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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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Liquor Licenses to be Released Sept 1,But Charlestown Loses Out On Most

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel On Sept. 1, the last 25 liquor licenses from the 2014 neighborhood-friendly license initiative spearheaded by Councilor Ayanna Pressley will be released, but Charlestown restaurants will lose out on getting a shot on at least 20 of those licenses – having to compete with downtown, Back Bay, Fenway and other high-profile...

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Council President,Mayor See Through Different Lenses On Pot Question

August 19, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Council President Michelle Wu has admittedly never tried marijuana. And, while at Harvard University, she recalls her and her roommates being very disturbed by some of the other students who filled the hallways with marijuana smoke from time to time. That said, she has come out in favor of the ballot...

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Cookie Jar Tourney

August 8, 2016
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Cookie Jar Tourney

Nathan Mainey tries to steal the ball from Camden Greatorex during the Second Annual Cookie Jar Roller Hockey Tournament at Eden Street last Saturday, July 30. The annual tournament is the youngster’s version of the larger Kitchen Kup, which takes place this coming weekend at Eden Street. The Cookie Jar is put on by...

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Ferry Service Scheduled to Begin on Pier 4 This Week

August 8, 2016
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Ferry Service Scheduled to Begin on Pier 4 This Week

By Seth Daniel Many would have said that walking from Pier 4 to Pier 3 to pick up the Ferry Shuttle shouldn’t be such a big deal. Residents of the Navy Yard heard that argument for years from planners, community members and City officials. Those residents always pointed out that such journeys when it’s...

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New Web Site Lets People Talk About BPS Master Plan

August 8, 2016
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) in partnership with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s City Hall to Go, announced “BuildBPS Kitchen Table Talks,” which are “pop-up” spaces for Boston residents to engage with one another, as well as BPS staff, about the district’s 10-year educational and facilities master plan. One of those meetings will be held...

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BCYF Issues New Regs for ‘Drop-In’ Sites

August 8, 2016
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By John Lynds While most Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) summer camps are already regulated by City of Boston’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Department of Public Health (DPH), Charlestown’s ‘drop-in’ program will have to follow rigorous new standards in the wake of Kyzr Willis’ accidental drowning last week at the...

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Somerville Did Not Ask for Reconsideration, May Look at Judicial Review

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel The City of Somerville confirmed Tuesday afternoon that it would not pursue reconsideration of the Chapter 91 license granted to Wynn Boston Harbor last week by the state Department of Environmental Protection. That said, a mayoral spokesperson indicated they might seek judicial review of the decision in Superior Court. “The City...

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Wynn Boston Harbor Construction Slated to Start for Real this Week

August 8, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Some 16 cranes sit waiting this week on the Wynn Boston Harbor site. Hundreds of workers, likewise, are waiting in the wings. Wynn Boston Harbor folks were counting the minutes Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday, Aug. 3, waiting simply to get one piece of paper that they said would unleash construction...

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