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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Mayor Walsh’s Chief of Staff Daniel Koh has left his role with the City of Boston and has been replaced by David Sweeney, according to a press release.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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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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