Archive for February, 2018

NABB Hosts Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting

February 23, 2018
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NABB Hosts Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting

Room And Board Manager John Hotz and Design Associate Jenny Boyce, with State Sen. Will Brownsberger, NABB Wine Committee Chair Charlotte DeWitt and NABB President Martyn Roetter on the balcony of Room and Board furniture store. The store was the host of the NABB Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting, yet another great success for the...
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Princess Tea Party at the Taj

February 23, 2018
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Princess Tea Party at the Taj

FROM ONE PRINCESS TO ANOTHER: Viniah Felix (10) chatting with Belle (Megan Owens) during Princess Tea at the Taj last Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17. The event was a perfect way to kick off School Vacation Week for the younger set and to celebrate everything being a princess for the day. The Taj will have...
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Residents Still Concerned Over Traffic Impacts of Exchange South End

February 23, 2018
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As development projects continue to pop up along the Harrison Avenue corridor in the South End, residents concerns continue to grow on how the traffic will continue to increase in the area. New construction already causes major delays during rush hour, and more construction coming down the pipeline has residents believing it can only...
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Boston Announces Results of Back Bay Parking Pilot Program to Mixed Results

February 23, 2018
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Finding street parking in the city can be difficult if not frustrating at times for those who drive in the city. Often times, drivers can circle around blocks for what seems like forever, before finally nailing down a spot. Last year, the city started a performance parking pilot-program to lessen the circling time, and...
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Tastefully Done: In An Exciting Year for Met, Sidell Named Restaurateur of the Year

February 23, 2018
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Though Kate Sidell is known for her wonderful restaurants, and her family’s contribution to great dining in Boston, the restaurant business was actually her second choice. Sidell, who will accept the Restaurateur of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) on Monday, Feb. 26, said she actually fell back on her first...
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Pillars of the Past Meet in Stride

February 23, 2018
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I was downtown on business last week and happened upon one of those moments that made me think. As I sat contemplating the problems of the day, such as where to get a real lunch, I noticed two familiar people walking down the street. Two children of Boston pillars, Thomas O’Neil III – son...
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News Briefs

February 23, 2018
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WENTWORTH PRESIDENT TO RETIRE Zorica Pantic, Ph.D., the first woman to lead Wentworth Institute of Technology, has announced that she will retire next year after a highly productive era marked by historic transformations of the school’s campus and curriculum. “Wentworth is an amazing institution that delivers a high-quality education and strong return on investment...
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Rats Rule the Day:BBAC Does Not Allow Changes to Stem Rat Infestation in Back Alleyway

February 23, 2018
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Behind 288 Commonwealth Ave. a newly built alleyway garden is causing more problems than initially intended. The owners of 288 Commonwealth Ave. did not gain permission from the Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) to remove a rear garden oasis in an otherwise concrete back alleyway. The garden was initially built as a swamp to build a...
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Time for Some Tiki: Bar Mezzana Owners Expand Across the Street with South Pacific Groove

February 23, 2018
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Building off the success of Bar Mezzana in the New York Streets area of the South End, restaurant partners Jefferson Macklin, Colin Lynch and Heather Lynch have signed a lease to occupy the basement retail space in the new 345 Harrison Ave. development – and they’re bringing as much Tiki to the hip hula...
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Violations Cause a Stir at the South End Landmarks District Commission Hearing

February 23, 2018
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Outside the Cathedral Grammar School and the ABCD South End Head Start at 595 Harrison Ave., a steel ramp has been erected that runs from the side of the front-door entrance on Harrison Avenue, back through the parking lot to a back door – making it handicap accessible. But, somewhere through this process, lack...
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