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The two parcels on either side of Doughboy Doughnuts 🍩 have had their large projects approved this week by the BPDA. Projects are described in the attached article. Of note the Doughboy site is owned now by the Hotel developer. At the request of Impact Advisory Group members the two developments will pay for the redesign and installation of sidewalk widening at the “node” of Dot Ave and W Broadway surrounding Broadway MBTA Station increasing queuing space for bus stops and pedestrian flow. Along with other redesign of this intersection through our advocacy with the improvements coming with South Bay Harbor Trail and redesign around the W Broadway Hotel this block will have tremendously improved pedestrian, bike, and vehicular flow come the end of this year. http://sampan.org/2018/01/residential-developments-in-south-boston-and-east-boston-move-forward/
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For all the changes in transportation technology since the first tunnels were dug — the rise of the automobile, the proliferation of bike lanes and ferries, our growing addiction to ride-hailing apps and dreams of a future filled with autonomous vehicles — the subway remains the only way to move large numbers of people around the city.
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Another five star ⭐️ day on the T. Probably from the cold. Oh wait, right.
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We better get going building some workforce housing along Dorchester Ave because the high [aying jobs keep coming.
I’m perplexed at the thought of the City of Boston footing the bill for the bridge and the recovery centers alone . We need to get the Commonwealth on board in this endeavor in my humble opinion . But if people are spending $1100 to $1400 a Sq/ft next door to Pine Street Inn , why shouldn’t selling off a small portion of that island for private development be on the table for what if done right could be a first in the Nation approach at addiction recovery ? We have been first at many things so let’s not be afraid to dream big?
The 311 - What to do about a broken traffic signal, full trash barrel or broken street light?? There are 4 ways to report NON Emergency issues to the City of Boston?! Download the App. Its terrific! Your neighbors thank you for reporting to city services. https://www.cityofboston.gov/311/
Thanks to all the neighbors who came out to our January meeting last night
This is tonight - sorry for the late notice.
A full-service campus will meet the most pressing need we have in the fight against opioids: more treatment beds, more transitional supports and sober housing, and a more seamless “continuum of care” across the journey from detox to a life reclaimed. Too many people are relapsing because a solid next step is not there for them in time.
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This is a public meeting because of a project change to Phase III of the redevelopment of the Old Colony Housing Development between Dorchester and Mercer Streets. BPDA (formerly the BRA) is proposing to demolish the 8 existing residential buildings of 250 units and replace with approx. 301 residential units in 4 sustainably constructed 4 story buildings with direct entry apartments on the first level. Please contact Lance Cambell at the BPDA with questions/comments/concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org 617-918-4344
" mostly because Walsh and the administration have not been keen on the idea of re-opening the bridge or creating any services there. As recently as last fall, Walsh told the South End Forum that opening the Bridge isn’t the answer."
"The city has commissioned studies on the feasibility of building large berms around South Boston and erecting a massive, multibillion-dollar sea barrier in Boston Harbor that could rise some 25 feet over the ocean surface and extend from Hull to Deer Island."
Possibly the most "out there " usage suggested thus far for this often speculated on parcel. And possibly my favorite yet.
Massachusetts State Police also tweeted that Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue are “temporarily impassable.” Coastway Street in Boston is also closed.
City of Boston Snow Emergency begins at 7am today (Thursday 1/4/18). Cars will be towed, so check this list to see where you can park your vehicle: https://t.co/RhdoxZkYSG More info here: https://t.co/zfgTuKhsGK #MAsnow #BosPoli #Mapoli
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Just this minute left Whole Foods Ink Block and every register has lines to back of store FYI !
FYI - a parking ban goes into effect tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 7 AM. Schools and libraries are closed. Some community centers are open. For more information: https://www.boston.gov/winter-boston. BCYF: https://www.cityofboston.gov/BCYF/about/ Please be safe tomorrow - looks like we will be walloped - and check on your neighbors if you can.
A CITY OF BOSTON SNOW EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED FOR TOMORROW MORNING: Please be advised that the City of Boston has declared a snow emergency and parking ban beginning Thursday, Jan. 4th at 7 am. Parking During Snow Emergencies: How do you know if you can't park on a street during a snow emergency? First, check the signs posted on the street. Also, the City of Boston has a parking restrictions map that is available here: http://boston.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?appid=fd3eccb4930647a6a38b2916987ca2f2&utm_source=Snow+Emergency+January+4%2C+2018&utm_campaign=Snow+Emergency+Jan.+4%2C+2018&utm_medium=email During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at some parking lots and garages for Boston residents. The City of Boston has created a list of discounted parking garages you can use if you have a resident South End sticker at discounted pricing: https://www.boston.gov/departments/311/snow-emergency-parking?utm_source=Snow+Emergency+January+4%2C+2018&utm_campaign=Snow+Emergency+Jan.+4%2C+2018&utm_medium=email You will be ticketed and towed if you park on a posted snow emergency artery during a declared snow emergency. Please park at least 20 feet away from intersections and no farther than 1 foot from the curb. Don't block sidewalks, fire hydrants, ramps, driveways or the street with your vehicle. What Property Owners Must Do After a Storm: Clear sidewalks and curb ramps within three hours after it stopped snowing. If it snowed overnight, clear sidewalks and curb ramps within three hours after sunrise. Remove ice to bare pavement or make it as level as possible. Clear at least a 42-inch-wide path for people using wheelchairs and pushing strollers. Don't shovel or push snow into the street. If you do, the City will fine you. Shoveling Fines: The City of Boston considers each day that you don't address a violation as a separate and distinct violation. Boston Code of Ordinances, 16-12.16 has more information about the City's law on snow removal. Click here to see Snow Removal Fines. You can report an unshoveled sidewalk to the City of Boston by calling 311 or using the app.. What about trash/recycle collection on Friday: Please clear an area at the curb, or put containers next to or in front of snow banks. IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS: Boston Fire, Boston Police and Emergency Services: 911 Non-emergency requests: 311 Eversource gas and electric: 1-800-592-2000 National Grid: 1-800-322-3223 Boston Water & Sewer Commission: 617-989-7000 Massachusetts Water Resources Authority: 617-242-6000 City of Boston Tow Lot: 617-635-3900 National Weather Service: 508-822-0634 Verizon: 800-837-4966 City of Boston Animal Care and Control: 617-635-5348 Cold Relief Heatline: 800-632-8175 Elderly Commission: 617-635-4366 Emergency Shelter Commission: 617-635-4507 MBTA: 617-222-3200 Mass. Emergency Management Agency (MEMA): 508-820-1428 Mass. Road and Traffic Conditions: 617-374-1234 City of Boston Neighborhood Services: 617-635-3485 State Police: 617-740-7600 Transit Police: 617-222-1212
EveryBlock collects 19 types of news in Boston — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 60-70 Commonwealth Pier.