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Boston Olympics could use NU dorms

December 12, 2014
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If Boston is chosen to host the 2024 Summer Olympic games, Mission Hill could be covered in journalists. Northeastern University is included in the secretly crafted bid as potentially providing “housing support”—that is, accommodation for the hordes of journalists coming to cover the games. The Olympics bid was created by a private committee called...

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Nonprofit developers hope to build 40 units on Heath St. parcels

December 12, 2014
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation—are proposing to develop about 40 housing units in a four-story building on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. The two organizations—which previously co-developed the Back of the Hill housing— hosted two community meetings this...

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New England Baptist Hospital IMP expected soon

December 12, 2014
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New England Baptist Hospital is expected to file its Institutional Master Plan (IMP) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in February, following a community task force meeting next month. An IMP is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s existing facilities, long-range planning goals and proposed projects. A new IMP must be filed...

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BWH performs double arm transplant

December 12, 2014
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Brigham and Women’s Hosptial doctors attach one of the donor arms to Will Lautzenheiser during October surgery. (Photo by Lightchaser Photography)

A man who lost his limbs to an infection received two new arms in a remarkable transplant operation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in October. Will Lautzenheiser, 40, lost all four limbs to a bacterial infection that nearly killed him in 2011. Lautzenheiser is a former professor of film production and screenwriting at...

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MassArt community arts program to host open house

December 12, 2014
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MassArt community arts program to host open house

The Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will host a holiday open house on Fri., Dec. 12 to kick off the celebration of CACP’s 10th anniversary. CACP oversees “sparc! the ArtMobile” and other community art programs that go out into the community. CACP works with...

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English High holds 50th reunion

November 14, 2014
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English High School’s 50th reunion for the class of 1964 is being held today, Nov. 14, at the school’s current home in Jamaica Plain. An all-classes homecoming reunion was scheduled to be held yesterday, after the Gazette’s deadline. Frank Williams, who is on English’s (EHS) Board of Directors and a 1967 alumnus, told the...

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Nonprofit developers to bid on Heath St. parcels

November 14, 2014
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation—will bid on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. They were slated to hold a meeting Nov. 12, after the Gazette deadline, to “brainstorm” redevelopment ideas. The two organizations—which previously co-developed the Back of the Hill housing—will...

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WIT files plan for Sweeney field project

November 14, 2014
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has set in motion the relocation of Sweeney Field to the site of the current Parker Street parking lot. WIT filed a Letter of Intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month, which officially begins the project’s development review process. The new Sweeney Athletic Facility would allow for...

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Ex-councilor Tobin tells Menino anecdotes

November 14, 2014
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Following former Mayor Thomas Menino’s death on Oct. 30, former City Councilor John Tobin, now a Northeastern University vice president for community relations, posted several personal anecdotes about Menino on his Facebook page. Tobin served on the City Council from 2002 to 2010 and got to know Menino well. His detailed, often humorous stories...

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WIT opens new dorm and labs

November 14, 2014
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WIT opens new dorm and labs

Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) opened a 305-bed dorm and new science facilities last month. “We’re very excited to celebrate the opening of these new spaces,” Wentworth President Zorica Pantić said in a release. “With these new facilities, Wentworth is providing our undergraduate students with graduate-level laboratories, which aligns with our plan to add...

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