BPDA approves revised Art Park project

July 6, 2018
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As expected, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its June 14 meeting approved the revised Art Park project. A version of project was approved by the then Boston Redevelopment Authority and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in 2014, but was held up by a since-settled lawsuit. That has led...

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Q. and A. with Councilor Pressley

July 6, 2018
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Q. and A. with Councilor Pressley

At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley was first voted to the Boston City Council in 2009, becoming the first woman of color to be elected to that body. She is now part of a wave of candidates challenging incumbent Democrats across the country. Her aim is to unseat local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District)...

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Q. and A. with U.S. Rep. Capuano

July 6, 2018
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Q. and A. with U.S. Rep. Capuano

Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) was first elected to Congress in 1998 and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the Financial Services Committee. He is running for re-election this year and is facing Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Sept. 4 Democratic primary...

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Parker Hill Library to reopen on July 28

July 6, 2018
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The Parker Hill Branch Library will reopen on July 28, according to Boston Public Library. The City and BPL will host a ceremony with Mission City Councilor Josh Zakim, BPL President David Leonard, and others at 10 a.m. on July 28. The library’s programming will resume at the branch following the reopening, including summer...

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SPRUCING UP THE GARDENS

July 6, 2018
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SPRUCING UP THE GARDENS

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COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

July 6, 2018
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COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

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GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

July 6, 2018
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GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

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Hill Agenda, July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. July 31 for the Aug. 3 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Task Force Meeting, Meeting of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Task Force...

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Participacion, July 6, 2018

July 6, 2018
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 31 de julio para la edición del 3 de agosto. Correo: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617.          Reuniones Reunión sobre el clima con el Representante Jeffrey Sánchez, jueves, 12 jul, 6.30-8.30pm. Sobre la propuesta legislación estatal para luchar...

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City Council adopts, mayor signs amended short-term rental ordinance

July 6, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette The City Council voted on June 13 to adopt Mayor Martin Walsh’s amended short-term rental ordinance by a vote of 11-2, eliminating the controversial investor units that have been described as “de facto hotels,” but also giving some new leeway to owner-occupants to rent out their units...

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CELEBRATING STEVE ROSS’ BOOK

July 6, 2018
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CELEBRATING STEVE ROSS’ BOOK

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Hill Happenings

July 6, 2018
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Hill Happenings

A group of wonderful Mission Hill folks gathered at the Penguin last month as owner Dermot Doyne hosted a breakfast, featuring Congressman Mike Capuano. Faces in the crowd included Laura Adams, who does terrific work with the Mission Hill elderly, Chris Dwyer from the N.E. Baptist Hospital and my long time friend from Tobin...

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Op-ed: Massachusetts Faces Crisis in Community Based Reentry

July 6, 2018
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By Rep. Liz Malia and John Larivee Community residents, advocates and legislators worked hard on passing a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill this spring.   The goal of the bill is to divert more people into treatment instead of prison, make jails more humane, and reduce recidivism. The vast majority of people in prison will...

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GATEWAY BLOCK PARTY

July 6, 2018
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GATEWAY BLOCK PARTY

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Mayor on Main

July 6, 2018
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Mayor on Main

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ARTSPACE OPENING EXHIBIT

July 6, 2018
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ARTSPACE OPENING EXHIBIT

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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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