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Mission Church complex plan still stalled after 9 years

April 4, 2014
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Mission Church complex plan still stalled after 9 years

The fate of the long-stalled Mission Church complex redevelopment along Smith Street remains unclear almost a decade after its approval. Weston Associates won City approval in 2005 to redevelop three buildings between 80 and100 Smith St. on the Mission Church campus into residential properties. But then the developer leased 90 Smith St. to the...

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Local Latino group holds reading program

April 4, 2014
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented nonprofit located in Mission Hill, has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) “Big Read” program. Mission Hill is one of 77 communities in the country to participate in the program. The nonprofit, which is partnering with the Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public...

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Senior Life: City conducts BHA senior/disabled survey

April 4, 2014
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Senior Life: City conducts BHA senior/disabled survey

Responding to staffing and budget cuts at the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) last year, the Walsh administration is conducting a survey called “Making Connections” to see what services BHA seniors and disabled residents need. “In May of last year, the BHA eliminated its resident services program for elderly/disabled residents as a result of deep...

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BWH garage, park to be finished this summer

April 4, 2014
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s (BWH) parking garage and park project in Brigham Circle is expected to be completed this summer, according to spokesperson Lori Schroth. The Brigham Green project, which is located at 15 Francis St., will create an underground 400-car parking garage and a park above that will have green space with benches....

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Race for Governor: Avellone lays out ‘progressive’ platform

March 7, 2014
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Race for Governor: Avellone lays out ‘progressive’ platform

Three months ago, Democratic candidate for governor Joe Avellone attended a forum at Jamaica Plain’s Doyle’s Café, where he told the crowd he was not the most progressive candidate. But during a recent sit-down interview at the Gazette office, Avellone laid out a platform that he suggested many people would deem progressive. “I want...

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Race for Governor: Berwick aims to create community

March 7, 2014
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Race for Governor: Berwick aims to create community

Don Berwick, a Democratic candidate for governor, grew up in a small town in Connecticut called Moodus, where he said he learned the value of looking out for each other. Berwick said he wants to bring that philosophy to the Governor’s Office. “We were in it together,” Berwick said about his childhood in Moodus....

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BRA approves Art Park project

March 7, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved last month the Art Park redevelopment, which is a project to turn City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets into community gardens and residential and retail space. The developer, Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS), has proposed to redevelop the Art Park site into 44 apartments with 10...

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LMA tower to be completed by year’s end

March 7, 2014
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LMA tower to be completed by year’s end

LMA—The Longwood Center, an 11-story medical research building located at the corner of Brookline and Longwood Avenues, will finish construction in the last quarter of this year, according National Development managing partner Jack O’Neil. National Development is one of four partners for the project. The other partners are Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Charles River...

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Trust accepting grant applications

March 7, 2014
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The Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust is accepting grant applications from local organizations until March 28, according to board chair Lauren Dewey Platt. The trust will disburse its grants in June. The trust was founded by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 1995 as a condition of the hospital buying the former Massachusetts College of...

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Positive reaction to Art Park plan

February 7, 2014
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Positive reaction to Art Park plan

The reaction was mostly positive during a meeting to discuss a slightly changed plan to turn the Art Park site, which is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets, into community gardens and residential and retail space. About 40 people attended the Boston Redevelopment Authority meeting on Jan. 23 at the Tobin Community Center....

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