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City introduces new online permitting system

November 13, 2015
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The City’s permitting process might now be just a little bit easier, with the new Boston Permits and Licenses online platform. Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled the platform on Nov. 2, according to a press release. “We are committed to creating a permitting process that is user-friendly, modern and easily accessible to all of our...

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Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

October 2, 2015
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Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

Olmsted Place, a controversial apartment development at 161 S. Huntington Ave., will open its doors to its first tenants in November, according to spokesperson Matt Ellis. Boston Residential Group is now leasing the luxury apartments in the building. The project was divisive in the area, with some opponents criticizing the plan to replace the...

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NU opens new community space on campus

October 2, 2015
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NU opens new community space on campus

Northeastern University (NU) had a ceremonial opening for Northeastern Crossing, a new community space designed to foster connections between Northeastern University and Boston residents, on Sept. 28. Northeastern Crossing, which is located at 1175 Tremont St., will offer programming to Boston residents, including English as a Second Language classes, legal counseling by law students...

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BRA releases Avenue of Arts guidelines

October 2, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has released its design guidelines for zoning in the Avenue of the Arts area, which include suggestions for minimizing shadow and wind impacts, and creating active ground floors and connecting public spaces. The guidelines also recommend regularizing a “street wall” and creating “welcome mats” for each institution. The Avenue...

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Informe: Boston 2024 subestimó el costo de las Olimpíadas

September 4, 2015
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Aunque se ha retirado la oferta olímpica de Boston 2024, un análisis del propuesto recientemente terminado por el Brattle Group indica que las estimaciones para albergar las Olimpíadas faltaban casi un billón de dólares para llegar a una predicción más realista. Lideres del estado habían encargado al Brattle Group el análisis, y aunque se...

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NU agrees to $2.7 million fine over research funds

September 4, 2015
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Northeastern University (NU) has come to an agreement with the federal government to pay a $2.7 million fine over allegations the university failed to properly account for federal research funds that it had received from the National Science Foundation (NSF), according to a press release. The funds were awarded to support high-energy particle physics...

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City launches heating program to assist seniors

September 4, 2015
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The City last month launched Seniors Save, a program that will help financially eligible seniors replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins, according to a press release. Replacing an aging heating system with a new energy efficient system can significantly lower the risks of heating emergencies during the winter and also reduce...

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Report: Boston 2024 underestimated cost of Olympics

September 4, 2015
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While the Boston 2024 Olympic bid has been withdrawn, a recently completed analysis of the proposal by the Brattle Group suggests cost estimates for hosting the Olympics were almost $1 billion short of a more realistic prediction. State leaders had commissioned the Brattle Group for the analysis, and although the bid was withdrawn, the...

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Hundreds turn out for City’s first arts master plan meeting

June 12, 2015
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An overflow crowd of more than 300 packed the debut meeting of the City’s new arts and culture master plan on June 2 at English High School in Jamaica Plain. Financial support for the arts in the past has been mostly private sector, and Boston Creates is the City’s first comprehensive plan to empower...

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Art Park developer chosen

November 15, 2013
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS) will redevelop the Art Park site between Parker and Terrace streets after being chosen from six competitors last week by the City’s Public Facilities Commission. A Dec. 5 community meeting at Mission Church will allow the public to review the design and learn more about the construction timetable for...

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