Monthly Archives: May 2015

Fenway colleges file IMP updates

May 1, 2015
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Emmanuel and Wheelock Colleges filed updates for their Institutional Master Plans (IMP) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), as required by the City. Emmanuel’s filing states no changes to the IMP approved in 2012, aside from an amendment filed a month after the IMP’s approval. That amendment authorized Emmanuel’s use of the Society of...

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City releases first student housing report

May 1, 2015
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The City of Boston released its first ever “Student Housing Trends” report last month, establishing a baseline toward Mayor Martin Walsh’s goal of creating 18,500 new student dormitory beds by 2030. Mission Hill is one of the neighborhoods with the biggest student-housing impacts. But all local data in the report is inaccurate because it...

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Participacion, May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 9 de junio para la edición del 12 de junio. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Avenida de las Artes reglas de diseño de BRA reunión comunitaria, miércoles,...

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Developer proposes 15-unit project for Fisher Ave.

May 1, 2015
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Developer proposes 15-unit project for Fisher Ave.

Developer Jason Savage is proposing a 15-unit, 6-floor residential development for 40 Fisher Avenue, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The 22,039-square-foot project would have two 1-bedroom units, six 2-bedroom units and seven 3-bedroom units. The development would also have 10 parking spaces and 18 bicycle spots. The project would...

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Food for Friends

May 1, 2015
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Food for Friends

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Hill Agenda, May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, June 9 for the June 12 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Avenue of the Arts BRA design guidelines community meeting, Wed., May 6, 6-8pm, MassArt, 621 Huntington Ave., room 280A. Info:...

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Zakim, Beacon Hill resident pull papers for Council race

May 1, 2015
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Two people, including current seat-holder Josh Zakim, have applied for nomination papers for the District 8 city councilor race. That district covers Mission Hill. The other person is Beacon Hill resident Thomas Joseph Dooley III, who ran unsuccessfully for the seat in the 2013 election. Eight people have pulled papers for the At-Large City...

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BRA: Public must wait for ‘urban renewal’ details

May 1, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) recently began public meetings about its request to renew its “urban renewal” plans around the city, including one covering the Longwood Medical Area. But the BRA refused to provide the existing plan’s details to the Gazette for review, saying they will be posted online sometime in the near future....

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‘Avenue of the Arts’ guidelines project continues

May 1, 2015
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The second meeting hosted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) aimed at creating a new set of design guidelines for the “Avenue of the Arts” section of Huntington Avenue focused on covering existing conditions, including landscape, streetscape, mobility, and public uses. David Grissino, the BRA planner in charge of the study, told the Gazette...

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Report: BPS needs better approach to black and Latino students

May 1, 2015
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) released last month the second phase of a study looking at the low academic performance of black and Latino males in the school system. The second phase found that a “more systematic focus” is needed to educating black and Latino males, and that most teachers lack cultural knowledge of...

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