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Bunker Hill Housing Development Moves Closer to Being Re-Done

August 29, 2016
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By John Lynds Developers responsible for the project to replace the aging Bunker Hill Housing Development in Charlestown officially filed their ‘Letter of Intent’ with the Boston Redevelopment Authority this week. In its letter to the BRA, Corcoran-SunCal wrote that they plan to demolish the existing 1,100 units of public housing; construct 1,100 brand...

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Sweet Rice Gets Neigborhood Nod on Liquor License, Sidewalk Dining

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The new Sweet Rice Restaurant got positive reviews at a small abutters meeting on Monday night, clearing the path to an appointment with the Boston License Board in pursuit of an All Alcohol Restaurant license and permission for sidewalk dining. Sweet Rice, on Main Street, opened earlier this year after the...

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Boston Nearly Last in Rankings for Being Pet-Friendly City

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The population of dogs in Boston is em-“barking” on a continuing surge in numbers, but a recent study on pet-friendly cities has indicated that out of the top 100 cities in America, Boston ranks 98th – and some dog owners agree that the City needs to do more to accommodate pets...

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Rosie the Riveter to Invade the Navy Yard this Friday, Saturday

August 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Charlestown Navy Yard is often a prime place for telling the story of the USS Constitution and the Cassin Young – not to mention the history of shipbuilding on the waterfront site that stretches back centuries. Tourists and locals flock to the Yard for such history. However, one story deeply...

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MassDot Moves Forward On All Electronic Tolling for Tobin Bridge,Turnpike

August 29, 2016
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board acted Monday to move ahead with plans to completely demolish Interstate 90 toll plazas by the end of 2017 as a milestone in the state’s progress toward All Electronic Tolling (AET) along Interstate 90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike), the Tobin Bridge, and Boston tunnels. At Monday’s Board meeting,...

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Police Briefs 08-25-2016

August 29, 2016
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CHARLESTOWN BEAT Robbery – Carjacking 08/15/2016 – A victim on Rutherford Avenue reported as he exited the bank and returned to his car, a white male swung open the driver’s door, motioned as if he had a weapon and took the victim’s car. A description was broadcast, and officers observed the motor vehicle on...

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Townie Tidbits

August 29, 2016
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YEE! HAA! GOING BACK TO TEXAS Once a year for the last nine years, I have been taking what I refer to as my vacation to America. I love Massachusetts but my politics bleeds red not blue. Even though I visit the epicenter of Texas liberalism, compared to Boston, Austin may be weird as...

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Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build A Better City

August 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted...

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BRA Calls for Public Hearing on Graphic Arts Building

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is expected to approve a public hearing today, Aug. 11, at its Board meeting that would being the Planned Development Area (PDA) process for the Graphic Arts project on Sullivan Square. In public materials, the BRA recommended that the Board allow for the advertisement of the...

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State Approves Six-Year Urban Renewal Plan for BRA,City

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has approved the six-year extension of 14 urban renewal districts in the City of Boston – per request of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) – and the state agency has an eye to the future of those areas. While the public debate...

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