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Police: Alleged Drug Dealer Caught on Albany Street

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions.  Boston Police charged a Dorchester man with drug dealing near Massachusetts Avenue and Alba South End Patch News

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 15, 2013 at 10:01 pm

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New Plan for Albany Street Apartments OK’d

It’s official: The developer of the 275 Albany Street project will move ahead with its project as a dual apartment complex instead of a hotel and apartment complex, the Boston Redevelopment Authority decided last week.  The dual-hotel project by Normandy Real Estate Partners was originally approved in 2010, and was changed the first time in the summer of 2012 to become half hotel, half residential, before this latest change to a full residential development.  The $ 145 million project is comprised of two buildings, a 19-story apartment complex facing Traveler Street and an L-shaped building on East Berkeley Street that will rise 11 stories.  Thee Traveler St. structure will be used for residential use with up to 220 units, and the East Berkeley structure will also be used for residential use with up to 180 units rooms. In addition, the project will include retail and possibly restaurant space, with accessory parking with up to 180 parking spaces. The project is projected to create 300 construction jobs and 15 permanent jobs.  The BRA came to the South End in late February to review the project’s new plans with residents.  The Albany Street area is no stranger to upcoming developments. The Ink Block apartment complex, which will feature a Whole Foods Market, is planned for this spring.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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Argument Leads to Roommate Fight on Albany Street

The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions. An argument amongst roommates turned violent on Wednesday evening. Boston Police responded to an assault and battery report at about 12:31 on Wednesday, March 13 at 601 Albany Street. Officers spoke to the victim, who stated that his roommate struck him. The two had had an argument about late night visitors. When the roommate asked the victim if he had been drinking, the suspect said no. At this point, the suspect became angry, police said. An arugment ensued and the suspect slapped the victim and punched him in the throat. Officers observed redness on the victim’s throat. Officers spoke to the suspect, who refused to provide officers with her license or any information. The suspect eventually provided her license and admitted to slapping the victim because of the nature of their argument. Officers charged Natalia Trujillo of 601 Albany Street with assault and battery.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

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Details Shared on Albany Street Dual-Apartment Complex

Despite multiple setbacks on the Albany Street development, the project is moving forward as a dual-residential apartment complex, according to architects who presented the project’s latest plans at the Old Dover Neighborhood Association meeting Tuesday night.  The developer of the Albany Street site was first approved in 2010 to build two hotels and a parking lot at 275 Albany Street. That plan changed the first time in the summer of 2012 to become half hotel, half residential, and the developer is now seeking to change the project to two new residential buildings. The new proposal includes up to 220 residential units in the building on the north end of the site at 275 Albany St., identified as the “Traveler Structure.” The second building, located on the south end of the site and called the “East Berkeley Structure,” would feature up to 180 residential units in the second building. The total number of units would not exceed 380. Although the project will change in function from what was originally approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the height of the building and most of the details have remained the same.  James Gray, architect with ADD, Inc. said the footprint of the building shrunk a bit, leaving room for more open space.  “The lot coverage was about 85 percent of the lot, so we tighted up the footprint, and there’s now about 80 percent lot coverage which we think is an improvement,” he said. “There’s more landscaping along Albany Street to make it more friendly from a pedestrian standpoint,” he said.  Gray said on the East Berkeley side of the building, the company is still developing the landscape plan, but plans include some small benches and street trees to line the sidewalk.   The architects also noted the project would contain 20 percent affordable housing, although Gray noted that due to zoning, 10 percent could be on-site and 10 percent could be off-site.  Also featured in the design is 1800 square feet of retail space, that developers are hoping will be some type of restaurant or cafe. Tamara Roy, principal at ADD Inc. said a cafe or similar type of food service business could help to vitalize the area, especially with the other incoming development, Ink Block, in the same neighborhood.  Construction on the project, if all is approved by the BRA, would begin around mid-September of this year, and the first phase, which includes completing the Traveler Street building would take about 22 months. The second building would follow in another six months.  The developer, Normandy Real Estate Partners, is scheduled to appear before the full BRA on the project changes on Thursday, March 14 at […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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Things to Know in the South End Today, Feb. 26: Community Meeting on Albany Street Project Tonight

