Archive for November, 2017

Residents Voice their Concerns Over the Potential Increase of Concerts at Fenway Park

November 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Over the summer, Fenway Park is a hopping place with Red Sox baseball games, fun events, and concerts. But, what can be fun for those visiting the historic ballpark can cause some unwanted activity and annoyance to those who live in the nearby residential neighborhood. At the Fenway Boston Red Sox...
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Plans are in the Works to Change the Name of Yawkey Way

November 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen As part of a way to address the history of intolerance at Fenway Park, the team principal owner John Henry is working on renaming Yawkey Way. At a Fenway Red Sox Boston neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, David Friedman, senior vice president to legal and government affairs for the Red...
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Alexandra Hotel Developer says Building is Fragile, Height a Problem

November 16, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Alexandra Hotel developer Eric Hoagland appeared before the South End Forum on Tuesday night, Nov. 14, and appeared resolved to continue on with the process, but stressed that there are some serious challenges. One of the key problems emerging right now, he said, is that the building is historic, and many...
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Emerson College Plans to Renovate 171 Tremont St.

November 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After plans to convert the five-story building at 171 Tremont St. to a 13-story residential luxury condominium tower failed to come to fruition, the developers Panoramic Properties decided to sell the project site to Emerson College on Nov. 6 for $24 million. Over the next nine to 12 months, Emerson College...
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Esplanade Association Welcomes New Executive Director

November 16, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Esplanade Association announced the selection of Michael J. Nichols, of Boston, as the organizations new executive director. Nichols an experienced public servant, attorney, and non-profit professional will begin at the Esplanade Association on Nov. 29. “I’m exited to get started on the day-to-day work on improving the work the Esplanade...
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South End Authors Book Festival a Time to Meet Authors, Give Input

November 16, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s nothing like going to the source for one’s literary pursuits, a book lovers and authors from the South End and beyond will have just that opportunity this weekend, on Nov. 18, with the third annual South End Authors’ Book Festival. Conceived by Mel King and Alison Barnet, organizer Russ Lopez...
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NABB Licensing Use Committee Reviews Two Matters

November 16, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay Licensing Use Committee reviewed two matters during its meeting at the Lenox Hotel on Monday, Nov. 6. Michael Serpa, chef and partner at Select Oyster Bar at 50 Gloucester St., presented a proposal to open another seafood restaurant with his business partner Robert Weintraub...
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Police Briefs 11-16-2017

November 16, 2017
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Back Bay – Kenmore/Fenway – South End Police Log Nov. 6 1 Trotter Ct  — Assault Simple – Battery 650 Harrison Ave  — Verbal Dispute 75 Peterborough St  — Larceny Theft From Building 476 Massachusetts Ave  — Towed Motor Vehicle 161 Massachusetts Ave  — Vandalism 607 Boylston St  — Forgery / Counterfeiting 230 Shawmut...
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Coffee and a Cringe

November 16, 2017
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The coffee you can get today in the neighborhood is a far cry from what used to be. There are so many choices, so many blends and styles, and a virtual spelling test of additives to greet you once you’ve made the crucial choice. Sitting on Clarendon Street the other day, and before that...
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Going Off the Rails at Back Bay?

November 16, 2017
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By Ken Kruckemeyer, Mel King and Ann Hershfang The Boston Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, Nov. 16, to vote on the proposed Back Bay/South End Gateway project by Boston Properties LP. Their project proposes an office tower, two luxury housing towers and the insertion of retail stores...
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