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Brookinses file appeal of Art Park site lawsuit

December 2, 2016
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Kathryn Brookins has said she and her husband Oscar have filed an appeal of the judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development. That move leaves an uncertain future for the Art Park proposal. The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development, which has been spearheading the effort to get the City-owned...

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Trump, marijuana win

December 2, 2016
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In a stunning upset, Republican Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on Nov. 8. Trump beat out several challengers, including Democrat Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein. The results were a bit different in Boston, as Clinton garnered 80 percent of voters compared to Trump’s 14 percent,...

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Mayor’s trolley tour, tree lighting Dec. 3 on Mission Hill

December 2, 2016
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting” will be coming to Mission Hill on Dec. 3, according to a press release. “The trolley tour and tree lightings are great ways to continue to foster the spirit of community and bring a little extra joy to people during the holiday season,” said Mayor Martin...

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Hillers vote Nov. 8 for President, local races, ballot questions

November 4, 2016
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls Nov. 8 to help decide the Presidential contest, several local races, and five ballot questions. In the Presidential contest, voters will have four choices: Democrat Hillary Clinton (Tim Kaine for Vice President), Republican Donald Trump (Mike Pence for Vice President), Libertarian Gary Johnson (Bill Weld for...

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Art Park site lawsuit dismissed

November 4, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development has been dismissed, but an appeal is likely. Kathryn and Oscar Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) decision to grant variances for the project in 2014. They claimed in the lawsuit that the ZBA exceeded its authority granting the variances...

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Residentes de Mission Hill votan no sólo para presidente

November 4, 2016
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Votantes de Mission Hill irán a las urnas el 8 de noviembre para ayudar a decidir la carrera presidencial, varias carreras locales, y las cinco preguntas en la votación. En la carrera presidencial, los votantes tendrán cuatro opciones: demócrata Hillary Clinton (Vicepresidente Tim Kaine), republicano Donald Trump (Mike Pence), libertario Gary Johnson (Bill Weld),...

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BCH expansion project given the green light

November 4, 2016
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The Public Health Council voted to give Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) expansion project the green light on Oct. 20, as part of the state’s Determination of Need (DoN) process. The expansion project will lead to the destruction of the Prouty Garden. The Friends of the Prouty Garden group has waged a spirited campaign to...

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DND to hold another meeting on vacant lands later this month

October 7, 2016
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) will hold a follow-up meeting near the end of October to further discuss future uses for 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill, according to John Feuerbach of DND. The City held a community meeting during the summer on the vacant land where suggested uses ranged from...

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Chang-Diaz cruises to victory

October 7, 2016
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Local elected official Sonia Chang-Diaz cruised to victory in their respective races during the primary election on Sept. 8. Chang-Diaz, the Democratic state senator for the 2nd Suffolk District, garnered 7,330 votes, or 79 percent of voters, besting her challenger Roy Owens, who collected 1,857 votes. Chang-Diaz will not face an opponent in the...

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Art Park project remains stalled

October 7, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development remains with a Boston Housing Court judge, according to John Feuerbach of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development. Kathryn and Oscar Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ decision to grant variances for the project in 2014. The Art Park site is...

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