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Prouty Garden fight continues

June 3, 2016
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The fight to save the Prouty Garden continues, with supporters recently filing reports with the state Department of Public Health (DPH) saying that the planned expansion by Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is not needed. BCH’s construction plan will demolish the Prouty Garden. BCH countered in a statement that says it currently lacks the capacity...

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BRA board approves 1470 Tremont St. project

June 3, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its May 12 meeting approved the $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St. The proposal for 1470 Tremont St. is a residential and commercial development by Mission Hill-based developer Jason Savage. Savage is also a developer of the 66-unit Clutch Works project at 1486 Tremont St....

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Group files lawsuit attempting to save Prouty Garden

May 6, 2016
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Members of the Friends of the Prouty Garden have filed a lawsuit attempting to stop Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) construction plans for a new facility that will lead to the demolition of the Prouty Garden. BCH and the state Department of Public Health (DPH), which must review and approve the construction plans, are named...

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BRA increases number of affordable units for 1470 Tremont St. project

May 6, 2016
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The number of affordable-housing units for the $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St. has increased to four units, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has decided to count all 33 units in factoring the development’s affordable-housing requirement, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA had initially said that only three affordable-housing units...

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BRA looks to spruce up image

April 1, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking in the mirror and it doesn’t like what it is seeing. It’s time for a makeover. The City announced last month that the BRA will be getting a “strategic advisor” to help the authority develop an “organizational identity” and “brand strategy,” according to a press release. A request...

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S. Huntington Ave. guidelines approved

April 1, 2016
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The S. Huntington Avenue guidelines are now officially part of the City zoning after the Zoning Commission approved them on March 9 and Mayor Martin Walsh signed them days later, according to City officials. The guidelines address the types of developments preferred by the community for the S. Huntington Avenue corridor. The guidelines are...

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BRA board approves 35 S. Huntington Ave. project

April 1, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its March 17 meeting approved the $12 million mixed-use development project at 35 S. Huntington Ave. The BRA in the early 2000s approved a different development team’s plan for the site: a five-story, 44,475-square-foot development with 47 residential units and 42 parking spaces. But that plan never...

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Senior Life: JP@Home expanding to Hill residents

April 1, 2016
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Senior Life: JP@Home expanding to Hill residents

JP@Home, a grassroots membership group with the mission of keeping aging residents at home as long as possible, is opening membership to residents outside of Jamaica Plain to include the contiguous neighborhoods of Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline, Hyde Park, and Roxbury. Meanwhile, Ethos and City Feed and Supply co-hosted an event at...

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Senior Life: Former nursing home to become residential development

April 1, 2016
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The slide of S. Huntington Avenue from an institutional lane to that of a residential area continued on March 17, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $62 million renovation and expansion project at the former Goddard House nursing home site at 201 S. Huntington Ave. The project, which is expected to generate...

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MBTA board approves fare hikes

April 1, 2016
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The MBTA fiscal and management control board on March 7 approved system-wide fare hikes that amount to an average 9.3 percent increase that will go into effect July 1, according to a press release. The board vote means: Bus Pass increases to $55, while a LinkPass goes to $84.50 Outer Express Bus at existing...

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