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WSANA Looks for Assurances on Albany Street Marijuana Proposal

September 27, 2018
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Members of the Worcester Square Area Neighborhood Association (WSANA) said they would like assurances from the Liberty Compassionates group that the proposed medical marijuana store would not switch to a recreational store, but couldn’t get those assurances on Tuesday night. Several WSANA members and Matt Mues – who was visiting from Blackstone/Franklin Square Neighborhood...
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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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Hamilton Restaurant Opens in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner

September 27, 2018
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After building a dozen restaurants from the ground up, Greg Johnston has finally opened his own – Hamilton in Brookline’s Coolidge Corner. Hamilton’s Executive Chef Paul Alphonse, formerly of Ocean Prime in Boston’s Seaport and MINA – Michael Mina’s residents’ restaurant at Millennium Tower – offers creative American eats, along with craft cocktails, and...
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BLC Holds Public Hearing Regarding Citgo Sign Study Report and Boylston St Demo Delay

September 27, 2018
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At their monthly non-design review public hearing on October 9, the Boston Landmarks Commission will have a presentation of the study report for the Citgo Sign in Kenmore Square, as well has have a public hearing to gather comments and feedback about the report. The Citgo Sign on the rooftop of 660 Beacon Street...
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BLC Approves Lighting for Christian Science Complex, Votes on Properties’ Eligibility for CPA Funding

September 27, 2018
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During the design review portion of the Boston Landmarks Commission hearing on Sept. 25, the Christian Science Complex proposed to install exterior lighting on the Church structures. Commissioner David Berarducci told the rest of the commission at the business hearing that this is a phased lighting proposal. Berarducci said the applicant wants to light...
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Over 200 Artists Featured at South End Open Studios

September 20, 2018
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Over 200 Artists Featured at South End Open Studios

Artist Sorin Bica in front of some of his newest pieces during the 32nd annual South End Open Studios last weekend. More than 200 artists opened up their workspaces to the public, with many converging on the neighborhood to see the latest works from the neighborhood’s creators.
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Carter Playground Officially Opens

September 20, 2018
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Carter Playground Officially Opens

Mayor Martin Walsh and several South End youth sports participants cut the ribbon for the opening of the Sergeant William E. Carter Playground on Columbus Avenue last Friday afternoon, Sept. 14. The new fields are part of a partnership between Northeastern University and the City, with Northeastern investing $26 million on the new fields...
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Roof Deck for Algonquin Club Denied by the BBAC

September 20, 2018
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Members of the Back Bay community filled the Boston Planning and Development Agency Board Room at City Hall on Sept. 12 to hear architect Guy Grassi present his 45-minute proposal for the restoration of the Algonquin Club. For over 130 years, the building at 217 Commonwealth Ave.has served as a private social club and...
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Liberty Compassionates Seeking Albany Street Location

September 20, 2018
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The Liberty Compassionates medical marijuana company presented its plans for a dispensary at 591 Albany St. on Tuesday afternoon to the South End Forum’s Opiate Working Group – one of three marijuana proposals now being discussed in the central South End area and one that is very close to the Mass/Cass opiate epidemic epicenter....
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20 Condos Proposed for Old Church

September 20, 2018
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At Monday’s Bay Village Planning/Licensing Committee meeting, representatives from New Boston Ventures and Finegold Alexander Architects presented a very preliminary proposal for turning the church at 19 Isabella St. into condominiums. Harry Collings of New Boston Ventures told the Bay Village community that this was strictly an informational session to let them know where...
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