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Why Is there Just One Starbucks in the South End?

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Would you like to see more in the South End, or are you more happy with the neighborhood's independent coffee shops?
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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - August 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm

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Menino Endorses Markey as ‘There When We Need Him’

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino endorses Democratic U.S. Senate special election nominee Edward Markey at a rally in Dorchester Friday.

Calling him a friend to his city and state, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate special election nominee Congressman Edward Markey in Dorchester on Friday morning.

Speaking at a rally at the International Brotherhood of Eletrical Workers Local 103, Menino, a Democrat, said Markey has been with the city “at every corner.”

Menino said Markey helped the city receive more Homeland Security funding, has been “out front” on gun control and sustainability.

“He’s there for us all the time,” Menino said.

Markey welcomed the endorsement, calling Menino “America’s greatest mayor” and a “transformative figure” for Boston and Massachusetts.

“He has taken Boston and truly made it that shining beacon on a hill,” Markey said. “His name might be Tom Meni-NO, but he says ‘Yes’ to anything that makes Boston a greater city.”  read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 29, 2013 at 12:31 am

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Want to Keep Bees or Chickens in Boston? Now, There are Rules

Under the city of Boston's proposed new urban agriculture rules, a maximum of two honey bee hives will be allowed on any given lot or roof for personal consumption of honey bee products, while three hives will be allowed on an urban farm. Hives will be limited to 5 feet in height and 20 feet in length, and any hive located within 20 feet of the principal building on an abutting lot must have written permission from the neighboring property owner.

After more than a year of discussions, the city has published a draft document outlining new rules for urban agriculture in Boston.

From the keeping of hens and honey bees to regulation of composting, aquaculture, rooftop farms and farmers markets, the new document sets standards for a variety of urban agriculture activities that are not currently addressed in Boston’s zoning code.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority, Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives and Mayor’s Urban Agriculture Rezoning Working Group have been meeting monthly since January 2012 to work on the document.

The new regulations, Article 89 of the Boston Zoning Code, will “create clarity and predictability for anyone interested in commercial food growing and creating farms in Boston,” according to a statement on the BRA website.

The BRA posted a list of reasons urban agriculture is good for Boston, including bringing neighbors together, improving access to fresh, healthy food, environmental benefits and educational opportunities. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

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