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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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NE Baptist Hospital plans to move

February 6, 2015
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The New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), which specializes in orthopedic care and has been a mainstay on top of Parker Hill for more than a century, is planning to move as its currently facility needs to be renovated and it would be too costly to do so, according to spokesperson Lisa Rand. Rand did...

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BRA: Tower developer revising plan

February 6, 2015
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The developer proposing a massive residential tower at 45 Worthington St. is going back to the drawing board after receiving feedback from the Impact Advisory Group (IAG), according to Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin. The project has received significant community opposition. Meanwhile, Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim said that the current...

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Olympics comes with big local impacts, prof says

February 6, 2015
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Jules Boykoff, a former professional soccer player turned Olympics-studying academic, says Boston can expect a major trade-off of fun versus community impacts if it hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boykoff said that residents on the one hand can watch “the best athletes in the world for a really fun two-and-a-half-week party.” But on the...

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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

February 6, 2015
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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

Rosanne Foley, a Northeastern University graduate, was appointed last month to be the next executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), according to a press release. Foley takes over for Ellen Lipsey, whose employment was ended by the City late last year. The BLC has played a prominent role in the Mission Hill...

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