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Report: Some progress in increasing Latinos in government, but more work needed

July 7, 2017
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Some progress has been made in increasing Latino representation in city government, but more work needs to be done, according to a report released during a June 15 press conference at the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) in Jamaica Plain. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis II,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino...

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BPDA to host meetings on St. Alphonsus St. development

July 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency will host a public meeting and an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting this month for Wingate Companies’ six-story, 115-unit residential building at 95 St. Alphonsus St. The public meeting will take place July 10 at 6 p.m. at 670 Huntington Ave. while the IAG meeting will take place...

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BPL face barrage of questions over library closure

June 2, 2017
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Boston Public Library (BPL) officials during a community meeting faced a barrage of questions over their decision to close the Parker Hill Branch Library for a year to allow the building to undergo renovations. The questions ranged from the lack of community outreach to why the closure will overlap with the closure of the...

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BPDA board approves 1457 Tremont St. development

June 2, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its May 11 meeting approved the 1457 Tremont St. development. The BPDA held a community meeting in April when the majority of attendees did not oppose the project. Local developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco have plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457...

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Sociedad Latina holds ceremony for graduating youths

June 2, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented organization on Mission Hill, held a celebration on May 11 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for its youths graduating from middle school, high school, and college, according to a press release. Sociedad Latina Executive Director Alexandra Oliver-Dávila and Boston Centers for Youth and Families’ Commissioner William Morales co-hosted the event....

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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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