Monthly Archives: June 2016

Prouty Garden fight continues

June 3, 2016
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The fight to save the Prouty Garden continues, with supporters recently filing reports with the state Department of Public Health (DPH) saying that the planned expansion by Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is not needed. BCH’s construction plan will demolish the Prouty Garden. BCH countered in a statement that says it currently lacks the capacity...

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BRA board approves 1470 Tremont St. project

June 3, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its May 12 meeting approved the $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St. The proposal for 1470 Tremont St. is a residential and commercial development by Mission Hill-based developer Jason Savage. Savage is also a developer of the 66-unit Clutch Works project at 1486 Tremont St....

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Married

June 3, 2016
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BRA hires company to help rebrand itself as more trustworthy

June 3, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and allocated no more that $670,000 to the...

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BRA contrata a compañía para mejorar su imagen

June 3, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta Deseando ser una agencia más amigable y accesible, el comité de dirección de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) aprobó un contrato con Continuum, una compañía basada en Boston, para reinventarse como una agencia más confiable. La aprobación en la reunión de BRA el jueves, 12 de mayo, alocó...

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City Council, BPS grapple over water issue

June 3, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette The Boston Public Schools (BPS) administration and the City Council’s Education Committee grappled during a May 18 meeting at English High School over how to handle recent possible lead exposure at drinking fountains in six schools. The fountains were mistakenly left on after being tested for contaminants...

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New president selected for BPL

June 3, 2016
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The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees voted to extend an offer of employment for president of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, city librarian for the San Jose Public Library, according to a press release. The decision was made following public interviews of Bourne and David Leonard, interim president of the BPL,...

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Boston Licensing Board approves lift on BYOB ban

June 3, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette Following the City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously April 28 to lift the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in Mission Hill. One person with close ties to the...

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$7.5 million in City budget for affordable housing

June 3, 2016
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The City of Boston will set aside $7.5 million of Inclusionary Development funds for the acquisition of occupied rental housing in order to preserve affordable housing, according to a press release. Through the new Acquisition Opportunity Program, the Department of Neighborhood Development will provide loans to help responsible investor-owners acquire occupied, multi-family rental properties....

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Summit held to discuss CPA and parks

June 3, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette The City Council voted 12 to 1 on May 11 to put the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot. The next day, the Boston Park Advocates (BPA) held a summit at Franklin Park to discuss what CPAs could mean for the parks in the city....

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