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Zakim could face challenger in reelection bid

June 2, 2017
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim might have a challenger to his reelection bid, as Fenway resident Kristen Mobilia has pulled nomination papers. If the two candidates both turn in the nomination papers with the required 195 signatures, they will face each other in the Nov. 7 general election. In the mayoral race, incumbent...

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Parker Hill Library to close for a year

May 5, 2017
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The Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) on July 1 will close for a year to undergo a $2.4 million renovation that consists mostly of repairs and improvements. The library was originally supposed to close June 1, but after pushback from the community, including over wanting it open through the school...

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115-unit development proposed for the Hill

May 5, 2017
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Wingate Companies has filed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to build a six-story, 115-unit residential building at 95 St. Alphonsus St. “The proposed new building responds and relates to the Mission Hill neighborhood in its scale, massing and overall design approach. The design includes details and materials...

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BPDA board approves 1065 Tremont St. project

May 5, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its April 13 meeting approved the Phase 2 project of the 1065 Tremont St. site. BPDA held a community meeting on Feb. 23 when some residents voiced concerns about the proposal, including over the lack of parking and gentrification. The project would consist of 28...

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Art Park court case closed, project to move forward

May 5, 2017
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The Art Park project court case is closed, according to state trial court website, and the City will soon be meeting with the developer to get the project moving forward. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed a lawsuit against the Sebastian Mariscal Studios...

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City receives five bids for Hill vacant lands

May 5, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has received five bids for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. “We’ve received five submissions,” said DND spokesperson Lisa Pollack. “The next step will be for a team here to do an eligibility review — in other words, each response will be evaluated to ensure that it...

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Art Park project court battle appears over

April 7, 2017
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The Art Park project court battle appears finally to be over, with Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) the victors and paving the way for the long-planned project to get underway. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed...

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Hill group surveying community on beautification

April 7, 2017
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A Mission Hill group is surveying residents to find out what sections of the neighborhood need to be cleaned up and what actions should be done to beautify the area. The group, Mission Hill Beautification Task Force, is a newly formed subgroup of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH), a longtime neighborhood civic...

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BPDA to host second task force meeting on WIT project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is slated to host a second Wentworth Task Force meeting on April 5, after the Gazette deadline, for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St. The 64-foot academic building would house laboratories, student learning and group meeting space, offices,...

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City releases RFP for vacant lands

April 7, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. The RFP breaks down the vacant lands into three packages. The first package consists of 6-8 Gore St., 724-727, 729R Parker St., and 708 Parker St. The second packages consists of 40-42 Terrace...

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