Archive for February, 2018

Bay Village Residents Want to See a Move on 212 Stuart St Redevelopment

February 9, 2018
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This past October,  the owners of the deed-restricted housing complex at 230 Stuart St., called South Cove Plazas, brought a lawsuit against the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in response to the passage of the zoning variances for the proposed 212-222 Stuart St. tower in Bay Village. The ZBA approved the building in August...
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News Briefs

February 9, 2018
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MARLBOROUGH STREET TREES After the controversial decision of the Back Bay Architectural Commission to approve the removal of a large Ailanthus tree on Marlborough Street this past year between Massachusetts Avenue and Charlesgate East, the Garden Club of the Back Bay realized how little trees lined that block. With the support of both the...
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New England Water Color Society Prepares for Signature Members Show

February 9, 2018
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Explore the world of watercolors inside the Guild of Boston Artists gallery on Newbury Street, where the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) is holding its annual Signature Members Show through March 4. On display are a variety of styles ranging from hyperrealist to abstract, from soulful portraits to detailed images of machinery to sweeping...
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Ed Flynn Makes His Inaugural Speech at the Boston City Council

February 9, 2018
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As nearly 500 Logan Airport workers employed by JetBlue’s subcontractors FSS and ReadyJet have started their strike, City Councilor Lydia Edwards filed a resolution to support Boston Logan Airport workers – striking a cord in the newly elected District 2 City Councilor Ed Flynn. At the Boston City Council hearing on Wednesday, February 7,...
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Proposed Tower at 1000 Boylston is Expected to Cast Long Shadows, Worrying Residents

February 9, 2018
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A proposed single tower rising from a base podium to be built at 1000 Boylston Street is expected to cast new shadows throughout the nearby neighborhoods, from the Fenway Victory Gardens, to the Esplanade, down Commonwealth Avenue Mall to even the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. The shadow study, which was released in...
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Police Briefs 02-08-2018

February 9, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Ground score On Wednesday, Jan. 31, at about 1:56 p.m., police responded to a radio call to investigate a person at 77 Exeter St. While en route to the call, Operations notified the responding officers that building staff had recovered a plastic baggie containing a white, powdery substance from an elevator...
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The Future of Transportation Isn’t Just Self-Driving Cars, It’s Public Transit

February 9, 2018
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Fiat Chrysler and BMW just announced plans to jointly develop self-driving cars. The move puts the automakers in competition with Google, Apple, and other car manufacturers that are also working on driverless vehicles. The question is when, not if, this is going to be commonplace. Self-driving cars might seem to render public transportation obsolete....
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We Will Never Forget the Blizzard of ’78

February 9, 2018
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This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’78, the momentous storm that wreaked havoc and devastation across Eastern Massachusetts during a 32-hour period on February 6-7. There have been many remembrances of that catastrophic event in the media this week, but photos and archival film can only tell  so much. Those...
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Women’s Lunch Place Holds Benefit Concert in Back Bay

February 2, 2018
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Women’s Lunch Place Holds Benefit Concert in Back Bay

Lori McKenna, Grammy award winning singer-songwriter, performed with Mark Erelli last Thursday, Jan. 25, during a benefit concert for Women’s Lunch Place at Church of Covenant in Back Bay. More than 500 people attended the benefit to hear the Massachusetts native sing some of her best country and folk hits…and all for a great...
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Shawmut Swish: Johnnie Ortiz Has Become a Leader on the Court

February 2, 2018
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Shawmut Swish: Johnnie Ortiz Has Become a Leader on the Court

Were it not for a basketball-obsessed uncle, Shawmut Avenue’s Johnnie Ortiz – the captain of the state champion Brighton High School basketball team – the young man might have continued in South End Baseball and never picked up a basketball. But as fate and tremendous focus would have it, Ortiz, 19, started dribbling a...
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