Monthly Archives: July 2012

Wentworth dorm project is filed

July 27, 2012
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LMA—Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) is moving ahead with a long-planned student dorm building at 525 Huntington Ave. that could begin construction as soon as February 2013. A public meeting to present the plan is slated for July 31 at WIT. The plan calls for a seven-story dorm housing 305 undergraduate...

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Man shot in Mission Main

July 18, 2012
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A man was shot multiple times at 44 Horadan Way in the Mission Main housing development at about 12:45 a.m. on July 13, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The 42-year-old victim’s name is being withheld by BPD and his condition is unclear. A BPD incident report says the victim was shot four...

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‘Parklet’ to replace parking spaces

July 13, 2012
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Mission Hill will get one of the city’s first “parklets” next year in a new pilot program. A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from two to three parking spaces. It may include tables and chairs, bicycle parking or planters, among other options. The current plan likely would...

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Art Park site’s future comes into focus

July 13, 2012
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The City has narrowed its vision for the city-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets. During a June 27 meeting, the City presented draft guidelines for a request for proposals (RFP), which included placing 35 to 45 residential units on the site and having mixed use of commercial, retail and industrial along the Terrace...

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High school student joins in medical research

July 13, 2012
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High school student joins in medical research

Dominick Zheng has sequenced DNA. He’s published medical papers. He’s researched the human immune system. And he just graduated high school. Zheng, a Mission Hill resident, has achieved so much so early partly because he got lucky. Dr. Richard Stevens, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and principal investigator in rheumatology, immunology...

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‘Parklet’ en vez de lugares para estacionarse

July 13, 2012
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Mission Hill obtendrá uno de los primeros ‘parklets’ en la ciudad el año que viene. Un parklet es un pequeño espacio público semipermanente que resembla un patio, hecho de dos o tres lugares para estacionarse. Posiblemente incluirá mesas y sillas, estacionamiento para bicicletas, y plantas, entre otras opciones. El plan actual creará un parklet...

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Best Seats in the House

July 13, 2012
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Best Seats in the House

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Apartment project sent back to drawing board

July 13, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has sent developers back to the drawing board with a luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. After strong community opposition, including a letter criticizing the project signed by 11 of 13 City-appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG) members, the BRA sent a scoping document to Boston...

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Heads of the Class

July 13, 2012
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Heads of the Class

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NU intends to grow up, not out

July 13, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) wants to grow taller, not wider, in its next Institutional Master Plan (IMP). The university is planning to create more academic space by renovating older buildings and constructing taller buildings within its current boundaries, officials said at the latest IMP Task Force meeting. NU officials also responded to community concerns over...

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