Archive for August, 2017

Castle Square to Expand Mission Beyond the South End

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) announced on Tuesday night during the National Night Out celebration that they have changed their logo and would begin purchasing properties in other parts of the city to develop affordable housing. Executive Director Deborah Backus and CSTO President Ann Moy unveiled the new logo for...
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Walk for Renewables:Residents Question Need for Proposed Gas Pipeline

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen On Tuesday, August 1, climate activists marched along the proposed pathway for a new gas pipeline in the Back Bay and the South End. The march was led by the Green Committee of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) and co-sponsored by the Boston Clean Energy Coalition (BCEC). The...
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Cartier to Open Flagship Store on Newbury Street

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Cartier, an upmarket retailer specializing in fine jewelry, gifts and luxury timepieces, is set to open a flagship store on Newbury Street in the Back Bay. Currently located on only the first floor of 40 Newbury St., Cartier will be making an upgrade by relocating into the entire building at 28...
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A Symbol of the Past:NESOP is Leaving Kenmore Square for Good

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen For 45 years the New England School of Photography has called the iconic Kenmore Square home. Lasting through nine presidents and three Red Sox World Championship games, the school is being pushed out after development firm Related Beal bought the building this past October. “We’ve been in Kenmore Square since the...
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Councilor Essaibi George Hopes to Curb Discarded Needles with New Ordinance

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Mark Carrig takes his daily walk through the beautiful and ornate Chester Square, it usually includes scouring the grounds for discarded, used drug needles. The contrast of a cascading fountains, well-appointed pathways and relaxing green spaces interspersed with graphic drug use, and evidence thereof, is played out in many of...
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Local Chef to Represent Massachusetts in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off

August 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Chef Kyle McClelland from the Saltie Girl in the Back Bay will be traveling down to New Orleans, along with 12 other chefs from across the country, to compete in the nation’s ultimate seafood cooking-competition. The 2017 Great American Seafood Cook-off will be held at the Ernest Morial Convention Center on...
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BPDA Director Golden ‘Encouraged’ by Progress with Alexandra Hotel

August 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One week after a buyer was identified for the Alexandra Hotel on Washington Street in the South End, Boston Planning and Development Agency Director Brian Golden said he was very pleased to see that progress has been made towards developing the long-decrepit property. “Obviously we’re pleased with the news and looking...
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Police Briefs 08-03-2017

August 5, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log July 24 595 Commonwealth Ave  – Towed Motor Vehicle E Berkeley St  – Property – Found 207 Newbury St  – Graffiti 40 Dalton St  – Larceny Theft From Mv – Non-Accessory 698 Massachusetts Ave  – Investigate Person 374 Commonwealth Ave  – Property – Found 53...
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