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Voters head to the polls Sept. 8 for state primary

September 2, 2016
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls Sept. 8 for the state primary election, which will feature several local contested races. Democratic state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (2nd Suffolk District) is battling Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, to remain in her seat. The winner will not face a challenger in the...

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Developers plan 40-unit dev. on Tremont Street

September 2, 2016
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Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission Hill-based husband and wife development team, are planning to replace the vacant Roxbury Council Knights of Columbus building with a 40-unit, mixed-use project at 1457 Tremont St. Suzanne DiMeco said in a phone interview the five-story building would be highly energy efficient and would consist of studio and...

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Votantes asistirán a las elecciones primarias el 8 de septiembre

September 2, 2016
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Votantes inscritos asistirán a las elecciones el 8 de septiembre para las elecciones primarias estatales, que incluirán varias carreras locales disputadas. La Senadora del Estado demócrata Sonia Chang-Díaz (del segundo distrito Suffolk) enfrenta a Roy Owens, un candidato regular para la oficina electa, para permanecer en su sede. La persona que gane no tendrá...

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Judge issues split ruling on motion to dismiss Prouty Garden lawsuit

August 5, 2016
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A judge has issued a split-decision ruling over a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that is attempting to stop Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) construction plans for a new facility that will lead to the demolition of the Prouty Garden. The lawsuit is filed by members of the Friends of the Prouty Garden group. The...

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ZBA gives the green light to 1470 Tremont St. project

August 5, 2016
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 12 approved the proposed $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St., according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The ZBA approval removes one of the last hurdles that the project needed to clear before starting construction. The project...

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BRA board approves proposed NU dorm

August 5, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved during its July 14 monthly meeting Northeastern University’s (NU) dorm proposal for 10 Burke St. The proposed project at 10 Burke St. will build more than 200 units and have about 800 beds. The project is part of NU’s institutional master plan (IMP) that was approved by the...

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McLaughlin Park renovation to be done soon

July 1, 2016
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The McLaughlin Park renovation is close to “substantially complete,” according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department project manager Allison Perlman. She said that “turf establishment” is mostly what is left to be done. McLaughlin Park is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill. Planning for the park’s renovation first...

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1470 Tremont St. project heads to the ZBA

July 1, 2016
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The proposed $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St. is going before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 12, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The project will need zoning relief variances for several requirements, including maximum building height, minimum usable open space...

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Art Park lawsuit still with judge; decision ‘could’ be soon

July 1, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development remains with a Boston Housing Court judge, but there “could be a ruling any day,” 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...

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BPL Board picks Leonard as president after initial choice drops out

July 1, 2016
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) Board of Trustees on June 14 picked Interim President David Leonard to remain in that position after its initial choice dropped out, according to a press release. The board voted to offer the president position to San Jose City librarian Jill Bourne and that move was officially announced. But...

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