Archive for June, 2014

June 23, 2014

99 Tremont Street apartments

The Boston Redevelopment Authority is hosting a meeting regarding a proposal to build apartments at the long-vacant property at 99 Tremont Street, just outside Oak Square.  It will be held Wednesday, June 25 at 6PM at the Presentation School Foundation, 640 Tremont Street, Brighton.  The property has been an empty lot since a fire destroyed the previous building in 1979.  If I remember correctly, at least one of the displaced tenants was part of Boston-based band The Cars.

June 5, 2014

New ISD commissioner to speak tonight

Boston’s new commissioner of the Inspectional Services Department, William Walsh, will be speaking tonight at the Brighton Allston Improvement Association’s monthly meeting.  The department has been under increased scrutiny after a series by the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team.  For decades, ISD has resisted the efforts of mayors, commissioners, and multiple “blue-ribbon” panels charged with reforming it.  The result is that Allston Brighton is full of overcrowded buildings, illegal apartments, and tenants living in unsafe conditions.  Property deteriorates and there are no consequences for irresponsible owners.

The meeting will start at 7PM at the Brighton Elks, 326 Washington Street in Brighton Center.  Full agenda here.


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