Monthly Archives: March 2018

Local businesses support Burney St. dev., some residents raise objections

March 2, 2018
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The local business community came out to support the proposed mixed-use development at 9 Burney St., citing a boost to the local economy, during a community meeting Feb. 12. But some residents opposed the project, pointing to having retail space in a residential zone and the development’s projected height. The project, which is called...

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Shaun King talks change during NU visit

March 2, 2018
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By Jess DeWitt Special to the Gazette People, energy, strategic planning, and money are the four pillars to enacting social change, according to author and activist Shaun King, who spoke at Northeastern University on Feb. 9.  Nearly a thousand people packed Blackman Auditorium to capacity to hear the civil rights activist partake in a...

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READING RALLY

March 2, 2018
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READING RALLY

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LMA historical survey completed, 2 buildings recommended for Landmarks designations

March 2, 2018
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LMA—The long-awaited survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings has been completed, with the survey finding 106 buildings at least 45 years of age and recommending two buildings for Boston Landmarks designations. The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) received $40,000 to conduct the survey, as part of a memorandum of agreement...

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Empresarios apoyan el proyecto de Burney St., residentes tienen dudas

March 2, 2018
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La comunidad empresarial local vino a apoyar un nuevo proyecto multiuso en 9 Burney Street, citando un incremento económico, durante una reunión el 12 de febrero. Sin embargo, algunos residentes están en contra del proyecto, preocupándose por el espacio comercial en una zona residencial y la altura del edificio. El proyecto llamado “The Laneway...

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Residents, local organizations weigh-in on short-term rentals while City Council begins work on regulating them

March 2, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Last month, Mayor Walsh announced intentions to better track and regulate short-term rentals in Boston and assign annual fees to operators of different types of rentals. That has residents, local elected officials, and neighborhood organizations debating how best to deal with short-term rentals and how they impact...

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RETIREMENT PLANS

March 2, 2018
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RETIREMENT PLANS

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O’Malley tackling curbside composting again

March 2, 2018
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, is tackling curbside composting once again. O’Malley with City Councilor Ayanna Pressley recently refiled a hearing order on the feasibility of implementing a curbside composting program in the city. O’Malley has filed a hearing order on the matter several times. Asked...

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City scholarships available to Boston residents for college

March 2, 2018
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Applications are now available for the 2018 City of Boston Scholarships, which are need-based scholarships for Boston residents interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or continuing education in Massachusetts, according to the press release. “The City of Boston Scholarship Fund helps turn our residents’ dreams of completing their post-secondary education into reality,” said Mayor...

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Meeting for Art Park project rescheduled

March 2, 2018
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The City has rescheduled the community meeting for the Art Park project for March 6. The original meeting for Feb. 7 was postponed because of the weather. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Church Parish Center. A back-up date of March 14 at the same location and time has...

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