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BACK BAY TREE REMOVAL POLICY

This is a reminder that any potential tree removal in front or rear yards must be approved in advance by the BBAC at the City of Boston.

For a summary, please go to: https://backbaytrees.org/info-for-back-bay-residents/

BBAC website: https://www.boston.gov/calendar/back-bay-architectural-commission

Traffic Advisory - Sunday June 29

On Sunday, June 29, the Hare Krishna Procession will begin at 12 Noon on Boylston Street at Cambria Street.  Up to 500 participants will march on Boylston Street, turn left onto Charles Street, and enter the Boston Common.  “Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 6 AM to 2 PM” parking restrictions will be in effect as follows.
• Cambria Street, both sides, Boylston Street to St. Cecilia Street
• Boylston Street, even side, St. Cecilia Street to Dalton Street

Trash Collection at 6:00 am Starting July 1, 2019

Starting July 1, 2019, the City of Boston will begin residential trash and recycling collection an hour earlier at 6:00 am instead of 7:00 am.

For more information go to: https://www.boston.gov/trash-and-recycling-day-schedule-and-search

Back Bay Street Sweeping Starts 4/1/2019

Please be aware that the City of Boston Street Sweeping Program for the Back Bay begins on April 1. For more information and for the the schedule for your street go to: https://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/sweeping/

Important Public Meeting - April 8 - Proposed Marijuana Establishment

Important Public Meeting

Additional Proposed Marijuana Establishment in the Back Bay

 

A community outreach meeting has been scheduled regarding a proposed marijuana establishment to be located at 829 Boylston Street (between Fairfield and Gloucester).

 

Please plan to attend this meeting to express your opinions and to ask questions.

 

Beacon Street Design Now Being Implemented

In December 2017 the City of Boston began making changes to Beacon Street to improve safety for people walking, biking and driving.  The City hopes to complete the striping changes the second week of December (beginning between Arlington and Berkeley Streets and then proceeding block-by-block west down Beacon Street).  Changes on Dartmouth Street approaching Beacon Street will likely need to wait until the spring, while signal changes and signs will take place through the winter months as the updat

Welcome News about the Proposed Private Club at Haddon Hall

On January 5, 2018, we were informed that the lawyer for the owner of Haddon Hall  sent a letter to the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA) withdrawing its application to convert Haddon Hall to a private, for-profit club.  The application was to have been heard by the ZBA on Tuesday, January 9th.

New Groundwater Well Caps Make Their Appearance in Back Bay

Good News!

Back Bay / South End Gateway Project

The Boston Redevelopment Authority is hosting two public meetings for the proposed large project / PDA (Planned Development Area) known as Back Bay/South End Gateway, which will be located above the Back Bay MBTA Station and the 100 Clarendon Street Garage.  The overall project includes a 26-story office building on the western portion of the garage site facing Dartmouth Street, 28-story and 34-story residential buildings along Clarendon Street, and additional retail space adjacent to, and possibly over, the station its