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National Development Pitches New Co-Living Building at Ink Block

March 30, 2018
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Officials from National Development appeared at the Old Dover Neighborhood Association meeting on Tuesday, March 20, to pitch their last and most-innovative residential building for the Ink Block section of the neighborhood. Ted Tye of National Development said they are preparing to file the project with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for...
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Medical Marijuana Company Applies to ZBA for Tremont Street

March 23, 2018
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The Back Bay-based Compassionate Organics medical marijuana company has applied to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) for relief to open a medical marijuana facility at 633 Tremont St. in the South End. Owner Geoffrey Reilinger said the facility would start as medical only, but he hopes he can get enough support in the...
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Sec Pollack says Development on Existing T Stations is in the Future

March 23, 2018
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State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack told the Back Bay Association on Tuesday morning that the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) sees air rights projects and development on top of existing T stations as the future of transit oriented development. Using the South End Gateway project on top of the Back Bay Station as an...
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Police Body Camera Seen as Initial Success for Officers, Public

March 16, 2018
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In preliminary data unveiled at a Council hearing on Monday, March 12, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the Boston Police body-worn camera pilot has been a success to date. “The preliminary results are for the most part all positive,” he said. “I haven’t heard one complaint from the officers who are wearing them....
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Police Commissioner says BPD Ready to Implement Drones

March 16, 2018
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is interesting and ready to try to roll out the use of drones in its police work, according to Commissioner William Evans. During a discussion with the City Council on Monday about police body cameras, Evans said the next technological wave is likely to be the use of drones,...
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Foiled Again: Alexandra Hotel Back on the Market as Developer Keeps Trying

March 10, 2018
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Community members reported this week that the Alexandra Hotel – a longtime eyesore – has been put back on the market by the Church of Scientology as the potential purchaser continues to try to make his deal pan out. Steve Fox, moderator of the South End Forum, told the group at its Tuesday night...
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State Human Services Secretary says Shattuck Would Be a Good Neighbor

March 10, 2018
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Making her first appearance since dropping a bombshell last week about moving operations from the Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain to the Newton Pavilion in the South End, State Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders appeared at Tuesday’s South End Forum to introduce the plan publicly – saying they would be a...
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While South End Wants ‘Fresh Eyes’ on Transportation, City Officials Encouraged by Future

March 10, 2018
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Common sense and community process seem to have met at a congested crossroads in the South End. Increasingly, residents of the South End are growing restless about what appears to be a piecemeal planning effort by the City for transportation around massive residential and commercial projects – such as the Exchange South End project...
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State to Purchase Newton Pavilion, Move Shattuck Hospital Operations to South End

March 1, 2018
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It seems all big plans involving the South End lately must come out of the blue. That’s what happened this week as the state Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved fast and quietly to work up a plan announced on Monday that would have them buying the Newton Pavilion at 88 E....
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Tastefully Done: In An Exciting Year for Met, Sidell Named Restaurateur of the Year

February 23, 2018
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Though Kate Sidell is known for her wonderful restaurants, and her family’s contribution to great dining in Boston, the restaurant business was actually her second choice. Sidell, who will accept the Restaurateur of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) on Monday, Feb. 26, said she actually fell back on her first...
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