Community Daily Briefs

Thursday Brief: Spring Weather, Public Safety Meeting, Less Parking Congestion?

Things to know for Thursday, December 5th!

Events for today, courtesy of the Community Calendar

10:00am Gov’t Center Tree Removal Hearing at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue. In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on a request to remove nine public shade trees in the vicinity of 50 New Sudbury Street at Government Center. More Information.

6:00pm NE Public Safety Meeting – Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. These meetings are open to the public and are attended by Boston Police Area A-1.

6:30pm 115 Winthrop Square Public Meeting at Suffolk Law School. The Second Public Meeting for the proposed redevelopment of 115 Winthrop Square in Downtown Boston. The proposed redevelopment of the Project Site consists of a up to 775 feet tall tower, involving office work space; residential units; retail, dining, and other commercial space; as well as residential and private commercial parking below grade. [Meeting location is at 101 Federal St, 29th Floor, Boston].

Are we sure that this is January in Boston?

A few news articles to keep you in the loop:

First look: Self-driving car being tested on Boston streets

Self-driving cars have officially hit Boston streets. The initial testing is confined to 191-acre park in South Boston, but could expand to more complicated road patterns in other areas, also testing at night or in bad weather. Channel 5 Boston has video coverage of the self-driving car that hit the streets of Boston for the first time.

More room on Day 2 of pricier parking in Boston

The start of the parking pilot that increased metered parking pricing in Back Bay and the Seaport has already yielded some results. The philosophy behind the pilot is to make street parking more expensive, so people will be less likely to use on-street spots for longer than they should, leading to spots being open more often. The Boston Globe has more on the infancy stage of the pilot.

Latest on the Forum:

BOS:311 North End Update:

  • Street Lights at 180 Fulton St North End: 2 street are lights out at the intersection Of Lewis and Fulton Streets.

Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.

Weather Forecast:

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