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BRA creating ‘Avenue of Arts’ design guidelines

April 3, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is creating a new set of design guidelines for the “Avenue of the Arts” section of Huntington Avenue in response to recent development there. The guidelines would be an add-on to existing zoning codes in the stretch of Huntington between Massachusetts and Longwood avenues. The main response from attendees at...

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Power Soccer Winners

April 3, 2015
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Power Soccer Winners

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El regreso de Dianne Wilkerson

April 3, 2015
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El regreso de Dianne Wilkerson

Quizás la más sorprendente de todas las controversias sobre la apuesta olímpica de Boston es la reaparición pública de Dianne Wilkerson. Las últimas actividades públicas de la antigua senadora del estado de Mission Hill tuvieron lugar en 2008, cuando su campaña de re-elección se derrumbó con su arresto por el FBI por aceptar sobornos....

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City crafting 2030 transportation plan

April 3, 2015
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The City of Boston is developing a new comprehensive transportation plan, called “Go Boston 2030,” as part of the various coordinated efforts to envision the city in 2030. The initiative just completed its first phase, asking residents to submit their questions and requests, partly through a City truck visiting various neighborhoods. According to Boston...

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

April 3, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. Mission Hill’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013,...

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Senior Life: Senior housing project nears completion

April 3, 2015
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Senior Life: Senior housing project nears completion

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) is expecting the 39-unit, affordable rental building for seniors on Gurney Street to be ready for move-in by May. The $15.9 million, transit-oriented project has been planned for several years. MHNHS executive Director Pat Flaherty told the Gazette that while the winter storms have delayed construction, the project...

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Senior Life: City plans a senior-friendly future

April 3, 2015
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The City’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly has recently launched the “Age Friendly Boston” initiative, aimed at making transportation, public meetings and public spaces more accessible and respectful to Boston’s older denizens. It all ties into the City’s coordinated development of improvements for the future Boston of 2030. “Mayor Walsh is committed to...

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BRA to create Huntington Ave. design guidelines

March 19, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is in the process of creating design guidelines for Huntington Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Longwood Avenue, known as “The Avenue of the Arts.” The first meeting is planned for March 24. The BRA is inviting interested residents, business and property owners, students, and institutional stakeholders to provide input on what the BRA should...

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Local officials skeptical of Olympic plan

March 6, 2015
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With Boston’s bid for the 2024 summer Olympics games preliminarily accepted by the U.S. Olympic committee, the Gazette reached out to Mission Hill’s elected officials to get their position on whether they support hosting the games. City Councilor Josh Zakim told the Gazette last month that “it’s a testament to Boston that we won...

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MassArt grad co-created Boston’s Olympic bid

March 6, 2015
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MassArt grad co-created Boston’s Olympic bid

A Massachusetts College of Art and Design graduate is directly responsible for Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic games. Corey Dinopoulos, a long-time fan of the Olympics, decided to focus his 2006 senior thesis at MassArt, created while he was living in Mission Hill, on the branding campaign for a Boston Olympics. “Long...

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