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Art Park court battle continues

February 3, 2017
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The Art Park court battle continues, as both sides wait for the judge to make a final decision on the appeal. But Judge Judith C. Cutler did recently deny a motion to force the plaintiffs to post a bond as a condition of maintaining the appeal, according to Kathleen Hayes, the sessions clerk for...

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WIT proposes to build new academic building

February 3, 2017
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last month to build a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St., according to the expanding project notification form (EPNF). The project will require an amendment to WIT’s institutional master plan (IMP). An IMP is a comprehensive development plan...

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City Council passes gas leaks ordinance

January 6, 2017
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The City Council during a Dec. 14 passed by a 12-1 vote a city ordinance aimed at addressing natural gas leaks in Boston, according to a press release. The ordinance was sponsored by City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Mission Hill. Gas leaks have long been a concern of some local...

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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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