Questions Remain on CITGO Sign Landmark Report

June 12, 2018
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At the heart of Kenmore Square is one of the most recognizable structures in Boston: The CITGO sign. Whether you’re a Red Sox fan at Fenway Park or a Boston University student walking down Commonwealth Avenue, it’s an icon that’s hard to miss. Since receiving a preliminary landmark status in 2016, the sign has...
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Charles River Water Quality Earns an A- for the Second Time in the Past Five Years

June 12, 2018
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The EPA has given the Charles River a grade of “A-” for bacterial water quality in the river during 2017. This is only the second time the river has earned a grade as high as an “A-minus,” and both have occurred within the past five years. “The Charles River turnaround is a perfect example...
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Longfellow Bridge Reopens to Public after 5 Year Rehab

June 12, 2018
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One day after the Longfellow Bridge fully reopened for the first time in five years, this milestone was commemorated Friday with a reception on the Charles River Esplanade. “This is indeed an opportunity for celebration,” Gov. Charlie Baker told the crowd after reading an excerpt from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Bridge.” The scope of...
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South End LDC Puts a Brake on Artistic Bike Racks

June 12, 2018
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It’s been two years since Washington Gateway Main Street began preparing for its Washington Street Artistic Bike Racks Project. With a goal to revitalize Washington Street and support the businesses on the street, the project plans to install bike racks with designs that “evoke the South End spirit.” Those plans, however, will have to...
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ADCO to Support Revised Short-Term Rental Ordinance

June 12, 2018
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Downtown neighborhood civic organizations this week reiterated their support for the mayor’s enhanced short-term rental ordinance. The Alliance of Downtown Civic Organizations (ADCO) this week released a follow-up study to its February piece, entitled “Why ADCO Fully Supports the Mayor’s Revised Short Term Ordinance.” In this amended study, ADCO demonstrates quantitatively how the revisions...
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DCR to Close Segments of Multi-Use Path on Esplanade for Renovations

June 12, 2018
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Through the month of June, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is closing access to approximately 3,100 feet of the Paul Dudley White Multi-Use Path along the Charles River Esplanade between the Boston University Bridge and Massachusetts Avenue for reconstruction and restoration work. Work will address uneven edges, pavement deterioration, and root damage...
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