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Hearing held on forming committee for CPA

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first steps of establishing the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) started to roll out when the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a hearing last month at City Hall. The establishment of the committee is a requirement of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which Boston voters...

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NU graduates start composting project

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette For centuries composting has been used as a method to bring valuable nutrients back into depleted soil that has been used for farming. Although living in an urban environment feels unconnected to the farms that produce the food that city dwellers consume, three Northeastern University graduates are...

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Hill group surveying community on beautification

April 7, 2017
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A Mission Hill group is surveying residents to find out what sections of the neighborhood need to be cleaned up and what actions should be done to beautify the area. The group, Mission Hill Beautification Task Force, is a newly formed subgroup of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH), a longtime neighborhood civic...

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BPDA to host second task force meeting on WIT project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is slated to host a second Wentworth Task Force meeting on April 5, after the Gazette deadline, for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St. The 64-foot academic building would house laboratories, student learning and group meeting space, offices,...

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City releases RFP for vacant lands

April 7, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. The RFP breaks down the vacant lands into three packages. The first package consists of 6-8 Gore St., 724-727, 729R Parker St., and 708 Parker St. The second packages consists of 40-42 Terrace...

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City releases transportation plan

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 615,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways,...

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IAG meets to review revised Goddard House project

April 7, 2017
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Members of the impact advisory group (IAG) for the Goddard House project met on March 13 to review the scaled-down proposal with most of the group approving of the changes. The alterations to the project were presented to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) monthly meeting on March 16 and were approved. The...

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BPDA still reviewing 1065 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is still reviewing the Phase 2 project of the 1065 Tremont St. site, according to spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. BPDA held a community meeting on Feb. 23 when some residents voiced concerns about the proposal, including over the lack of parking and gentrification. The project would consist of...

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Hill Agenda, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 2 for the May 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 44th Annual Meeting for MH Neighborhood Housing Services, Mon. Apr. 10 at 6pm, MCPHS, Richard E. Griffin Academic Center,...

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Participacion, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 2 de mayo para la edición del 5 de mayo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones 44o reunión anual para los servicios de vivienda del barrio de Mission...

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