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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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MHNHS receives funds for Parcel 25 project

February 6, 2015
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The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) recently approved a $200,000 loan to the Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) for its transit-oriented project at Parcel 25, according to a press release. “Well-located community development projects make it easier for residents to commute to work and get around the city, which helps them to...

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Opposition group forms against tower

January 9, 2015
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A group has formed opposing a proposed 35-story tower at 45 Worthington St., calling the project “too dense” and “out of scale” for the Mission Hill neighborhood, according to the group’s website. Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin has said that the developer, Equity Residential, has not submitted a project notification form to...

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El gobierno requiere más funcionarios latinos dicen los líderes de Mission Hill

January 9, 2015
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Un nuevo reportaje que revela una baja representación de latinos en el gobierno de la ciudad demuestra que el asunto tiene que solucionarse, dice el representante del estado Jeffrey Sánchez y la senadora del estado Sonia Chang-Díaz. El reportaje, titulado “The Silent Crisis,” fue comisionado por Greater Boston Latino Network, un grupo de organizaciones...

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Local officials want more Olympics info

January 9, 2015
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz have not formed definitive opinions about the possibility of the 2024 Summer Olympics coming to Boston, but both agreed that there are unanswered questions. The U.S. Olympic Committee on Jan. 8 named Boston as its official contender for the country’s 2024 Olympics bid....

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LMA doctor confirmed as surgeon general

January 9, 2015
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LMA doctor confirmed as surgeon general

LMA—Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has strong ties to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the next surgeon general more than a year after President Barack Obama nominated him for that position. The nomination was held back while the White House dealt with opposition over Murthy’s view...

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More Latino officials needed in gov’t, Hill leaders agree

January 9, 2015
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A new report that finds low representation of Latinos in city government shows that the issue must be fixed, say local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino Network, a group of Latino community organizations in Boston, Chelsea and...

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