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BLC Accepts Citgo Study Report, Invokes Demo Delay on Surrounding Buildings

September 14, 2018
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) voted at their Sept. 11 hearing to accept the draft study report for the Citgo sign. There was no public comment taken at this hearing regarding the draft, but there will be time at a future meeting for public comment once the document is made available to the public....
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Esplanade Association Named Official Charity of 2019 Boston Marathon

September 14, 2018
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The Charles River Esplanade has long been Boston’s most popular – and beautiful – running route for casual runners and elite athletes alike. Now, 15 runners will have the opportunity to give back to the park as they train for the 123rd Boston Marathon. The Esplanade Association, the nonprofit partner to the Massachusetts Department...
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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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Mayor Walsh Announces Pilot Parking Restrictions for East Berkeley Street

September 14, 2018
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In a surprising announcement, Mayor Martin Walsh on Tuesday night said the City will begin a pilot program restricting parking on East Berkeley Street during the day hours between Harrison and Washington streets. It’s a measure that the immediate neighborhood has fought to implement for years, and one that the entire South End has...
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Mayor says Long Island Could Fill Need for Supportive Housing

September 14, 2018
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In January, Mayor Martin Walsh shocked many by announcing that he planned to rebuild the Long Island Bridge and establish a recovery campus on the Island – which served the homeless population for years before it had to close some years back. Since that big announcement, however, there hasn’t been a clear vision for...
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Design Team Unveils Updated Proposal for 60 Kilmarnock St Residential Project

September 14, 2018
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The design team behind the proposed 60 Kilmarnock St.  residential development unveiled their updated plans at the second public meeting sponsored by the Boston Planning and Development Agency at the Fenway Community Center on Sept. 4. The Boston real-estate management firm Cabot, Cabot & Forbes intends to redevelop two buildings located at 60, 67-75,...
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South End Open Studios Ready to Open Doors Sept 15 and 16

September 14, 2018
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More than 250 artists will open their studios in 16 buildings throughout the South End for the 31st annual South End Open Studios weekend this coming Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16. The studios will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, and South End artist Jenn Sherr said...
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76th Annual FensFest a Hit

September 14, 2018
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Though it was a cloudy day, plenty of Fenway community members came out to the Victory Gardens for the 76th annual FensFest. Between live music, picnic food, and face painting, there was something for everyone. Elizabeth Bertolozzi, president of the Fenway Victory Gardens, said that people filtered through the grove throughout the day to...
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Gas Workers Steal Labor Day Show in Back Bay

September 7, 2018
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Gas Workers Steal Labor Day Show in Back Bay

Mayor Martin Walsh met informally with locked out National Grid gas workers on Monday morning before going into the Greater Boston Labor Council’s Labor Day breakfast in the Back Bay’s Park Plaza Hotel. Walsh said he would lend any support to the workers that they ask for, but to date hasn’t been asked to...
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Political Newcomer Santiago Cruises to Victory with 10-Point Win Over Rushing

September 7, 2018
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Jon Santiago burned through several pairs of shoes and knocked his knuckles raw in the campaign for state representative, but it all paid off as in the end it resulted in a 10-point win over veteran State Rep. Byron Rushing – who has represented the district for more than 30 years. Santiago’s campaign was...
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