Archive for June, 2017

Fenway Park Demonstration Project Community Benefit Funds to be Dispersed

June 17, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) plans on authorizing the disbursement of $100,000 to three community organizations in the Fenway neighborhood. The funds will be disbursed from the Fenway Park Demonstration Project Community Benefits fund that is maintained by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) from contributions made by the Red Sox.  The recipients...
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Residents are Hesitant to Welcome New Liquor Store to Audubon Circle

June 17, 2017
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A proposed liquor store slated for 842 Beacon St., which once housed the Superb Bicycle shop in the Audubon Circle neighborhood, has local residents concerned. During an abutters meeting held outside the store that will be called Shippy’s Wine and Spirits on Wednesday, May 31, people voiced their thoughts on an additional liquor store...
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Cooperation Agreement Questioned by Task Force Members

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Task Force Members were quick to speak out against the newly amended Cooperation Agreement between Northeastern University and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), saying that the agreement is too weak and does not provide enough discipline if the University fails to meet it. The Cooperation Agreement outlines the commitment...
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NU and Boston Parks Department Break Ground on New Carter Playground

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh joined Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun and local community members to kick off the transformation of the William E. Carter Playground at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 13. In a unique public-private partnership, Northeastern University and the City of Boston will build a state-of-the-art athletic complex...
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BTD Unveils Proposed Safety Improvements for Beacon Street

June 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Transportation Department unveiled planned safety improvements for Beacon Street on Monday during a public meeting at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stefanie Seskin, BTD active transportation director, said the project aims to manage vehicle speeds, reduce the number and severity of crashes and make conditions more...
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News Briefs

June 17, 2017
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HARRISON ALBANY BLOCK CONSTRUCTION Construction is expected to start July 1 for the Harrison Albany Block redevelopment in the South End. Right now a completion of a Construction Management Plan and its approval by the City of Boston is in the works and is not open to public comment. In addition, the site is...
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Police Briefs 06-15-2017

June 17, 2017
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Back Bay – Fenway/Kenmore – South End Police Log June 5 533 Commonwealth Ave  – Towed Motor Vehicle 465 Commonwealth Ave  – Verbal Dispute 160 W Springfield St  – Investigate Person Beacon St  – Towed Motor Vehicle 725 Albany St  – Burglary – Commercial – Force 214 Northampton St  – Harassment 15 Arlington St ...
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Technology is Killing Us

June 17, 2017
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It often is said that technology is a two-edged sword. While it certainly is true that advances in technology bring many benefits, those benefits often find themselves subject to the law of unintended consequences. The dramatic rise in cell phone use represents a clear example of how technology can have an adverse impact on...
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BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome at the Cyclorama

June 9, 2017
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BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome at the Cyclorama

The Wondertwins (Bob and Billy McClain) performed at the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) annual fundraising gala, BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome in the South End on Saturday, June 4. The annual BCA Ball drew more than 400 guests to the Cyclorama and raised nearly $200,000.
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9th Annual Charles River Swim

June 9, 2017
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9th Annual Charles River Swim

Chris Ives, of Watertown, exits the Charles River last Saturday morning,June 3, after the 9th Annual Charles River Swim. The annual race celebrates the fact that the once hopelessly polluted River can now host swimmers. Ives said he feels great about the river and that it’s clean enough to swim in nowadays.
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