Monthly Archives: April 2017

Most residents not opposed to 1457 Tremont St. development; comment period ends soon

April 18, 2017
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At a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) community meeting, developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco presented their plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457 Tremont St., the current site of a dilapidated Knights of Columbus building. Community members at the meeting generally did not oppose the proposal. About 30 people attended...

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Art Park project court battle appears over

April 7, 2017
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The Art Park project court battle appears finally to be over, with Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) the victors and paving the way for the long-planned project to get underway. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed...

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Residents pressure Sanchez on criminal justice reform

April 7, 2017
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Residents pressured local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez to take action on criminal justice reform at a public meeting last month on Mission Hill. Sanchez held the meeting to inform residents in his district about the results of a community survey he recently completed, and to answer questions from residents about local and statewide concerns....

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A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

April 7, 2017
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A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

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Developers file 1457 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission-Hill based husband and wife development team, have filed their 1457 Tremont St. project, officially called “Mission Hill Flats,” with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The project would replace the vacant Roxbury Council Knights of Columbus building with a 40-unit, mixed-use development. BPDA will hold a community...

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El Representante Sánchez Habla con la Comunidad

April 7, 2017
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El Representante del Estado Jeffrey Sánchez tuvo una reunión pública en Mission Hill para informar a los residentes de su distrito sobre los resultados de una encuesta comunitaria recién terminada, y para contestar preguntas de residentes sobre asuntos locales y estatales. Sánchez representa el distrito que incluye Mission Hill, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, y Brookline....

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Hearing held on forming committee for CPA

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first steps of establishing the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) started to roll out when the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a hearing last month at City Hall. The establishment of the committee is a requirement of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which Boston voters...

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NU graduates start composting project

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette For centuries composting has been used as a method to bring valuable nutrients back into depleted soil that has been used for farming. Although living in an urban environment feels unconnected to the farms that produce the food that city dwellers consume, three Northeastern University graduates are...

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Hill group surveying community on beautification

April 7, 2017
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A Mission Hill group is surveying residents to find out what sections of the neighborhood need to be cleaned up and what actions should be done to beautify the area. The group, Mission Hill Beautification Task Force, is a newly formed subgroup of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH), a longtime neighborhood civic...

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BPDA to host second task force meeting on WIT project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is slated to host a second Wentworth Task Force meeting on April 5, after the Gazette deadline, for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St. The 64-foot academic building would house laboratories, student learning and group meeting space, offices,...

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