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September 14, 2018
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YWCA TO BE BOUTIQUE HOTEL The old YWCA building at 40 Berkeley Street in the Ellis neighborhood has been proposed to become a 164-room hotel geared to the younger set who prefer lower rates and fewer amenities. Mount Vernon Company has proposed to turn the former YMCA and hostel into the Revolution Hotel. Beyond...
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Esplanade Association Named Official Charity of 2019 Boston Marathon

September 14, 2018
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The Charles River Esplanade has long been Boston’s most popular – and beautiful – running route for casual runners and elite athletes alike. Now, 15 runners will have the opportunity to give back to the park as they train for the 123rd Boston Marathon. The Esplanade Association, the nonprofit partner to the Massachusetts Department...
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NABB Licensing and Building Use Committee Hears Several Proposals

September 14, 2018
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The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay Licensing and Building Use Committee heard several proposals during its monthly meeting at the Lenox Hotel on Monday night. Live Alive, an organic café with another location in Brookline, intends to open a new restaurant at the site of the existing Au Bon Pan at 431 Boylston...
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Mayor Walsh Announces Pilot Parking Restrictions for East Berkeley Street

September 14, 2018
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In a surprising announcement, Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday night said the City will begin a pilot program restricting parking on East Berkeley Street during the day hours between Harrison and Washington streets. It’s a measure that the immediate neighborhood has fought to implement for years, and one that the entire South End has...
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Mayor says Long Island Could Fill Need for Supportive Housing

September 14, 2018
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In January, Mayor Martin Walsh shocked many by announcing that he planned to rebuild the Long Island Bridge and establish a recovery campus on the Island – which served the homeless population for years before it had to close some years back. Since that big announcement, however, there hasn’t been a clear vision for...
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Design Team Unveils Updated Proposal for 60 Kilmarnock St Residential Project

September 14, 2018
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The design team behind the proposed 60 Kilmarnock St.  residential development unveiled their updated plans at the second public meeting sponsored by the Boston Planning and Development Agency at the Fenway Community Center on Sept. 4. The Boston real-estate management firm Cabot, Cabot & Forbes intends to redevelop two buildings located at 60, 67-75,...
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