The Fight to Save the Citgo Sign Is a Proxy War for Boston's Soul

This is about a lot more than a big, red triangle in the sky. . Are we losing what makes us uniquely Boston in the granite-countertopped euphoria of the city’s building boom?

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Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Act may be coming to Boston. Learn how these funds can be used for a variety of historic preservation projects across Boston.

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Greg Galer

Tower proposals raising eyebrows. Overdevelopment a serious concern.

Residents and advocates are raising red flags about a rash of new high-rise towers and skyscrapers planned for Downtown Crossing — an area with outdated building rules that the Boston Redevelopment Authority has no pressing plans to update even as the Hub undergoes its largest building boom in city history.

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Young Professionals: Explore the Nantucket Lightship

July 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join the Young Advisors of the Boston Preservation Alliance and the Young Friends of Historic New England for a joint event on the harbor. First, tour the Nantucket Lightship/LV-112 of the rocky Nantucket Shoals in its newest home in East Boston. Discover its nautical idiosyncrasies and hear stories of its past. Then join fellow young professionals at KO Pies in the Boston Harbor Shipyard to meet and mingle..

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2016 Preservation Achievement Awards

October 24, 6:00 p.m.

The Alliance is excited to host our annual Preservation Achievement Awards where we will celebrate the accomplishments of eleven outstanding projects as well as the recipient of our President's Award for Excellence. Join us at the historic Paramount Center for the ceremony and reception on October 24, 2016. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now.

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