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Reshaping the BPDA from the Inside Out:Women now Make up Majority of Agency Staff

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) formerly the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) was formed in 1957. Throughout the years, this agency has decided in many ways what direction the City should go in by having a tight fingertip on every major development that has come through Boston over the past...
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SoWa Saturday Proposal Still Hung up at City Hall

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After a long and involved meeting with the Old Dover Neighborhood Association last month concerning the expansion of the SoWa Market to Saturdays, the eventual overwhelming neighborhood supports seemed to be the conclusion of the community discussion. A 23-7 vote seemed to carry the proposal after owner Mario Nicosia made some...
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Debate Over Proposed Tower in the Bay Village Continues

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Looming over the minds of many in the Bay Village and surrounding neighborhoods, is a proposed 19-story building that is slated to fill in the gap of a current surface parking lot, between the Revere Hotel and South Cove, an elderly assistant living facility. For years this eyesore has welcomed many...
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Lights,Orbs to Appear Over Blackstone/Franklin this Spring

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Hovering orbs and lights in the sky might conjure up ideas of ‘X Files’ proportions, but the lights and orbs over Blackstone and Franklin Square parks won’t lend themselves so much to conspiracy theories this spring as they will safety and security after dark. The Friends of Blackstone and Franklin Squares...
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Major Changes and Investment Coming to Delivery, Cathedral Office Soon

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There’s a problem when South End resident Nancy Farrington doesn’t get her weekly copy of US magazine. It means that many other people who also like to read her weekly copy of the magazine also don’t get the treasured weekly periodical. And Farrington and many others in the South End haven’t...
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Panopticon Gallery to Close May 1 in Hotel Commonwealth

March 24, 2017
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From Keith Johnson’s comparative aerial photographs composed in grid formations, and William Wegman’s whimsical pictures of his beloved Weimaraners, to the breathtaking black and white images of mountainous landscapes taken by cartographer Bradford Washburn, Panopticon Gallery has displayed the works of more than 300 established and emerging artists in more than 30 exhibits since...
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Parks Department Announces Fenway Tree Removal Hearing

March 24, 2017
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 6, at 11 a.m. on a request to remove four public shade trees at 201 Brookline Avenue in the Fenway. The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden...
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‘Gio’ Ortega Picked to Create Next Mural at Peter’s Park Graffiti Wall

March 24, 2017
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One of the more promising graffiti artists in the City, who is also aligned with some of the best graffiti artists from the past, has been chosen to paint the next edition of the Peters Park Graffiti Wall, according to Mayor Martin Walsh. Walsh announced Tuesday that artist Genaro ‘Gio’ Ortega has been selected...
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South End Forum to Sign on to AirBNB Letter with ADCO

March 24, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Members of the South End Forum voted unanimously on Wednesday, March 15, to sign on with other downtown neighborhood associations, known as the ADCO association, in a letter outlining concerns and preferences with the AirBNB shared housing industry. The Forum discussed the matter at it’s meeting, and Moderator Steve Fox reported...
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Bay State College Dorms to Convert to Residential Condos

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Another set of row houses in the Back Bay are set to be converted back to residential condos. What are currently home to college dorms at 260 – 262 Commonwealth Ave., were recently sold on March 9 for $14 million in a joint venture between the upscale developers Chevron Partners and...
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