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Noise Impacts to Residents Are Mapped Out in New Study

December 9, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Construction sites, planes flying over head, cars honking, loud music blasting, all contribute to the soundscape that make up Boston and in turn affect the residents who live and work in the City. Doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chin School of Public Health, Erica Walker, has set out to measure and...
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Pierce 188 Shows Off Its Height in the Fenway During Topping Off

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Mayor Martin J. Walsh and BPDA Executive Director Brian Golden joined developer Samuels & Associates, its partner, Landsea, and construction partner John Moriarty & Associates, Inc., to celebrate the topping-off of Pierce Boston on Friday morning, Dec. 2. Pierce Boston is a 30-story luxury residential tower located on the triangle where...
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NU Officials Gains Feedback on Plans to Expand in the Christian Science Complex

December 9, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen The Northeastern University Task Force met on November 30, at a hearing held by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to discuss the two amendments proposed by the school to change the Institutional Master Plan (IMP), despite only three of the 13 members in attendance. The two amendments to the...
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Community Gets Airing of Zoning Amendment for South End

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has said it has changed course and wants to listen to the community more often. After a meeting on Monday night, it appears the claim has some substance. That was a little bit in doubt beforehand, as the BPDA had very quietly passed a...
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Former Northeastern Law Student Sends Rare Quahog Pearl to Auction

December 9, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Two years ago, Frank was just one of many first-year law students at Northeastern University – walking down Huntington Avenue daily and getting acquainted once again with his hometown, having grown up in Cambridge but left for college in Colorado. His life was all about contract law and other beginning courses,...
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Police Briefs 12-08-2016

December 9, 2016
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BACK BAY-KENMORE/FENWAY-SOUTH END POLICE LOG Nov. 28 115 Huntington Ave. – Property – Lost 1902 Washington St. – Investigate Person 781 Tremont St. – Investigate Person 100 Clarendon St. – Threats to Do Bodily Harm 190 West Springfield St.  – Sick/Injured/Medical – Police Massachusetts Ave/Washington St     Sick/Injured/Medical – Person Massachusetts Ave/Washington St – Vandalism...
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The Urban Standoff and Triangles of Dysfunction

December 9, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone The scene: a narrow street in the downtown neighborhoods that will remain nameless. Cars park on both sides, and the path is narrow for two-way traffic; but it’s the way it’s been for years. It always “worked” though because fire hydrant spaces provide “dip-in” room to allow passage for all...
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Trump and the Vote

December 9, 2016
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We love how many of the national commentators and pundits always point out that while Donald Trump won the presidency, he didn’t get the popular vote. Well, it’s clear Donald Trump’s strategy was to reach the 270 electoral votes he needed to become the President of the United States. And that’s what he did,...
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Christmas Time in Boston

December 2, 2016
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Christmas Time in Boston

Santa, Mayor Martin Walsh and NECN Host Jenny Johnson throw the candy cane switch to turn on the Copley Square Christmas tree’s lights during a heavily attended ceremony on Monday night, Nov. 28. Tree lightings will commence all over the area over the next week to usher in the holiday season.
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Thanksgiving at The Women’s Lunch Place

December 2, 2016
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Thanksgiving at The Women’s Lunch Place

Barbara Saunders washes turkeys out before placing them in trays to be prepped on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Women’s Lunch Place in the Back Bay. The Women’s Lunch Place had 22 turkeys to prepare and cook last Wednesday, Nov. 23, in preparation of their Thanksgiving Day meal. Mayor Martin Walsh and members of...
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