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Big Changes are Planned for Kenmore Square Block

June 1, 2018
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Kenmore Square is on track for keeping up with the building boom in Boston. Known for being a transportation hub, the traffic-jammed square may soon become a destination in its self, with new hotels, offices, and restaurants planned for this corner of the city. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a public...
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Back Bay Residents Petition Against Beacon Street Redesign

June 1, 2018
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After a long, confusing construction period over the winter, the redesign of Beacon Street in the Back Bay is finally completed, but many residents are not happy with the result. Over the course of just a few months, Grant Schaumburg collected over 200 signatures of disgruntled Beacon Street residents over the redesign of the...
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BBAC Approves Removal of Magnolia Tree on Comm Ave

June 1, 2018
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The Back Bay Architectural Commission voted to approve the removal of a Magnolia tree and re-landscape the area at 393 Commonwealth Ave., at a hearing on Wednesday, May 9. The Dexter House Condo Association has tried for several years to save the diseased Magnolia tree, but due to the lack of light, the conditions...
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Now + There Has Big Plans for the Upcoming Year

June 1, 2018
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This year, Now + There, a non-profit that creates temporary public art projects, introduced its 2018 theme, Common Home. Over the next six months, two female artists and seven Boston artists completing the Now + There Public Art Accelerator will present thought-provoking projects that explore such themes as responsibility and power, memory and recorded...
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Back Bay Resident Receives Award for Exceptional Service to the Nonprofit Sector

June 1, 2018
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Empower Success Corps (ESC), an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits in New England succeed, hosted its annual “Celebration of Service” awards at The Landmark Center in Boston on Thursday, May 10. Marion Nierintz, a resident of Boston’s Back Bay, was the recipient of the prestigious Founder’s Award. Established in honor of ESC’s founder, the...
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New Upgrades are Coming to 11 Isabella Street in Bay Village

June 1, 2018
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Located next to an abandoned building and surface parking lot in the Bay Village, another building is set to get some renovations along Isabella Street. Two brothers, Benjamin and Daniel Moll of Arx Urban architects and active members in the Bay Village community presented their plans to update a four story brick building at...
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Fenway Park Works to Mitigate Impacts to the Surrounding Neighborhood

May 25, 2018
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Fenway Park Works to Mitigate Impacts to the Surrounding Neighborhood

Having a baseball stadium in the heart of a residential neighborhood can be a hard balancing act, as some residents love all the new activity surrounding the park, and others just want some free weekends to relax in their homes without the fuss of the traffic and noise. At a Red Sox community meeting...
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Airbnb Host in the South End Welcomes New Regulations to an Extent

May 25, 2018
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Along West Brookline Street in the South End, a brick row-house with two large flags, front garden and flowers pouring down the front staircase blends in to the neighborhood streetscape. But, up through the front entryway a unique Airbnb experience awaits travelers who visit from across the world. Once inside, a 20-foot chrome brass...
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Restoration Work Coming after Water-Line Replacement in the Fenway

May 25, 2018
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Last summer, residents in the Fenway endured construction zones, water shut-offs and additional traffic when Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) replaced the water main throughout the neighborhood. Now, that the spring has come, restoration to the sidewalks, roadways and green spaces are expected to start mid-June, with construction taking about 10 to 14...
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Restoration of Tiffany’s Mosaic Artwork is Completed After a Decade of Fundraising

May 25, 2018
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Currently hidden behind green tarps, the Tiffany mosaics displayed on they historic Ayer Mansion at 395 Commonwealth Ave. will soon be revealed after 10 years of fundraising, planning, and painstaking restoration. The only known example of Tiffany public artwork will once again stand out amongst the brownstones along the Back Bay residential street.The scaffolding...
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