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Community Members Want to Strike a Balance with Fenway Park:Live Nation Petitions for up to 13 Summer Concerts

February 2, 2018
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The Fenway neighborhood has seen tremendous growth in the past few years, both with the building boom adding numerous residential apartments to the area in addition to the hip new restaurant scene that now lines Boylston Street. Everywhere you look there seems to be a new building rising or a new business opening, but...
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New York Street, Castle Square Neighbors Call for Park, Open Spaces

February 2, 2018
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Almost unanimously, scores of neighbors from the Castle Square and New York Streets neighborhoods told the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) they would like open space on a lot of City-owned land at Shawmut Avenue. The BPDA held the initial meeting for the sale of the 8,543 sq. ft. lot – with 50...
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Fenway Civic Association’s Holds 56th Annual Meeting at MFA

February 2, 2018
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Fenway residents packed into the Riley Seminar Room at the Museum of Fine Arts to celebrate another year of achievements, and the election of new board of the Fenway Civic Association during the 56th Annual Meeting last week. The Fenway Association has been working to build a safe, clean and beautiful Fenway since 1961....
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Boston Councilor Ayanna Pressley Seeks 7th Congressional District Seat

February 2, 2018
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley intends to seek the Democratic nomination in Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District, she announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Pressley, who made history in 2009 as the first woman of color elected to the Boston City Council, has drawn local and national acclaim for her work on issues of critical importance...
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Attorney General’s Office Asks to Deny Approval of Back Bay Pipeline

February 2, 2018
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed an initial brief last week in the matter of National Grid’s request for approval of a special contract with luxury real-estate developer One Dalton LLC, recommending that the state’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) deny the request. The reported stated that the special contract would pave the way...
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Fenway Center Phase One Finally Celebrates Groundbreaking Ceremony after Years of Delay

February 2, 2018
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After 15 years of delays, a heartwarming celebration was held on the corner of Maitland and Beacon streets in the Fenway to mark the start of construction of Phase 1 of the Fenway Center Project. On Tuesday, Jan. 30, elected officials from both the state and city along with community members gathered for the...
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Below Stairs at the Ayer Mansion

February 2, 2018
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Standing out amongst the Victorian-styled, brick row-houses in the Back Bay, the Ayer Mansion, located at 395 Commonwealth Ave., sticks out like a sore thumb with it’s white, marble exterior and mosaic stained-glass. At a special event hosted by the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB), Jeanne Pelletier, preservation advisor for the Ayer...
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Director of Community Preservation Committee Gives Update on CPA

February 2, 2018
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Between advocacy and community groups in Boston, there has been a murmuring of the potential use of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to solve the numerous budget gaps often met while running non-profits and small organizations. But, it’s been over a year since the CPA was passed and many residents are still confused as...
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Related Beal says They Will Keep the Citgo Sign in New Development

February 2, 2018
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Related Beal filed a Letter of Intent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on Friday, Jan. 26 with plans to bring a vibrant mix of commercial uses to their Kenmore Square redevelopment project, stating that they will maintain the Citgo sign that sits on top one of the buildings slated for redevelopment....
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The Landwave Debate Continues:Community Urges the City to Remove the Public Artwork Due to Negative Impacts

January 25, 2018
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Jutting up from the edge of Peter’s Park in the South End, two waves made up of blue-and-green broken glass tiles, cement and dying grass are what are left of a public art sculpture called the LandWave. Installed in 2011, the LandWave is a product of the Neck Art Project, an initiative by South...
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