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City, Northeastern Unveil Multi-Million Dollar Park Renovation in South End

September 20, 2018
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On a beautiful Friday afternoon on the edge of autumn, the historic old William E. Carter Playground was introduced to the new millennium in a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun. Hundreds gathered along Columbus Avenue in the midst of Northeastern’s campus to hear the dignitaries,...
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BBAC Discusses Replacement Trees in the Back Bay

September 20, 2018
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Trees are often a topic of discussion at Back Bay Architectural Commission hearings, and the one on Sept. 12 was no exception. Elizabeth Marcus from 82 Marlborough St. proposed to remove the dead magnolia tree that she planted 30 years ago. She does not want to plant another tree there, as “this one did...
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Mayor Walsh, City Announce They Will Pursue Litigation for Opioid Epidemic

September 20, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh isn’t too concerned if Big Pharma wants to be his friend. In fact, he said, they probably aren’t going to like him much in the coming months as the City pursues litigation against them for the opioid epidemic, but in words that spared no love-loss for the makers of opioid pills,...
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Design Team Unveils Updated Plans for ‘Compact-Rental’ Building at 72 Burbank St

September 20, 2018
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The design team proposing to construct a six-story, “compact-rental” building on a vacant lot at 72 Burbank St. unveiled their updated plans for the project during a public meeting Monday night at 100 Norway St. sponsored by the Boston Planning and Development Agency. Cambridge-based Forest Properties Management, Inc. intends to construct a 20,605 square-foot...
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Hello ‘The Smith,’ Goodbye Harrison-Albany: Groundbreaking and Rebranding on East Canton Street

September 20, 2018
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Unveiling their new name, The Smith – formerly the Harrison-Albany project by Leggat McCall – officially broke ground in an exciting ceremony shortened by torrential rains on Tuesday morning. The entire-block project will include approximately 650 units of housing with 65 of those units on site, as well as 75,000 square feet of office,...
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Last Open Newbury St 2018

September 14, 2018
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Last Open Newbury St 2018

Doing her best Lucy impression, Katherine Nazzaro sits in a booth Snoopy might trust at the Trident Book Shop last Sunday, Sept. 9, during the final Open Newbury event in the Back Bay. At the booth, if one guessed the book from its first line, they would get $5 off buying a book. Hundreds...
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Josiah Quincy School First Day

September 14, 2018
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Josiah Quincy School First Day

Who said going back to school wasn’t fun? Certainly not little Southenders Rei Purwaha and Sloane Oulette who were so happy to see each other during the first day of school at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 6. Students all over the city returned for another school term last week.
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Mayor Walsh says He’s Willing to Have a ‘Conversation’ about Safe Injection Facilities

September 14, 2018
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In a dramatic reversal of his stance on Safe Injection Facilities (SIFs), Mayor Martin Walsh told the South End Forum on Tuesday night that he isn’t completely opposed to SIFs, and is willing to have a “conversation” about them. He did clarify that he would under no circumstance support a piloted SIF in the...
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A New Chapter: More Than Words Expands

September 14, 2018
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Floor-to-ceiling glass and an inviting community-centered social enterprise bookstore has replaced what was an imposing brick façade on East Berkeley Street that once housed the Medieval Manor dinner theatre – as the expanded More Than Words organization opened its doors for a new bookstore and warehouse in the building Monday. With a neon sign...
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BLC Discusses New Guidelines for Bay Village, Executive Committee Votes on Licensing Matters

September 14, 2018
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At the Bay Village Executive Committee meeting on Sept. 10, Joe Cornish, director of Design Review for the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), gave a presentation regarding the updating of the Bay Village Historic District guidelines. Cornish said that Bay Village ”probably has the most vague and confusing guidelines,” and currently only the front facades...
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