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Car Breaks on the Rise in Back Bay During Holiday Season

December 7, 2018
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With the holiday season now upon us, Back Bay car breaks are on the rise as thieves target vehicles with visible packages, said Officer Chris Shoulla of the Boston Police Department’s District 4. “Back Bay has always been one of the top spots for car breaks,” Shoulla told those in attendance...
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Mixed-Use Development Planned for Parcel 12

November 26, 2018
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Boston developer Samuels & Associates intends to transform air-rights Parcel 12, located at the “critical” intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston and Newbury streets in the Back Bay, into a 545,000 square-foot, mixed-use development. In the Letter of Intent filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency, Douglas Husid, the applicant’s attorney, wrote that...
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Boston Arts Academy Breaks Ground on New $125 Million Facility

October 24, 2018
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The groundbreaking for the Boston Arts Academy’s new $125 million facility at 145 Ipswich St. was commemorated during a ceremony Tuesday. “I am thankful, I am honored, and I am thrilled,” said Anne Clarke, BAA headmaster. “This building is certainly the realization of a dream from our alumni, our faculty staff, and our students,...
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Environmental Forum Aims to Educate Condo Residents

October 15, 2018
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An environmental-awareness forum to educate condominium residents on how to reduce their carbon footprints was held at First Church of Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer period, was sponsored by the Green Committee of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) and co-hosted by City of Boston...
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Team Behind Proposed Fenway Marijuana Dispensary Presents Plans to Community

October 4, 2018
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The team unveiled its plans to open an adult-use, recreational marijuana facility in the neighborhood at a meeting sponsored by the mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at the Fenway Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 27. MedMen, which is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and operates 19 facilities in California, New York, Nevada and...
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Applicant for Proposed Fenway Retail Marijuana Shop to Present Plans to Community

September 27, 2018
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The applicant for a retail marijuana establishment proposed near Fenway Park at 120 Brookline St. will be on hand for a community outreach meeting sponsored by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services at the Fenway Community Center, 1282 Boylston St., on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. City Councilor Josh Zakim has been attending...
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Freedom Rally Leaves Common Looking Worse for the Wear

September 27, 2018
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An estimated crowd of between 15,000 and 20,000 turned out to the Boston Common for the 29th annual Boston Freedom Rally over the weekend of Sept. 14 to 16, and while the event resulted in not a single arrest, according to Boston Police, the park was left looking a lot worse for the wear...
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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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