2 days ago

Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Boston

...from 5 to 10 p.m. as well. Reservations available by phone — (617) 574-7295. (10 Avery St., Downtown, Boston...

Cube toasts and chinwiches and cola wings, oh my! Feast on Hong Kong-inspired dishes at this Chinatown spot, and don’t forget to save room for dessert. Reservations are still available on OpenTable. (86 Harrison Ave., Chinatown, Boston)

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...m., $50 for adults and $19 for kids under 12. Kids under three eat free. (40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge...

...7 to 10:30 a.m. and dinner service from 5 to 8 p.m. (776 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston...

...and an eggnog crème brûlée for dessert. Reservations can be made online. (215 Charles St., Beacon Hill, Boston...

...with three courses available for $65. The restaurant also serves specialty cocktails, wine, and beer. (528 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square, Boston...

Reservations are still open for Christmas Day dining at Fin Point, which offers New England seafood and raw bar options, plus pizza, pasta, and some classics like lobster rolls and burgers. (89 Broad St., Downtown, Boston)

Out by the harbor, Meritage will serve a prix fixe Christmas menu (with or without wine pairings) from 4 to 9 p.m., with a la carte options for children under six. Call (617) 439-3995 to make a reservation. (70 Rowes Wharf, Boston)

The Christmas spread at Miel includes a rabbit and mushroom soup, prime rib, seared scallops, and a smoked pheasant breast with acorn squash. For dessert, there will be peppermint cheesecake and a classic bouche de noel. Menu available for $65 per person. (510 Atlantic Ave., Waterfront, Boston)

...11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for $75 per person and $25 per child. (1 Seaport Ln., Seaport, Boston...

A lobster Christmas is in store for diners at Abe & Louie’s. The restaurant will offer a boiled lobster dinner with two, three, or four pounds worth of meat, in addition to baked lobster with breadcrumbs and Maine lobster casserole. (793 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston)

Go Mediterranean for Christmas dinner with a four-course meal with two entrees for the table and a special dessert tasting. Dinner priced at $65 per person. (79 Park Plaza, Back Bay, Boston)

Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ma Maison has both prix fixe and a la carte options available, including butternut squash soup, wild mushroom risotto, grilled rack of lamb, duck, and a traditional bouche de noel for dessert, along with many other items. (272 Cambridge St., Boston)

...open the rest of the day without the specials as well. Reservations recommended; check Reserve. (1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge...

Dig into some pumpkin tortelli or veal ossobuco at Bricco in the North End. The restaurant is taking reservations for Christmas Day and has plenty of wine, cognac, and whiskey to round out a special occasion. (241 Hanover St., North End, Boston)

Taste the Caribbean in Cambridge this holiday, with options ranging from plantain balls with pork belly to ceviche, yucca fritters, and various empanadas. Main courses feature seafood, hearty cuts of meat, and rotisserie chicken. (450 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge)

The restaurant’s menu of French dishes includes fois gras, mussels, ribeye, cheese, and desserts, and reservations are still available on OpenTable. (1627 Beacon St., Brookline)

This new spot in Southie has dinner reservations available for Christmas Day, serving its American menu of small bites, burgers and sandwiches, and wood-fired pizzas. (726 E Broadway, South Boston)

    Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Boston
    This holiday season, let Boston's restaurants do all the work. While many restaurants are closed for Christmas Day, various spots around the city will be in full swing, offering brunch, breakfast, and/or dinner. Whether you're looking for something traditional (a la honey-glazed ham) or something a little out of the ordinary (all-you-can-eat meat feast, perhaps?), it's not too late to snag a reservation somewhere.
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4 days ago

Board of appeal hearing

Case: BOA-616257, Address: 153-173 Kneeland Street, Ward: 3, Applicant: Marilois Snowman

1 City Hall Square

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Case: BOA-771127,  Address: 3 Allen Road,   Ward 22  Applicant: Hector Garcia

Case: BOA-777535,  Address: 15 Gilmore Terrace ,   Ward 20  Applicant: Jay Walsh

Case: BOA-776457,  Address: 96 Laurie Avenue ,   Ward 20  Applicant: Laura Nolan

Case: BOA-716297,  Address: 1403-1405 Dorchester Avenue,   Ward 15  Applicant: Tam Nguyen

Case: BOA-751050,  Address: 63 Parker Hill Avenue,   Ward 10  Applicant: Bill Giovannucci

Case: BOA-740701,  Address: 5 Alvah Kittredge Park,   Ward 9  Applicant: Jonathan Correia

Case: BOA-746997,  Address: 1002-1004 Tremont Street,   Ward 9  Applicant: Sheryl Furari

...Purpose: Tremont Street Development LLC owns both 1008-1012 Tremont Street, Mission Hill 02120 Parcel ID#0902006000 and 1002-1006 Tremont Street, Mission Hill 02120. Parcel...

