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Citizenship Day

May 1, 2015
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Citizenship Day

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MFA chooses new director

May 1, 2015
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MFA chooses new director

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston chose Matthew Teitelbaum as its new director last month. He will take over the post when current Director Malcolm Rogers retires in August. Teitelbaum is currently the director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Formally elected at a special meeting of the MFA’s Board...

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Spring Cleaning

May 1, 2015
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Spring Cleaning

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BPRD releases final plan for McLaughlin Park

May 1, 2015
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) has released the final design for the McLaughlin Park renovation project that contains many of the changes discussed during several community meetings, but also adds several tweaks, such as a low wall along Parker Hill Avenue. Work will begin this summer. The renovation of McLaughlin Park, which...

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Leadership Change

May 1, 2015
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Leadership Change

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Fenway colleges file IMP updates

May 1, 2015
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Emmanuel and Wheelock Colleges filed updates for their Institutional Master Plans (IMP) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), as required by the City. Emmanuel’s filing states no changes to the IMP approved in 2012, aside from an amendment filed a month after the IMP’s approval. That amendment authorized Emmanuel’s use of the Society of...

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City releases first student housing report

May 1, 2015
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The City of Boston released its first ever “Student Housing Trends” report last month, establishing a baseline toward Mayor Martin Walsh’s goal of creating 18,500 new student dormitory beds by 2030. Mission Hill is one of the neighborhoods with the biggest student-housing impacts. But all local data in the report is inaccurate because it...

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Developer proposes 15-unit project for Fisher Ave.

May 1, 2015
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Developer proposes 15-unit project for Fisher Ave.

Developer Jason Savage is proposing a 15-unit, 6-floor residential development for 40 Fisher Avenue, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The 22,039-square-foot project would have two 1-bedroom units, six 2-bedroom units and seven 3-bedroom units. The development would also have 10 parking spaces and 18 bicycle spots. The project would...

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Food for Friends

May 1, 2015
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Food for Friends

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Zakim, Beacon Hill resident pull papers for Council race

May 1, 2015
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Two people, including current seat-holder Josh Zakim, have applied for nomination papers for the District 8 city councilor race. That district covers Mission Hill. The other person is Beacon Hill resident Thomas Joseph Dooley III, who ran unsuccessfully for the seat in the 2013 election. Eight people have pulled papers for the At-Large City...

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