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Open space, housing dev. possible for vacant lots

August 5, 2016
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By Sara Selevitch Special to the Gazette Roughly 30 residents attended a recent Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) meeting to discuss 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill, offering suggestions ranging from open space to housing development for future uses of those properties. DND officials David West and John Feuerbach facilitated the July 21...

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Judge issues split ruling on motion to dismiss Prouty Garden lawsuit

August 5, 2016
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A judge has issued a split-decision ruling over a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that is attempting to stop Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) construction plans for a new facility that will lead to the demolition of the Prouty Garden. The lawsuit is filed by members of the Friends of the Prouty Garden group. The...

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Rep. Sanchez Honored

August 5, 2016
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Rep. Sanchez Honored

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Comunidad debate opciones para lotes vacíos

August 5, 2016
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De Sara Selevitch Miembro del Personal de la Gaceta Alrededor de 30 residentes asistieron a una reunión reciente del departamento de desarrollo de vecindarios (DND) para hablar sobre 10 lotes vacíos que pertenecen a la Ciudad en Mission Hill, compartiendo posibles ideas para el futuro de los propiedades, entre ellas espacios abiertos y proyectos...

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Q. and A. with Fenway High School principal

August 5, 2016
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Geoff Walker recently became the new principal of the Fenway High School, which moved to Mission Hill last year. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the school, himself, and the challenges ahead. (The session has been edited.) How has your background affected your educational philosophy? From my experience,...

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Boston strives towards goal to end homelessness

August 5, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the City is “well on its way” to meeting its goal to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2018, according to a press release. The City’s action plan, originally launched in 2015, has been re-launched under the name “Boston’s Way Home.” According to the press release, Boston has ended...

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ZBA gives the green light to 1470 Tremont St. project

August 5, 2016
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 12 approved the proposed $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St., according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The ZBA approval removes one of the last hurdles that the project needed to clear before starting construction. The project...

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Residents have early-voting option

August 5, 2016
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Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners has established “one-day early” voting sites for the upcoming November election, including the Tobin Community Center and the Back of the Hill Apartments, according to a press release. Overall, there will be 27 early voting sites across Boston, three in each of the city’s nine council districts, in addition...

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Main Streets businesses and volunteers honored

August 5, 2016
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A Mission Hill volunteer and business was chosen as business and volunteer of the year at the 20th annual Boston Main Streets awards ceremony recently, according to a press release. Alison Pultinas of Mission Hill Main Streets was celebrated as a volunteer of the year, and The Puddingstone Tavern of the Mission Hill Main...

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BRA board approves proposed NU dorm

August 5, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved during its July 14 monthly meeting Northeastern University’s (NU) dorm proposal for 10 Burke St. The proposed project at 10 Burke St. will build more than 200 units and have about 800 beds. The project is part of NU’s institutional master plan (IMP) that was approved by the...

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