Case: BOA-767739,  Address: 76 Mount Pleasant Avenue,   Ward 8  Applicant: Loretta Bryant-Bogard

Case: BOA-764493,  Address: 545-547 East Eighth Street ,   Ward 7  Applicant: Anthony Virgilio

Case: BOA-761001,  Address: 542 East Sixth Street,   Ward 6  Applicant: John Hall

Case: BOA-759952,  Address: 429 East Third Street,   Ward 6  Applicant: Michael Rooney

Purpose: Add two parking spaces on the rear of the lot using an agreed easement with the abutter at 427 E Third Street/530 E Broadway.

Case: BOA-718053,  Address: 20 Gillette Park ,   Ward 6  Applicant: Ken Fields

Case: BOA-770566,  Address: 242 West Fifth Street,   Ward 6  Applicant: Robert Clogston

Case: BOA-735866,  Address: 383 Commonwealth Avenue,   Ward 5  Applicant: The Church Realty Trust

Case: BOA-769668,  Address: 314 Newbury Street,   Ward  5 Applicant: Thomas Tryowski

Case: BOA-762098,  Address: 75-77 Dartmouth Street,   Ward 4  Applicant: Michael Khoury

Case: BOA-759869,  Address: 308 Bunker Hill Street,   Ward 2  Applicant: Enda Madigan

Case: BOA-775971,  Address: 268 Bremen Street,   Ward  1 Applicant: Diane Modica

Case: BOA-752314,  Address: 229 East Eagle Street,   Ward  1 Applicant: Joseph Trichilo

Case: BOA-735385,  Address: 227 Havre Street ,   Ward 1  Applicant: 227 Havre Street LLC

Case: BOA-683450, Address: 15 Woolson Street  , Ward 14   Applicant: Cecil Hansel

Case: BOA-617813, Address: 173 Humboldt Avenue, Ward  12 Applicant: John Samaan

    Board of appeal hearing
    The Boston Zoning Code has information on the Articles and definitions of terms in this agenda.
    https://www.boston.gov

6 days ago

November 2017 in Review, From Dumplings to Doughnuts

Gong Cha (44 Harrison Ave., Chinatown, Boston): This Taiwan-based chain serves a wide variety of customizable bubble teas and more.

Sweetgreen (47 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston; 60 State St., Downtown Boston): Two new Boston locations of the DC-based salad chain.

Emerald Lounge (200 Stuart St., Downtown Boston): This five-year-old Revere Hotel nightclub has closed to make way for a new restaurant slated to open in spring 2018.

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Bodega Canal (57 Canal St., West End, Boston): Mexican food from the team behind Ward 8 and North Square Oyster.

The Broadway (732 E. Broadway, South Boston): Boston Beer Garden’s rebirth (under the same ownership) with nitro cold brew martinis on draft.

Caffe Nero (55 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston; 218 Legacy Pl., Dedham): This European-born cafe chain keeps expanding around Massachusetts. The two most recent openings are in Boston’s Seaport District and at Dedham’s Legacy Place development.

City Winery (1 Canal St., West End, Boston): New York-based music venue, restaurant, and winery.

Cupola (1231 Centre St., Newton Centre): A casual pasta spot (replacing Bottega Fiorentina) with a focus on Florentine and Tuscan cuisine. There will be Neapolitan pizzas eventually as well.

Flatbread Company (76 Guest St., Boston Landing, Brighton, Boston): This local pizza chain has expanded to the new Boston Landing development in Brighton, and it’s one of several locations that features candlepin bowling.

Jugos Supremo (502 Massachusetts Ave., South End, Boston): A juice-filled South End sibling to Jugos, a Back Bay juice bar.

Lobstah on a Roll (537 Columbus Ave., South End, Boston): Replacing Emma’s Pizza, this new restaurant — which will soon have a sibling in Arlington — serves five-foot-long lobster rolls.

