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Nourish Your Soul Opens in Beacon Hill

April 6, 2018
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Nourish Your Soul Opens in Beacon Hill

In a quest to help people feel better and get healthy, Susan Cabana continues to bottle her favorite nourishing juices and nutritious snacks in her newest store in Beacon Hill. Located on Cambridge Street next door to Soul Cycle, this will be her third cold-press juice location called Nourish Your Soul. The store features...
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City Council Aims to Increase Voter Access

April 6, 2018
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In an effort to increase voter participation and take away barriers to get to the polls, the Boston City Council is considering implementing simple steps at a minimal cost to make it easier for residents to participate in voting. City Councilor Josh Zakim voters’ access proposal was heard by the Boston City Council’s Committee...
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Walsh Withdraws Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Rentals

March 30, 2018
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Mayor Martin Walsh withdrew his ordinance regulating short-term rentals in the City of Boston arguing that more time is needed to ensure that the City enacts the best and most effective policies. The announcement came at the Boston City Council’s hearing on Wednesday, March 21 when a letter from the Mayor’s Office was read...
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1000 Boylston St, Receives Approval,Despite No On-Site Affordable Housing

March 30, 2018
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A new mix-use retail and residential tower slated to fill in the hole looking down to the Massachusetts Turnpike along Boylston Street in the Back Bay got a key approval from the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board, despite not having on-site affordable housing. The decision was made during the monthly BPDA board...
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Council Calls for Working Group to Alleviate Maintenance Burdens on Private Sewer Lines

March 23, 2018
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Across some of the neighborhoods in Boston, private alleys that abut commercial and residential properties have sewer lines and infrastructure with some dating back to the mid-1800s. When needed maintenance is required, the cost of repairs is put on the owners who have to pool the money together from the abutting neighbors, and not...
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Stop Child Predators Looks to Strengthen:Mayor Walsh’s Short-Term Rental Ordinance

March 23, 2018
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Stop Child Predators, a nonprofit organization that combats the sexual exploitation of children and protects victims nationally, is asking Boston City Councilors to help strengthen Mayor Martin Walsh’s short-term rental ordinance by removing provisions that allow for commercial investors. The non-profit organization believes the short-term ordinance is a strong first step in protecting the...
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Park Plaza Urban Renewal Zone Could Be the First to Go

March 16, 2018
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Known for being home to Emerson College, Four Season Hotel, the Chinatown Trade Building and a vibrant theatre culture, the Park Plaza Urban Renewal area has been turned around over the past decade into a vibrant downtown area of Boston. This Urban Renewal Area might be the first zone that the city will let...
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Developers of the Motor Mart Garage Move Forward with Residential Tower Extension

March 16, 2018
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The Motor Mart Garage, located at 201 Stuart St. in downtown Boston, might soon have an additional residential tower sticking up above the existing parking-garage structure. On Friday, March 2, the 201 Stuart Street Owner, LLC., an affiliate of CIM Group LLC submitted a Letter of Intent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency...
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Area Neighborhoods Continue to Feel Brunt of Housing Off-Campus Students

March 10, 2018
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Everywhere you go in Boston, there is no question that students are a major part of what makes this city tick. But, as colleges and universities continue to increase enrollment bringing in students from across the nation and around the world, the amount of housing needed to support them is not entirely there. One...
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State Environmental Report Okays Winthrop Square Development

March 1, 2018
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Secretary Matthew A. Beaton reviewed the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) of the 115 Winthrop Square project in downtown Boston, and determined that it adequately and properly complies with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and its implementing regulations. The decision was published on Friday, Feb. 16. The decision was made despite analysis of...
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