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Reader Poll: Are Sandwich Board Signs a Sidewalk Nuisance?

The sandwich board ordinance that allows businesses to place free-standing signs on the sidewalks without a permit so long as they follow a list of requirements is coming to an end later this month. The Boston City Council will now decide whether to extend it or make revisions. Under the current ordinance, sandwich board signs Read More…

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Boston City Council Looks Into Sidewalk Signage Ordinance

The Boston City Council is looking into revising a city ordinance regarding signage for storefronts and businesses. The council held a working session this week about the ordinance that is coming to an end on May 21. The original ordinance, stating businesses did not need a city permit to place free-standing sandwich boards on public Read More…

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Sidewalk Sandwich Board Program Reinstated for One Year

Boston City Council has voted to reinstate the sandwich board ordinance for one year, allowing all businesses to use free-standing signs on public walkways as long as they follow certain requirements. This is an amended version of Mayor Walsh’s pilot program passed in 2015. Last August, the Council voted to reject the¬†proposal to make permanent Read More…

Community

Reader Poll: Should Street Sandwich Board Signs Require a Permit?

At the end of August, the Boston City Council voted to reject continuing a pilot program that allowed street sandwich board signs without a permit. The one-year temporary ordinance had allowed these signs as long as they followed certain rules, including size restrictions and displaying business contact information. There are arguments made for these signs Read More…

Business

Sandwich Board Program Under Review

The Boston City Council rejected continuing a pilot program that allowed street sandwich board signs without a permit. In 2015, the Mayor’s office proposed, and the Council approved, a temporary ordinance allowing all free-standing sandwich boards on public sidewalks as long as access was still made for pedestrians. The Council voted on August 23, 2017 Read More…

Government

City Council Passes Mayor Walsh’s New Sandwich Board Sign Ordinance

The Boston City Council voted last week to repeal the permit requirement for free-standing, sidewalk signs. The new 1-year pilot Sandwich Board Sign Ordinance was recently proposed by Mayor Walsh. “Sandwich board signs are significant marketing tools for small and local businesses, which are a critical part of the economy in the City of Boston Read More…