Monthly Archives: September 2015

Group asks AG to save Prouty Garden

September 4, 2015
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LMA—The Friends of the Prouty Garden, a group dedicated to saving the green space at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus, has hired a law firm and is asking the state Attorney General’s (AG) Office to stop the demolition of it. Meanwhile, BCH is saying in a released statement that its plan to replace the...

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No competitive Council races for most Hill residents

September 4, 2015
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There will be no competitive City Council races for most residents living in the Mission Hill area to vote on during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8. District 8 City Councilor Josh Zakim, who represents most of Mission Hill, is running unopposed during the preliminary and general elections. Some residents who live in a...

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Informe: Boston 2024 subestimó el costo de las Olimpíadas

September 4, 2015
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Aunque se ha retirado la oferta olímpica de Boston 2024, un análisis del propuesto recientemente terminado por el Brattle Group indica que las estimaciones para albergar las Olimpíadas faltaban casi un billón de dólares para llegar a una predicción más realista. Lideres del estado habían encargado al Brattle Group el análisis, y aunque se...

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BCH proposes elevated walkway over Longwood Avenue

September 4, 2015
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LMA—Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is seeking to build an elevated walkway over Longwood Avenue that would connect a parking garage to its main building, according to an Institutional Master Plan Notification Form (IMPNF) filed last month with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The proposal would require BCH to amend its Institutional Master Plan (IMP)....

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NU agrees to $2.7 million fine over research funds

September 4, 2015
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Northeastern University (NU) has come to an agreement with the federal government to pay a $2.7 million fine over allegations the university failed to properly account for federal research funds that it had received from the National Science Foundation (NSF), according to a press release. The funds were awarded to support high-energy particle physics...

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Construction Underway

September 4, 2015
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Construction Underway

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City launches heating program to assist seniors

September 4, 2015
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The City last month launched Seniors Save, a program that will help financially eligible seniors replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins, according to a press release. Replacing an aging heating system with a new energy efficient system can significantly lower the risks of heating emergencies during the winter and also reduce...

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Report: Boston 2024 underestimated cost of Olympics

September 4, 2015
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While the Boston 2024 Olympic bid has been withdrawn, a recently completed analysis of the proposal by the Brattle Group suggests cost estimates for hosting the Olympics were almost $1 billion short of a more realistic prediction. State leaders had commissioned the Brattle Group for the analysis, and although the bid was withdrawn, the...

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McLaughlin Park’s renovation underway

September 4, 2015
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McLaughlin Park’s renovation underway

The renovation of McLaughlin Park began July 1 and is expected to be mostly completed in the fall, according to Boston Parks and Recreation project manager Allison Perlman. The project has a budget of $430,000. McLaughlin Park is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill. The renovation will create...

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Back to School Jam

September 4, 2015
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Back to School Jam

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