Blog Archives

Residents file suit against Art Park project

November 14, 2014
By

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...

Read more »

Parking a concern at 70 Parker Hill Ave. renovation

November 14, 2014
By
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...

Read more »

Baker wins close election

November 14, 2014
By
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...

Read more »

Hill resident criticizes City’s graffiti removal

November 14, 2014
By
Hill resident criticizes City’s graffiti removal

A Mission Hill resident is criticizing the City’s response to graffiti in the neighborhood, saying the previous administration did a better and quicker job of tackling the problem. The Mayor’s Office responded that more than 85 percent of the graffiti complaints on Mission Hill have been resolved and that the City’s graffiti removal program...

Read more »

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

October 28, 2014
By

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...

Read more »

BRA approves Parcel 25 project; 1st tenant signed

October 3, 2014
By

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...

Read more »

70 Parker Hill building renovation planned

October 3, 2014
By
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...

Read more »

Vision for park renovation becomes clearer

October 3, 2014
By

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...

Read more »

BRA aprueba proyecto Parcela 25; primer inquilino firmó

October 3, 2014
By

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...

Read more »

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

October 3, 2014
By

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...

Read more »