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BBAC Denies New Bike Racks

April 20, 2018
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As biking becomes a bigger source of transportation across the City of Boston, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is trying to make it a little easier for bicyclers to store their bikes while out and about. But at a Back Bay Architectural Commission (BBAC) hearing on Wednesday, April 11, the Commission denied without prejudice...
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Councilor Looks at Fees to Tackle Vacant Storefronts and Apartments

April 20, 2018
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Plaguing the commercial and residential districts throughout the city, empty storefronts and vacant apartments are making it seem that Boston is experiencing market failure, despite the strong economy, real estate values and low unemployment rate. In an effort to reverse the trend, Councilor Matt O’Malley of Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury wants to start...
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Eight Streets Cracking Down on Graffiti, Water to Watson

April 20, 2018
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The Eight Streets Neighborhood Association met on Tuesday, April 10, with an eye on cracking down on graffiti in the neighborhood. Eight Streets President Michael Almond and member Gail Suyemoto led the group on a discussion about graffiti and how to best handle it. Suyemoto explained that many members have been working with Officer...
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Pierce Boston Sales in Fenway Moving Briskly as Project Continues

April 20, 2018
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As the Pierce Boston tower presides in a new way over the Fenway, sales within the residential project also continue to grow. The project was completed and opened on March 1. Some of the first sales of condos hit the public record in the last few weeks, with 21 sales appearing recently and fetching...
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Fenway Young Professionals Meeting at Sweet Cheeks BBQ

April 13, 2018
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Fenway Young Professionals Meeting at Sweet Cheeks BBQ

Michael and Sarah Linn, with Kate Riley, during the Fenway Young Professionals event on Monday night, April 9, at Sweet Cheeks BBQ in the Fenway. The Young Professionals group is sponsored by the Fenway Civic Association in an effort to improve involvement in the community.
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BAC in Hot Water with Residents after Neglecting to Hold Vote on Landwave

April 13, 2018
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Located in Peters Park along Washington Street in the South End, the Landwave, a public sculpture made up of weaving, back-and-forth, blue-green glass tiles and grassed-over land has been a point of contention with residents and the Boston Arts Commission (BAC) for years. After numerous pleas to take out the sculpture due to a...
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WGMS and SEBA Work Together to Further Each Other’s Mission

April 13, 2018
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Two very different organizations in the South End, the Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) and the South End Business Alliance (SEBA) have one goal in common – and that’s to make businesses in the South End thrive. But, how they go about doing that is drastically different. In an effort to reinvent SEBA and...
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Neighborhood Disappointed by Ink Underground’s Surprise Beer Garden

April 13, 2018
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What was exciting news for many who see great potential at the new Ink Underground park below the Expressway was a disappointing surprise for many in the Old Dover neighborhood – who apparently had no idea a licensed, outdoor beer garden would be coming to their neighborhood this summer. National Development and Castle Island...
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‘The Other Tradition’ Documentary Examines Racial Relationships from a Different Perspective

April 13, 2018
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For Dr. William ‘Smitty’ Smith and Southender Rekha Purwaha, race amity in today’s climate is an idea whose time has come, and a very close examination of that time will debut at 9 p.m. tonight, April 12, on WGBH – when the documentary ‘An American Story:  Race Amity and the Other Tradition’ debuts to...
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New Board, New President Coming to the ACNA

April 13, 2018
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The Audubon Circle Neighborhood Association (ACNA) will be shacking up with new board members and a new president coming soon. The board was elected at the ACNA annual meeting on Thursday, March 29, at Ruggles Baptist Church. The new president will be elected at the next ACNA board meeting on Tuesday, April 17. “After...
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