Monthly Archives: March 2014

BLC: tavern demo hearing not required

March 18, 2014
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According to the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), the demolition of a historic former tavern at 804-810 Huntington Ave. earlier this month did not require a community hearing. The demolition of the former home of Burke’s Tavern earlier this month took local officials and residents by surprise. The apparent lack of notice led to a...

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Hill leaders react to Menino cancer news

March 16, 2014
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Hill leaders react to Menino cancer news

Former Mayor Thomas Menino is being treated for “advanced” cancer, the Boston Globe reported tonight, triggering early words of shock and support from local leaders. “I’m in shellshock right now,” said state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, who long worked for Menino, including as an adviser on Mission Main issues, starting in the mid-1990s. “One thing...

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Race for Governor: Avellone lays out ‘progressive’ platform

March 7, 2014
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Race for Governor: Avellone lays out ‘progressive’ platform

Three months ago, Democratic candidate for governor Joe Avellone attended a forum at Jamaica Plain’s Doyle’s Café, where he told the crowd he was not the most progressive candidate. But during a recent sit-down interview at the Gazette office, Avellone laid out a platform that he suggested many people would deem progressive. “I want...

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Race for Governor: Berwick aims to create community

March 7, 2014
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Race for Governor: Berwick aims to create community

Don Berwick, a Democratic candidate for governor, grew up in a small town in Connecticut called Moodus, where he said he learned the value of looking out for each other. Berwick said he wants to bring that philosophy to the Governor’s Office. “We were in it together,” Berwick said about his childhood in Moodus....

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Historic tavern demolition surprises

March 7, 2014
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Historic tavern demolition surprises

The sudden demolition of a historic former tavern at 804-810 Huntington Ave. last week took local officials and residents by surprise. The lack of notice led to a City stop-work order and questions about historic review. And it is unclear what is planned to replace it. “That place was a landmark,” said state Rep....

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Science Fair

March 7, 2014
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Science Fair

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Nuevo jefe de HHS habla de asuntos de salud

March 7, 2014
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Nuevo jefe de HHS habla de asuntos de salud

El antiguo consejero municipal Felix G. Arroyo, el nuevo jefe del departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS) de la Ciudad, habló a Gazette sobre su nuevo puesto y sobre sus metas para el futuro de la ciudad. Como uno de los 12 miembros del gabinete del alcalde Martin Walsh, Arroyo dijo que su...

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BRA approves Art Park project

March 7, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved last month the Art Park redevelopment, which is a project to turn City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets into community gardens and residential and retail space. The developer, Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS), has proposed to redevelop the Art Park site into 44 apartments with 10...

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Sex assault suspect dies mysteriously

March 7, 2014
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Patrick Barry, a former Mission Hill resident and Northeastern student who was charged with two attempted sexual assaults locally and a third in Arlington on Valentine’s Day, died on Feb. 21. His death is currently under investigation by the Middlesex Attorney General’s Office. A statement released by the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office said that Barry...

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11 years later, ‘interim’ LMA guidelines sticking around

March 7, 2014
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LONGWOOD MEDICAL/ACADEMIC AREA—The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) Longwood Medical and Academic Area Interim Guidelines, a vague and controversial set of development rules, are becoming de facto permanent guidelines as the BRA has no plans to replace or amend them a decade after their implementation. The guidelines are a kind of zoning overlay district that...

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