Luke’s Lobster (53 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston): This is Boston’s third location of the New York-born, Maine-inspired, fast-casual lobster roll restaurant.

Oath Pizza (1350 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston): The Nantucket-based chain formerly known has Oath Craft Pizza has expanded to Fenway with its avocado oil-infused crispy crusts.

The Popover Lady at Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St., Downtown Boston): Popovers, scones, fruit pies, and other baked goods.

Pressed Juicery (180 Linden St., Suite 107, Wellesley): A California-based juice chain serving cold-pressed juices and more.

Rogue Lounge (222 Friend St., West End, Boston): Sushi pizza and mai tais on tap in the former North Star space.

Shan-A-Punjab (500 Harvard St., Brookline): Indian food in the former Rubin’s Delicatessen space. It’s a relocation from right across the street.

The Smoke Shop (343 Congress St., Fort Point, Boston): Andy Husbands’s Kendall Square barbecue joint now has a second location in the former Tavern Road space.

Som Tum Modern Thai Cuisine (1894 Centre St., West Roxbury, Boston): One Thai replaced another (Sticky Rice).

Sushi Factory (140 Brighton Ave., Allston, Boston): An all-you-can-eat sushi spot from the owner of Hi B3ar Ice Cream Roll nearby.

Sweetgreen (47 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston; 60 State St., Downtown Boston): Two new Boston locations of the DC-based salad chain.

Top Mix Bar & Kitchen (257 Norfolk Ave., Roxbury, Boston): Top Mix focuses on cocktails — such as various martinis and a pineapple mojito — and also serves food, including sweet plantain ravioli, a maple bacon burger, and more.

Tuscan Kitchen (64 Seaport Blvd.): A giant, stately Italian restaurant with several sister spots in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Wit’s End (1248 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge): The menu features “dueling” items — two versions of the same dish, such as a bacon and gouda mac and cheese versus a lobster and mushroom one.

Zia Gianna (1739 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Boston): Sicilian sandwiches, baked goods, espresso, and more.

Self Portrait (77 Walden St., Cambridge): T.W. Food was revamped into a French bistro called Self Portrait in April, but it closed in November.

Cottage Tavern (1227 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, Boston): This classic watering hole aims to transfer its liquor and food license to the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport District.

Dudley Dough (2302 Washington St., Roxbury, Boston): The Haley House’s fair-wage pizzeria will close at the end of the year due to financial struggles.

Globe Bar & Cafe (565 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): It’s not closing for good; it’s just relocating down the street to the former Rattlesnake space. Relocation dates haven’t been announced yet.

Pikaichi (1 Brighton Ave., Allston, Boston): This Allston ramen destination will close on December 17 due to a rent hike but will try to relocate soon.

    November 2017 in Review, From Dumplings to Doughnuts
    November 2017 featured tons of openings, particularly in Boston's Seaport District and West End. It was a month filled with pasta, pizza, and yes, more juice bars. Non-local chains Caffe Nero and Sweetgreen continued to expand around the Boston area with two new locations apiece, while Luke's Lobster added a new location as well.
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Dec 01

City of Boston Traffic Advisory

Temple Place will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9PM on Saturday, December 2, through 6AM on Sunday, December 3, to allow for work by Baldwin Crane and Equipment.  In addition, parking will be prohibited between #52 and #58 Temple Place.

    City of Boston Traffic Advisory
    Jolly Jaunt 5K, South Boston Catholic Academy 5K, May Day Coalition, Temple Place. The Jolly Jaunt 5K and other events will impact traffic and parking on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, in the City of Boston. Those attending are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles.
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Nov 30

Traffic Advisory for Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, 2017

Temple Place will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9PM on Saturday, December 2, through 6AM on Sunday, December 3, to allow for work by Baldwin Crane and Equipment.  In addition, parking will be prohibited between #52 and #58 Temple Place.

    Traffic Advisory for Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, 2017
    The Jolly Jaunt 5K and other events will impact traffic and parking on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, in the City of Boston. Those attending are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles. Information on Hubway, the regional bike-share service, may be found at www.theHubway.com and information on the MBTA may be found at www.MBTA.com .
    https://www.boston.gov

Nov 23

Police: Driver crashes into 2 parked cars before slamming into Burlington house

Burlington Fire said the home at 80 Bedford St. suffered structural damage as a result of the crash.

