Archive for September, 2017

Nordblom Sells Office Building, Garage in New York Streets

September 21, 2017
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Nordblom Sells Office Building, Garage in New York Streets

By Seth Daniel In what surprised many in the New York Street area of the South End, the CIM Group purchased the 1000 Washington St. building and the 321 Harrison Ave. garage – which is fully permitted for a new office building – from Nordblom for $114.2 million on Monday. The move by CIM...
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Applicant Aims to Calm Concerns Over Proposal to Convert 29 Comm Ave Into Private Club

September 21, 2017
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By Dan Murphy At a special meeting of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Licensing and Building Use Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the owner of 29 Commonwealth Ave. sought to assuage neighbors’ concerns regarding the potential traffic, delivery and noise impacts from changing its use from an office building to a...
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USES Begins Scouting Plans to Bring the 125-Year Old Organization into the Future

September 21, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A packed room filed into the lobby of the Harriet Tubman House, located at 566 Columbus Ave., to listen and ask questions on how the United South End Settlements (USES) will be reorganizing to better serve the community in the future. Held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the meeting outlined the initial...
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AG Healey Joins 39 Other States to Investigate Marketing of Opioid Meds

September 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors, but her entrance into the suit came a little too late for some in the neighborhood. As part...
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Oysters Abound in the South End, Especially Underground

September 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There is no shortage of places to find oysters in the South End these days, but few might have thought one of the most prolific oyster spots is between five and 10 feet underground. No one except a few choice historians and a good many neighbors on Warren Avenue who have...
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UMass Boston says Walsh Never Confirmed for Sept 12 Debate, Likely No Debate Before Tuesday’s Preliminary

September 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With less than a week before the much-anticipated Sept. 26 Preliminary Election, debates – or no debates – have taken center stage in the four-person mayoral contest. At issue this week is a debate that was to occur on Sept. 12 between Mayor Martin Walsh and Challenger Tito Jackson at UMass...
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LDA on the Way:BPDA has Completed Cataloguing South End with More than 400 LDAs Found

September 21, 2017
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By Seth Daniel When Urban Renewal first came to the South End, it was the 1960s and plans had begun to form and agreements had been made to redevelop the aging neighborhood. Many of the things one sees today are a product of Urban Renewal – things like the Boston Center for the Arts,...
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District 2 Candidate Kelley Canvasses Villa with AG Healey

September 21, 2017
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Candidate Mike Kelley held a canvass kickoff Sunday, Sept. 10, in the South End’s Villa Victoria neighborhood, rallying supporters from every neighborhood in District 2. Joining Kelley were Attorney General Maura Healey as well as several members of SEIU Local 888. Kelley’s campaign had more than 50 volunteers knocking on doors and speaking with...
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Ed Flynn Hosts Events in South End, Chinatown, and Beacon Hill

September 21, 2017
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With less than one week before the District 2 City Council Preliminary Election, Ed Flynn hosted packed campaign events in the South End, Chinatown, and Beacon Hill.  In recent weeks, Flynn earned key endorsements from local elected officials and community-based organizations. Flynn said, “Since March, we have been reaching out to voters from every...
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Police Briefs 09-21-2017

September 21, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Sept. 11 Dartmouth St  — Val – Operating After Rev/Susp. 533 Commonwealth Ave — Towed Motor Vehicle Boylston St  — Sick/Injured/Medical – Person 141 Massachusetts Ave — Larceny Shoplifting Boylston St  — Auto Theft – Motorcycle / Scooter 102 Northampton St — Assault Simple –...
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