Archive for May, 2017

Charlesgate Alliance Seeks to Reclaim Lost Neighborhood

May 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy By restoring Charlesgate Park, an ad-hoc citizen’s group hopes to piece back together a city neighborhood lost to the construction of the Bowker Overpass more than half a century ago. “The Charlesgate neighborhood exists at the ‘back end’ of a number of neighborhood designations and organizations,” wrote Parker James, who, along...
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Charles River Esplanade to Get New Signage

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen For many local residents who run, bike, or even roller blade down the Charles River Esplanade, the wooden signs that pop up here and there may just blend into the background. But, for many tourists, these signs act as a guide to one of Boston’s most notable parks. A partnership with...
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KABINETT Art Gallery Settles into its New Home on Shawmut Ave

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Tucked into a little nook down the mostly residential Shawmut Ave. in the South End, a tiny 200 square foot space entices passerby’s with unique and quirky pieces from Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp and more in a tiny brightly lit gallery that stands out on an otherwise quiet street. KABINETT gallery opened...
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Sidewalks Around Boston Public Library are Set for Replacement

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Plans for a new pilot program that will update and repair the mismatched sidewalks that surround the Boston Public Library are underway. Para Jayasinghe from the Boston Public Works Department made a presentation in front of the Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC), on the sidewalk paving master plan and replacement efforts...
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South End Library Hopes to Cure ‘Urgent’ Need for Reconfiguration in City Budget

May 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The South End Public Library has been an outpost for families and programming – and even neighborhood meetings for many years – but as the homelessness and addiction problems have grown in the neighborhood it has also become a hangout for those living on the street, and those involved with the...
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A High-End Residential Complex is Slated to Open Next to Ramsay Park

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With a slim crowd in attendance, the developers behind the proposed six-story, luxury residential complex that is slated to go in at One Newcomb Street in the South End, showed off their plans for creating an infill building in an otherwise forgotten space. A public meeting hosted by the Boston Planning...
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Forgotten Corner in the Public Garden is Set for a Plant Overhaul

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The corner of the Boston Public Garden that is behind the William Ellery Channing Statue near the Arlington T stop, is the last missing piece of the Friends of the Public Garden ongoing project to restore the Boylston Street side of the Public Garden. What is home to a mulch pit...
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Police Briefs 05-04-2017

May 5, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log April 24 58 Westland Ave. – Death Investigation 70 Burbank St. – Assault Simple – Battery 444 Harrison Ave. – Property – Missing 265 Beacon St. – Larceny All Others 200 Massachusetts Ave. – Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 800 Boylston St. – Larceny Shoplifting 132 Commonwealth...
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The Foggy Reality of the Seaport

May 5, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone All of the fog and misty rain over the last several weeks jogged my memory about the Fort Point area. I used to love to wander over there to experience the solitude and near-emptiness of that area. The old Boston Wharf buildings were just an adventure waiting to happen. The...
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Letters to the Editor

May 5, 2017
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Re: The Challenges Of Newbury Street & Hard Times On Newbury Street Dear Editor: Mike Jammen’s letter in the April 27 Boston Sun, “The Challenges of Newbury Street,” describes a litany of problems, from recalcitrant neighborhood and retail associations to unreasonable tax and parking rates. However, his conclusion seems to be that Newbury Street...
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