    Police: Driver crashes into 2 parked cars before slamming into Burlington house
    A crash in Burlington involving three cars damaged a home and injured one person. The homeowner told 7News that he is trying to wrap his head around what happened while he met with building inspectors to assess his home. Burlington Fire said the home at 80 Bedford St.
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Nov 23

Car slams into Burlington house after 3-car crash

Burlington Fire said the home at 80 Bedford St. suffered structural damage as a result of the crash.

    Car slams into Burlington house after 3-car crash
    BURLINGTON, MA (WHDH) - A crash in Burlington involving three cars damaged a home and injured one person. Burlington Fire said the home at 80 Bedford St. suffered structural damage as a result of the crash. Responding crews found a 2006 Ford-F150 truck that crashed into a parked car, sending it into a third car.
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Nov 23

House damaged after crash involving 3 vehicles in Burlington

Burlington Fire say the home at 80 Bedford Street suffered structural damage as a result of the crash.

    House damaged after crash involving 3 vehicles in Burlington
    BURLINGTON, MA (WHDH) - Police and emergency crews are on scene at a home in Burlington after a crash involving three vehicles damaged a home, injuring one person. Burlington Fire say the home at 80 Bedford Street suffered structural damage as a result of the crash.
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Nov 21

Board of appeal hearing

Case: BOA-734923,  Address: 24-44 Kneeland Street ,   Ward 3  Applicant: Albert Li

Purpose: Change from retail store to light food service #36A & 37 store as shown as on plans, 26 Kneeland. (No work to existing fire alarm and sprinkler system.)

1 City Hall Square

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Case: BOA-769077,  Address: 276-278 Newbury Street ,   Ward  5 Applicant: Nader Golestaneh

Case: BOA-769080,  Address: 12 Byron Street ,   Ward 5  Applicant: Michael G. Conlon Jr.

Purpose: Confirm occupancy as existing 2 family dwelling on 15,463 sq ft lot. Part of ERT710893. Combine 7 Sparhawk St and 9 Sparhawk to be known as 7-9 Sparhawk St. to be a total of 4 apartments.

Purpose: Confirm occupancy as existing 2 family dwelling on 15,463 sq ft lot. Part of ERT710893. Combine 7 Sparhawk St and 9 Sparhawk to be known as 7-9 Sparhawk St. to be a total of 4 apartments.

Case: BOA-730716,  Address: 177 Glenellen Road,   Ward 20  Applicant: John Harrington

Case: BOA-725724,  Address: 32 Rockne Avenue ,   Ward 16  Applicant: Laura J Penney

Case: BOA-725722,  Address: 44-46 Crockett Avenue ,   Ward  16 Applicant: Laura J Penney

Case: BOA-728847,  Address: 29 Carruth Street ,   Ward 16  Applicant: Michael Courtney

Case: BOA-649285,  Address: 197-207 Adams Street,   Ward 15   Applicant: Andre Gomes

Case: BOA-737496,  Address: 49 East Concord Street ,   Ward 8  Applicant: Ghita Akkar

Case: BOA-762671,  Address: 260-264 Gold Street ,   Ward 7  Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

Case: BOA-768729,  Address: 79-89 West Broadway,   Ward 6  Applicant: Patrick Mahoney

Case: BOA-757813,  Address: 804 East Third Street ,   Ward 6 Applicant: William Doyle

Case: BOA-764049,  Address: 5 Jerusalem Place ,   Ward  3 Applicant: 3 Jerusalem Place LLC

Case: BOA-764049,  Address: 5 Jerusalem Place ,   Ward  3 Applicant: 3 Jerusalem Place LLC

Case: BOA-764051,  Address: 7 Jerusalem Place,   Ward 3  Applicant: 3 Jerusalem Place LLC

Purpose: Erect a two family dwelling in between #5 Jerusalem Pl (ERT735208) and #9 Jerusalem Pl (ERT735249)

Case: BOA-767168,  Address: 23 Dwight Street ,   Ward 3  Applicant: Jonathan Linehan

Case: BOA-744222,  Address: 431-439 Hanover Street ,   Ward 3  Applicant: Anthony Virgilio

Case: BOA-767366,  Address: 4 Albion Place ,   Ward 2  Applicant: Daniel Toscano

Case: BOA-759562,  Address: 189 Trenton Street ,   Ward 1  Applicant: Richard Beliveau

