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Methadone Mile Neighbors Look for Security

May 27, 2016
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Methadone Mile Neighbors Look for Security

By Seth Daniel Earlier this month at a neighborhood function in the South End, two mayors came face-to-face for a handshake. One of them was Mayor Martin Walsh – the mayor of Boston. The other was George Stergios – the oft-mentioned Mayor of Methadone Mile. It was good for a laugh or two, but...
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Newbury St To Close To Car Traffic for a Day

May 27, 2016
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      By Seth Daniel Everyone has been taught to look both ways before crossing the street, but this summer – at least for one day and maybe more – that may not be necessary. Imagine shopping on Newbury Street – grabbing a coffee and a new sweatsuit – and then dashing across...
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Flower Exchange Purchased by the Abbey Group of Boston

May 27, 2016
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Several sources confirmed this week that the Abbey Group intends to purchase the large, key parcel of land on Albany Street known as the Flower Exchange and will move to develop it with biotech companies in the fashion of Cambridge’s Kendall Square and, perhaps, residential units – a fact that is expected to be...
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First Look at Gateway Project

May 20, 2016
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First Look at Gateway Project

By Dan Murphy The public got a look at preliminary design plans for the $1 billion Back Bay/South End Gateway project during a meeting sponsored by the Boston Redevelopment Authority the Boston at the Common Hotel and Conference Center on Wednesday, May 11. Boston Properties Inc. intends to transform the MBTA Back Bay station...
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South End Forum Unveils Parking Recommendations

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The South End Forum’s Parking Task Force unveiled a slate of recommendations for the greater South End neighborhood regarding parking changes – including year-round street sweeping and eliminating the use of snow space savers in the neighborhood. The plan was presented at the May 10 Forum and then circulated electronically throughout...
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Leggat McCall to Revise Albany Block Project

May 20, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The principals for the Albany Block project told members of the Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood Association on Tuesday night that they would be re-presenting their controversial project to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in the coming weeks in a new configuration that contains fewer units and shorter buildings. “We presented this and...
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The Children Who Would Take Over the Playpen

May 20, 2016
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By Phineas J. Stone At the risk of suffering the effects of a negative Tweet, or perhaps being parodied on a poster board sign, Mr. Boston is going to take on the Boston “students” this week that seem to be in a constant state of unrest. I watched on Tuesday as a mundane coffee...
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‘El Tiante’ for South End Baseball

May 13, 2016
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‘El Tiante’ for South End Baseball

Former Red Sox pitching great, Luis Tiant takes to the mound in the opening day ceremony for South End Baseball at Peters Park on Saturday.
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Highway Advocacy Defined Activism for Kruckemeyer

May 13, 2016
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Highway Advocacy Defined Activism for Kruckemeyer

By Seth Daniel When Ken Kruckemeyer waits on his bicycle at Columbus Avenue traffic lights, he is no longer alone. The long-time South End resident/activist and former project manager for the Southwest Corridor Park now sees dozens of bikers accompanying him and it’s a dream realized – much in the same way the neighborhood...
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Not So Fast:Community,Council Put a Stop on Flower Exchange Project

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on Tuesday suddenly removed a planned vote from its meeting scheduled for today, May 12, regarding the voluminous Boston Flower Exchange property. And the situation has many in the South End furious. “That Flower Exchange property is a very significant piece of land and will have...
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