Beacon Hill respondents largely support new skyscrapers in Boston.
Those tall towers slated for construction Boston’s densest commercial areas may bring a smile to the faces of residents as well the developers collecting the income. Patch ran a poll across all eight neighborhood sites in Boston over the past few days, and 65 percent of those who participated said they were excited to see the construction happening. Another 16 percent said they were just happy to see the construction happening regardless of its form, while 20 percent said they were wary of new pillars imposing on Boston’s existing skyline. Those numbers differed sharply by neighborhood. On Beacon Hill, a few voters were just happy for the construction (3), and most support skyscrapers (12), but a significant chunk (7) opposed the towers. …
A gas main extension project by the Boston Water and Sewer Commission began earlier this month.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Alex Walsh
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Gas main work along River Street could last into February, according to National Grid, which is leading the project. In conjunction with a Boston Water and Sewer Commission project in the same area, National Grid is will extend a gas main along River Street from Chestnut Street to River Street Place. They will replace 480 feet of gas main with a new plastic pipe, and will connect 15 residents and businesses, plus 14 gas lamps, to the new main. Construction teams have been working since Dec. 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The project is on schedule to finish in February but that is subject to change, according to a spokesperson for National Grid. Parking along River Street will be affected during work hours, the …