Monthly Archives: June 2017

BPL face barrage of questions over library closure

June 2, 2017
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Boston Public Library (BPL) officials during a community meeting faced a barrage of questions over their decision to close the Parker Hill Branch Library for a year to allow the building to undergo renovations. The questions ranged from the lack of community outreach to why the closure will overlap with the closure of the...

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CPA committee still in the works

June 2, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette More work has yet to be done to make the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), which will designate the funds put forth by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), a reality. After back and forth between the advocate group Yes for a Better Boston and business groups, City Council...

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BPDA board approves 1457 Tremont St. development

June 2, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its May 11 meeting approved the 1457 Tremont St. development. The BPDA held a community meeting in April when the majority of attendees did not oppose the project. Local developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco have plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457...

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Memorial Day Service

June 2, 2017
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Memorial Day Service

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Futuro del comité del CPA

June 2, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Miembros del ayuntamiento necesitan más tiempo para llegar a un acuerdo sobre la creación de un comité de preservación comunitaria (CPC), un grupo que controlará los fondos del acto de preservación comunitaria (CPA). La decisión fue tomada después de una discusión entre el grupo Yes for a Better...

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Boston striving to be an age-friendly city

June 2, 2017
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The City of Boston, in partnership with AARP, recently launched its first Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan, which will act as a blueprint to improve life for Boston’s older adults in the next three years, according to a press release. The plan began to form in 2014 when Mayor Martin Walsh signed onto the World...

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Members of the Friends of Prouty Garden group get a court win

June 2, 2017
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Suffolk Superior Court Judge Salinger has allowed a motion to supplement the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) administrative record regarding the approval of Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) Determination of Need (DoN) for a $1 billion clinical tower, according to a spokesperson for the Ten Taxpayer Group. The motion is in regards to Ten Taxpayer...

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Residents demand slower, safer streets

June 2, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Residents packed the City Council chamber on May 10 during a budget hearing for the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to demand slower and safer streets in the city. In the crowd, residents sported bicycle t-shirts and some still wore their bike helmets after attending a memorial for...

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One community meeting closer to Olmsted Park restoration

June 2, 2017
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a community meeting on May 10 to hear ideas for improvements that park-goers have about Olmsted Park, and to collect feedback about which of three potential options might be the best allocation of the $575,000 restoration budget. With a low turnout of just eight residents, there was...

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Sociedad Latina holds ceremony for graduating youths

June 2, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented organization on Mission Hill, held a celebration on May 11 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for its youths graduating from middle school, high school, and college, according to a press release. Sociedad Latina Executive Director Alexandra Oliver-Dávila and Boston Centers for Youth and Families’ Commissioner William Morales co-hosted the event....

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