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Council president wants to see more community involvement in as-of-right projects

April 6, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette After an as-of-right project slipped by without any community feedback, City Council President Andrea Campbell has some questions on how these projects are zoned, and why there is no public process. Councilor Campbell called for a hearing to discuss the review process for as-of-right zoning projects, particularly...

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METCO SUPPORTERS

April 6, 2018
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METCO SUPPORTERS

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Election photos:

April 6, 2018
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Election photos:

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Letters:

April 6, 2018
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Opposing the Burney Street development We stand with neighbors and abutters in opposing an oversized development at 9-11 Burney Street. We ask the BPDA to prevent this concerning precedent, thereby protecting the residential neighborhoods in Mission Hill. Principal objections: The proposed 6-story building will dwarf existing homes on Burney St., with a height that...

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Op-eds:

April 6, 2018
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House passes legislation regulating, taxing short-term rentals By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez As I meet with neighbors and community members, one concern rises to the top: affordable housing. As our state’s population and economy grows, housing costs continue to rise. In many ways, we are victims of our own success. Our tireless efforts...

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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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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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FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

March 2, 2018
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FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

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