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Sherr has the Community Stuck on Decoupage in the South End

October 5, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Piecing things together has become a way of life for Jenn Sherr of the South End. Starting in her former apartment on Claremont Park, she launched some years ago what has been a successful career as a decoupage artists and teacher. Now living in the Troy, she keeps a studio on...
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Landmark Center Proposes New Office and Lab Building Instead of Residential Complexes

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The expansion of the Landmark Center is taking a different turn with the addition of more lab and office space as opposed to the original plan for a retail podium alongside four residential buildings. The proponent, Samuels & Associates filed a Notice of Project Change on Aug. 30, with the Boston...
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Zakim Holds Hearing about Making Voter Registration Easier

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen With another Preliminary Election come and gone with a low voter turnout of about 15 percent, one Boston City Councilor is trying to figure out ways to increase voter turnout by making it easier to register to vote. The Boston City Council’s Special Committee on Civil Rights, headed by Boston City...
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Mike Kelley Thanks Supporters as Campaign Enters Final Stretch

October 5, 2017
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Mike Kelley addressed a packed room of supporters in the South End last Tuesday night following a top-two finish in his race for District 2 City Council.  Calling out the campaign’s message of inclusivity throughout District 2, Kelley congratulated all candidates in the seven-person race, and thanked voters and his supporters for a great...
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Boston City Council News and Notes

October 5, 2017
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Just Cause Eviction The Boston City Council voted to pass a new version of home rule petition The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act otherwise known as Just Cause Eviction at the hearing on Wednesday, October 4. The home rule petition would prevent a non-exempt landlord or foreclosing owner from recovering possession of a residential unit...
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1000 Boylston St Makes Major Changes to Air Rights Project Over Turnpike

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The newest plans for 1000 Boylston, the part land and part air rights project that will fill in the gapping hole over the Massachusetts Turnpike next to the Hynes Convention Center, has returned, revising the design once again to better fit within the neighborhood. The developers Weiner Ventures LLC shared their...
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After Initial Debate Over Historic Gateway, BLC Approves New Design

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Sticking out behind a bus stop on Massachusetts Avenue. is an historic 1934 gateway that will now remain after initial renovation plans to remove it.  The gateway served as the original entranceway into the Publishing House of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. At a Boston Landmarks commission (BLC) meeting on...
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Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins Endorses Ed Flynn for City Council

October 5, 2017
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Ed Flynn, candidate for Boston City Council District 2, has been endorsed by Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins.  Just last week, Flynn won the District 2 Preliminary Election by over 2,200 votes, earning over 56 percent of the vote in a seven-person Preliminary Election. Sheriff Tompkins’s endorsement adds to a growing list of elected...
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Back Bay: A Miracle of Preservation Documents the work of NABB

October 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Within the pages of Back Bay: A Miracle of Preservation, a compilation of stories and pictures document the hard work that members of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) have done to make the neighborhood the world-class destination that it is today. The introduction asks the reader to imagine...
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Boston Preservation Alliance Executive Director Highlights NABB Annual Meeting

October 5, 2017
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By Dan Murphy At the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay’s annual meeting at the Algonquin Club on Wednesday, Sept. 27, Greg Galer, executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance, recalled how the nonprofit organization spearheaded the successful effort to save Fenway Park in 1999. “Just like at Fenway Park, we still hear the...
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