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Parcel 25 development filed with the BRA

July 11, 2014
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Parcel 25 development filed with the BRA

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) last month filed its long-awaited massive mixed-use development project at Parcel 25 with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Parcel 25 is bordered by Tremont, Gurney and Station streets, across from the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station. The former T-owned property is now vacant. MHNHS did not immediately respond to...

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BRA board approves RTH residential tower

July 11, 2014
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BRA board approves RTH residential tower

The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month a 10-story Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) residential tower at the former Massachusetts Mental Health Center site. RTH did not respond to a request for comment. Karen Gately, executive director of RTH, previously told the Gazette that construction could start as early as September. The $62...

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La junta de BRA aprueba el torre residencial de RTH

July 11, 2014
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La junta de BRA aprueba el torre residencial de RTH

El mes pasado, la junta directiva de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) aprobó el torre residencial de 10 pisos de Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) en el antiguo sitio de Massachusetts Mental Health Center. RTH no respondió a una solicitud de comentarios. Karen Gately, la directora ejecutiva de RTH, previamente dijo al Gazette que la...

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Neighborhood group supports Green Line extension

July 11, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted during its meeting last month to support the proposal to extend the E branch of the Green Line to JP’s Hyde Square, according to JPNC member Michael Reiskind. That line travels down Huntington Avenue and S. Huntington Avenue in the Mission Hill area. But the MBTA said...

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Local official faces challengers

July 11, 2014
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One local elected official will face a challenger in the Sept. 9 state primary election, while another is running unopposed. Democrat state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) will face Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, in the primary. The winner will face in November’s general election David James Wyatt, another regular...

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Meeting, survey for park renovation delayed

July 11, 2014
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A community meeting and online survey for the renovation of McLaughlin Park has been delayed while Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) attempts to secure additional grant funding for the project, according to BPRD project manager Allison Perlman. McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill,...

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2-alarm fire displaces 10

July 11, 2014
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2-alarm fire displaces 10

The Boston Fire Department (BFD) fought a two-alarm fire Monday June 30 at 27 and 29 Wigglesworth St. that displaced 10 people, according to the BFD Twitter feed. The fire caused in estimated $500,000 to six apartments located near Brigham Circle. Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

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Sociedad Latina hosts Thursday events

July 11, 2014
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented organization based on Mission Hill, is hosting a series of events every Thursday in July and September at Sheehy Park, according to a press release. Sheehy Park is located next to Mission Church at 1545 Tremont St. The World Cup might be ending this Sunday, but Sociedad Latina will look...

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City wants church developer to act quickly

June 13, 2014
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The City and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) want the developer of the long-stalled redevelopment of the Mission Church property along Smith Street to “act responsibly and expeditiously to fulfill their obligation to the neighborhood,” according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. The developer, Weston Associates, did not respond to Gazette requests for comment. Meanwhile,...

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Three designs presented for park renovation

June 13, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) presented three different designs for the renovation of McLaughlin Park during a May 27 community meeting, according to BPRD project manager Allison Perlman. Attendees favored a design that would place a new walking path along the eastern and southern portion of the upper terrace. McLaughlin Park, which...

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