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Smith to Lead Old Dover Neighborhood Association

March 17, 2016
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Smith to Lead Old Dover Neighborhood Association

By Jordan Frias After a year as vice president of the Old Dover Neighborhood Association in the South End, Ken Smith has become president of the organization and is looking to improve things within his neighborhood boundaries. Smith said he was prepared to take on this role since he has “learned the ropes” from...
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Stuart St Gets New Zoning Regs

March 17, 2016
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By Dan Murphy After receiving a green light from the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board of directors in Februray, new zoning regulations for the Stuart Street district earned the approval of the Boston Zoning Commission last week. The regulations are based on recommendations from the Stuart Street Planning Study, a multi-year planning process that...
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More Businesses Slated to Open at Ink Block

March 17, 2016
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By Jordan Frias Six different businesses are slated to move into the Ink Block neighborhood of the South End later this year, the developer announced last week. National Development, developer and owner of Ink Block, announced late last month that a yoga studio, Spin studio and four different restaurants have finalized their plans to...
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TEA to Prioritize Care for Trees

March 17, 2016
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By Dan Murphy The Esplanade Association is prioritizing the care of the park’s 1,700 trees after undertaking a comprehensive inventory of them last fall. Using a cloud-based technology called ArborScope, each tree was fully evaluated based on seven categories, including health, size, age, value, ecological importance, recommendation for care and genus/species. The technology also has extensive GPS capabilities, which allows the exact...
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Ferris Wheel and Winter Skating Proposed for New City Hall Plaza

March 17, 2016
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By Matt Conti The remake of City Hall Plaza took another step forward with a bid awarded to the owners of TD Garden, Delaware North / Boston Garden Development Corporation. Working with city officials, the private group will look to add new programming elements and amenities to the brick plaza. The winning proposal includes...
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MBTA Hikes Fares 9.3 Percent Overall

March 17, 2016
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By John Lynds The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved several fare changes that translate into a system-wide average increase is approximately 9.3 percent. Following a series of community meetings MBTA Director of Operations Charles Plank heard from residents on how the now approved fare increase would affect working people. The fare increase...
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The Windup and The Pitch

March 17, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone There was a time in Boston for men, young and old, when St. Patrick’s Day typically meant digging out the mitt, cleats and softball gear from the basement. The older one got, the more necessary it was to consider prepping the arm for the upcoming season, which is why St....
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First Friday Event

March 11, 2016
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First Friday Event

The SoWa Artist Guild held its ‘First Friday’ open house at the Harrison Avenue studios, with more than 50 artists opening their doors to the public – as they do on the first Friday of every month. Despite the snow, several visitors did show up to take a look at the extraordinary work and...
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Top Chef:Coombs Selected for Forbes Under 30 Fest

March 11, 2016
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Top Chef:Coombs Selected for Forbes Under 30 Fest

By Seth Daniel When 5,000 of the most innovative adults under 30 descend upon Boston this October for the Forbes Under Summit, well known Chef Chris Coombs will feed them the best of what Boston – and the nation – have to offer. The City and Forbes announced on Monday that the 3rd Annual...
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Fenway Organizations Get First Round of Grants for Yawkey Way Easements

March 11, 2016
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By Jordan Frias The first round of Fenway Park Demonstration Project money was awarded to several nonprofit organizations for beautification projects concentrated in the Fenway. Recipients include the Fenway Civic Association (FCA), Emerald Necklace Conservancy, the Fenway Community Development Corporation (Fenway CDC), Artists for Humanity and the Trustees of the Reservation, who received a...
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