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Residents oppose revised 45 Worthington St. plan

August 4, 2017
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A recently revised proposal for a residential building at 45 Worthington St. was strongly opposed by residents at a public meeting due to height, building character, and affordability. The project was previously filed in a letter of intent to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (now Boston Planning and Development Agency) for a public review process...

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Residentes se oponen al plan revisado de 45 Worthington

August 4, 2017
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Debido a su altura, aspecto y asequibilidad, residentes en una reunión pública fuertemente se opusieron a una propuesta recientemente revisada de un edificio residencial. El proyecto fue incluido en una carta de intención a Boston Redevelopment Authority (ahora Boston Planning and Development Agency o BPDA) para el proceso de revisión pública en 2014. Equity...

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Walsh, Jackson speak at JP Progressives forums on mayoral race

August 4, 2017
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JP Progressives hosted Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson in two separate forums to discuss their visions for the city in light of their battle in the mayoral election. Both candidates were asked questions about a variety of local issues, including housing, safety, homelessness, and union contracts. The forum for Jackson was...

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Local hospitals sign agreement to form healthcare system

August 4, 2017
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The Beth Israel Deaconess system, Lahey Health, New England Baptist Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital and Anna Jacques Hospital have signed a ‘definitive agreement,’ bringing them one step closer to officially affiliating the hospitals together under one healthcare system, according to a press release. The participating hospitals and health care centers had already signed a...

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New artwork at City Hall

August 4, 2017
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A new series of artwork is now on display at City Hall, including four new art exhibitions and three new murals. The artwork is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, according to a press release. “City Hall Galleries have been an incredible success, showcasing the work of local artists both to...

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Parker Hill Library programming announced

August 4, 2017
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The Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) closed on July 1 to undergo a year-long renovation, and the branch’s community programming has been reassigned to various other community centers near the library. Parker Hill Branch library’s renovation will cost $2.4 million and consist mostly of repairs and improvements. It is expected...

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Former FPC director to lead CPA group

August 4, 2017
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Christine Poff, the former director for the Franklin Park Coalition, has been selected as the City’s director of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), a newly established position and committee to overlook funds from Community Preservation Act (CPA), which was approved by voters last year, according to a press release. The CPA will generate millions...

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English language learning bill changes public school education

August 4, 2017
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The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation so that public schools are no longer required to teach in English only, according to a press release. An Act for language opportunity for our kids (S.2125), also known as the LOOK Bill, which removes the current mandate requiring schools to use Sheltered English Immersion (SEI), or English-only...

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BPL Parker Hill Branch closing, some programming relocating

July 7, 2017
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Boston Public Library’s (BPL) Parker Hill Branch closed its doors on July 1 and will be undergoing renovations until June 2018. A limited amount of programming and services that the library normally holds will be spread out among various different locations in the area starting in September. “We are doing everything we can to accommodate the...

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BWH Helipad, MCPHS expansion discussed at LMA Forum

July 7, 2017
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At a June 26 Longwood Medical Area (LMA) public forum, residents voiced concerns about noise from helicopters that land at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in response to a proposal to change the location of the landing pad, and heard a proposal about an expansion of a Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences...

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