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Youth hockey tournament starts Dec. 20

December 11, 2015
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Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena will be hosting games for the 2015 Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament, which kicks off on Dec. 20, according to a press release. The citywide tournament, hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department with support from The Boston Bruins and P&G Gillette, will span throughout an entire week at local rinks...

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City’s proposal raises age to purchase tobacco

December 11, 2015
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The City is taking steps to raise the minimum age to buy all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, to 21, according to a press release from the Mayor’s Office. Boston has already seen a reduction in youth cigarette use from 15.3 percent to 7.9 percent, according to statistics from 2005 to 2013. The...

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Boston Creates presents feedback, community agrees on priorities

November 13, 2015
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Boston Creates, the City’s first comprehensive master plan to empower local artist and support cultural institutions, held a meeting on Nov. 2 at Boston Latin School to summarize the findings from previous meetings, hear community feedback about those findings and narrow in on general priorities. The feedback from the community was mostly in agreement...

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Boston Creates presenta hallazgos, comunidad crea prioridades

November 13, 2015
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Boston Creates, el primer plan maestro comprensivo de la Ciudad para empoderar a los artistas locales y apoyar las instituciones culturales, tuvo una reunión el 2 de noviembre en Boston Latin School para resumir las conclusiones de previas reuniones, escuchar comentarios de la comunidad sobre esos hallazgos y delimitar las prioridades generales. Los comentarios...

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PNF filed for Goddard House project

November 13, 2015
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Developers have filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to renovate and expand the former Goddard House property at 201 S. Huntington Ave. into more than 150 units. The developers, Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates, had filed their letter of intent earlier this year. The BRA will hold...

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Three men arraigned for Hill homicide

November 13, 2015
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Three men were ordered held without bail in connection to the Mission Hill homicide of Luis Bodden-Maximo, according to a Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office press release. Lee Gill of Natick, 24; Jerome Meade of Lynn, 21; and Javier Smith of Roxbury, 19, were arraigned on murder charges in West Roxbury Municipal Court...

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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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