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  1. Little used downtown alley would become heart of 'innovation economy' developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Universal Hub

    Related Beal has filed plans for its Congress Square project downtown, which would combine and reuse existing downtown office buildings with new structures clustered around a Quaker Lane rebuilt as "an intimately scaled pedestrian way finished with catenary lighting, sculptural seating and landscaping."

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  2. Developers propose hollowing out old South End church and putting a new residential building insideRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Universal Hub

    Developers this month submitted plans to the BRA to turn the old Holy Trinity German Catholic church and rectory on Shawmut Avenue in the South End into 33 residential units, by completely removing the interior and replacing it with an eight-story steel structure. The proposal by developers Dennis Kanin and David Goldman for 136 Shawmut Ave. also calls for a 24-space garage in the new building's basement.

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  3. Chelsea to Massport: Store your contaminated sludge somewhere elseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Universal Hub

    The Chelsea Record reports the Chelsea Conservation Commission rejected plans by Massport to store contaminated sludge from dredging near the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston in "Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells" in Chelsea Creek. The commission said just because Massport did the same thing with sludge from the Conley Terminal doesn't mean Chelsea Creek can continue as the repository for the stuff.

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  4. Councilors: There might be better ways to help the homeless than...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Universal Hub

    City Councilors Tito Jackson and Steve Murphy both want to look at alternatives to rebuilding what is now the rapidly disappearing bridge to the shelters and workshops on Long Island. Jackson, who said the new bridge could wind up costing $100 million, said it might make more sense to spend all that money on housing for the homeless, because "this is an issue that's really based on housing."

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  5. Olympics: Referendum, Widett Circle, Marty WalshRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Universal Hub

    So now Boston 2024 will push a statewide referendum , which might remind some of the effort a couple decades back to repeal rent control in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline via a statewide referendum. Boston 2024 actually talks to the property owners in Widett Circle, who are no longer hopping mad about plans to turn their collection of food-processing buildings into an Olympic stadium, especially now that Marty Walsh says he won't use eminent domain to take their property .

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  6. Jeffries Point to get rooftop dining - and yogaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Universal Hub

    The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved Philip Frattaroli's proposal to turn the shuttered Oscar's Woodworking building, 47 Webster St. into a restaurant with rooftop seating, a yoga studio and four residential units. Frattaroli, who owns Ducali in the North End - and whose family started out in the restaurant business in East Boston - plans to call his gastropub Cunard Tavern , after both the shipping line and the tavern of the same name that used to be in East Boston.

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  7. Should Boston ever actually get pot dispensaries, councilor wants to keep them far apartRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Universal Hub

    On Wednesday, the City Council considers a proposal by Flaherty that would require at least 2,500 feet - nearly half a mile - between any marijuana dispensaries in Boston, should we ever actually get any. Although voters approved medical marijuana dispensaries in 2012, Boston still does not have any, thanks to irregularities in the initial applications approved by the state, bureaucratic wheel grinding by the state Department of Public Health and work by city councilors to limit locations to those that are in somebody else's district.

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  8. BHA could let developer add market-rate units to Bunker Hill projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Universal Hub

    Watch this space. If this is successful for both current residents and the buyers of the new market-rate apartments, it would present a powerful new strategy for public housing in Boston.

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  9. Boston bike czar pedals off into the sunsetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | Universal Hub

    Nicole Freedman, appointed by then Mayor Menino to gear up Boston's bicycling efforts, is leaving next week for a transportation job with the city of Seattle . I am proud of how much we have accomplished together for cycling here in Boston.

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  10. Where'd all the children go?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Universal Hub

    Boston is becoming not only a city without young people to shovel snow for those of us with arthritic hands and bad backs, but also a city which has a strikingly reduced number of young people participating in Little League, youth hockey, scout groups, and all of those other bedrock institutions that cement neighborhoods and create a sense of community. While conversely Brookline is starting to have a school overcrowding issue.

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  11. Court: Judge shouldn't have just dismissed drug charges against...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | Universal Hub

    The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a Boston Municipal Court judge erred when he dismissed drug-dealing charges after a prosecutor couldn't say when a backlogged state lab would have results back on the pills allegedly found on her. The ruling means that Laura Butler will once again have to face charges of dealing prescription drugs in the Haymarket area in 2012.

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  12. Construction material blown about like paper; trees snapped like matchsticksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Universal Hub

    High winds are wreaking havoc across the area. Joseph Couture looked out his window to see Boylston Street shut between Jersey and Kilmarnock streets in the Fenway around 7:40 p.m. - as firefighters went to the top of one of the street's construction sites to secure loose items the wind was threatening to send flying.

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  13. Braintree guy admits, yeah, he walked across Red Line tracks at Andrew SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | Universal Hub

    A Braintree man admitted today he walked across the tracks from one platform to the other at Andrew Square station on Sunday - narrowly avoiding getting flattened by a train entering the station at the same time. In exchange, a South Boston Municipal Court judge continued Patrik Finnerty's trespassing case for three months, during which he has to perform 25 hours of community service and stay out of South Boston, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

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  14. City to seek residents' help to deal with the mountains of trash ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Universal Hub

    City officials said today they are pouring extra manpower into cleaning up city streets and sidewalks as the snow melts, but say making Boston shine again is going to take help from residents. City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he hopes residents put as much effort into cleaning the curbs and sidewalks in front of their homes as they put into helping neighbors shovel out their cars.

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  15. BU's West Station Quid Pro QuoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | Universal Hub

    The Boston Globe reported today that in exchange for an $8M contribution to build the West Station commuter rail station adjacent to its campus, Boston University sought "enforceable language prohibiting the use of BU's West Campus as a route for buses or other vehicular traffic to carry commuters to or from West Station."

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  16. Assyriously cool friezes in downtown BostonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | Universal Hub

    In the late 1800s, the merchant princes of Boston adorned their buildings with classical Greek and Roman symbols of successful seafaring commerce, such as Neptune's tridents and Mercury's caduceuses . And then, it stopped.

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  17. Boston Pride says it's marching in Sunday's St. Patrick's Day paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Universal Hub

    Boston Pride, which will commemorate its 45th anniversary as an organization celebrating the LGBT community in June, has been accepted by the South Boston Allied War Veteran's Council to march in the 114th annual South Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade. The council had previously given the OK for a contingent from OUTVets after years of fighting to keep LGBT groups out.

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  18. North End residents group wants ban on space saversRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Universal Hub

    NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the North End/Waterfront Residents Association voted 25-7 to ask the city to give them the same sort of space-saver ban the South End has. The resolution also supports towing cars in the way of street sweepers.

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  19. BRA approves controversial South Boston condo projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | Universal Hub

    The BRA today unanimously approved a developer's plan to turn the old Gate of Heaven school at 609 E. 4 St. into 26 condos - half of them units spanning two stories. The proposal had been opposed by neighbors fed up with the condoization of the neighborhood, who argued the building should be sold to somebody willing to turn it back into a school.

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  20. Pedestrian hit, killed by truck in Charles Circle; witnesses say she was crossing against lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Universal Hub

    A woman apparently walking against the light was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in Charles Circle this afternoon. Witnesses reported that the woman, 68, was crossing Cambridge Street towards the Liberty Hotel when hit around 1:30 p.m., according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which adds: Emergency medical technicians from an ambulance company were in the immediate area and stopped to assist.

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