Archive for September, 2017

Walsh Cruises to Victory in Downtown Neighborhoods

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin Walsh made a strong showing in the Back Bay, South End and Fenway on Tuesday night in the Preliminary Election, getting nearly three times more votes than second-place finisher and Councilor Tito Jackson. Vote totals for the 29 precincts in area showed that Walsh scored 3,929 votes to Jackson’s...
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BBAC Denies Upscale Exterior Improvements to Deteriorating Back Bay Dorms

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Overlooking the Commonwealth Avenue, Mall in the Back Bay, a double-set of rowhouses dating back to 1880 have slowly been falling into disrepair after years of abuse as college dorms dating back to the 1960s. In an effort to safe the two historic buildings located at 260-262 Commonwealth Ave., a joint...
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Exchange South End Shows Traffic Concerns in PNF Analysis

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With up to 7,000 workers could likely come many new headaches on the roadways according to a traffic analysis in the Exchange South End Project Notification Form (PNF) – an analysis that predicts 20 percent of the 10,000 new vehicle trips would come and go from the already-congested Albany Street corridor....
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Police Briefs 09-28-2017

September 28, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Sept.18 715 Tremont St  — Child Endangerment 599 Comm Ave  — Towed Motor Vehicle 800 Tremont St  — Vandalism 840 Harrison Ave  — Assault Simple – Battery 120 Commonwealth Ave  — Towed Motor Vehicle 1820 Washington St  — Fraud – False Pretense / Scheme 608...
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Trump is Moving US Closer to War

September 28, 2017
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We were listening to the segment on 60 Minutes Sunday night in which Oprah Winfrey was interviewing pro-Trump and anti-Trump voters from Michigan, and we were struck by the comment of one man as to why he voted for Trump. He voiced a common refrain that many Trump supporters expressed during the campaign: The...
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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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