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Update on BIDMC proposed inpatient building

May 4, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is awaiting Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) response to the public comments on its proposed new inpatient building before the agency determines the next steps for the project, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The new building is currently proposed to be approximately 345,000 square feet...
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Some residents continue to oppose Burney Street project

April 6, 2018
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A group of Mission Hill residents are continuing to raise concerns over the 9-11 Burney St. project, citing issues such as the development’s height, it setting a precedent that will allow other developers to build similar projects, and the encroachment of the business sector into a residential area. But the developers for the project,...
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Chang-Diaz weighs-in on criminal justice reform

April 6, 2018
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Members of the state Senate and House recently released a compromise criminal justice bill that local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz calls “a massive turning point” for Massachusetts. “For too long, the criminal justice system has been expensive, ineffective, and systematically racist,” Chang-Diaz said in a phone interview. The compromise bill (S. 2371) merges the...
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Senior Life: Q. and A. with local filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan

April 6, 2018
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Boston filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan has a knack for capturing a story and she is using that talent to allow older generations to leave memories and histories to loved ones, family members, and others who will follow them. Pontoppidan is doing that through her organization Personal Story Films, which creates personal documentaries. The Gazette recently...
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LMA historical survey completed, 2 buildings recommended for Landmarks designations

March 2, 2018
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LMA—The long-awaited survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings has been completed, with the survey finding 106 buildings at least 45 years of age and recommending two buildings for Boston Landmarks designations. The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) received $40,000 to conduct the survey, as part of a memorandum of agreement...
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O’Malley tackling curbside composting again

March 2, 2018
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, is tackling curbside composting once again. O’Malley with City Councilor Ayanna Pressley recently refiled a hearing order on the feasibility of implementing a curbside composting program in the city. O’Malley has filed a hearing order on the matter several times. Asked...
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Meeting for Art Park project rescheduled

March 2, 2018
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The City has rescheduled the community meeting for the Art Park project for March 6. The original meeting for Feb. 7 was postponed because of the weather. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Church Parish Center. A back-up date of March 14 at the same location and time has...
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Pressley announces run for Congress

March 2, 2018
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At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who was first elected to the Council in 2009, announced in a statement on Jan. 30 that she will seek the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. The 7th Congressional District covers Mission Hill and other Boston neighborhoods, as well as areas of Cambridge, Milton, Chelsea, Everett,...
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Developer files plan for mixed-use project

February 2, 2018
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Mitch Wilson, who has developed several properties on Mission Hill, has filed plans through New Urban Partners, LLC for a 31-unit, mixed-used project at 9 Burney St. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a community meeting for the project on Feb. 12 at the Tobin Community Center, starting at 6 p.m....
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City to host meeting on changes to the long-awaited Art Park project

February 2, 2018
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The City announced it will host a community meeting Feb. 7 to discuss changes to the long-awaited Art Park project. The meeting will take place at the Mission Church parish center, starting at 6:30 p.m. The project was approved in 2014 by the then Boston Redevelopment Authority and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals...
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