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State Environmental Report OKs Winthrop Square Development

March 10, 2018
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Secretary Matthew A. Beaton reviewed the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) of the 115 Winthrop Square project in downtown Boston and determined that it adequately and properly complies with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and its implementing regulations. The decision was published on Friday, Feb. 16. The decision was made despite analysis of...
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South End Landmarks Denies Removal of Window Traceries on Immaculate Conception Church

March 10, 2018
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After years of complications and setbacks, the owners of 771 Harrison Ave., the former Immaculate Conception Church in the South End, asked to remove the historical wood traceries from the arched windows in a last-ditch effort to allow more light into the converted residential units to no avail. At the South End Landmarks Commission...
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Neighborhoods Feeling the Brunt of Housing Off-Campus Students

March 1, 2018
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Everywhere you go in Boston, there is no question that students are a major part of what makes this city tick. But as colleges and universities continue to increase enrollment, bringing in students from across the nation and around the world, the amount of housing needed to support them is not entirely there. One...
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Fenway Park Granted 12 Concert Dates Causing Mixed Results Between Residents and Business Owners

March 1, 2018
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The Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing Division granted the Boston Red Sox 12 dates to operate concerts at Fenway Park from June through September. This surpasses the number of concerts granted in the past, with 11 approved last year and eight approved in 2015. This decision came after a hearing was held...
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Castle Square Tenants Organization Receives Grant to Expand Tech Program

March 1, 2018
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Computers have become an essential in today’s modern world, but many in Boston don’t have the means to access them in their homes or even repair the expensive technology needed to connect online. One grant given by the City will help make that connection for both young adults and those in need of repairs...
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Back Bay Residents Petition for On-Site Affordable Housing at 1000 Boylston St

March 1, 2018
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Known for its brownstone buildings and high-end shopping stores, the Back Bay tends to cater to a wealthier clientele. But residents of the community want to help stem the high-ticket prices of residential units in the area by creating more affordable housing. One area where residents are fighting for is at the proposed 1000...
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‘Mardi Gras Indians’ Exhibition is Coming to Adelson Galleries Boston

March 1, 2018
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Hung up the walls, one tradition is captured in two different formats – pictures and paintings. The pictures show stark detail of the costumes and movements of Black Indians during Super Sunday in New Orleans, when the paintings take the experience further in colorful, life filled displays. Adelson Galleries Boston at 520 Harrison Ave....
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Residents Still Concerned Over Traffic Impacts of Exchange South End

February 23, 2018
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As development projects continue to pop up along the Harrison Avenue corridor in the South End, residents concerns continue to grow on how the traffic will continue to increase in the area. New construction already causes major delays during rush hour, and more construction coming down the pipeline has residents believing it can only...
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Boston Announces Results of Back Bay Parking Pilot Program to Mixed Results

February 23, 2018
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Finding street parking in the city can be difficult if not frustrating at times for those who drive in the city. Often times, drivers can circle around blocks for what seems like forever, before finally nailing down a spot. Last year, the city started a performance parking pilot-program to lessen the circling time, and...
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Rats Rule the Day:BBAC Does Not Allow Changes to Stem Rat Infestation in Back Alleyway

February 23, 2018
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Behind 288 Commonwealth Ave. a newly built alleyway garden is causing more problems than initially intended. The owners of 288 Commonwealth Ave. did not gain permission from the Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) to remove a rear garden oasis in an otherwise concrete back alleyway. The garden was initially built as a swamp to build a...
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