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Marijuana Dispensary May Come to Newbury St

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen At the Boston City Council hearing held on Wednesday, June 14, Councilor Josh Zakim filed for a hearing regarding a medical marijuana dispensary at 331 Newbury Street in the Back Bay. “I’ve personally have not come to a determination on whether this operator in this location is right, but I look...
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SELC Approves Temporary Mural

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen A barren, graffiti riddled wall located on the border of the South End and Lower Roxbury, will soon be home to a temporary mural. The South End Landmarks Commission (SELC) gave the final approval for a temporary mural on the south facing façade of 808 Tremont Street. The artist and activist...
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New York Mart Called Out for Unabated Graffiti on Building

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Several members of the community in and around Washington Street have sounded off for a persistent problem with the ownership of the New York Mart on Washington Street and their lack of interest in removing graffiti from their store. With more graffiti than clean walls, last week residents and the City...
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Eight Streets Agrees to Send Letter of Non-Opposition for Wine Gallery

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel With some skepticism, but willing to give an opportunity, the Eight Streets Neighborhood Association voted unanimously on Tuesday night, June 12, at its meeting to send a letter of non-opposition for the proposed Wine Gallery store and coffee shop – now operating as Wine Riot on Tremont Street. The potential owners...
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Blackstone Area Preparing for Sixth Year of ‘Soulstice’ Fun

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Blackstone Square will be turned into a summer fun space with music, food and socializing at the 6th Annual Soulstice celebration by Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) and the Blackstone/Franklin Squares Neighborhood Association. Jenny Effron, director of WGMS, said this week that they are lining up a very fun celebration...
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Fenway Park Demonstration Project Community Benefit Funds to be Dispersed

June 17, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) plans on authorizing the disbursement of $100,000 to three community organizations in the Fenway neighborhood. The funds will be disbursed from the Fenway Park Demonstration Project Community Benefits fund that is maintained by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) from contributions made by the Red Sox.  The recipients...
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Cooperation Agreement Questioned by Task Force Members

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Task Force Members were quick to speak out against the newly amended Cooperation Agreement between Northeastern University and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), saying that the agreement is too weak and does not provide enough discipline if the University fails to meet it. The Cooperation Agreement outlines the commitment...
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NU and Boston Parks Department Break Ground on New Carter Playground

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh joined Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun and local community members to kick off the transformation of the William E. Carter Playground at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 13. In a unique public-private partnership, Northeastern University and the City of Boston will build a state-of-the-art athletic complex...
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BTD Unveils Proposed Safety Improvements for Beacon Street

June 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Transportation Department unveiled planned safety improvements for Beacon Street on Monday during a public meeting at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stefanie Seskin, BTD active transportation director, said the project aims to manage vehicle speeds, reduce the number and severity of crashes and make conditions more...
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News Briefs

June 17, 2017
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HARRISON ALBANY BLOCK CONSTRUCTION Construction is expected to start July 1 for the Harrison Albany Block redevelopment in the South End. Right now a completion of a Construction Management Plan and its approval by the City of Boston is in the works and is not open to public comment. In addition, the site is...
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