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Dorm delayed by historic review

July 15, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff Demolition of part of the YMCA’s complex for Northeastern University’s (NEU) dormitory project has been delayed by the Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC), which says the college did not submit proper alternatives to its demolition plan. No estimate of how long the delay could be was made. The demolition was...

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Emmanuel proposes new research tower, dorms

July 15, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff Emmanuel College announced its real estate development plans for the next decade, including the development of a parcel on its “endowment campus” into a research facility. The ground-leasing of the parcel in the southern corner of Emmanuel’s campus for a 360,000-square-foot research facility would generate the necessary income to...

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Joslin Center project to break ground soon

July 15, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff LONGWOOD MEDICAL AREA— The Longwood Center tower, formerly known as the Joslin Diabetes Center project, is expected to re-start construction by the end of the year after an eight-year series of delays, the Gazette has learned. The construction of a nine-story, 425,000-square-foot medical research tower at the intersection of...

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‘Endowment campus’ model setting trend in LMA

July 15, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliveira Gazette Staff   It’s the new trend in Longwood Medical Area (LMA) institutional expansion: building one tower to pay for another. “Endowment campus” is the term used by academic institutions for leasing a parcel of land to another institution—usually medical research. That other institution then builds and operates a facility and...

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NEU dorm has no more hurdles

June 3, 2011
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Demolition slated for this month After months of petitions and community meetings, the GrandMarc at Northeastern dormitory project, to be located at the YMCA building at 316 Huntington Ave., has no more hurdles after the 90-day demolition delay period expires on June 7. Demolition of part of the Y is scheduled to start at...

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Restoring History, Step by Step

June 3, 2011
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Restoring History, Step by Step

Fixes coming to Hill’s walls and stairs After years of attempts and failures, the historic walls and steps of Mission Hill are finally getting a little recognition and restoration. These low stone walls and cement steps include the Sachem Street wall, the Delle Avenue wall, the Pontiac Street wall, the Wait Street steps and...

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Construction date for 800 Huntington Ave. set

June 3, 2011
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Construction at 800 Huntington Ave., the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary’s (MEEI) new facility, is due to start by July 1. MEEI would be the tenant of the building being developed by The Beal Companies. Beal is planning to expand the existing two-story structure by adding a garage adjacent to the building and erecting...

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Emmanuel College to present expansion plans

June 3, 2011
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Emmanuel College will present its development plans for the next decade at this month’s Longwood Medical Area (LMA) Forum. Those plans include a new residence hall and more academic space, said Sarah Welsh, Emmanuel’s vice president for government and community relations. “We’re not re-inventing anything here,” Welsh said. “We’re hoping to build on the...

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Teen quintet to play with Pops

June 3, 2011
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Teen quintet to play with Pops

A Boston Latin student just played with the Boston Pops—again. Ian Haines, along with his four bandmates, Edsuvani Maisonet, Mathilde Montpetit, Matthew Pitts and Warren Thompson —all students at Boston Latin—won the Fidelity Future Stage Competition in Boston and the great opportunity along with it. “I thought playing with the Pops last year was...

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