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Cumberland Farms Closure Disappoints Some In the Local Community,WSANA to Discuss

January 20, 2017
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By Seth Daniel There are few things that have symbolized the huge uptick in addiction and homelessness in the Mass/Cass area, also known as Methadone Mile, than the Cumberland Farms store that unofficially, and without much of a choice, served as Ground Zero for the problem – cobbled on a busy street corner between...
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Japanese Investor Acquires Back Bay Office Buildings

January 20, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Liberty Mutual sold two of its Back Bay office towers at 10 St. James Avenue and 75 Arlington Street for $673 million to a Japanese investment firm, Mori Trust Group this past January 5. The Boston-based insurance company put the buildings up for sale in September 2016 after the home, auto,...
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Boston City Council News and Notes

January 20, 2017
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Boston City Council brings in the new year at their first meeting held last Wednesday, January 11, with a number of refiles. The Council operates on a one-year legislative cycle within a two-year term, meaning that proposals that aren’t voted on by the end of each year become inactive and need to be refilled...
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Three Kings Day

January 13, 2017
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Three Kings Day

The Three Kings made a long journey on Thursday, Jan. 5, to the IBA Three Kings Celebration at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End. The annual event draws hundreds to celebrate the journey of the Magi in the Biblical story of Jesus’s birth. The kings include Caspar, Melchoir and...
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Squash Doubles Tournament

January 13, 2017
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Squash Doubles Tournament

The University Club in Back Bay hosted the International Squash Doubles Tournament over the weekend for the 26th year. The Pro-Am Tournament went from January 4-8 and was sponsored by MFS. Participants competed for cash prizes totaling $40,000. Tournament action included both professional men and women along with Professional-Amateur teams made up of one professional...
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New Proposed Building in Bay Village Brings Up Concerns Among Residents

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Members of Bay Village voiced their concerns over the newly proposed 19-story building slated for 212 – 222 Stuart Street at the Bay Village Neighborhood Association (BVNA) executive committee meeting, held on January 9. Major concerns circled around height, light pollution, shadows to be cast onto the adjacent Statler Park, and...
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Clash of Buttons at Meeting on Winthrop Square

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen   A rivalry between two buttons, one stating ‘Keep our Parks Sunny’ and the other stating ‘Let Boston Rise’ emerged at the second scheduled open house style public meeting for the project slated for 115 Winthrop Square. At an out-of-the-box public meeting held by the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA)...
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BPDA to Call for Hearings on Harrison Albany, Quinzani’s Projects

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is set to call for public hearings, and a potential Board vote, of two major projects in the South End that were debated for almost all of 2016. The BPDA Board will hear a request from Director Brian Golden at its meeting today, Jan....
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South End Forum Approves Parking Task Force Recommendations with Fee for Permits

January 13, 2017
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By Seth Daniel After many months of discussion and one revamp, the South End Forum approved recommendations drafted by its Parking Task Force at its meeting on Jan. 3 – recommendations that include banning space savers, charging a fee for parking permits and year-round street sweeping. Moderator Steve Fox took the temperature of the...
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SELC Puts Preservation Plan on Hold for Boston Medical Center

January 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The South End Landmarks Commission (SELC) voted to continue the application for the preservation plan and evaluation report of the Dowling Building at Boston Medical Center at the January 3, hearing. With Commissioners John Amodeo and John Freeman, who have been working on this project for many years absent from the...
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