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CAMH opposes condo project

August 10, 2012
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The Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) voted during a July meeting to oppose a nine-unit condominium project at the corner of Parker and Alleghany Streets that requires 13 zoning code variances, according to CAMH President Jessica Casey. The vote (52 opposed, 5 approved and 1 undecided) is non-binding, but the City takes it...

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Art Park site’s future comes into focus

July 13, 2012
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The City has narrowed its vision for the city-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets. During a June 27 meeting, the City presented draft guidelines for a request for proposals (RFP), which included placing 35 to 45 residential units on the site and having mixed use of commercial, retail and industrial along the Terrace...

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Community centers may lack written deals

July 13, 2012
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It remains unclear what, if any, operating agreement there is between the City and the local organizations that help run community centers. The only known document covering their operation dates to the 1970s. Earlier this year, a committee was formed to create a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City’s Boston Centers for Youth...

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Interim president takes over RCC

July 13, 2012
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Roxbury Community College (RCC) has a new leader, with Dr. Linda Turner being chosen as the college’s interim president, according to a press release. Turner, whose appointment was confirmed by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education last week, takes over for Terrence Gomes. Gomes announced his resignation last month amid controversy about RCC allegedly...

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Local official campaigns for Obama

July 13, 2012
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has been traveling to battleground states in the presidential election. He has been campaigning for Democrat President Barack Obama, talking about Republican opponent Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts. “It’s been real interesting,” said Sánchez. Sánchez, who has traveled so far to North Carolina, Iowa and Colorado, said...

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Rt. 39 bus bump-outs questioned

July 13, 2012
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A major facet of the Route 39 bus renovation plan might be in jeopardy as the project’s start date approaches. The Route 39 bus, which runs on Huntington and S. Huntington Avenues in Mission Hill, is slated to undergo changes starting this fall, including the consolidation of some stops and improved amenities like new...

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School-move plan approved

June 1, 2012
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The City Council approved by a 12-1 vote on May 23 the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) controversial school-move plan. Councilor Mike Ross, who lives in and represents Mission Hill, was the lone dissenting vote. The plan calls for several schools to move, including the Mission Hill K-8 School going to the now-vacant Agassiz School...

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Mudanza de escuelas aprobada

June 1, 2012
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El consejo de la ciudad aprobó la mudanza de escuelas de BPS con un voto 12-1 el 23 de mayo. El concejal Mike Ross, residente y representante de Mission Hill, tuvo el único voto en contrario. El plan llama por la mudanza de varias escuelas, incluso la de la escuela Mission Hill K-8 a...

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Art Park sketch puts houses on Parker St.

June 1, 2012
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The City has presented a rough design of the city-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets that places houses where community gardens and the Art Park currently are. The sketch received mixed reviews from the public at a recent community meeting. The May 23 meeting at Mission Church was the second of several that...

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9-unit condo plan questioned

June 1, 2012
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Jan Steenbrugge, owner of a lot at the corner of Parker and Alleghany Streets, is seeking 13 zoning code variances from the City zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to build a nine-unit condominium building. The plan would separate a parking lot from 775 Parker Street and create a new address, 30 Alleghany Street, for...

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