Post-Olympic Development Planning around Widett Circle

Jonathan Cohn filed this request with the Boston Redevelopment Authority of Boston, MA .
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Communications

From: Jonathan Cohn

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

(1) Any communication, electronic or written, sent or received, between an employee of the Boston Redevelopment Authority and an employee of Samuels & Associates regarding Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics between July 1, 2013 and July 15, 2015.

(2) Any communication, electronic or written, sent or received, between an employee of the Boston Redevelopment Authority and an employee of National Development regarding Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics between July 1, 2013 and July 15, 2015.

(3) Any communication, electronic or written, sent or received, between an employee of the Boston Redevelopment Authority and an employee of Samuels & Associates regarding any property located in or around Widett Circle between July 1, 2013 and July 15, 2015.

(4) Any communication, electronic or written, sent or received, between an employee of the Boston Redevelopment Authority and an employee of National Development regarding any property located in or around Widett Circle between July 1, 2013 and July 15, 2015.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Cohn

From: Teresa Polhemus

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request of July 16th
seeking records under the Massachusetts Public Records Law. Relevant Boston
Redevelopment Authority (BRA) staff will research and review their files
on the subject you referenced. Please note that state law permits a charge
of
20 cents per photo-copied page and 50 cents per laser-printed page. A
fee may also be charged for staff time dedicated to the search for, review
of,
and production of documents. In the event that you have any
questions between now and when the BRA has completed reviewing your request
please
don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for your inquiry.

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o) *|*

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
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From: Teresa Polhemus

Jonathan -

Confirming that you would like to move forward with this request. Please
let me know.

Thanks.

Teresa

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o) *|*

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
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From: Jonathan Cohn

Hi Teresa,

Yes, I would like to move forward with it. When do you think you could get me a price quote for it?

Thank you for your work.

Best,
Jonathan

From: Teresa Polhemus

Hopefully today. What do you want to do about the other request?

tp

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o) *|*

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
__________________________________

From: Jonathan Cohn

Dear Teresa,

I should be able to get you the money for that request within the next two weeks, so you'll hear from me again soon. But I would like to move forward with it.

And I'll look for the cost estimate for this one as well.

Thanks,
Jonathan

From: Teresa Polhemus

Ok, as soon as I have the Widett cost estimate I will let you know, and
I'll continue working on the Sara Myerson request. Thanks.

tp

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o) *|*

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
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From: Jonathan Cohn

Hi Teresa,

I just thought I'd check in to see if you have a quote yet for this request.

As I noted, I should have the check for the Myerson request within the next two weeks.

Thanks again,
Jonathan

From: Teresa Polhemus

Hi Jonathan -

There won't be a charge for this request, there are not many emails so it's
under our threshold.

Thanks.

Teresa

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o)

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
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From: Jonathan Cohn

Teresa,

Great. Thanks.

Jonathan

From: Jonathan Cohn

Dear Teresa,

I wanted to follow up with this discussion. Let me know when to expect the records for this request.

Thanks,
Jonathan

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 15, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Teresa Polhemus

Jonathan -

Per our conversation there were no emails between employees of Samuels or
National Development relating to the development of Widdett Circle.

Teresa

*Teresa Polhemus*
*Executive Director/Secretary*
617-918-4475 (o)

*BRA/EDIC*
One City Hall Square *| *Boston, MA 02201
BostonRedevelopmentAuthority.org <http://bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/>
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