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Emerald Necklace Conservancy Celebrates 20th Anniversary

April 6, 2018
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy has a lot in store as they cerebrate their 20th anniversary this year. At the 2018 annual meeting on Thursday, March 22, at the Landmark Center, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy President Karen Mauney-Brodek announced some big plans for the upcoming year including better outreach, updating the visitor center and new...
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City Council Aims to Increase Voter Access

April 6, 2018
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In an effort to increase voter participation and take away barriers to get to the polls, the Boston City Council is considering implementing simple steps at a minimal cost to make it easier for residents to participate in voting. City Councilor Josh Zakim voters’ access proposal was heard by the Boston City Council’s Committee...
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Union Park Neighborhood Association Welcomes New City Councilor Ed Flynn

April 6, 2018
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District 2 Councilor Ed Flynn made was at the Union Park Neighborhood Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 27. Hot topics discussed included the airplane noise issues, graffiti, small cell antennas and what is being done for animals being electrocuted by exposed wires. “I have some concerns over the electricity running though the streets,” said...
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Fenway Artist Heads to Hollywood for International Art Competition

April 6, 2018
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Boston resident Sidney Lugo will be heading to Hollywood as part of being a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest. After a week-long workshop, she’ll be honored at an awards gala on April 8. The contest, one of the most prestigious illustration competitions, is in its 29th year and judged by some...
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March for Our Lives Storms Through Boston

March 30, 2018
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March for Our Lives Storms Through Boston

In response to the deadly shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this past Feb. 14, students from around the nation gathered in a demonstration on Saturday, March 24, coined March for Our Lives. Students are speaking out to urge their elected leaders to tighten the laws on gun regulations, banning the...
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City Councilor Pleads the State Again to Grant Boston More Liquor Licenses

March 30, 2018
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At-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has filed a Home Rule Petition to ask the state legislature to give Boston the ability to issue 153 new liquor licenses, for mostly the outer neighborhoods, Main Street districts, and large new malls. The petition was filed with the Boston City Council on Monday, March 19, and brought...
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Council President Wants to See More Community Involvement in As-Of-Rights Projects

March 30, 2018
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After an as-of-right project slipped by without any community feedback, City Council President Andrea Campbell has some questions on how these projects are zoned, and why there is no public process. Councilor Campbell called for a hearing to discuss the review process for as-of-right zoning projects, particularly with regards to previously rejected applicants at...
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Walsh Withdraws His Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Rentals

March 23, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh withdrew his ordinance regulating short-term rentals in the City of Boston arguing that more time is needed to ensure that the City enacts the best and most effective policies. The announcement came at the Boston City Council’s hearing on Wednesday, March 21 when a letter from the Mayor’s Office was read...
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AirbnbWATCH Raises Questions on Price-Gouging Surrounding Marathon Monday

March 23, 2018
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AirbnbWATCH, an affordable housing advocate and watchdog group known to be backed by the hotel industry, released a report last week that shows significant price gouging by Boston Airbnb hosts for rentals during Boston Marathon weekend. But, after a closer look, the report that shows only ten listings with some over $2,000 per night...
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1000 Boylston St Gets Approval from Key City Agency, Despite No On-Site Affordable Housing

March 23, 2018
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A new, mixed-use retail and residential tower slated to fill in the hole looking down to the Massachusetts Turnpike along Boylston Street in the Back Bay got key approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board, despite not having on-site affordable housing. The decision was made during the monthly BPDA board meeting...
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