Case: BOA-765850,  Address: 84 Faywood Avenue,   Ward 1  Applicant: Charles DiPrima

Case: BOA-759563,  Address: 80 Marginal Street ,   Ward 1  Applicant: Cooper Forge Partners, LLC

Case: BOA-769789,  Address: 67 Lubec Street,   Ward 1  Applicant: Tom Falcucci

Case: BOA#747484, Address: 1435-1437 Tremont Street , Ward  9  Applicant: Adrian Wong

Case: BOA-762362,  Address: 44 Gates Street ,   Ward 7  Applicant: Timothy Johnson

Case:BOA-668415 , Address: 231 Gold Street  , Ward  6 Applicant: Timothy Johnson

Case: BOA-666196, Address: 173 Endicott Street   Ward: 3, Applicant: Daniel Toscano

Case: BOA-737565, Address: 9-11 Belmont Street, Ward 2   Applicant: Doug MacDonald

Case: BOA-750482, Address: 61 Boardman Street   Ward: 1, Applicant: Linda Rand

Case: BOA-770210, Address: 23-27 Tyler Street  Ward: 3, Applicant: Yukit Wu

Case: BOA-734238, Address: 3377-3379 Washington Street   Ward: 11 , Applicant: John Lincecum

Case: BOA-760391, Address: 9 Brinsley Street  Ward: 14 , Applicant: Moises Lendor

Case: BOA-768033, Address: 9 Mount Everett Street  Ward: 15, Applicant: Vargas DaSilveria

Case: BOA-739621, Address: 722 Truman Parkway  Ward: 18, Applicant: Yemi Adegboyega

Case: BOA-749408, Address: 50 Eldridge Road  Ward: 19, Applicant: Leila Hayes

Case: BOA-747902, Address: 13 Seymour Street  Ward: 19, Applicant: Orisania Milli

Case: BOA-747900, Address: 15 Seymour Street  Ward: 19, Applicant: Orisani Milli

Case: BOA-731677, Address: 11-17 Corinth Street  Ward: 20 , Applicant: Hae Robinson

Case: BOA-751706, Address: 14 Halford Road  Ward: 20, Applicant: Brian Kenneally

Case: BOA-769484, Address: 10 Rhoda Street  Ward: 20, Applicant: Scott Bortolotto

    Board of appeal hearing
    HEARINGS: 10:30 a.m. Article(s): 27S(27S-5) 68(68-29) 68(68-8) 29(29-4) Purpose: Add two floors to existing two family to create a third unit. Add one parking space for the new unit. Existing building fottprint will not change. No work to the first and second levels. Change occupancy from two family to three family.
    https://www.boston.gov

Nov 17

Gong Cha Opens in Chinatown With Bubble Tea, Lattes, and Yogurts

...with cups and cups full of bubble tea. Gong Cha opened earlier this month at 44 Harrison Ave., with various posts on Yelp and Facebook indicating there were long lines awaiting its arrival...

    Gong Cha Opens in Chinatown With Bubble Tea, Lattes, and Yogurts
    A Taiwan-based tea shop chain with United States locations around the Northeast and in Texas just opened its first location in Boston, filling Chinatown with cups and cups full of bubble tea. Gong Cha opened earlier this month at 44 Harrison Ave., with various posts on Yelp and Facebook indicating there were long lines awaiting its arrival.
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Nov 17

Chinatown land trust discusses public land parcel

Parcel R-1 is a parking lot on Tyler and Harvard streets, the former location of the Wang YMCA bubble. It is owned by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and is leased to Tufts Shared Services, representing Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center. The lease expires at the end of 2017.

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...the location of the Asian American Civic Association and the Kwong Kow Chinese School at 87 Tyler Street. The Tyler and Hudson lot was used as a temporary structure for the Y, which...

    Chinatown land trust discusses public land parcel
    The Chinatown Community Land Trust (CCLT) met to discuss public land Parcel R-1 Nov. 15 at the Josiah Quincy School. Parcel R-1 is a parking lot on Tyler and Harvard streets, the former location of the Wang YMCA bubble.
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Nov 16

Dunkin’ Drops The ‘Donuts’ For New Boston Location

The store at Tremont and West streets is dropping the “Donuts” and will just be called “Dunkin’.” While that may be jarring to longtime fans of the Canton-based chain, it’s part of a rebranding test that began in August.

