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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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BRA head meets with tower neighbors

April 3, 2015
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BRA head meets with tower neighbors

Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Brian Golden held an unusual personal meeting with neighbors of Mission Hill’s controversial tower plan last week, and told the Gazette the project must be viewed with caution. While stating he does not want to prejudge, Golden called the proposal for a 35-story, 395-unit tower at 45 Worthington St. a...

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BRIC says it ‘purged’ Occupy Boston spy files

April 3, 2015
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A Boston Police spy agency destroyed all of its controversial surveillance files of the Occupy Boston movement two years ago, it revealed in response to a Gazette public records request. That may come as a relief to civil liberties organizations that criticized the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s apparently illegal surveillance of lawful protests and...

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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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Developers revise 70 Parker Hill Ave. project

April 3, 2015
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Developers have revised a proposed residential project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. to reduce the number of units as a response to parking-ratio concerns. Parking was an issue raised during a community meeting last year. While the project is currently planned as rental apartments, a switch to condos could be on the table, they...

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BRA seeks public input on ‘urban renewal’ plans

April 3, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking approval to keep alive its “urban renewal” plans and powers that cover large sections of the city, including most of the Longwood Medical Area and the Wentworth Institute of Technology area. Re-approval is required every 10 years, and usually has been done in secrecy and mystery—including last time...

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McLaughlin Park renovation is out to bid

April 3, 2015
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The McLaughlin Park renovation project went out to bid March 30, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) spokesperson Ryan Woods. He said the final design plan for the renovation of McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill, is expected to arrive within two...

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Art Park project still delayed

April 3, 2015
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The proposed mixed-use development project at the Art Park site is “still mired” in a lawsuit challenging its zoning approval, according to John Feuerbach of the Department of Neighborhood Development. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted variances for the project, but Mission Hill residents Oscar and Kathryn Brookins filed a lawsuit last year...

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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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