Archive for March, 2018

South End Landmarks Commission Strikes Down Frog Decoration Again

March 16, 2018
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After acquiring the vacant drug store at 610 Tremont St. in the South End, the Bradley Housing Partnership, an affordable housing development, hopes to transform the empty storefront into a bakery and cafe called Mallorca. In order to pay homage to their immigrant past, the owners wanted to acknowledge their Puerto Rican heritage through...
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Police Commissioner says BPD Ready to Implement Drones

March 16, 2018
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is interesting and ready to try to roll out the use of drones in its police work, according to Commissioner William Evans. During a discussion with the City Council on Monday about police body cameras, Evans said the next technological wave is likely to be the use of drones,...
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Affordable Housing and Library are Coming to the Intersection of Bay Village and Chinatown

March 16, 2018
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A new tower filled with 100-percent affordable housing, a new Chinatown library branch and an expansion of a downtown hotel is expected to liven up an otherwise desolate corner of Tremont Street at the intersection of Bay Village, the Theatre District and Chinatown. 288 Tremont Street Partners, a collaborative entity of the Asian Community...
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Police Briefs 03-15-2018

March 16, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Working overtime On Wednesday, March 7, at around 2:57 a.m., police responded to an alarm sounded at The Bebop at 1116 Boylston St. Upon arrival, officers witnessed that the front door was broken and, upon entering the establishment,          saw the suspect coming out of the restroom. Police then drew their weapons...
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Letter to the Editor

March 16, 2018
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Help strengthen short-term rental ordinance The following letter was submitted to the City Council and to the Boston Sun for publication Dear Editor: I write on behalf of Stop Child Predators, a nonprofit organization that combats the sexual exploitation of children and represents and protects victims nationwide.
 
Parents, community leaders, and government officials have a...
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Let’s Not Even Think about Spring

March 16, 2018
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Spring has sprung, The grass is riz. I wonder where, The flowers is?    Springtime in eastern New England — now that’s an oxymoron if ever there was one. This Tuesday, March 20, will mark the official start of the 2018 spring season. In view of the trio of nor’easters that have pummeled us...
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Castle Square Tenants Organization Hosts Chinese New Year and Black History Month Celebration

March 10, 2018
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Castle Square Tenants Organization Hosts Chinese New Year and Black History Month Celebration

Steve O’Neil, Joe Frechette, and Stone Montgomery (right) perform on African drums during the Castle Square Tenants Organization’s (CSTO) annual celebration of Black History Month and the Chinese New Year on Friday, March 2, at Ben Franklin Institute. It was the ninth year for the double celebration at CSTO.
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Foiled Again: Alexandra Hotel Back on the Market as Developer Keeps Trying

March 10, 2018
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Community members reported this week that the Alexandra Hotel – a longtime eyesore – has been put back on the market by the Church of Scientology as the potential purchaser continues to try to make his deal pan out. Steve Fox, moderator of the South End Forum, told the group at its Tuesday night...
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Developers of the Motor Mart Garage Move Forward with Residential Tower Extension

March 10, 2018
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The Motor Mart Garage, located at 201 Stuart St. in downtown Boston might soon have an additional residential tower sticking up above the existing parking-garage structure. On Friday, March 2, the 201 Stuart Street Owner, LLC., an affiliate of CIM Group LLC submitted a Letter of Intent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency...
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Bay Village Hears Plans for Crosswalk Upgrades after Years of Fighting for Safer Intersections

March 10, 2018
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It’s been over a decade in the making, but Bay Village residents finally heard plans to upgrade and install safer crosswalks along Arlington Street at the end of Melrose and Isabella streets. The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) met with residents during the Bay Village Neighborhood Assocation (BVNA) executive board meeting on Monday, March 5,...
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