Monthly Archives: January 2016

City changes affordable-housing policy

January 15, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order last month that changes the City’s affordable-housing policy, forcing some developers to pay more money or build more affordable units if they don’t meet the affordable-housing requirement on-site. The policy change went into effect Jan. 1. But to the disappointment of some housing organizations, the executive order...

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Some IAG members want more affordable units for Goddard House project

January 15, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the Goddard House project on Jan. 7 with some members advocating for more affordable-housing units, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building...

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DEDICATION

January 15, 2016
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DEDICATION

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La Ciudad cambia su política de vivienda asequible

January 15, 2016
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Alcalde Martin Walsh firmó una orden ejecutiva el mes pasado que cambia la política de vivienda asequible de la Ciudad, obligando a los promotores que paguen más dinero o construyan más departamentos asequibles si no satisfacen el requisito. El cambio entró en vigor el primer día de enero. La orden ejecutiva no cambia el...

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Meetings scheduled on MBTA fare changes, possibly ending late-night service

January 15, 2016
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The MBTA will be holding several public meetings to hear comments and suggestions from the community about proposed fare changes and possibly ending late-night service, according to a press release. A meeting on fare changes will take place at the Roxbury Community College on Feb. 10. The MBTA is making efforts to close its...

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Sanchez brings Latino elected officials together

January 15, 2016
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On Dec. 17, local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez held a celebratory luncheon for nearly 50 elected Latino officials in recognition of recent electoral gains throughout Massachusetts, according to a press release. After the November elections, there are now almost 50 Latino elected officials in the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is a considerable growth...

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Sociedad Latina director picked for School Committee

January 15, 2016
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Sociedad Latina director picked for School Committee

Alexandra Oliver-Davila, executive director of Sociedad Latina and longtime advocate for Latino youth, was recently appointed to the Boston School Committee, according to a press release. The Boston School Committee is a seven-member governing body of the Boston Public Schools. It establishes and monitors the annual operating budget and is responsible for hiring, managing,...

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Fatal shooting on Annunciation Road

January 15, 2016
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A 17-year-old male was fatally shot on Annunciation Road on Dec. 18, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers arriving to the area of 60 Annunciation Road found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who has since been identified as 17-year-old D’Andre King-Settles of Roxbury, was pronounced dead at...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 15, 2016

January 15, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 2 for the Feb. 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont...

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BRA board approves Heath St. project

January 15, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $17.4 million General Heath Square Apartments during its meeting on Dec. 10, according to a press release. The General Heath Square Apartments will be built on City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath, and Bromley streets, and is expected to created 42 construction jobs....

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