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Residents file suit against Art Park project

November 14, 2014
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Construction of a mixed-use development at the Art Park site is in limbo after Mission Hill residents Oscar and Kathryn Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals decision to grant variances for the project, according to John Feuerbach of the Department of Neighborhood Development. The Art Park site is City-owned...

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‘A giant is gone’: Locals remember Mayor Menino

November 14, 2014
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‘A giant is gone’: Locals remember Mayor Menino

By Rebeca Oliveira, Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff Former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who led the city for an unprecedented 20 years before choosing not to run again last year, died Oct. 30 after a long and public battle with cancer. Menino, 71, won his first term as mayor in 1993. For...

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Road Race Winners

November 14, 2014
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Road Race Winners

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2 time capsules reveal Northeastern’s past

November 14, 2014
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2 time capsules reveal Northeastern’s past

By Claudia Geib/Special to the Gazette The first thing removed was a coin. It glinted bright silver, as a Northeastern University alumnus held it up to the light— despite the fact that it was minted in 1898 and had spent most of the past 50 years sealed in a time capsule beneath Northeastern’s Curry...

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‘Se fue un gigante’: Residentes rinden homenaje a Menino

November 14, 2014
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De Rebeca Oliveira, Peter Shanley y John Ruch/Personal de Gazette Una “leyenda”. Un “gigante”. Un “representante de los desamparados”. Como las siguientes citas demuestran, el antiguo alcalde Thomas Menino, quien murió el 30 de octubre, fue descrito así. El Representante del Estado Jeffrey Sánchez “Un gigante ha dejado la tierra, pero sigue vivo en...

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Parking a concern at 70 Parker Hill Ave. renovation

November 14, 2014
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Parking a concern at 70 Parker Hill Ave. renovation

The Boston Redevelopment Authority held a community meeting Oct. 7 on the proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units. The most pressing issue for attendees was the lack of parking for the project. The building at 70 Parker Hill Ave. was formerly...

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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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RTH Community Center

November 14, 2014
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RTH Community Center

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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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