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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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Residents Join in Boston Women’s March

January 29, 2017
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Residents Join in Boston Women’s March

By Beth Treffeisen Marchers bearing pink hats, colorful signs, and t-shirts stating ‘Nasty Women’ packed the Boston Common this past Saturday in a peaceful protest against the recent election of President Donals J. Trump. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in solidarity to fight for values of human dignity, equal rights and freedom from...

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Court Rules Against Outdoor Signage at Red Hat Bldg

January 29, 2017
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Court Rules Against Outdoor Signage at Red Hat Bldg

By Dan Murphy The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Appeals Court has issued a summary decision that further permanently prohibits outdoor signage on the Red Hat building at 9 Bowdoin St. The defendants, Hat 9 Bowdoin Realty, LLC (Hat 9) and Framingham-based Sponsor Co., LLC, had appealed a 2015 ruling by Suffolk Superior Court allowing a...

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Downtown View DC: The Bad and The Good

January 29, 2017
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By Karen Cord Taylor Susan and I took the train to DC last Friday with lots of people and returned on Sunday. We stayed at Lois’s house. On Saturday we three went to the Women’s March on Washington. We wore our bubble-gum pink “Nasty (old) Woman” hoodies. (One of us is 83—probably one of...

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Hanley and McGuire to be Honored at BHCA Gala

January 29, 2017
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By Suzanne Besser Deb Hanley and Frank McGuire, whose years of volunteerism on behalf of this community have made it a better place for all, will be honored by more than 200 of their neighbors at the 45th Beacon Hill Gala, sponsored by the Beacon Hill Civic Association on February 4th at the Four...

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Torit Montessori School Opens Elementary Campus

January 29, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Torit Montessori School opened its elementary campus at the former site of Grampy’s gas station on Cambridge Street last month. The campus, which currently accommodates around 40 elementary, kindergarten and pre- kindergarten students, occupies a total of 15,000 square feet on the second through fourth floors of the five-story building at...

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Blackstone’s Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Launch of ‘Meet the Maker’ Series

January 29, 2017
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Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, located at 46 Charles St., will kick off its 35th anniversary with the launch of the “Meet the Maker” event series on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. “Jessica Gusar of ‘Live In Mosaics’ will be our first featured local artist showcasing her mosaic collection that includes both...

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