Archive for March, 2017

The First Baptist Church Tower Gets Approval for Sponsorship Banner

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A new banner will soon wrap around the crumbling, ivory covered tower at the First Baptist Church located at 110 Commonwealth Ave. in the Back Bay. The deteriorating tower has created an unsafe situation for people walking below where at any moment another piece may fly off and potentially hit them....
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Landmark Center Gets Approval for Major Outside Renovations

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Major renovations including a winter ice rink, food hall, and improvements to the outdoor park space are coming soon to the Landmark Center (Sears Building) in the Fenway. At the February meeting, Boston Landmarks Commission approved landscaping and public realm improvements including approved interior and exterior building modifications that include installation...
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News Briefs

March 17, 2017
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MINILUXE APPROVAL ON HOLD The South End Landmarks District Commission (SELC) held off approving the application of a MiniLuxe nail salon at 536 Tremont St., currently the site of the shuttered Emilio’s Pizza across from the Boston Center for the Arts. The applicants proposed keeping the storefront as is, but making it fit within...
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Harvard Travellers Club Brings the World to Boston

March 17, 2017
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From trekking in the Kalahari to exploring the ghostly ruins of Sable Island, every month the members of the Harvard Travellers Club are transported to another part of the world—from the comfort of the Harvard Club on Commonwealth Avenue. In March, they invite other interested travelers to join them for dinner, conversation, and a...
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Back Bay Actors,Bransen Gates & Jessica Kundla,Star in Moonbox Productions’ Dazzling American Musical,Barnum

March 17, 2017
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Back Bay actors, Bransen Gates and Jessica Kundla, will star in Moonbox Productions upcoming musical, Barnum, playing, April 8th – 30th at the Boston Center for the Arts Calderwood Pavilion, Roberts Studio Theatre, 539 Tremont Street, Boston.  Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays/Saturdays at 8 pm, Sat/Sun matinees 2 pm. There will also...
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New Back Bay Restaurant Showcases Berklee Musicians

March 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Berklee College of Music talent takes center stage seven nights a week at a new Back Bay restaurant that pairs live acoustic performances with a menu that draws from Southern and international influences. B3 (i.e. “Back Bay Beats”) showcases the music of current students, recent alumni, faculty and visiting artists alongside...
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Back Bay Architectural Commission Denies Sliding Gate at Rear Parking Spot

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen What seemed like a simple proposal to place a gated fence in front of a parking spot at the rear of 55 Commonwealth Ave. soon became a slight controversy. The Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) denied without prejudice, with objection from Commissioner John Commissioner Christiansen, the use of a sliding gate...
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SELC Holds Advisory Hearing for New Developments on Harrison Ave

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The South End Landmarks District Commission (SELC) held an advisory meeting for the local architects, from Utile Design, for the 370-380 Harrison Ave. project that was recently approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). This 14-story building will join the nearby Ink Block and the Troy in the rapidly...
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Second Phase of 1065 Tremont Street Building to Roll Out Soon

March 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At a recent Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting, residents voiced their concerns about how this is just another building adding to the displacement of long-time residents. The second phase of the proposed building for 1065 Tremont Street, located on the border of the South End and Mission Hill, is...
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Blackstone Looks to BU Students on Break to Help Solve Challenges

March 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Blackstone Community Center can often be hidden in plain sight. While the building seems easy enough to figure out, many mistake it for the Blackstone Elementary School, which is attached to it. Others find it difficult because the center’s address doesn’t match up with the actual entrance behind the school...
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