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BLC denies petition to landmark Prouty Garden

May 1, 2015
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LMA—The Boston Landmarks Commission has rejected a petition by a group called Save the Prouty Garden to landmark the garden on the Boston Children’s Hospital campus, which is slated to be replaced by a new clinical tower. Melina Schuler, spokesperson for the Mayor’s Office, said that the BLC voted 7-1 to deny landmark status...

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Informe: BPS necesita nuevo plan para los varones afroamericanos y latinos

May 1, 2015
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) publicó el mes pasado la segunda fase de un estudio que investiga los malos resultados académicos de los varones latinos y afroamericanos en el sistema escolar. La segunda fase revela que se necesita “un enfoque más sistémico” para educar a los varones afroamericanos y latinos, y que la mayoría de...

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BPRD releases final plan for McLaughlin Park

May 1, 2015
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) has released the final design for the McLaughlin Park renovation project that contains many of the changes discussed during several community meetings, but also adds several tweaks, such as a low wall along Parker Hill Avenue. Work will begin this summer. The renovation of McLaughlin Park, which...

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Developer proposes 15-unit project for Fisher Ave.

May 1, 2015
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Developer proposes 15-unit project for Fisher Ave.

Developer Jason Savage is proposing a 15-unit, 6-floor residential development for 40 Fisher Avenue, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The 22,039-square-foot project would have two 1-bedroom units, six 2-bedroom units and seven 3-bedroom units. The development would also have 10 parking spaces and 18 bicycle spots. The project would...

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Zakim, Beacon Hill resident pull papers for Council race

May 1, 2015
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Two people, including current seat-holder Josh Zakim, have applied for nomination papers for the District 8 city councilor race. That district covers Mission Hill. The other person is Beacon Hill resident Thomas Joseph Dooley III, who ran unsuccessfully for the seat in the 2013 election. Eight people have pulled papers for the At-Large City...

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Report: BPS needs better approach to black and Latino students

May 1, 2015
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) released last month the second phase of a study looking at the low academic performance of black and Latino males in the school system. The second phase found that a “more systematic focus” is needed to educating black and Latino males, and that most teachers lack cultural knowledge of...

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BRA approves Parker Hill Ave. project

May 1, 2015
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BRA approves Parker Hill Ave. project

The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month the proposed 40-unit residential project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. The building at 70 Parker Hill Ave. was formerly used by the New England Baptist Hospital, but has been vacant for 10 years. The redevelopment is proposed by an East Boston partnership called Jamaica View LLC...

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BRA head meets with tower neighbors

April 3, 2015
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BRA head meets with tower neighbors

Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Brian Golden held an unusual personal meeting with neighbors of Mission Hill’s controversial tower plan last week, and told the Gazette the project must be viewed with caution. While stating he does not want to prejudge, Golden called the proposal for a 35-story, 395-unit tower at 45 Worthington St. a...

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Developers revise 70 Parker Hill Ave. project

April 3, 2015
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Developers have revised a proposed residential project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. to reduce the number of units as a response to parking-ratio concerns. Parking was an issue raised during a community meeting last year. While the project is currently planned as rental apartments, a switch to condos could be on the table, they...

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McLaughlin Park renovation is out to bid

April 3, 2015
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The McLaughlin Park renovation project went out to bid March 30, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) spokesperson Ryan Woods. He said the final design plan for the renovation of McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill, is expected to arrive within two...

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