Archive for August, 2018

National Night Out

August 11, 2018
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National Night Out

While there was a lot of excitement at National Night Out in Castle Square on Tuesday, Aug. 7, the biggest news of the night came in the announcement that long-time community worker/basketball player and break dancer Mayan Tamang is leaving his Community Outreach post at the D-4 Station to pursue a law enforcement career...
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Comm Gross Sworn In

August 11, 2018
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Comm Gross Sworn In

Mayor Martin Walsh swears in new Police Commissioner William Gross in the sanctuary of Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan on Monday, Aug. 6. Commissioner Gross and Mayor Walsh took their show on the road later that day and Tuesday for citywide National Night Out celebrations. They visited Castle Square on Tuesday evening.
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Midsummer Night’s Wine Tasting

August 11, 2018
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Midsummer Night’s Wine Tasting

Joyce Ritter and Jim Hill enjoyed the Midsummer Night’s Wine Tasting at Fleming’s Steak House and Wine Bar in the Back Bay last Weds., Aug. 1. The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) Wine Tasting Committee put together the winning effort with Fleming’s.
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Walsh Thanks One Dalton Construction Workers

August 11, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh wanted One Dalton to be the tallest building in Boston, but what he got was the second tallest. At 742 feet tall, the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at One Dalton is the tallest residential building in New England and 48 feet shorter than the Hancock Tower, which currently holds...
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Edwards, Essaibi-George Want Hospitals, Schools to Pay Their Fair Share in Pilot Program

August 11, 2018
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The City Council Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on Aug/ 2 regarding the Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) program. Through this program, which is in its seventh year as of fiscal year 2018, schools, hospitals, and cultural institutions can voluntarily compensate the city through cash payments and community benefit programs...
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Edena Looks to Capture Best of Both Lodging Worlds

August 11, 2018
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Steve Wu likes the short-term rental model, but he and his company – Edena Urban Resorts – are not ready to give up on the human touch of a hotel. That’s why Edena has come up with the first-ever hybrid lodging model that includes a central check in facility, and the price-point and ease...
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Legislature Agrees Not to Approve SIFs, but Will Study Them

August 11, 2018
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The long-discussed wide-ranging Opiate treatment bill passed the state legislature late Tuesday night, July 31, just in the nick of time, after a conference committee on that same day agreed to a compromise form of the bill that went through many twists and turns over the past month. Coming out of all the dust...
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Shattuck Community Process Looks to Begin in September

August 11, 2018
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The 12-month community process for the move of the Shattuck Hospital from Jamaica Plain to the South End will commence in September, according to the state Office of Health and Human Services. The state recently chose Health Resources in Action (HRiA) to conduct the 12-month process, which will focus on the future of the...
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Rules and Regulations of the South End Landmarks:District Came to Light at Tuesday’s Hearing

August 10, 2018
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Eleven proposals were on the table for design review by the South End Landmark District Commission on Aug. 7. Throughout the more than four hour meeting, the Commission heard case after case, consisting of everything from the installation of cellphone antenna equipment to the replacement of historic doors. A few notable proposals included: At...
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News Briefs

August 10, 2018
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INK BLOCK BEER GARDEN TURNS UP IN CHARLESTOWN Castle Island Brewing and National Development have re-located the beer garden slated for Ink Underground to Charlestown this summer. The brewery has set up the garden on Constitution Wharf, which is owned by National Development. The beer garden there is open from 2-10 p.m. on Thursdays...
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