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  • Boston Zoning Board of Appeal Hearings 9-01-15
    Zoning regulates the use and dimensional boundaries of privately owned buildings and land. The Zoning code is in place to protect the neighborhoods from the construction of buildings or structures that do not fit into the context of a neighborhood. The Zoning Board of Appeal hears appeals for varying the application of the Zoning Code and determines when it is appropriate to grant deviations from code restrictions. Watch Video »
  • South End Technology Center Fab Lab Dedication
    Mayor Walsh dedicates the Fab Lab at the South End Technology Center to longtime community activist and former State Representative Mel King. The Fab Lab provides low-cost access along with training in most aspects of computer-related technology to Boston residents. Watch Video »