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NU files plan for student housing development

February 5, 2016
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Northeastern University (NU) has filed a project notification form (PNF) for a 207-unit student housing development at 10 Burke St. that will have 800 beds, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). A community meeting will be held on the project Feb. 8 at 716 Columbus Ave., starting at 6 p.m....

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Parties await Art Park lawsuit decision

February 5, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development is in the hands of a Boston Housing Court judge, according to John Feuerbach of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development and Kathryn Brookins, who filed the lawsuit with her husband Oscar in 2014. The lawsuit went to trial on Dec. 14 and 15. Feuerbach said...

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Mixed-use dev. planned for 35 S. Huntington Ave.

February 5, 2016
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A developer, Doug George of Dorchester, has filed plans for a 45,500-square-foot, mixed-use development at 35 S. Huntington Ave., according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA will hold a community meeting on the project at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Parker Hill Branch Library. The BRA in...

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Mission Hill man fatally shot

February 5, 2016
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A Mission Hill man was fatally shot on Jan. 13, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a call for an unknown medical situation at 55 Fenwood Road around 7:39 p.m. on Jan. 13. They found an adult male, later identified as 33-year-old Eden Jacquet of Mission Hill, suffering from apparent...

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City changes affordable-housing policy

January 15, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order last month that changes the City’s affordable-housing policy, forcing some developers to pay more money or build more affordable units if they don’t meet the affordable-housing requirement on-site. The policy change went into effect Jan. 1. But to the disappointment of some housing organizations, the executive order...

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Some IAG members want more affordable units for Goddard House project

January 15, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the Goddard House project on Jan. 7 with some members advocating for more affordable-housing units, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building...

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La Ciudad cambia su política de vivienda asequible

January 15, 2016
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Alcalde Martin Walsh firmó una orden ejecutiva el mes pasado que cambia la política de vivienda asequible de la Ciudad, obligando a los promotores que paguen más dinero o construyan más departamentos asequibles si no satisfacen el requisito. El cambio entró en vigor el primer día de enero. La orden ejecutiva no cambia el...

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Fatal shooting on Annunciation Road

January 15, 2016
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A 17-year-old male was fatally shot on Annunciation Road on Dec. 18, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers arriving to the area of 60 Annunciation Road found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who has since been identified as 17-year-old D’Andre King-Settles of Roxbury, was pronounced dead at...

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BRA board approves Heath St. project

January 15, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $17.4 million General Heath Square Apartments during its meeting on Dec. 10, according to a press release. The General Heath Square Apartments will be built on City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath, and Bromley streets, and is expected to created 42 construction jobs....

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BRA board approves Ave. of Arts guidelines

December 11, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) during its Oct. 15 meeting approved the Avenue of the Arts guidelines, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The Avenue of the Arts is the portion of Huntington Avenue located between Massachusetts Avenue and Longwood Avenue. The area received its name because it is home to many institutions, including Boston...

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