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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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Proyecto de 9-11 Burney falta apoyo

June 1, 2018
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New Urban Partners, LLC, propone demoler una estructura de tres familias en 11 Burney Street y construir un edificio de cinco pisos. Incluye 25 unidades de alquiler, tres de las cuales serán de bajo ingreso, y cinco lugares de estacionamiento. El proyecto también propone 1.900 pies cuadrados de espacio comercial en la planta baja...

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Developer says he paid $20,000 to settle lawsuit

May 4, 2018
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During a Boston Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) meeting to review the notice of project change (NPC) for the Art Park development, the developer revealed he paid $20,000 to settle a lawsuit over project so that proposal could move forward. A version of project was already approved by the then Boston Redevelopment Authority and...

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Residents weigh-in on CPA funds during forum

May 4, 2018
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A local community development corporation organized a forum for residents to discuss their ideas about what should be done with the $20 million per year that will be raised by the newly adopted Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. Residents suggested specific ideas for projects for housing, parks, and historical preservation, as well as ideas...

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Boston resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

May 4, 2018
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Susan Eisenberg, a Boston resident since 1974, has written two books from her own and other women’s experiences in the construction industry. Stanley’s Girl is Eisenberg’s fifth book of poetry, which will be published by Cornell University Press. It is a book of lyrical poetry which is centered around Eisenberg’s experience as one of...

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Developer releases revised and denser Art Park project

April 6, 2018
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio (SMS) held a community meeting to update the community about what its plans are for the Art Park development that will connect 778-796 Parker St. and 77 Terrace St. parcels. Historically, the community has been largely in favor of the project, and is still today, despite the fact that the proposed...

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Promotor lanza proyecto Art Park con mayor densidad

April 6, 2018
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Sebastián Mariscal Studio (SMS) presentó una reunión pública para informar a la comunidad sobre sus planes para el proyecto Art Park, que juntará las parcelas de 778-796 Parker Street y 77 Terrace Street. Históricamente, la comunidad ha estado a favor del proyecto, a pesar de que el desarrollo tendrá otras 16 unidades. La reunión...

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Man sentenced for armed robbery, rape

April 6, 2018
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An identical twin was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison and 10 years of probation after being convicted of rape and armed robbery that took place in 2004, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The case had been complicated by the lack of technology to distinguish between one twin and...

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Local teen activists demand NEU pay more PILOT payments

April 6, 2018
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Teen organizers from B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign held a banner-drop protest action at Northeastern University (NEU) on Jan. 17 to demand that the university pay $13 million to the City of Boston’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program. A spokesperson of NEU was unaware of the protest. PEACE for Jorge Campaign is an...

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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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