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Chester Square Area Neighborhood Association Examines Parking Survey

March 23, 2018
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Members of the Chester Square Area Neighborhood Association (CSANA) are taking on the large issue of parking in their neighborhood with the goal to find solutions small and then bring it to the wider South End neighborhood and then to Boston. After issuing a parking survey amongst residents, CSANA asked residents what their experience...
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Community Preservation Forum Visits the South End

March 23, 2018
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Members of the community filed into the Villa Victoria Center on West Newtown Street to learn about the Community Preservation program and how one can identify and apply for project funds. The Community Preservation Director Christine Poff and the new Director of Community Relations Thadine Brown were on hand to solicit input and participation...
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Safety Improvements are Coming Soon to Columbus Avenue

March 23, 2018
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Along Columbus Avenue in Lower Roxbury and the South End, bicycles and residents are elated to hear that safety improvements are coming to the highly commuted traffic corridor. The Boston Public Transportation Department (BTD), announced the safety improvements, including a parking-protected bike lane that will run down Columbus Avenue from Melnea Cass Boulevard to...
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Park Plaza Urban Renewal Zone May Be the First to Go

March 16, 2018
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Known for being home to Emerson College, the Four Season Hotel, the Chinatown Trade Building and a vibrant theatre culture, the Park Plaza Urban Renewal area has been turned around over the past decade into a vibrant downtown area of Boston. This Urban Renewal Area might be the first zone that the city will...
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Working Group to Examine Public and Private Sewer Lines in the City of Boston

March 16, 2018
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Across some of the neighborhoods in Boston, private alleys that abut commercial and residential properties have sewer lines and infrastructure with some dating back to the mid-1800s. When needed maintenance is required, the cost of repairs is put on the owners who have to pool the money together from the abutting neighbors, and not...
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Stop Child Predators Seeks Removal of Commercial Investors in Short-Term Rentals

March 16, 2018
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Stop Child Predators, a nonprofit organization that combats the sexual exploitation of children and represents and protects victims national wide is asking Boston City Councilors to help strengthen Mayor Martin Walsh’s short-term rental ordinance by removing provisions that allow for commercial investors. The non-profit organization believes the short-term ordinance is a strong first step...
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South End Landmarks Commission Strikes Down Frog Decoration Again

March 16, 2018
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After acquiring the vacant drug store at 610 Tremont St. in the South End, the Bradley Housing Partnership, an affordable housing development, hopes to transform the empty storefront into a bakery and cafe called Mallorca. In order to pay homage to their immigrant past, the owners wanted to acknowledge their Puerto Rican heritage through...
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Affordable Housing and Library are Coming to the Intersection of Bay Village and Chinatown

March 16, 2018
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A new tower filled with 100-percent affordable housing, a new Chinatown library branch and an expansion of a downtown hotel is expected to liven up an otherwise desolate corner of Tremont Street at the intersection of Bay Village, the Theatre District and Chinatown. 288 Tremont Street Partners, a collaborative entity of the Asian Community...
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Developers of the Motor Mart Garage Move Forward with Residential Tower Extension

March 10, 2018
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The Motor Mart Garage, located at 201 Stuart St. in downtown Boston might soon have an additional residential tower sticking up above the existing parking-garage structure. On Friday, March 2, the 201 Stuart Street Owner, LLC., an affiliate of CIM Group LLC submitted a Letter of Intent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency...
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Bay Village Hears Plans for Crosswalk Upgrades after Years of Fighting for Safer Intersections

March 10, 2018
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It’s been over a decade in the making, but Bay Village residents finally heard plans to upgrade and install safer crosswalks along Arlington Street at the end of Melrose and Isabella streets. The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) met with residents during the Bay Village Neighborhood Assocation (BVNA) executive board meeting on Monday, March 5,...
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