Monday, November 26, 2012
Plans for the project were filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority last week.
This time next year, the West End could see construction begin on a new 38-story apartment and retail tower located near TD Garden. Developer AvalonBay Communities Inc. filed plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority last week for the $200 million project, which features more than 500 apartments and a two-story “retail arcade” that connects to TD Garden and to North Station, according to a Boston Globe article. AvalonBay’s project shows a considerable increase in the number of residences from a previous proposal—put forward by Boston Garden Development Corporation and approved in 2006—that called for 363 condominiums on the site. Though approved, the former project did not go forward because of economic conditions at the time, …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
A liaison lost, a memorial (possibly) gained and more.
1.) Beacon Hill’s voice in City Hall is about to change. Mayoral liaison Will Onuoha is leaving his position for a community affairs job at Northeastern. Onuoha has spent the last six years as the neighborhood’s voice in Mayor Thomas Menino’s office. 2.) The City Council had a quiet meeting yesterday. One item of note: Council Presidents can now serve up to three years. The move addresses problems that arise when a President resigns and a new councilor steps into the role. By giving the new President the ability to serve another term, it eliminates leadership changes at odd times, aligning the leadership with member terms. 3.) Most people associate Edgar Allen Poe with Baltimore, but he spent many years in Boston. Efforts are underway to …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Trick-or-treating as an adult; benefit for mounted rangers tonight; the West End Museum online; Boston's top places to work; and the mercury's rising.
1. A Beacon Hill resident wrote to me over the weekend to express some dismay about the number of young adults – college students, even – who came out trick-or-treating on Halloween night. She gave out over 2,000 pieces of candy, many to college kids who, while polite, still collected candy. I also noticed the large number of trick-or-treaters in their mid-teens and beyond, and wondered at what age one should stop trick-or-treating. What's your opinion? Let us know in the comments below. 2. The Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit are holding a benefit tonight from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Parkman House, 33 Beacon Street. The event, for $500, features cocktails and light fare to honor Henry Lee and Betsy Shure Gross for establishing and …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Development near the West End expected to create 400 new jobs.
Friday, October 28, 2011
The following is a press release from Gov. Deval Patrick's office: BOSTON -- Friday, October 28, 2011 -- Governor Deval Patrick today joined local officials and community members to break ground on a major housing development project on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. Located on the corners of Causeway, Beverly and Haverhill streets, the site known as Parcel 1 will be transformed into “The Victor”, a 12-story, 286-unit apartment building with 138 parking spaces and 17,000 square feet of retail space. The project will create an estimated 400 construction jobs during the course of building and additional jobs through future retail occupants. "Massachusetts is creating jobs faster than most other states thanks to projects and partnerships like…