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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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DPH staff recommends that Children’s Hospital project moves forward

October 7, 2016
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The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a staff recommendation that supports Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) Determination of Need (DoN) for a major construction project. That project will lead to the destruction of the Prouty Garden. The Friends of the Prouty Garden group has waged a spirited campaign to save the green...

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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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