Art Park lawsuit still with judge; decision ‘could’ be soon

July 1, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development remains with a Boston Housing Court judge, but there “could be a ruling any day,” according to John Feuerbach of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development. Kathryn and Oscar Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ decision to grant variances for the...

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Participacion, July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 2 de agosto para la edición del 5 de agosto. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.          Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes,...

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BPL Board picks Leonard as president after initial choice drops out

July 1, 2016
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) Board of Trustees on June 14 picked Interim President David Leonard to remain in that position after its initial choice dropped out, according to a press release. The board voted to offer the president position to San Jose City librarian Jill Bourne and that move was officially announced. But...

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NU dorm proposal likely to BRA board this month

July 1, 2016
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Northeastern University’s (NU) dorm proposal at 10 Burke St. might be heading to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board as early as July 14 when the BRA staff will be recommending it for approval, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. NU filed a PNF in January for a dorm room at 10 Burke St. that...

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Hill Agenda, July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 2 for the Aug. 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont...

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Hill Happenings

July 1, 2016
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Hill Happenings

There was joy permeating the Jamaica Plain ball field on McBride Street on a sun splashed Sunday for the Mission Hill fathers, sons, and daughters baseball game, held every year on Father’s Day.   It was great seeing Kevin O’Neill looking robust after a bout with cancer. Kevin was at his usual third base...

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Op-Ed: When we needed it most, the world came to Orlando’s aid

July 1, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, mayor of Orlando On June 12, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our city remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our city...

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OUT WITH THE OLD

July 1, 2016
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OUT WITH THE OLD

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 1, 2016
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary at 800 Huntington Ave. proved to be perfect setting for the Mission Hill Main Streets Awards Night on June 22, where over two hundred guests gathered to recognize local worthies and celebrate this wonderful little corner of Boston. Certainly the capstone of the event was the presentation of the...

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Prouty Garden fight continues

June 3, 2016
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The fight to save the Prouty Garden continues, with supporters recently filing reports with the state Department of Public Health (DPH) saying that the planned expansion by Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is not needed. BCH’s construction plan will demolish the Prouty Garden. BCH countered in a statement that says it currently lacks the capacity...

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BRA board approves 1470 Tremont St. project

June 3, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its May 12 meeting approved the $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St. The proposal for 1470 Tremont St. is a residential and commercial development by Mission Hill-based developer Jason Savage. Savage is also a developer of the 66-unit Clutch Works project at 1486 Tremont St....

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Married

June 3, 2016
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Married

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BRA hires company to help rebrand itself as more trustworthy

June 3, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and allocated no more that $670,000 to the...

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BRA contrata a compañía para mejorar su imagen

June 3, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta Deseando ser una agencia más amigable y accesible, el comité de dirección de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) aprobó un contrato con Continuum, una compañía basada en Boston, para reinventarse como una agencia más confiable. La aprobación en la reunión de BRA el jueves, 12 de mayo, alocó...

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City Council, BPS grapple over water issue

June 3, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette The Boston Public Schools (BPS) administration and the City Council’s Education Committee grappled during a May 18 meeting at English High School over how to handle recent possible lead exposure at drinking fountains in six schools. The fountains were mistakenly left on after being tested for contaminants...

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New president selected for BPL

June 3, 2016
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The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees voted to extend an offer of employment for president of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, city librarian for the San Jose Public Library, according to a press release. The decision was made following public interviews of Bourne and David Leonard, interim president of the BPL,...

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Boston Licensing Board approves lift on BYOB ban

June 3, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette Following the City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously April 28 to lift the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in Mission Hill. One person with close ties to the...

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$7.5 million in City budget for affordable housing

June 3, 2016
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The City of Boston will set aside $7.5 million of Inclusionary Development funds for the acquisition of occupied rental housing in order to preserve affordable housing, according to a press release. Through the new Acquisition Opportunity Program, the Department of Neighborhood Development will provide loans to help responsible investor-owners acquire occupied, multi-family rental properties....

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Summit held to discuss CPA and parks

June 3, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette The City Council voted 12 to 1 on May 11 to put the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot. The next day, the Boston Park Advocates (BPA) held a summit at Franklin Park to discuss what CPAs could mean for the parks in the city....

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Under construction

June 3, 2016
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Under construction

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Council calls on BRA for September meeting to discuss Urban Renewal

June 3, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter recently calling for a September meeting. The...

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Participacion, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 28 de junio para la edición del 1 de julio. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm,...

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Evening at the Pops

June 3, 2016
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Evening at the Pops

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NEPH Gala

June 3, 2016
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NEPH Gala

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