Archive for March, 2018

Sec Pollack says Development on Existing T Stations is in the Future

March 23, 2018
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State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack told the Back Bay Association on Tuesday morning that the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) sees air rights projects and development on top of existing T stations as the future of transit oriented development. Using the South End Gateway project on top of the Back Bay Station as an...
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News Briefs

March 23, 2018
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YAWKEY WAY UPDATE The Public Improvements Commission (PIC) could vote on changing the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street as soon as March 29, but one member said he wants to hear from the Red Sox principal owner John Henry directly, according to the Boston Globe. The effort to change the name first...
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1000 Boylston St Gets Approval from Key City Agency, Despite No On-Site Affordable Housing

March 23, 2018
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A new, mixed-use retail and residential tower slated to fill in the hole looking down to the Massachusetts Turnpike along Boylston Street in the Back Bay got key approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board, despite not having on-site affordable housing. The decision was made during the monthly BPDA board meeting...
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Hill House Announces First-Ever, Citywide NFL Flag Football League

March 23, 2018
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Young football fans can now enjoy the fun and excitement of America’s favorite sport starting this fall as Hill House announces the city’s first NFL Flag football league.    Open to children in kindergarten through the seventh grade, this citywide league will take place on Sunday mornings at Clemente Field on the Emmanuel College Campus in Back...
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Charlesgate Alliance Moves Forward with Plan to Reclaim Forgotten City Neighborhood

March 23, 2018
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The Charlesgate Alliance is energized and optimistic as the spring equinox approaches, according to a press release from the group established with the goal of piecing back together a forgotten Boston neighborhood that abuts the Back Bay and Fenway,  runs adjacent to Kenmore Square, and was lost more than half a century ago to...
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Chester Square Area Neighborhood Association Examines Parking Survey

March 23, 2018
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Members of the Chester Square Area Neighborhood Association (CSANA) are taking on the large issue of parking in their neighborhood with the goal to find solutions small and then bring it to the wider South End neighborhood and then to Boston. After issuing a parking survey amongst residents, CSANA asked residents what their experience...
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Prudential Center Hosts Volunteer Expo

March 23, 2018
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With National Volunteer Week coming up April 15-21, Prudential Center will host its annual Volunteer Expo on April 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. Meet with more than 60 nonprofit groups from the Boston and Greater Boston areas that are looking for volunteers. Whether someone is looking for an opportunity in the area but...
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Community Preservation Forum Visits the South End

March 23, 2018
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Members of the community filed into the Villa Victoria Center on West Newtown Street to learn about the Community Preservation program and how one can identify and apply for project funds. The Community Preservation Director Christine Poff and the new Director of Community Relations Thadine Brown were on hand to solicit input and participation...
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Safety Improvements are Coming Soon to Columbus Avenue

March 23, 2018
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Along Columbus Avenue in Lower Roxbury and the South End, bicycles and residents are elated to hear that safety improvements are coming to the highly commuted traffic corridor. The Boston Public Transportation Department (BTD), announced the safety improvements, including a parking-protected bike lane that will run down Columbus Avenue from Melnea Cass Boulevard to...
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Police Briefs 03-22-2018

March 23, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS School daze On Thursday, March 15, at about 10 a.m., police responded to a report of a female student found in possession of marijuana at McKinley Preparatory School at 97 Peterborough St. On arrival, the officer spoke to a Boston Public Schools safety officer who said that a small bag of...
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