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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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Exchange South End: Home to the New Amazon HQ?

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel One week after filing their long-awaited Project Notification Form (PNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), developers of the transformative Exchange South End project are already talking about what a great option their development would be for the coveted Amazon headquarters. Principles from the Abbey Group told the Sun...
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Flynn Cruises to Victory Over Kelley on Big Southie Turnout

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The dreams of the South End and Bay Village overpowering the tried and true Southie voting block in the District 2 City Council race were thwarted for the moment as Bay Village resident Mike Kelley suffered a lopsided loss to South Boston resident Ed Flynn in Tuesday’s Preliminary Election. The loss,...
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American Therapy Comes to Blackstone Square Park

September 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen As dogs romped around during a sunny afternoon in Blackstone Square Park, a different scene was unfolding on the other side of the black fountain. An out of the normal sight was seen as participants found themselves in the midst of an interactive art installation dubbed American Therapy. “It’s all about...
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WSANA Members Fed Up with Vagrant Issues; Neighborhood Has ‘Turned on a Dime’

September 28, 2017
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By Seth Daniel A large portion of Tuesday night’s meeting of the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) was supposed to be devoted to addressing safety in the alleyways of Worcester Square, but that conversation turned into many frustrated residents call for major action. Residents said it is high time to draw attention to...
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Boston Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Five Banks

September 28, 2017
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A Boston man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Boston to robbing five banks throughout April and June 2017. Thomas W. Nee, 46, pleaded guilty to five counts of bank robbery. U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for Jan. 9, 2018. Nee robbed five different banks stealing a total...
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