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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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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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Most residents not opposed to 1457 Tremont St.

May 5, 2017
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At a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) community meeting, developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco presented their plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457 Tremont St., the current site of a dilapidated Knights of Columbus building. Community members at the meeting generally did not oppose the proposal. About 30 people attended...

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Residentes no se oponen a desarrollo ecológico en Tremont

May 5, 2017
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En una reunión comunitaria de Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), los promotores Suzanne y Leland DiMeco presentaron sus planes de construcción para un desarrollo ecológico en 1457 Tremont St., el sitio actual del edificio ruinoso de Knights of Columbus. Miembros de la comunidad en la reunión generalmente no se oponían a la propuesta....

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BWH settles research fraud allegations

May 5, 2017
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) will pay $10 million to resolve allegations that one of their stem cell research laboratories fraudulently obtained grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a press release. As per federal regulations and institutional policy requirements, BWH conducted an investigation that identified data integrity concerns in...

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City seeks to expand fiber network

May 5, 2017
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The City, which is to investing $10 million in its fiber network, is seeking multiple proposals and options for projects that will provide broadband services to Boston Public Schools, public housing, and more than 100 City buildings, according to a press release. “Boston is a world-class city — and that needs to include our...

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Local concert to raise money for ACLU

May 5, 2017
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A group of Jamaica Plain friends and neighbors are organizing a concert this May 12 at Spontaneous Celebrations in order to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The group, called Boston for All, has recently organized a similar event called Run for All, which was a fundraising run around Jamaica Pond...

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New England Baptist Hospital begins merging process

May 5, 2017
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New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) has begun the process of merging with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Lahey Health by signing a letter of intent, according to a press release. “We are always open to new opportunities to collaborate with providers that share our commitment to high quality, lower cost care,” said...

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Mission Hill resident named to council to improve aging

May 5, 2017
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Mission Hill resident Nora Moreno Cargie was named to the state’s first Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. That council is comprised of leaders from the business community, academia, health care, technology and innovation, advocacy organizations, caregivers, community organizations, and municipalities. The council will develop a plan with the aim of making Massachusetts the...

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