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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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Coalition forms over immigration

February 2, 2018
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A coalition of community organizations gathered on Jan. 23 to announce the formation of the Mission Hill Rapid Response Network, which will ensure that Mission Hill is a community in which all students and families have the right to live, work, and study without fear, according to a press release. “Despite Boston’s status as...
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Hill History: Renovation of historic Parker Hill library on schedule

February 2, 2018
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The renovation of the Parker Hill Branch Library building, which opened in 1931, is on track and on schedule, according to Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. The Parker Hill Branch began in 1907 as a small reading room at a storefront at 1518 Tremont St. It became an official BPL branch in 1924...
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BPS will not implement new start times after blowback from parents, community

January 5, 2018
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After releasing new start and end times for 105 of the 125 schools in the system for next school year, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is putting the brakes on the new policy after blowback from parents and the community. “Over the past few weeks, we have heard from families, staff, and stakeholders that there...
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Walsh cruises to re-election victory, wins on the Hill

December 1, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh cruised to an easy re-election victory, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson during the Nov. 7 general election, according to City results. About 28 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Walsh garnered 70,187 votes, or 65 percent of voters, while Jackson collected 36,472 votes, or 34 percent of voters. On...
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