked” though because fire hydrant spaces provide “dip-in” room to allow passage for all...
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