Since 2014, a massive development project has been in the works near the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The mixed-use development is one of several projects around Boston to be constructed above a portion of the Massachusetts Turnpike that runs through the city. In recent years, developers have been purchasing the air rights over different portions of the turnpike ... Read More ›


40 Trinity Place

For the last few years, developers have been working with the city to construct a midsized high-rise building in Back Bay near Copley Square. After several delays, construction is finally scheduled to start on 40 Trinity Place in 2017. 40 Trinity Place will be a 31-story building with a four-star hotel on the lower floors and luxury condo units on the upper floors.  The building will be ... Read More ›


Get the Most Out of Your Trip to Boston’s Farmer’s Markets

This time of year is about warm weather, vacations and relaxing afternoons. It also heralds the return of farmer’s markets. A trip to the market is a great opportunity to indulge in fresh, healthy produce and to expand your horizons by trying new items or preparing them in different ways. Fortunately, Boston has a number of farmer’s markets spread across the city in virtually all of its ... Read More ›


Boston Celebrates National Historic Preservation Month

May is a month where our weather really starts to warm up and our thoughts turn toward summer. In the spirit of looking forward, while at the same time looking back, May is also National Historic Preservation Month. In order to celebrate and promote Boston’s rich history, architecture and historic neighborhoods, Mayor Walsh recently released a schedule of events taking place in May, across the ... Read More ›


Back Bay Fire

As most people have heard by now, there was terrible fire yesterday in Boston’s Back Bay. The fire spread quickly to nine alarms, and 150 firefighters were called in to battle the blaze, made even more difficult by yesterday’s 45 mile per hour winds. Two heroic firefighters died saving the lives of others, and keeping the fire from spreading to the surrounding buildings. Both men worked out of ... Read More ›


Frozen Frog Pond

With winter in full swing, there are loads of great activities in Downtown Boston.   Now that the holidays are over maybe exercise was one of your New Year’s resolutions?  Exercise doesn’t need to be exercise for exercise sake.  Have some fun while you are at it, and get yourself limbered up just in time for the Olympics.  A great opportunity to get some fresh air and get the muscles moving is ... Read More ›

Boston Common Spring

Boston’s Back Bay

Initially created by filling 450 acres of the Charles River basin, construction of the Back Bay began in 1858, and after 30 years of around the clock activity, the city grew from 783 acres to 1,233 acres. The neighborhood was originally designed to be solely a residential district, and deed restrictions were imposed requiring uniform setbacks from the street, brick and stone construction, and ... Read More ›

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