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Tree-killing beetle found in Boston

August 8, 2014
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Tree-killing beetle found in Boston

Authorities are warning Boston residents to be alert for a tree-killing beetle recently found in Jamaica Plain. A single specimen of the emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum on July 16, and was confirmed by federal officials on July 18. Suffolk County is the third county...

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Start of Art Park project delayed

August 8, 2014
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Start of Art Park project delayed

Construction of a mixed-use development at the Art Park site will be delayed until spring 2015, according to Brian Militana of site developer Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS). Construction was scheduled to begin in the fall, but Militana said it would have been “too big a push” to make that deadline. He said SMS...

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High-tech benches could come to Hill

August 8, 2014
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Some Boston parks are testing new high-tech park benches that might come to Mission Hill. The “Soofa,” as the bench is termed, is a bench that includes a solar-powered charging station for cell phones and computers. It also collects and shares location-based information like air quality and noise level data. The benches were produced...

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Park Project

August 8, 2014
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Park Project

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Sheriff Endorsement

August 8, 2014
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Sheriff Endorsement

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Hill Happenings

August 8, 2014
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An energetic crowd gathered at the Parker Hill Library last month, welcoming Bill Raynor, who read from his newly released book “Poetry in Motion.” Raynor,who grew up in the Mission Hill projects, writes about the meaning of sports is everyday life. The book is pleasant and an easy read. Among the notable faces in...

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‘Extremely positive’ reaction to Parcel 25 project

August 8, 2014
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The reaction to the massive Parcel 25 proposed development has been “extremely positive,” according to Pat Flaherty of Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS). MHNHS aims to redevelop Parcel 25, which is bordered by Tremont, Gurney and Station streets, across from the Roxbury Crossing MBTA Station. The former T-owned property is now vacant. “People...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 8, 2014
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While lolling through those lazy hazy days of summer, I’d like to remind readers that our two Mission Hill Farmers Markets have been in full swing since June, and the fresh Massachusetts grown fresh fruit and plump produce is looking mighty prime. The markets were started years ago by Main Streets. We now partner...

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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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