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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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Graduado de MassArt co-creó la apuesta olímpica de Boston

March 6, 2015
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Graduado de MassArt co-creó la apuesta olímpica de Boston

Un graduado de Massachusetts College of Art and Design es directamente responsable por la apuesta olímpica de Boston para los Juegos de 2024. Corey Dinopoulos, un fanático de la Olimpiada desde hace mucho tiempo, decidió enfocar su tesis de MassArt—creado mientras vivía en Mission Hill—en una campaña de marca para las Olimpiadas de Boston....

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City student census now lists addresses

March 6, 2015
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The annual student census, required by the city, has been restructured to show individual addresses of student residences. Before this year, it only reported student population by ZIP codes. City officials say it will boost code enforcement. Student reaction in Gazette interviews was mixed. The neighborhood student population count is required under the University...

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MFA receives WWII Rothschild treasures

March 6, 2015
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MFA receives WWII Rothschild treasures

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is acquiring a collection of 186 objects originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna, members of the famous Rothschild banking family. Many of these works were seized in 1938 following the Anschluss, or annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany. The gift...

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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

March 6, 2015
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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz announced a bill to implement universal preschool in January. “An Act Relative to Universal Pre-K Access” would create universal access to pre-school education for 3- and 4-year-olds, through public or private schools. The bill would create state funding following the same formula that already supports local school systems, like Boston...

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New BPS superintendent is chosen

March 6, 2015
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In a 5-to-2 vote on March 3, the Boston School Committee named Dr. Tommy Chang the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS). “Dr. Chang will provide the leadership that our school system needs and I am confident that his innovative views on education will move our students forward. We need a transformative leader...

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Zakim asks for Olympic vote

February 6, 2015
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City Councilor Josh Zakim announced on Monday that he has filed an order for four nonbinding questions about Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid to appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballots. The yes-or-no questions would ask whether Boston should host the Games, and if so, whether public money or seizing of private property...

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Zakim pide una vota sobre “los Juegos” en Boston

February 6, 2015
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El Consejero Municipal Josh Zakim declaró el lunes que ha pedido que cuatro preguntas no vinculantes sobre los Juegos Olímpicos y Paraolímpicos de Verano de 2024 aparezcan en las cédulas de votación en noviembre. Zakim planeaba presentar la solicitud al Ayuntamiento de Boston durante su próxima reunión el miércoles, 4 febrero, después del plazo...

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