Blackstone Area Preparing for Sixth Year of ‘Soulstice’ Fun

June 17, 2017
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By Seth Daniel The Blackstone Square will be turned into a summer fun space with music, food and socializing at the 6th Annual Soulstice celebration by Washington Gateway Main Street (WGMS) and the Blackstone/Franklin Squares Neighborhood Association. Jenny Effron, director of WGMS, said this week that they are lining up a very fun celebration...
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Fenway Park Demonstration Project Community Benefit Funds to be Dispersed

June 17, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) plans on authorizing the disbursement of $100,000 to three community organizations in the Fenway neighborhood. The funds will be disbursed from the Fenway Park Demonstration Project Community Benefits fund that is maintained by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) from contributions made by the Red Sox.  The recipients...
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Residents are Hesitant to Welcome New Liquor Store to Audubon Circle

June 17, 2017
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A proposed liquor store slated for 842 Beacon St., which once housed the Superb Bicycle shop in the Audubon Circle neighborhood, has local residents concerned. During an abutters meeting held outside the store that will be called Shippy’s Wine and Spirits on Wednesday, May 31, people voiced their thoughts on an additional liquor store...
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Cooperation Agreement Questioned by Task Force Members

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Task Force Members were quick to speak out against the newly amended Cooperation Agreement between Northeastern University and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), saying that the agreement is too weak and does not provide enough discipline if the University fails to meet it. The Cooperation Agreement outlines the commitment...
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NU and Boston Parks Department Break Ground on New Carter Playground

June 17, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Mayor Martin Walsh joined Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun and local community members to kick off the transformation of the William E. Carter Playground at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, June 13. In a unique public-private partnership, Northeastern University and the City of Boston will build a state-of-the-art athletic complex...
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BTD Unveils Proposed Safety Improvements for Beacon Street

June 17, 2017
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By Dan Murphy The Boston Transportation Department unveiled planned safety improvements for Beacon Street on Monday during a public meeting at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library. Stefanie Seskin, BTD active transportation director, said the project aims to manage vehicle speeds, reduce the number and severity of crashes and make conditions more...
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