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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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Art Park project still delayed

April 3, 2015
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The proposed mixed-use development project at the Art Park site is “still mired” in a lawsuit challenging its zoning approval, according to John Feuerbach of the Department of Neighborhood Development. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted variances for the project, but Mission Hill residents Oscar and Kathryn Brookins filed a lawsuit last year...

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BRA checking history of tower site

March 6, 2015
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The proposed residential tower at 45 Worthington St. may be subjected to decades-old redevelopment plans that restrict the height and amount of housing, a local foe of the project claims. The Boston Redevelopment Authority says it is checking the legal status of that history. Equity Residential is...

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Trash pick-up woes hit Delle Avenue

March 6, 2015
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Trash pick-up woes hit Delle Avenue

Mission Hill resident Robert Francey says that trash pickup woes have struck Delle Avenue with sporadic to non-existent service, leading to overflowing trash bins and waste being left on the street. Similar complaints have been voiced around the city in the wake of the snowstorms. “Sadly, missed trash pickups continue on Delle Avenue and...

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City unveils new online tools for teen summer jobs

March 6, 2015
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The City recently announced a new online tool called “SuccessLink” that allows teenagers to apply for summer jobs, according to a press release. SuccessLink, which replaces Boston Youth Fund’s HOPELINE, also allows applicants to connect with the City’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment and its services, which include peer-led personal and career development...

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Snowstorms hit local businesses hard

March 6, 2015
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The record snow that has hit the city has negatively affected businesses on Mission Hill, according to members of Mission Hill Main Street (MHMS). MHMS is a business promotion organization. Michel Soltani, vice president of the MHMS board and owner of the Mission Bar and Grill, said in an email to the Gazette he...

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Bus stop to move for tower

March 6, 2015
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Bus stop to move for tower

The “Serenity” development at 105a S. Huntington Ave. recently appeared before the City’s Public Improvement Commission (PIC), gaining approval for several aspects of the proposal, including moving a MBTA bus stop. But it is unclear where the overall project’s progress stands. The 195-unit, multi-building development will include townhouses and apartment buildings of one-, two-...

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Young people’s input sought on City budget

March 6, 2015
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The City recently announced $1 million has been allocated to “Youth Lead the Change,” a project that allows the City youths to help decide where some funds from the City budget should be spent, according to a press release. City youths last year voted to fund several projects, including enhancing community parks and installing...

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