Archive for April, 2018

BBAC Denies New Bike Racks

April 20, 2018
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As biking becomes a bigger source of transportation across the City of Boston, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is trying to make it a little easier for bicyclers to store their bikes while out and about. But at a Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) hearing on Wednesday, April 11, the Commission denied without prejudice...
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Councilor Looks at Fees to Tackle Vacant Storefronts and Apartments

April 20, 2018
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Plaguing the commercial and residential districts throughout the city, empty storefronts and vacant apartments are making it seem that Boston is experiencing market failure, despite the strong economy, real estate values and low unemployment rate. In an effort to reverse the trend, Councilor Matt O’Malley of Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury wants to start...
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Eight Streets Cracking Down on Graffiti, Water to Watson

April 20, 2018
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The Eight Streets Neighborhood Association met on Tuesday, April 10, with an eye on cracking down on graffiti in the neighborhood. Eight Streets President Michael Almond and member Gail Suyemoto led the group on a discussion about graffiti and how to best handle it. Suyemoto explained that many members have been working with Officer...
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Pierce Boston Sales in Fenway Moving Briskly as Project Continues

April 20, 2018
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As the Pierce Boston tower presides in a new way over the Fenway, sales within the residential project also continue to grow. The project was completed and opened on March 1. Some of the first sales of condos hit the public record in the last few weeks, with 21 sales appearing recently and fetching...
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Police Briefs 04-19-2018

April 20, 2018
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D-4 POLICE NEWS Unwanted guest On Monday, April 9, at about 11 p.m., police responded to 24 Clearway St. for a possible domestic violence incident. On arrival, officers met with the caller who said she called 911 after hearing what sounded like a fight, the banging of a blunt object and some gurgling. Police...
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Keeping Up with Appearances

April 20, 2018
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I had a friend once in the trades who was always big on never looking the same for more than a little while. I wouldn’t say he was big into disguises or something like that, but he just always had a different look. One day he’s got on glasses. The next day no glasses....
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Red Line/Blue Line Connector

April 20, 2018
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The hiring of VHB Engineering to begin a three-month study on the feasibility of the Red Line/Blue Line Connector certainly comes as good news to residents who depend on public transportation to commute to their jobs and homes on a daily basis. While the price tag for this connector is steep, the advantages to...
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Is April the New January?

April 20, 2018
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When the meteorologists had compiled their weather statistics for the months of February and March, they informed us that for the second straight year, February actually was warmer than March. This pronouncement led the pundits to ponder whether, “March is the new February and February is the new March.” As long-time Eastern New Englanders,...
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Fenway Young Professionals Meeting at Sweet Cheeks BBQ

April 13, 2018
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Fenway Young Professionals Meeting at Sweet Cheeks BBQ

Michael and Sarah Linn, with Kate Riley, during the Fenway Young Professionals event on Monday night, April 9, at Sweet Cheeks BBQ in the Fenway. The Young Professionals group is sponsored by the Fenway Civic Association in an effort to improve involvement in the community.
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Kicking Off Boston Design Week at Room & Board

April 13, 2018
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Kicking Off Boston Design Week at Room & Board

Boston Design Week kicked off on Wednesday, April 4, with several events around the region, and a major panel discussion at Room & Board in the Back Bay. Panelists for “Building Buzz with Boston Tastemakers” were (L-R) Ricardo Rodriguez (moderator), Alina Wolhardt, of Wolf in Sheep Design, David Goldman, of New Boston Ventures, and...
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