    Dunkin' Drops The 'Donuts' For New Boston Location
    BOSTON (CBS) - There's something a little different about the newest Dunkin' Donuts in Boston. The store at Tremont and West streets is dropping the "Donuts" and will just be called "Dunkin'." While that may be jarring to longtime fans of the Canton-based chain, it's part of a rebranding test that began in August.
    http://boston.cbslocal.com

Nov 16

No donuts. Dunkin' set to open near Boston Common

The store, located on the corner of Tremont and West streets, is set to open next month, and despite what the sign says, there will be donuts for sale.

    No donuts. Dunkin' set to open near Boston Common
    No you don't need an extra cup of coffee to open your eyes. The sign is correct. A Dunkin' Donuts is set to open near the Boston Common only it is a little different from other stores. The fast-food coffee shop will just have Dunkin' on the sign sans donuts.
    http://www.wcvb.com

Nov 13

Public Facilities Commission (PFD)

...a contract with Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation, with an office at 75 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111 to provide general architecture services for various City of Boston facilities, projects...

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Transfer the care, custody, management and control of a portion of land located at 338 East Eagle Street and Condor Street and limited property interests located at Condor Street in East Boston from the Public Facilities Commission to the Public Facilities Department.

...regarding a contract with Finegold Alexander Architects, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation, with an office at 77 North Washington Street, Boston, MA 02114 to provide general architecture services for various City of Boston facilities, projects...

    Public Facilities Commission (PFD)
    The presenter is the Public Facilities Department. VOTE 1: Maureen Anderson, Senior Project Manager Transfer the care, custody, management and control of a Portion of Land portion of land located at 338 East Eagle Street and Condor Street and limited property interests located at Condor Street in East Boston from the Public Facilities Commission to the Public Facilities Department.
    https://www.boston.gov

Nov 06

Boston Housing Authority Meeting

52 Chauncy Street

    Boston Housing Authority Meeting
    The Boston Housing Authority Monitoring Committee is having a meeting on November 9 at 10:30 a.m.
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Nov 06

Look back: Boston's Great Fire of 1872

In the early evening hours of Nov. 9, 1872, a fire broke out in a warehouse at the corner of Summer and Kingston streets in Boston.

Boston Fire crews and the Massachusetts Militia lined up in Liberty Square on the corner of Water and Kilby streets.

Ruins at the corner of High and Summer streets.

Franklin Street near Washington Street

Federal building, Post Office Square, Milk and Devonshire streets

Corner of Pearl and Milk streets

Summer and Purchase streets

Milk and Congress streets

    Look back: Boston's Great Fire of 1872
    On Nov. 9, 1872, the Great Fire of Boston destroyed 776 buildings, charred 65 acres and killed at least 20 in what is today's Financial District.
    http://www.wcvb.com

Nov 03

October 2017 in Review, From Lobster Rolls to Cider Doughnuts

Barracuda on the Fly (55 Bromfield St., Downtown Crossing, Boston): A Key West-inspired little sibling to Barracuda Tavern.

Beantown Juice and Tea (32 Kneeland St.): Juices, smoothies, and bubble tea from the people behind the nearby Irashai Sushi.

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Beta Burger (1437 Tremont St., Mission Hill, Boston): A permitting issue kept this Mission Hill burger spot out of commission for a few months, but it’s back.

Better Bagels (83 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District, Boston): A popular bagel pop-up gets its first brick-and-mortar location, featuring bagels and bagel sandwiches, as well as coffee and tea.

Bon Me (60 Binney St., East Cambridge): This new location is considered the flagship for the restaurant-and-food-truck group, which serves Vietnamese-inspired sandwiches, noodle bowls, and more.

Casalinga (151 Hanover St., Haymarket, Boston): Pasta with 30 choices of sauce, plus pizza, sandwiches, and more.

Chick-Fil-A (140 Providence Hwy., Dedham): This is the 11th Massachusetts location for the chicken chain.

Dig Inn (Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): There’s another location of this New York-based fast-casual spot just a few blocks away, by Copley Square.

Eventide Fenway (1321 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Portland’s acclaimed Eventide Oyster Co. now has a fast-casual sibling in Boston, and yes, the brown butter lobster roll is on the menu.

Golden Goose Cafe (65 Atlantic Ave., North End, Boston): Breakfast fare from the owner of Golden Goose Market.

