Archive for June, 2017

Residents Vie for New Community Center at 151 Lenox Street

June 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen An outpouring of support emerged for a new community center for the Tenants Development Corporation (TDC), a non-profit property management and development corporation, to be built at the vacant parking lot at 151 Lenox Street, located on the border of the South End and Lower Roxbury. The Boston Planning and Development...
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Key New York Streets Building Breaks Silence with 13-Story Proposal

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The silence has been broken, and the mystery has been solved, as the Davis Companies announced last week that they will seek to develop a 13-story residential mixed-use tower on the site of the former ABCD child care building at 112 Shawmut Avenue. The building is seen as a key gateway...
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Unique BPDA Loan Program Helps Tea Bar Come to Main Street Area

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A unique cold brew tea bar based in Jamaica Plain is expanding to a new location in Charlestown, and it’s in no small part due to the cooperation of a unique, citywide loan program that’s part of the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and directed by Bill Nickerson. The program,...
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Total Wine & More Launches New Statewide Campaign to Modernize Mass. Laws Governing Sale of Beer, Wine and Spirits

June 3, 2017
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Total Wine & More announced the start of a new statewide information and awareness campaign to support sensible changes to update and modernize the laws governing the sale of beer, wine and spirits in Massachusetts. The Consumers First initiative is a source of information and advocacy to enhance and improve the regulatory environment and...
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South End Forum Remains Skeptical of Impending Hotel Alexandra Sale

June 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Members of the South End Forum are not exactly buying the assurances of a new Boston attorney representing the Church of Scientology in an unexpected announcement last week at the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) that a sale of the old, blighted Hotel Alexandra is imminent. “Words of assurance can...
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MassDOT: I-90 in Boston Reduced to Two Lanes in Each Direction This Weekend

June 3, 2017
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) reminds travelers that Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) between the Allston Interchange and the Beacon Street Overpass in Boston will be reduced to two lanes in both the eastbound and westbound directions from 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 2, through 5 a.m. on Monday, June 4 for a...
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The Beacon Hill Art Walk Returns June 4

June 3, 2017
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The Beacon Hill Art Walk is an annual event that takes place on the first Sunday in June, throughout the nooks and crannies of the  North Slope. On June 4, from noon to 6 p.m., residents will open up their private gardens, alleyways and courtyards, allowing around 70 artists to display and sell their...
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Gloomy Days are Brightened with Raining Poetry Installations

June 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On gloomy, rainy days, one usually doesn’t want to venture outside. But one art installation is aiming to make those miserable days a little bit brighter. In a partnership between the City of Boston’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Mayor’s Mural Crew, the Boston Art Commission and Mass Poetry, a...
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Police Briefs 06-01-2017

June 3, 2017
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BACK BAY – KENMORE/FENWAY – SOUTH END POLICE LOG May 22 Towed Motor Vehicle  – 500 Commonwealth Ave Death Investigation  –  – Boylston St Larceny Pick- Pocket  – 113 Dartmouth St Verbal Dispute  – 20 Worcester St Suicide/Suicide Attempt  – 566 Commonwealth Ave Larceny Shoplifting  – 874 Harrison Ave Investigate Property  – 140 Commonwealth...
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Is It Okay to be Happy About Gentrification?

June 3, 2017
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By Phineas J. Stone It’s hard to know how to feel when you watch the day of reckoning come for a next door neighbor you don’t particularly like. All over the city we hear about the ills of gentrification. We hear about the poor souls squeezed out by big money, pushed by economics and...
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