1. Weather: The National Weather Service is predicting a partly sunny day with a high of 42 degrees.  2. Community Meeting on 275 Albany Street: If you’d like to have a say about the recently changed hotel-to-apartment-complex project designed for 275 Albany Street, stop by a South End community meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Project Place 1145 Washington St. The developer of the Albany Street site was first approved in 2010 to build two hotels and a parking lot at 275 Albany Street. That plan changed the first time in the summer of 2012 to become half hotel, half residential, and the developer is now seeking to change the project to two new residential buildings. See here for more information.  3. “Townie” Author at South End Library: Tonight, the South End Library and Friends of the South End Library will host acclaimed author, Andre Dubus III who will read from his compelling memoir, Townie. It describes his early life growing up amid violence and chaos on the poor side of  local towns –including Haverill –after his father, the eminent writer Andre Dubus, left the family and visited only on Sundays. The talk starts at 6:30 p.m. See here for more information.  4. Art at OWK: Starting tonight, United South End Artists, Inc. and OKW Fine Clothing & Gallery will present the 4th annual Small Works Show at OKW Fine Clothing & Gallery in the South End.The exhibit will feature original paintings, photography and sculpture produced by member artists of United South End Artists, Inc., and will run through April 4. See here for more information.  5. Coda Does the Harlem Shake: File this one under “viral video craze we barely understand,” but check out this video of the staff at Coda donning their crazy costumes and joining in the latest Internet video fad, the Harlem Shake.    Things you can do every day on South End Patch: Share your news with the rest of the community. Click here to add an announcement.  Add your events to our events calendar. Click here to sign up for breaking news updates. Want up-to-the-minute news? Click here to follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  Share your thoughts on your community in a blog. Click here to get started. South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 26, 2013 at 1:31 pm

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Albany Street Project Community Meeting Slated for Tuesday

Due to the large change in scope in Normandy Real Estate Partner’s Albany Street project, the Boston Redevelopment Authority will hold a community meeting on Tuesday for South End residents. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Project Place (1145 Washington St – Suite 2) on Feb. 26th. The developer of the Albany Street site was first approved in 2010 to build two hotels and a parking lot at 275 Albany Street. That plan changed the first time in the summer of 2012 to become half hotel, half residential, and the developer is now seeking to change the project to two new residential buildings. The applicant, BH Normandy 275 Albany Street LLC, is scheduled to appear before the full BRA on the project changes on Thursday, March 14 at 5:45 p.m. in Boston City Hall’s Room 900. The previously approved project featured two buildings, one a hotel with up to 325 rooms and one housing 220 residential units, according to a filing with the BRA. “However, given current market conditions, the applicant was unable to secure a hotel operator despite diligent efforts to do so,” according to the filing. The new proposal includes up to 220 residential units in the building on the north end of the site at 275 Albany St., identified as the “Traveler Structure.” The second building, located on the south end of the site and called the “East Berkeley Structure,” would feature up to 180 residential units in the second building. The total number of units would not exceed 380. Parking has also been increased from 165 to 180 spaces. The developer has also increased the amount of space on the site accessible by the public, from no less than 15 percent of the property to no less than 20 percent. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

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Week in Review: Parking, No Hotel on Albany Street

The following are the top articles on South End Patch from Feb. 11 to Feb. 15, 2013: Man Charged For Having Marijuana, Knife on Shawmut Ave Police arrested a South End man for possession of drugs and a weapon. Where to Eat in the South End on Valentine’s Day Many of your favorite South End spots are offering special holiday menus for the occasion. Attention Foodies: ‘Taste of the South End’ To Return in March The annual fundraiser for the AIDS Action Committee will feature 43 different South End restaurants, wine, beer, cocktails, prizes and more. Plan to Build Hotel On Albany Street Is Scrapped The project, which was first approved for two hotels, then changed to a hotel and an apartment complex, has been altered again. Should South End Residents Get to ‘Hold’ Their Parking Spots? Parking is already difficult in the South End neighborhood, much less without two feet of snow on the ground. SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 17, 2013 at 10:59 am

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Plan to Build Hotel On Albany Street Is Scrapped

There won’t be a hotel built on Albany Street in the South End after all, according to the latest filing with the Boston Redevelopment Authority.  In what was originally approved as a two-hotel project, then a one hotel, one apartment complex project, the plans for the 275 Albany Street site have changed once again, this time switching to two all-residential apartment buildings and a large parking garage.  The two buildings that will now seek the BRA’s approval are a 19-story apartment complex facing Traveler Street and an L-shaped building on East Berkeley Street that will rise 11 stories.  Thee Traveler St. structure will be used for residential use with up to 220 units, and the East Berkeley structure will also be used for residential use with up to 180 units rooms. In addition, the project will include retail and possibly restaurant space, with accessory parking with up to 180 parking spaces. The dual-hotel project by Normandy Real Estate Partners was originally approved in 2010, and was changed the first time in the summer of 2012 to become half hotel, half residential.  The BRA has scheduled a public meeting on Feb. 26 to review the project’s new plans. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Project Place, (1145 Washington St. – Suite 2.) The Albany Street area is no stranger to upcoming developments. The Ink Block apartment complex, which will feature a Whole Foods Market, is planned for this spring.  SOUTH END PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Updates South End Patch

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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