Kings (60 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District, Boston): Bowling, arcade games, pool tables, plenty of televisions, and giant cocktails.

Kōhi Coffee Company (Boston Landing, 80 Guest St., Brighton, Boston): This Provincetown-based cafe has expanded to Brighton’s new Boston Landing development.

Local 338 Bagels & Coffee (1727 Centre St., West Roxbury, Boston): The bagels are made 90% in New York and then shipped to Boston frozen to be finished.

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar (253 Summer St., Fort Point, Boston): With a location open for years in Back Bay, this sibling to Ruka and Yvonne’s is now in Fort Point as well, serving up Mexican cuisine and a hefty tequila list.

Momi Nonmi (1128 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge): A modern Japanese izakaya (with plenty of sake) with a touch of Hawaii.

Poke Bento and Beard Papa’s (827 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Poke bowls and cream puffs in the former Samurai space.

Scorpion Bar and the Grand (58 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District, Boston): A massive Mexican restaurant and nightclub from the Big Night Entertainment Group.

Tatte Bakery & Cafe (1350 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston): Another location joins the growing chain of Tatte cafes; this one spans around 3,000 square feet.

Wicked Bagel Bakery & Deli (171 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington): Bagels and bagel sandwiches, nitro cold brew coffee, and more.

Atlantic Beer Garden (146 Seaport Blvd., Seaport District, Boston): A new development is replacing this nearly decade-old bar.

Cinderella’s (901 Main St., Central Square, Cambridge): The recently renovated Italian spot closed to make way for the construction of a boutique hotel.

Emack & Bolio’s (1663 Beacon St., Brookline): This was the last remaining Brookline location of the ice cream chain, which got its start in Brookline in the 1970s.

Grub (738 Huntington Ave., Mission Hill, Boston): This poutine-oriented spot may now be closed, but sister spot Penguin Pizza will carry some of Grub’s most popular menu items.

Nunzio’s Pizzeria (195 State St., Downtown Boston): A casual pizzeria near the waterfront.

Patty Chen’s Dumpling Room (907 Main St., Central Square, Cambridge): The same construction that shuttered Cinderella’s is closing Patty Chen’s for six to eight months, but when it returns, it’ll have a bigger space and a bar.

Dudley Dough (2302 Washington St., Roxbury, Boston): The Haley House’s fair-wage pizzeria will close at the end of the year due to financial struggles.

Globe Bar & Cafe (565 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): It’s not closing for good; it’s just relocating down the street to the former Rattlesnake space. Relocation dates haven’t been announced yet.

    October 2017 in Review, From Lobster Rolls to Cider Doughnuts
    October 2017 featured a number of hotly anticipated openings, including Eventide Fenway (sibling to the acclaimed Eventide Oyster Co. in Portland, Maine) and the Fort Point location of Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. It was also a big month for bagels, cafe, and nightlife venues.
    https://boston.eater.com

Nov 03

Chinatown meeting roundup: CSC, CRA, Elections Department

Attorney Ka Yung Wong spoke about the proposed hotel at 25 Beach Street, which is the former East Ocean City location. The building owned by Edward Leung will...

    Chinatown meeting roundup: CSC, CRA, Elections Department
    By Ling-Mei Wong and Sara Brown The Chinatown Safety Committee met on Nov. 1 at the DoubleTree Hotel. Boston Police Department Captain Kenneth Fong for District A-1 said crime in the past month has been down. "It has been relatively quiet in Chinatown," he said. There have been two robberies in the past month.
    http://sampan.org

Nov 02

Boston Housing Authority and the Resident Advisory Board Hearing

...a copy of the Plan between November 1 and December 15 in the Planning Dept. 52 Chauncy St., www.bostonhousing.org, at public housing management and task force offices, and in the Boston...

1 City Hall Square

    Boston Housing Authority and the Resident Advisory Board Hearing
    The purpose of the Public Hearing is for Residents to speak on the Agency Plan and for the BHA to listen. The Agency Plan describes the BHA's policies and programs. You can review a copy of the Plan between November 1 and December 15 in the Planning Dept.
    https://www.boston.gov

Nov 02

Police log

Nov. 1, 1:54 a.m.: The officer observed the suspect spray painting the security gate at 75 Kneeland Street. The suspect was stopped and will be summonsed into bmc for tagging.

