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Audit: Local VA hospital wait times within range

June 13, 2014
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In the wake of a national Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) wait list scandal that led to patient deaths, a federal audit shows the local VA hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave. manages to schedule appointments for local veterans within 30 days 99 percent of the time. But first-time patients have a significantly longer...

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City wants church developer to act quickly

June 13, 2014
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The City and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) want the developer of the long-stalled redevelopment of the Mission Church property along Smith Street to “act responsibly and expeditiously to fulfill their obligation to the neighborhood,” according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. The developer, Weston Associates, did not respond to Gazette requests for comment. Meanwhile,...

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Liga menor recibe nuevo equipo deportivo

June 13, 2014
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Liga menor recibe nuevo equipo deportivo

Los jugadores de la liga menor de Mission Hill (MHLL) están jugando esta temporada con estilo, gracias a una donación de pelotas, bates, cascos y guantes de béisbol procedente de Kids Gear for Baseball, una organización sin fin de lucro mantenida por dos jóvenes. “Les interesa a estos jóvenes ayudar a las comunidades en...

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Three designs presented for park renovation

June 13, 2014
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) presented three different designs for the renovation of McLaughlin Park during a May 27 community meeting, according to BPRD project manager Allison Perlman. Attendees favored a design that would place a new walking path along the eastern and southern portion of the upper terrace. McLaughlin Park, which...

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MFA creates ‘cabinet of curiosities’

June 13, 2014
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MFA creates ‘cabinet of curiosities’

The new Kunstkammer Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), created to display small “curios,” was created from part of a coat room. A Kunstkammer, or “cabinet of curiosities,” is a small room containing unusual natural items or art objects that came into fashion with nobility across Europe in the 17th century, according...

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Tremont St. project approved by BRA

June 13, 2014
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The mixed-use project at 1467 Tremont St. was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month. The new mixed-use, 4-story building will have 18 units of housing and approximately 1,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space for a total of 16,500 square feet. It also would have 12 motor vehicle parking spaces and...

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Developer of Art Park site collects more input

June 13, 2014
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS), the developer of the Art Park site, held a community meeting last month at the Roxbury Community College to collect more input from the public about art and green space at the proposed redevelopment. Views expressed by attendees ranged from the general to the specific, including a request to...

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Renovation of school building delayed

June 13, 2014
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Renovation of school building delayed

The completion of the renovated 67 Alleghany St. school building has been delayed until fall 2015, when Fenway High School will move into it. Boston Public Schools (BPS) had previously told the Gazette it would be ready for fall 2014. BPS did not respond to a request for comment. The Gazette first learned of...

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Hill’s parklet installed in Roslindale

June 13, 2014
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Hill’s parklet installed in Roslindale

Following controversy between its partner businesses, the parklet created by the City for Mission Hill, and with the Hill’s design input, was installed in Roslindale Village last week instead of returning to the Tremont Street spot it had last year. A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from...

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YMCA reopens facilities

June 13, 2014
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The Huntington YMCA has reopened its fitness center, locker rooms, gymnasium, handball/racketball courts and pool following over a year of construction work for Northeastern University’s (NU) controversial GrandMarc dorm, according to a YMCA email newsletter. The facilities reopened between May 30 and June 9. When completed, the GrandMarc at Northeastern project, behind the YMCA...

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