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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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Fenway Center Phase One Finally Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony after Years of Delay

February 2, 2018
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After 15 years of delays, a heartwarming celebration was held on the corner of Maitland and Beacon streets in the Fenway to mark the start of construction of Phase 1 of the Fenway Center Project. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, elected officials from both the state and city along with community members gathered for the...
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Below Stairs at the Ayer Mansion

February 2, 2018
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Standing out amongst the Victorian-styled, brick row-houses in the Back Bay, the Ayer Mansion, located at 395 Commonwealth Ave., sticks out like a sore thumb with it’s white, marble exterior and mosaic stained-glass. At a special event hosted by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB), Jeanne Pelletier, preservation advisor for the Ayer...
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Director of Community Preservation Committee Gives Update on CPA

February 2, 2018
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Between advocacy and community groups in Boston, there has been a murmuring of the potential use of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to solve the numerous budget gaps often met while running non-profits and small organizations. But, it’s been over a year since the CPA was passed and many residents are still confused as...
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Related Beal says They Will Keep the Citgo Sign in New Development

February 2, 2018
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Related Beal filed a Letter of Intent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Friday, Jan. 26 with plans to bring a vibrant mix of commercial uses to their Kenmore Square redevelopment project, stating that they will maintain the Citgo sign that sits on top one of the buildings slated for redevelopment....
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The Landwave Debate Continues:Community Urges the City to Remove the Public Artwork Due to Negative Impacts

January 25, 2018
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Jutting up from the edge of Peter’s Park in the South End, two waves made up of blue-and-green broken glass tiles, cement and dying grass are what are left of a public art sculpture called the LandWave. Installed in 2011, the LandWave is a product of the Neck Art Project, an initiative by South...
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A New Hotel Will Replace Shell Station in the Fenway

January 25, 2018
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Along Boylston Street in the Fenway, a wave of new development including high-rise buildings, new restaurants, and a booming nightlife scene – not just after a Red Sox game – has put the neighborhood on the map. Now, two major projects are coming to fruition on the corner of Boylston and Ipswich Streets, namely Boston...
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The New Hot Address in Town is One Dalton:Campion and Company to be Exclusive Marketing Agent

January 20, 2018
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The New Hot Address in Town is One Dalton:Campion and Company to be Exclusive Marketing Agent

Tucked behind the Christian Science Center and the Prudential Center in the Back Bay, a concrete outline of a tower is starting to grow into what will become One Dalton, a Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences. Once construction is over, it is expected to be a towering architectural landmark in the heart of...
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Residents Still Concerned Over Natural Gas Pipeline

January 20, 2018
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As National Grid is in the final stages of securing the rights to snake a natural-gas main extension through the Back Bay, concerned residents, in almost a last-ditch effort, came out to stop the pipeline. At a public hearing put on by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) and National Grid in...
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Developers behind Haddon Hall switch gears, pursing residences instead of club

January 5, 2018
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Developers behind Haddon Hall switch gears, pursing residences instead of club

Hexagon Properties announced on Friday, Jan. 5, that they would no longer be pursuing a private club at 29 Commonwealth Ave. The team will soon be presenting plans for luxury residences at the location and will also be pursuing a new location in the Back Bay for the private club. “Over the past several...
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