Archive for December, 2017

UDR Residential Project Seeking Retail Tenants, Lands CVS

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A major retail tenant has signed on to the UDR project at 345 Harrison Ave., but the remaining retail space in the 585-unit building, which occupies and entire city block in the New York Streets area, is still up for grabs. Alexandra Ong of UDR briefed the Old Dover Neighborhood Association...
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News Briefs

December 22, 2017
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PLASTIC BAG BAN PASSES Next fall, a plastic bag ban will go into effect for stores across Boston. Mayor Martin Walsh signed the ordinance this past Sunday after the Boston City Council voted to ban the bags late last month. According to WBUR, Mayor Walsh signed the ordinance banning the bags to help with...
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New Years Eve Celebrations

December 22, 2017
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Since 1975, Boston’s First Night has been a New Year’s Eve celebration of artistic performances, the wonders of the season and the beginning of a new year. In keeping with this tradition, the First Night celebration in 2018 will continue to be free and open to all. Entertainment and special attractions will be focused...
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Holiday Celebrations Around the Area

December 22, 2017
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THE 20TH ANNUAL HOMETOWN THROWDOWN The Mighty Mighty BosstToneS, known for their unique brand of ska-core, celebrate their 20th annual HomeTown ThrowDown concert series between Christmas and New Year’s- three consecutive nights at Boston’s House of Blues. The concerts take place Dec. 28, 29, and 30, and feature special guests Piebald, The Doped Up...
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A Shame: Engagement Center Shut Down Due to Fuel Spill

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Just when things were going well at the new, and once controversial, Engagement Center on Southampton Street, Murphy’s Law paid a visit to the hard-luck tent structure. Jim Greene of the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) and Jen Tracey of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services reported on Tuesday that the...
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency OKs Huntington Theatre Towers

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board voted to approve the proposed redevelopment of 254-264 Huntington Ave., which will include the renovation of the Huntington Avenue Theatre, and the theatre’s support wing as well as a new apartment building next to the theatre. This approval sets in motion a donation...
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South End Landmarks gives Leeway to Casa Cuong Painting Violation

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After numerous run-ins with graffiti taggers along the side and front of the Casa Cuong grocery store at the corner of Tremont and West Canton Streets in the South End, the owner, A Vann Tran decided to stem the problem by painting over the plywood and brick in red, not knowing...
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High-Value Homeowners Scrambling to Pre-Pay Property Tax Bills

December 22, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The new, national tax policy has bled significantly into City Hall this week as many residents – particularly those in high-value properties – scramble to City Hall to pre-pay their property taxes for the next two quarters ahead of what is expected to be a significant change to the federal property...
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Boston City Council Appoints Four Members to Guide Community Preservation Act Funds

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council voted to elect four members to the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) who will work to allocate funds collected from the Community Preservation Act (CPA) at a hearing on Dec. 13. In November 2016, Boston voters approved adoption of the CPA, which is expected to generate millions of...
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Verizon Wireless Small Antennas Cause Some Stir in South End

December 22, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Plans to install six small cell antennas by Verizon Wireless in the South End has sparked some concern among  residents who feel like they have been left in the dark as to why these antennas seem to be popping up everywhere. At a South End Landmarks District Commission (SELDC) hearing Verizon...
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