Monthly Archives: November 2011

Energy upgrades to no longer be free

November 11, 2011
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A program that now offers free energy-efficiency home upgrades will only cover 75 percent of costs next year. MassSave, a state program, will continue to provide free energy assessments, products and services—including energy-efficient light bulbs, low-flow showerheads, heating system inspections and insulation upgrades—for qualified participants. But Renew Boston, the city’s energy-efficiency initiative, will no...

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Basement living request on hold

November 11, 2011
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A proposal to legalize existing living space in the basement of a Parker Hill Avenue home was deferred earlier this month, despite getting the approval of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) on Oct. 19. The application by Jacinto Carrera of 8 Parker Hill Ave. was deferred last week in front of the...

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DA: Thief snared by lack of music knowledge

November 11, 2011
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A Roxbury teen suspected of breaking into a Parker Street car dug a deeper hole when he mistook a famous singer for a girl who lives in Jamaica Plain, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Dejontre Bell, 17, was arrested Oct. 8 after police allegedly found him still inside a car at...

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Wheelock kicks off $80m campaign

November 11, 2011
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Wheelock kicks off $80m campaign

LMA—Wheelock College last month announced the public phase of a capital campaign that aims to raise $80 million by 2014. The college at 200 The Riverway already raised $53 million of that goal in a private campaign that began four years ago. “This campaign will greatly advance the college’s ability to prepare more graduates...

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Park plant-slashings spark new guidelines

November 11, 2011
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The slashing of more than 35 trees and shrubs by a poorly supervised work crew in McLaughlin Playground on Sept. 28 has sparked the Boston Parks Department to create new citywide guidelines for such work. “We are very disturbed about what happened,” said Parks Department spokesperson Jacque Goddard. “It is a very serious issue...

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Study aims to link Orange Line projects

November 11, 2011
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A new study will examine all real estate projects along the MBTA’s Orange Line with the aim of possibly linking their planning and marketing campaigns in a big-picture view. It will include the Parcel 25 project at Roxbury Crossing, along with proposals everywhere from Jamaica Plain’s Forest Hills to Somerville’s Assembly Square. “People at...

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BWH garage, park project to start next spring

November 11, 2011
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After several years’ delay, a project to build a garage and park at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) at Brigham Circle is finally moving forward. The Brigham Green project will create an underground parking garage in front of the Peter Bent Brigham building at 15 Francis St. and landscape the area into green space...

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Community Scholar

November 11, 2011
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Community Scholar

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NU Hockey to play at Fenway Park

November 11, 2011
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Northeastern University’s men’s hockey team will face off against Boston College in an outdoor game at Fenway Park in January. The event is part of Sun Life Frozen Fenway 2012, which will include two days of community ice skating. The hockey match on Jan. 14 is intended to be part of a doubleheader that...

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Sánchez picks up Mission Park in redistricting

November 11, 2011
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State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, who grew up in Mission Hill, will represent a little more of the neighborhood if he wins reelection next year, when his 15th Suffolk District is redrawn to include the Mission Park housing development. “It fits right in with this district. It always did,” Sánchez said of the change. Mission...

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