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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 6, 2018
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

(A timely observation) “I believe mankind longs for freedom from, and rumors of, war.” Sixty-three years ago this month at the Geneva Conference, President Eisenhower spoke of this craving at the Palais des Nations, which was once the site of the ill-fated League of Nations. The “man from Abilene” stunned the world with his...

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Revised Burney St. project draws mixed response

June 1, 2018
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The mixed-use development that has been proposed at 9-11 Burney St. is still drawing a conflicted response from the community, although some residents were pleased with changes made by the developers in a redesign from the previous proposal. The developers—Mitch Wilson and Russell Preston—are proposing to demolish an existing three-family structure at 11 Burney...

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Art Park project will likely go before BPDA board this month

June 1, 2018
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The revised Art Park project will likely go before the Boston Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) board this month, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. If the BPDA board reviews the project during its monthly meeting, it will likely approve it. The BPDA staff only submits projects to the board when they consider the...

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COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

June 1, 2018
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COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

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Parker Hill Library to reopen this summer

June 1, 2018
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The Parker Hill Branch Library will reopen this summer, according to Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. An exact date has not been determined, but Lavery said BPL hopes to have one sometime this month. The library closed last July to undergo a renovation to address a series of façade and exterior problems to...

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Proyecto de 9-11 Burney falta apoyo

June 1, 2018
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New Urban Partners, LLC, propone demoler una estructura de tres familias en 11 Burney Street y construir un edificio de cinco pisos. Incluye 25 unidades de alquiler, tres de las cuales serán de bajo ingreso, y cinco lugares de estacionamiento. El proyecto también propone 1.900 pies cuadrados de espacio comercial en la planta baja...

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City Council extends sandwich board signs program

June 1, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette More work has yet to be done to figure out the rules and regulations governing sandwich board signs in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. After two years of hearings and working sessions, the City Council voted to continue the pilot program for another year to work...

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Lack of participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes program upsets City Council

June 1, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Annissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order during a May 9 City Council meeting to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to...

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Cathedral High School Commencement

June 1, 2018
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Cathedral High School Commencement

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GETTING (MORE) PHYSICALLY FIT

June 1, 2018
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GETTING (MORE) PHYSICALLY FIT

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