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Residents Call for a Ban on Investor Units:City Council Begins Work on Regulating Short-Term Rentals

February 15, 2018
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Across the city, corporations are buying up residential units, converting them to short-term rentals through Airbnb and other similar online platforms to turn a quick profit and essentially making a residential unit into a de facto hotel room. As a result, these units have been taken off the market – squeezing the already, very...
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Fundraising Goals Surpass Expectations for Renovations to the South End Library

February 15, 2018
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In the first ever private-public partnership between the private community and the Boston Public Library (BPL), the fundraising goal for the first phase of the South End Library renovations has surpassed expectations. At the annual meeting of the board and members of Friends of the South End Library (FOSEL) held on Jan. 30, a...
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Kenmore Square Businesses are Concerned Over Citgo Sign Landmark

February 9, 2018
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It’s been over a year since the Boston Landmarks Commission signed a petition to begin the process of landmarking the famed Citgo sign in Kenmore Square. Now, as the Commission is reviewing the draft study report, businesses have come out with major concerns over how these new regulations, including site views, might stem the...
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Bay Village Residents Want to See a Move on 212 Stuart St Redevelopment

February 9, 2018
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This past October,  the owners of the deed-restricted housing complex at 230 Stuart St., called South Cove Plazas, brought a lawsuit against the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in response to the passage of the zoning variances for the proposed 212-222 Stuart St. tower in Bay Village. The ZBA approved the building in August...
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New England Water Color Society Prepares for Signature Members Show

February 9, 2018
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Explore the world of watercolors inside the Guild of Boston Artists gallery on Newbury Street, where the New England Watercolor Society (NEWS) is holding its annual Signature Members Show through March 4. On display are a variety of styles ranging from hyperrealist to abstract, from soulful portraits to detailed images of machinery to sweeping...
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Ed Flynn Makes His Inaugural Speech at the Boston City Council

February 9, 2018
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As nearly 500 Logan Airport workers employed by JetBlue’s subcontractors FSS and ReadyJet have started their strike, City Councilor Lydia Edwards filed a resolution to support Boston Logan Airport workers – striking a cord in the newly elected District 2 City Councilor Ed Flynn. At the Boston City Council hearing on Wednesday, February 7,...
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Proposed Tower at 1000 Boylston is Expected to Cast Long Shadows, Worrying Residents

February 9, 2018
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A proposed single tower rising from a base podium to be built at 1000 Boylston Street is expected to cast new shadows throughout the nearby neighborhoods, from the Fenway Victory Gardens, to the Esplanade, down Commonwealth Avenue Mall to even the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. The shadow study, which was released in...
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Community Members Want to Strike a Balance with Fenway Park:Live Nation Petitions for up to 13 Summer Concerts

February 2, 2018
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The Fenway neighborhood has seen tremendous growth in the past few years, both with the building boom adding numerous residential apartments to the area in addition to the hip new restaurant scene that now lines Boylston Street. Everywhere you look there seems to be a new building rising or a new business opening, but...
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Fenway Civic Association’s Holds 56th Annual Meeting at MFA

February 2, 2018
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Fenway residents packed into the Riley Seminar Room at the Museum of Fine Arts to celebrate another year of achievements, and the election of new board of the Fenway Civic Association during the 56th Annual Meeting last week. The Fenway Association has been working to build a safe, clean and beautiful Fenway since 1961....
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Attorney General’s Office Asks to Deny Approval of Back Bay Pipeline

February 2, 2018
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed an initial brief last week in the matter of National Grid’s request for approval of a special contract with luxury real-estate developer One Dalton LLC, recommending that the state’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) deny the request. The reported stated that the special contract would pave the way...
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