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111 Terrace St. still under review

September 7, 2018
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After an extended comment period, the community and city agencies are still deciding how they want to proceed with the proposed new building at 111 Terrace St. Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) extended the comment period through Aug. 31 to allow the public additional time to submit comments. The Community Alliance of Mission...
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Burney Street project update

September 7, 2018
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The developers of the Burney Street project are still working with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) on next steps for the project based on community input on a revised design. Russ Preston, a developer of the project, said that the proposal now includes a parking space and a redesign of some of...
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Some local businesses switching to metal straws

September 7, 2018
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Mirroring a global environmental movement, local businesses have been offering metal straws in lieu of plastic straws in order to reduce plastic waste. Brassica Kitchen and Cafe started using metal straws in July this year to provide an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic. “As a cafe we see a lot of plastic being wasted and...
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New five-story building proposed on Terrace St.

August 3, 2018
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A new five-story development proposal at 111 Terrace St. on Mission Hill is under review by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). Out of 42 residential units, the proposed project would have five affordable units, including one for artist housing. The property currently consists of 11,889 square feet of land, and consists of...
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Update on Laneway development

August 3, 2018
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The developers for The Laneway at 9-11 Burney St. project, which has drawn a mixed reaction from the community, are continuing to review feedback from recent pop-up workshops, while a vote at the Boston Planning and Development Agency board was not slated at the Gazette deadline. The developers—Mitch Wilson and Russell Preston—are proposing to...
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Early voting available for 2018 state election

August 3, 2018
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Voters registered in Boston will be able to vote early in this year’s election beginning on Monday Oct. 22 and running through Friday, Nov. 2, according to a press release. Mission Hill residents will be able to cast their ballots for the Nov. 6 State Election at the Tobin Community Center on Oct. 23...
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Millions invested in mayor’s plan to combat youth substance use

August 3, 2018
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Mayor Walsh recently released a five year plan to prevent and address youth substance use in Boston. The plan is the result of a comprehensive assessment of youth substance use and current prevention efforts in Boston. The Youth Substance Use Prevention Strategic Plan will guide the work of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services...
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Burney St. development continues to draw mixed reaction

July 6, 2018
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The developers of the proposed Laneway project at 9 Burney St. in Mission Hill have completed the additional “pop-up” community outreach events, but the project continues to draw a mixed reaction. The developers—Mitch Wilson and Russell Preston—are proposing to demolish an existing three-family structure at 11 Burney St. and construct a 27,629-square-foot, four-story building...
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Proyecto de Burney St. todavía recibe reacciones mezcladas

July 6, 2018
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Los promotores del propuesto proyecto en 9 Burney Street en Mission Hill han realizado varios eventos comunitarios, pero el proyecto sigue recibiendo reacciones mezcladas. Mitch Wilson y Russell Preston proponen demoler una estructura de tres familias en 11 Burney Street y construir un edificio de cuatro pisos y 27 mil pies cuadrados. Incluye 25...
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Revised Burney St. project draws mixed response

June 1, 2018
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The mixed-use development that has been proposed at 9-11 Burney St. is still drawing a conflicted response from the community, although some residents were pleased with changes made by the developers in a redesign from the previous proposal. The developers—Mitch Wilson and Russell Preston—are proposing to demolish an existing three-family structure at 11 Burney...
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