Archive for September, 2017

Remembering the Heroes of 9/11

September 15, 2017
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For every generation of Americans for the past near-century, there have been seminal events for which those who were of a certain age can recall “where they were” when they “heard the news.” Every member of the Greatest Generation could recall with vivid clarity the announcement by President Roosevelt of the Day of Infamy...
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Election Season Ramps Up for Preliminary Mayoral Debate

September 7, 2017
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Election Season Ramps Up for Preliminary Mayoral Debate

By Seth Daniel Just weeks before the Mayoral Preliminary election, the two major mayoral candidates have jumped full-on into campaign mode this week, with Mayor Martin Walsh holding a large rally in the Back Bay on Monday morning and Councilor Tito Jackson pounding the pavement and knocking doors throughout the neighborhoods. The two major...
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Security Concerns Met with Action at the Fenway Victory Gardens

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Each summer, the Fenway Victory Gardens come to life with blossoming flowers, colorful vegetables and greenery that attracts many passersby who stop, and take in the fresh air that is otherwise untouched by the urban environment around it. But, the same attractiveness that brings people to wander through the garden is...
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Mayor Walsh, Others, Not Sold on Safe Injection Facility

September 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major showdown over safe injection facilities (SIFs) for opiate users took place on Beacon Hill this week, with an official hearing held on a proposed bill that would potentially allow such facilities in Massachusetts. However, though many in the medical community are in favor – including the South End’s Health...
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Davis Companies Files PDA for Shawmut Ave,Overall Block Could Yield 500-Plus Units

September 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniel In a coordinated approach with two abutting property owner, the Davis Companies has been the first to submit detailed plans for the Shawmut and Herald Street Block in the New York Streets neighborhood – a block that could see more than 500 new units between the three owners. The Davis Companies...
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News Briefs

September 7, 2017
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MOHR & MCPHERSON CLOSING IN SOWA Signs went up last week that the anchor Mohr & McPherson Furniture showroom and store in the SoWa Art and Design District is closing its doors forever. This week, a note went up on the website confirming the store was closing and the owner was retiring. There are...
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South End Landmarks Commission Denies New Billboard

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen In a move to try to replace and update the existing rusting billboard located on a residential building that over looks Washington Street in the South End, a representative of the owner, Mike’s City Diner, failed to get permission from the South End Landmarks Commission to replace the aging advertisement poster....
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Gov Baker Nominates South End Attorney for Judgeship

September 7, 2017
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Gov. Charlie Baker has nominated Thomas J. Barbar of the South End to serve as an associate justice in the Middlesex Probate and Family Court. Barbar has over 20 years serving clients in the private sector specializing in family law, probate litigation and estate planning. “The experience and temperament these attorneys bring to their...
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Landmark Center Project to Move from Residential to Offices

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Seeking to capitalize upon the Fenway neighborhood’s emergence as a premier office destination, Samuels & Associates proposes to refocus its’ redevelopment plans for Landmark Center, scrapping plans for an addition containing 550 apartments with a 110,000-square-foot retail podium and instead constructing a 506,000-square-foot building featuring office space and 17,000 square feet...
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The Big Move on Sept 1

September 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen September 1 for many in the city means it is time to pack up and move apartments. Across the downtown neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, the Back Bay and the Fenway, many new and long-time residents of Boston were faced with moving everything they own up numerous flights of stairs and driving...
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