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Over 200 Artists Featured at South End Open Studios

September 20, 2018
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Over 200 Artists Featured at South End Open Studios

Artist Sorin Bica in front of some of his newest pieces during the 32nd annual South End Open Studios last weekend. More than 200 artists opened up their workspaces to the public, with many converging on the neighborhood to see the latest works from the neighborhood’s creators.
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Carter Playground Officially Opens

September 20, 2018
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Carter Playground Officially Opens

Mayor Martin Walsh and several South End youth sports participants cut the ribbon for the opening of the Sergeant William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue last Friday afternoon, Sept. 14. The new fields are part of a partnership between Northeastern University and the City, with Northeastern investing $26 million on the new fields...
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Roof Deck for Algonquin Club Denied by the BBAC

September 20, 2018
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Members of the Back Bay community filled the Boston Planning and Development Agency Board Room at City Hall on Sept. 12 to hear architect Guy Grassi present his 45-minute proposal for the restoration of the Algonquin Club. For over 130 years, the building at 217 Commonwealth Ave.has served as a private social club and...
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20 Condos Proposed for Old Church

September 20, 2018
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At Monday’s Bay Village Planning/Licensing Committee meeting, representatives from New Boston Ventures and Finegold Alexander Architects presented a very preliminary proposal for turning the church at 19 Isabella St. into condominiums. Harry Collings of New Boston Ventures told the Bay Village community that this was strictly an informational session to let them know where...
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City, Northeastern Unveil Multi-Million Dollar Park Renovation in South End

September 20, 2018
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On a beautiful Friday afternoon on the edge of autumn, the historic old William E. Carter Playground was introduced to the new millennium in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun. Hundreds gathered along Columbus Avenue in the midst of Northeastern’s campus to hear the dignitaries,...
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BBAC Discusses Replacement Trees in the Back Bay

September 20, 2018
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Trees are often a topic of discussion at Back Bay Architectural Commission hearings, and the one on Sept. 12 was no exception. Elizabeth Marcus from 82 Marlborough St. proposed to remove the dead magnolia tree that she planted 30 years ago. She does not want to plant another tree there, as “this one did...
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Design Team Unveils Updated Plans for ‘Compact-Rental’ Building at 72 Burbank St

September 20, 2018
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The design team proposing to construct a six-story, “compact-rental” building on a vacant lot at 72 Burbank St. unveiled their updated plans for the project during a public meeting Monday night at 100 Norway St. sponsored by the Boston Planning and Development Agency. Cambridge-based Forest Properties Management, Inc. intends to construct a 20,605 square-foot...
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Police Briefs 09-20-2018

September 20, 2018
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D-4 Police News Everything goes On Monday, Sept. 10, at 5:15 p.m., a victim entered the District 4 station and reported that he was the victim of a robbery outside Sonsie at 327 Newbury St. Between midnight and 1 a.m., the victim said two unknown suspects approached him at that location and demanded all...
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A Possible Harbinger

September 20, 2018
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The aftermath of Hurricane Florence on the Carolinas is another wakeup call for our communities.  Even though many preparations were made by local officials, there was still the loss of life and millions of dollars in damage. While the wind was not as severe as originally forecasted, having been downgraded from a category four...
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Last Open Newbury St 2018

September 14, 2018
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Last Open Newbury St 2018

Doing her best Lucy impression, Katherine Nazzaro sits in a booth Snoopy might trust at the Trident Book Shop last Sunday, Sept. 9, during the final Open Newbury event in the Back Bay. At the booth, if one guessed the book from its first line, they would get $5 off buying a book. Hundreds...
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