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Fenway CDC Celebrates 45 Years of Success

April 20, 2018
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The Fenway Community Development Corporation (CDC) brought it back to 1973, the year the non-profit organization began, during the 45th annual meeting and celebration. Members dressed in costume as they commemorated the success and accomplishments of the non-profit throughout the years. A packed crowd filled into Saint Cecilia’s Parish on Thursday, April 12, to...
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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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BAC in Hot Water with Residents after Neglecting to Hold Vote on Landwave

April 13, 2018
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Located in Peters Park along Washington Street in the South End, the Landwave, a public sculpture made up of weaving, back-and-forth, blue-green glass tiles and grassed-over land has been a point of contention with residents and the Boston Arts Commission (BAC) for years. After numerous pleas to take out the sculpture due to a...
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WGMS and SEBA Work Together to Further Each Other’s Mission

April 13, 2018
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Two very different organizations in the South End, the Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) and the South End Business Alliance (SEBA) have one goal in common – and that’s to make businesses in the South End thrive. But, how they go about doing that is drastically different. In an effort to reinvent SEBA and...
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New Board, New President Coming to the ACNA

April 13, 2018
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The Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association (ACNA) will be shacking up with new board members and a new president coming soon. The board was elected at the ACNA annual meeting on Thursday, March 29, at Ruggles Baptist Church. The new president will be elected at the next ACNA board meeting on Tuesday, April 17. “After...
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Residents Look for Funds to Update Bay Village Park

April 13, 2018
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After years of wear and tear at the Bay Village Park at the corners of Charles Street South, Melrose and Fayette streets, residents are looking for a source of funding to spruce up this hidden gem in the heart of the neighborhood. At the Bay Village Neighbor-hood Association’s (BVNA) executive board meeting on Monday,...
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Residents Concerned Over Initial Plans of the Proposed Kenmore Square Hotels

April 13, 2018
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The building boom in the city has touched every corner of Boston, but Kenmore Square, which has largely been left out is now seeing plans for two new hotels that will transform the area. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), held the first Impact Advisory Group (IAG) meeting on Wednesday, March 28, at...
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Marlboro Market Has New Ownership after 45 Years

April 6, 2018
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Known for always having the basic essentials from beer to subs, this corner store located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Marlborough Street is about to enter a new chapter in its long life in the neighborhood. Established in 1939, Marlboro Market has been serving the needs of the Back Bay for close...
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MGCC Celebrates the Success of The Urban Hound

April 6, 2018
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A local institution for the dogs in the South End, The Urban Hound, a premier boutique dog hotel, daycare, training facility and spa, celebrated its most recent success after years of setbacks. The pet hotel is a woman-owned small business that provides services from boarding to grooming to at-home care for Boston’s residential neighborhoods....
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