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Boston City Council Passes Resolution in Support of the Equality Act

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen The Boston City Council passed a resolution in support of amending the Civil Rights Act to be more inclusive on the issue gender identity and sexual orientation. The proposed change that is sponsored by U.S. Representative David Cicilline and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to...

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Lots of History as BHCA Gala Celebrates 45th Anniversary on Saturday

February 3, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser In 1972 the Beacon Hill Civic Association, looking for a way to celebrate its 50th anniversary, opted to invite the entire community to a black tie ball. A dance committee was formed, arrangements made and tickets sold for what then was considered to be a one-time event. But the Dance was...

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Downtown View:A Recipe for Cooking

February 3, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Take one old hot dog factory. Add two big kitchens, eight convection ovens, 12 food truck spaces, several 15-gallon mixers, a frying pan logo, a 1,800 square-foot refrigerator and 45 start-ups. Stir in $15 million of public money, tax credits and donations. Cook for seven years while raising money, renovating...

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Winthrop Square Project Updates Listed

February 3, 2017
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MassDEP requires project to have an Environmental Impact Report to include shadows After reviewing the Environmental Notification Form the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act  (MEPA) is requiring the developers, Millennium Partners to file an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Since the project is subject to Article 80 review by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA),...

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Longfellow Bridge Construction Schedule

February 3, 2017
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MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic overnight on Wednesday, February 1, through Friday, February 3. The bridge will be closed from 11:00 PM each night to 5:00 AM the following morning. The closures are necessary to work on a MBTA fence using a crane placed on...

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Back Bay Restaurant Troquet is Set to Move to New Location

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen After 15 years, the Modern French restaurant Troquet in the Back Bay is celebrating its last few days at the 140 Boylston Street location before embarking on their next journey to the Leather District. The restaurant will stay open until February 4 and then will open in the new location at...

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Construction Launch of Bulfinch Crossing Symbolizes New Era in Boston

February 3, 2017
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Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City officials, and members from National Real Estate Advisors and The HYM Investment Group, will swing sledgehammers to mark the launch of construction at Bulfinch Crossing. The project involves strategically transforming the site of an underutilized above-grade parking garage into a 2.9-million square-foot mixed-use development known now as Bulfinch...

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Police Briefs 01-31-2017

February 3, 2017
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 01/22/17 – A victim reported he was punched in the mouth at Charles Street South and Jefferson Street at around 2:48 a.m. The victim also said he was walking along the street, when an unknown male suspect came up and assaulted him before...

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The State of Our City

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh On January 17th, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with...

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Jeffries House Expansion is An Opportunity

February 3, 2017
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By Mark Kiefer The proposed expansion of the John Jeffries House hotel represents an important and rare opportunity to contribute to the vibrancy of Beacon Hill’s “Main Street” while also furthering our neighborhood’s legacy of nationally-recognized architectural distinction.  New owner Related Beal, who purchased the property in the summer, has recently announced plans to...

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