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Big Changes are Planned for Kenmore Square Block

June 1, 2018
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Kenmore Square is on track for keeping up with the building boom in Boston. Known for being a transportation hub, the traffic-jammed square may soon become a destination in its self, with new hotels, offices, and restaurants planned for this corner of the city. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a public...
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Back Bay Residents Petition Against Beacon Street Redesign

June 1, 2018
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After a long, confusing construction period over the winter, the redesign of Beacon Street in the Back Bay is finally completed, but many residents are not happy with the result. Over the course of just a few months, Grant Schaumburg collected over 200 signatures of disgruntled Beacon Street residents over the redesign of the...
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Chester Square Looks to Re-Unify The Evens and Odds with Friends Group

June 1, 2018
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There was East and West Germany. There was the North and South in the United States. And now there’s Chester Square – the latest reunification effort that looks to bring back together the even and odd sides of a beautiful, landscaped square that is currently dissected by the highway-like Massachusetts Avenue. On Tuesday night,...
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A Sweet Match: A Great Product, Critical Research Combine for South End Bee Company

June 1, 2018
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As it turns out, bees happen to be city people. That’s the revelation that South End resident Noah Wilson-Rich stumbled upon while installing a bee hive in the backyard of his landlord’s property on West Concord Street nine years ago. Now, not only has Wilson-Rich produced groundbreaking research worldwide about the success of bees...
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Field of Flags on the Common Celebrates Ninth Year, Thousands Affected Far and Wide

June 1, 2018
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In two hours, 400 volunteers transformed a patch of grass on the Boston Common into a moving Memorial Day tribute. After nine years, the field of American flags on the Common never gets old, and that’s exactly the point as 37,268 small American flags were placed on the Common by volunteers late last week,...
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BBAC Approves Removal of Magnolia Tree on Comm Ave

June 1, 2018
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The Back Bay Architectural Commission voted to approve the removal of a Magnolia tree and re-landscape the area at 393 Commonwealth Ave., at a hearing on Wednesday, May 9. The Dexter House Condo Association has tried for several years to save the diseased Magnolia tree, but due to the lack of light, the conditions...
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Walsh’s Coffee Hour Comes to Commonwealth Ave Mall

June 1, 2018
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More than 100 neighbors turned out to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall Thursday morning, May 24, for the return of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Neighborhood Coffee Hour. Now in its 19th year, these events take place each spring and summer at public parks citywide, giving neighbors a chance to speak directly to the mayor and...
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Now + There Has Big Plans for the Upcoming Year

June 1, 2018
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This year, Now + There, a non-profit that creates temporary public art projects, introduced its 2018 theme, Common Home. Over the next six months, two female artists and seven Boston artists completing the Now + There Public Art Accelerator will present thought-provoking projects that explore such themes as responsibility and power, memory and recorded...
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Back Bay Resident Receives Award for Exceptional Service to the Nonprofit Sector

June 1, 2018
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Empower Success Corps (ESC), an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits in New England succeed, hosted its annual “Celebration of Service” awards at The Landmark Center in Boston on Thursday, May 10. Marion Nierintz, a resident of Boston’s Back Bay, was the recipient of the prestigious Founder’s Award. Established in honor of ESC’s founder, the...
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New Upgrades are Coming to 11 Isabella Street in Bay Village

June 1, 2018
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Located next to an abandoned building and surface parking lot in the Bay Village, another building is set to get some renovations along Isabella Street. Two brothers, Benjamin and Daniel Moll of Arx Urban architects and active members in the Bay Village community presented their plans to update a four story brick building at...
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