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Comment period for 70 Parker Hill Ave. project ends Oct. 31

October 28, 2014
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The comment period for a proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units is open until Oct. 31. The proposal is currently moving through the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) small project review process. The BRA held a community meeting earlier this month where...

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BRA approves Parcel 25 project; 1st tenant signed

October 3, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services’ (MHNHS) massive Parcel 25 proposed development. And MHNHS has landed its first tenant for the development—the nonprofit Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. MBHP is a nonprofit that helps low- and moderate-income individuals and families with affordable housing. It is currently located at...

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70 Parker Hill building renovation planned

October 3, 2014
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70 Parker Hill building renovation planned

The Boston Redevelopment Authority will hold a community meeting Oct. 7 on a proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units. According to the project notification form, 70 Parker Hill Ave. is a building formerly used by the New England Baptist Hospital, but...

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Vision for park renovation becomes clearer

October 3, 2014
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The vision for the renovation of McLaughlin Park is becoming clearer as the City moves closer to a final plan that will have a loop path around the upper terrace, a restored Ben’s Tower and an overlook terrace. The City presented the latest on the renovation of McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker...

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BRA aprueba proyecto Parcela 25; primer inquilino firmó

October 3, 2014
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El mes pasado la junta directiva de Boston Redevelopment Authority aprobó el masivo propuesto proyecto de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services’ (MHNHS), Parcela 25. MHNHS consiguió su primer inquilino empresarial, la organización sin fines de lucro Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. MBHP es una agencia que ayuda a los individuos y familias de ingresos bajos...

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Coakley, Baker take nod for gov.’s race; Chang-Díaz wins

October 3, 2014
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Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will face each other in the gubernatorial race in the November general election after winning their respective party’s nomination in the Sept. 9 state’s primary election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) easily captured the Democratic nomination for her...

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$20 million renovation for Ruggles Station

October 3, 2014
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The Ruggles T Station is slated for a $20 million renovation that will use federal funds to construct a new 800-foot commuter rail platform, according to a press release. Construction is expected to start in fall 2015 and last two years. Ruggles Station, located at Ruggles and Tremont streets, currently has only two platforms....

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6 Hill properties make City’s ‘distressed’ list

October 3, 2014
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Six Mission Hill properties have made the City’s annual list of vacant and “distressed” properties. The City’s 2013 “Distressed Buildings Report,” compiled by the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), actually lists those six properties as being in Jamaica Plain. But that is wrong because DND continues to use an incorrect map of Boston neighborhoods...

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Simmons prof pens book on yoga and trauma healing

October 3, 2014
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Simmons prof pens book on yoga and trauma healing

When Simmons College professor Becky Thompson began training to become a yoga teacher, she said, she would hear whispers in the hallways and after sessions about people suffering from depression, loss, sexual abuse and other traumas. The traumas always seemed to be talked about in the background. That pushed her to co-lead a workshop...

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State primary election slated for Sept. 9

September 5, 2014
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls on Sept. 9 for the state’s primary election. They will help decide who will garner the Democratic and Republican nominations for several races, including for the Governor’s Office. Local state elected officials face little or no competition in the election. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk...

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