    Police log
    By the Boston police department All reports are submitted by the Boston Police Department. The time period is from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3 for District A-1, which includes Chinatown. To report a crime or suspicious activity, call 911. Interpreters are available for Chinese speakers. Vandalism Oct.
    http://sampan.org

Nov 01

Boston Housing Authority Meeting

52 Chauncy Street

    Boston Housing Authority Meeting
    Boston Housing Authority Monitoring Committee will be having a meeting on November 9 at 10:30 a.m.
    https://www.boston.gov

Oct 25

LIT CRAWL BOSTON READINGS Don't miss these t...

...the public! When: 6:30PM-9:30PM Where: Urban Arts Media Art Gallery Emerson College 25 Avery St. Boston MA. 02115 Learn more here: goo.gl/juFxqb #BostonCreates

    Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Boston
    LIT CRAWL BOSTON READINGS Don't miss these two great events happening Tomorrow, Thursday, October 26th in collaboration with Boston Literary District's Lit Crawl 2017. Both events are free to the...
    https://www.facebook.com

Oct 23

Chinatown Has a New Juice Bar That Serves Milk Tea and Boba

A new juice bar in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood has connections to a sushi restaurant nearby. Beantown Juice and Tea, now in operation at 32 Kneeland St., is run by the same people who operate Irashai Sushi at 8 Kneeland St., an employee reached at the restaurant confirmed on Monday morning.

A new juice bar in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood has connections to a sushi restaurant nearby. Beantown Juice and Tea, now in operation at 32 Kneeland St., is run by the same people who operate Irashai Sushi at 8 Kneeland St., an employee reached at the restaurant confirmed on Monday morning.

    Chinatown Has a New Juice Bar That Serves Milk Tea and Boba
    A new juice bar in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood has connections to a sushi restaurant nearby. Beantown Juice and Tea, now in operation at 32 Kneeland St., is run by the same people who operate Irashai Sushi at 8 Kneeland St., an employee reached at the restaurant confirmed on Monday morning.
    https://boston.eater.com

Oct 22

Flu Shots Are Here – Get Yours Today And Stay Healthy This Flu Season

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinics at 75 Kneeland St. (The Borum) – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; FOR EXISTING BORUM PATIENTS ONLY

This article has 1 other Boston location (Show)

Ansin Building at 1340 Boylston

    Flu Shots Are Here - Get Yours Today And Stay Healthy This Flu Season
    Flu shots are now available at all Fenway Health locations. Even though flu season does not start until later in the year, you can get your flu shot now and avoid the winter rush for vaccinations! If you are not a 1340 Boylston Street, Fenway: South End, or Sidney Borum, Jr.
    http://fenwayhealth.org

Oct 21

One person dead after accident on Route 18 in Middleboro

The collision between a truck and motorcycle was called into Middleboro police at 12:55 p.m., from around around 190 Bedford St., or Route 18.

    One person dead after accident on Route 18 in Middleboro
    One person is dead after an accident Saturday afternoon on Route 18, according to The Enterprise. The collision between a truck and motorcycle was called into Middleboro police at 12:55 p.m., from around around 190 Bedford St., or Route 18. Middleboro police Officer Bob Rullo confirmed that one person is dead at the scene.
    http://www.wcvb.com

Oct 20

Chinatown meeting roundup: TCC, CNC

...condos at 8 Harrison Avenue will provide street-level improvements for an urban plaza at Harrison Avenue and Essex Street, with construction scheduled for spring 2018. Cresset Development bought 2.5 floors of the building...

    Chinatown meeting roundup: TCC, CNC
    By Sara Brown and Ling-Mei Wong The Chinatown Coalition met Oct. 12 at Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center. Karen Chen, the new executive director of the Chinatown Progressive Association (CPA), introduced herself to the coalition. She started her position in July. Chen grew up in Brighton but considers Chinatown to be her home.
    http://sampan.org

Oct 13

One Less Gun: Officers Recover Firearm Downtown, Two Suspects Arrested

...2017, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) were on directed patrol in the area of 35 Temple Place due to numerous complaints of quality of life issues on Temple and surrounding streets. Officers...

    One Less Gun: Officers Recover Firearm Downtown, Two Suspects Arrested
    At about 1:55 PM on Thursday, October 12, 2017, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) were on directed patrol in the area of 35 Temple Place due to numerous complaints of quality of life issues on Temple and surrounding streets.
    http://bpdnews.com

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