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35-story tower could alter Hill’s skyline

December 12, 2014
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35-story tower could alter Hill’s skyline

The Mission Hill skyline could soon be radically changed if Equity Residential’s plan for a massive 35-story tower at 45 Worthington St. is approved. Nick Martin of the Boston Redevelopment Authority said the developer has only submitted a letter of intent for proposal, but expects that a project notification form will be filed soon....

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New librarian wants to boost branch’s youth appeal

December 12, 2014
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New librarian wants to boost branch’s youth appeal

With Mission Hill sizable student and millennial population, new Parker Hill Branch librarian Katrina Morse wants to lure them in with new programming, such as food classes and music. “I want to explore ways to reach out to them,” said Morse, who started last month at the 1497 Tremont St. library. “I want to...

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Torre de 35 pisos podría cambiar la silueta de Mission Hill

December 12, 2014
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La línea del horizonte de Mission Hill podría cambiar radicalmente si el plan de Equity Residential para un torre masivo de 35 pisos en 45 Worthington St. sea realizado. Nick Martin de Boston Redevelopment Authority dijo que el promotor ha entregado una carta de intento pero cree que una propuesta para el proyecto es...

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Park renovation gets funding boost

December 12, 2014
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The City has received approval for a grant that will boost the budget for the McLaughlin Park renovation by more than $150,000, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) project manager Allison Perlman. Meanwhile, the final design plan for the renovation of McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues...

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Parker Hill Ave. developer working on parking solution

December 12, 2014
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The proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units will probably not go before the Boston Redevelopment Authority board anytime soon, as the developer works on the community’s concern over parking, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. The building at 70 Parker Hill...

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BLC director one of eight City workers forced out

December 12, 2014
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The City has ended the employment of eight workers, including executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) Ellen Lipsey, according to Mayor’s Office spokesperson Kate Norton. The BLC has played a prominent role in the Mission Hill area, putting landmark designations on such buildings as the Isabella Stewart Garner Museum and the Parker...

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Centennial Park

December 12, 2014
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Centennial Park

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Residents file suit against Art Park project

November 14, 2014
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Construction of a mixed-use development at the Art Park site is in limbo after Mission Hill residents Oscar and Kathryn Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals decision to grant variances for the project, according to John Feuerbach of the Department of Neighborhood Development. The Art Park site is City-owned...

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Parking a concern at 70 Parker Hill Ave. renovation

November 14, 2014
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Parking a concern at 70 Parker Hill Ave. renovation

The Boston Redevelopment Authority held a community meeting Oct. 7 on the proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units. The most pressing issue for attendees was the lack of parking for the project. The building at 70 Parker Hill Ave. was formerly...

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Baker wins close election

November 14, 2014
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Baker wins close election

In one of the closest gubernatorial elections in recent memory, Republican Charlie Baker squeezed out a victory over Democrat Martha Coakley during the Nov. 4 general election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, Democrat  state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) trounced Republican David James Wyatt. The senator garnered 90 percent of the...

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