Monthly Archives: October 2015

Art Park lawsuit heads to trial in December

October 2, 2015
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development will go to trial on Dec. 14 and 15, according to Steven Azar, director of development for Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS). The Art Park site is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets that is slated to be redeveloped into community gardens and residential and...

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BRA aprueba el plan el traslado de apartamentos asequibles de 105A S. Huntington

October 2, 2015
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BRA aprueba el plan el traslado de apartamentos asequibles de 105A S. Huntington

El 17 de septiembre la junta de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) aprobó el plan de 105A S. Huntington para mover todos los departamentos económicos a otro sitio, según la portavoz Nick Martin. Como parte de esta propuesta, el promotor promete aumentar la cantidad de apartamentos asequibles de 32 a 42. El Representante del Estado...

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Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

October 2, 2015
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Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

Olmsted Place, a controversial apartment development at 161 S. Huntington Ave., will open its doors to its first tenants in November, according to spokesperson Matt Ellis. Boston Residential Group is now leasing the luxury apartments in the building. The project was divisive in the area, with some opponents criticizing the plan to replace the...

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Campbell, Jackson top vote getters in the preliminary election

October 2, 2015
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District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey’s longtime tenure might be in jeopardy after being topped by Andrea Campbell in the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 8, according to City results. Meanwhile, District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson cruised to a first-place finish. Most Mission Hill residents did not have a competitive race to vote...

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AG reviewing Prouty group’s request to save garden

October 2, 2015
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LMA—The state Attorney General’s (AG) Office has received the request from the Friends of the Prouty Garden to stop the demolition of the green space on Boston Children’s Hospital campus and is reviewing the matter, according to the AG’s Office. The Friends of the Prouty Garden hired a law firm, which sent the AG’s...

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Man fatally shot at Stop & Shop parking lot

October 2, 2015
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A man was fatally shot at the Stop & Shop parking lot in Brigham Circle on Sept. 16, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a call for a person shot at the parking lot of Stop & Shop about 12:12 p.m. on Sept. 16. They found a male victim suffering...

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WIT launches fundraising campaign for library

October 2, 2015
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The Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has launched a fundraising campaign to raise money to renovate the school’s library, according to a press release. WIT wants to garner $15 million to transform the library into an institution that relies more on providing advanced work spaces than on books. The renovated library will be named...

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NU opens new community space on campus

October 2, 2015
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NU opens new community space on campus

Northeastern University (NU) had a ceremonial opening for Northeastern Crossing, a new community space designed to foster connections between Northeastern University and Boston residents, on Sept. 28. Northeastern Crossing, which is located at 1175 Tremont St., will offer programming to Boston residents, including English as a Second Language classes, legal counseling by law students...

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BRA releases Avenue of Arts guidelines

October 2, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has released its design guidelines for zoning in the Avenue of the Arts area, which include suggestions for minimizing shadow and wind impacts, and creating active ground floors and connecting public spaces. The guidelines also recommend regularizing a “street wall” and creating “welcome mats” for each institution. The Avenue...

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BRA board approves 105A S. Huntington developer’s plan to move affordable units off-site

October 2, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved on Sept. 17 the plan by the developer of 105A S. Huntington Ave. to move all the affordable units off-site, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. As part of the proposal, the developer will raise the number of affordable units from 32 to 42. Local state Rep. Jeffrey...

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