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Parcel 25 development filed with the BRA

July 11, 2014
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Parcel 25 development filed with the BRA

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) last month filed its long-awaited massive mixed-use development project at Parcel 25 with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Parcel 25 is bordered by Tremont, Gurney and Station streets, across from the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station. The former T-owned property is now vacant. MHNHS did not immediately respond to...

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BRA board approves RTH residential tower

July 11, 2014
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BRA board approves RTH residential tower

The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month a 10-story Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) residential tower at the former Massachusetts Mental Health Center site. RTH did not respond to a request for comment. Karen Gately, executive director of RTH, previously told the Gazette that construction could start as early as September. The $62...

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Magna Carta, basis of U.S. freedoms, goes on display at MFA

July 11, 2014
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One of only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta—an English document written in 1215 that is the foundation for many democracies around the world—will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) through Sept. 1 The Magna Carta Libertatum (The Great Charter of the Liberties of England) was the...

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La junta de BRA aprueba el torre residencial de RTH

July 11, 2014
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La junta de BRA aprueba el torre residencial de RTH

El mes pasado, la junta directiva de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) aprobó el torre residencial de 10 pisos de Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) en el antiguo sitio de Massachusetts Mental Health Center. RTH no respondió a una solicitud de comentarios. Karen Gately, la directora ejecutiva de RTH, previamente dijo al Gazette que la...

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Boston shortlisted to bid for 2024 Olympics

July 11, 2014
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Boston has been shortlisted as a possible U.S. host for the 2024 Summer Olympics, along with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents the Back of the Hill, has been a supporter of exploring the possibility. “The U.S. Olympic Committee was very keen on Boston,” O’Malley told the...

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Free museum admissions available

July 11, 2014
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The sixth annual “Free Fun Fridays” initiative, a summer program that offers free admittance to attractions all over the state through the end of August, is now in swing. Locally, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are both participating. The MFA will offer free admission on Fri., July...

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Neighborhood group supports Green Line extension

July 11, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted during its meeting last month to support the proposal to extend the E branch of the Green Line to JP’s Hyde Square, according to JPNC member Michael Reiskind. That line travels down Huntington Avenue and S. Huntington Avenue in the Mission Hill area. But the MBTA said...

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Local official faces challengers

July 11, 2014
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One local elected official will face a challenger in the Sept. 9 state primary election, while another is running unopposed. Democrat state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) will face Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, in the primary. The winner will face in November’s general election David James Wyatt, another regular...

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Where to watch the Cup finals

July 11, 2014
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With the soccer World Cup finals happening this weekend, Mission Hill is into the swing of watching the soccer matches. Most bars in the Hill are showing the matches live, with sound. A few have added Cup-specific specials to enhance Mission Hill’s cheering pleasure. The Mission, 724 Huntington Ave., 566-1244: burger and a beer...

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Census of 7K Emerald Necklace trees completed

July 11, 2014
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) and its partners have sponsored an extensive census of the Emerald Necklace’s trees as a starting point for a long-term management plan. Co-sponsored by the Arborway Coalition, the ENC, the Friends of Jamaica Pond, the Friends of Olmsted Park Boston and Olmsted 2022, the census surveyed 7,000 trees and...

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