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IAG members review St. Alphonsus development proposal

September 8, 2017
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At a recent Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting, the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed six-story 95 St. Alphonsus St. development generally agreed that the developers had made improvements from the previous proposal. Developers from Wingate Companies presented their revisions to the IAG, which consists of Ellen Moore, David Welch, Katie...

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Chilacates coming to Mission Hill

September 8, 2017
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Chilacates, a popular counter-service restaurant with two locations in Jamaica Plain, will be expanding to Mission Hill. Socrates Abreu, the owner of the restaurants, said that the lease has been secured for 1480 Tremont St., across from the Tobin Community Center, and hopes to get the restaurant up and running by early 2018. The...

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Comisión consultiva revisa propuesto del proyecto en St. Alphonsus

September 8, 2017
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En una reunión reciente de Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), la comisión consultiva para el propuesto proyecto de seis pisos en 95 St. Alphonsus St. determinó que los promotores habían mejorado su propuesta original. Promotores de Wingate Companies presentaron sus revisiones a la comisión que incluye Ellen Moore, David Welch, Katie Genovesse, Gary...

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City makes public records on properties more accessible

September 8, 2017
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The City of Boston has announced the launch of RentSmart Boston, an online tool that allows renters and homeowners to access data about Boston’s properties, according to a press release. RentSmart compiles data from BOS:311 and the City’s Inspectional Services Department in order to give prospective tenants a more complete picture of the homes...

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Ward 10 Democrats endorse Walsh for mayor

September 8, 2017
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The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a large portion of Mission Hill, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release. The committee cited Walsh’s “record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality education,” as reasons for their endorsement, according to...

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Henry James special exhibition at ISG Museum

September 8, 2017
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The Isabella Steward Gardner Museum is opening an exhibition this fall called “Henry James and the American Painting,” which explores the novelist’s connection to visual art and Isabella Stewart Gardner, according to a press release. James is best known for his books “Portrait of a Lady” (1880), “Washington Square” (1880), and the “Wings of...

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City, BPS teachers reach agreement on contract

September 8, 2017
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After an 18-month negotiation, the Boston Public Schools and Boston Teachers Union have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, according to a press release. The agreement includes improvements to wages, parental leave policies, and hiring processes. The contract, which retroactively covers the 2016 to 2017 school year as well as the 2017 to...

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IDP report shows increase in affordable housing over 17 years

September 8, 2017
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The City has released its first report on the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), the program that requires private developers to include affordable housing as part of their proposals, according to a press release. The report describes the additional affordable housing units that have been created, specifically in the peak year 2016. The IDP applies...

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Staff turnover in Walsh administration

September 8, 2017
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Mayor Walsh’s Chief of Staff Daniel Koh has left his role with the City of Boston and has been replaced by David Sweeney, according to a press release. Sweeney has served as chief financial officer (CFO) and collector-treasurer for the City of Boston since April 2014. According to media reports, Koh is leaving his...

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Longwood Community Benefit funding available

September 8, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has released the application for community benefit grants of up to $75,000 in the Longwood Medical Area. The funds are a result of the Longwood Center Project in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. On April 29, 2008, the then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project...

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