Street Sales

April 6, 2012
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Apartment project plan is filed

April 6, 2012
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Apartment project plan is filed

The high-end apartment building proposed for the Home for Little Wanderers site will have about 196 units and stand 65 feet tall, according to a plan filed last month with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The Home is moving out of its three-building complex at 161 S. Huntington Ave. this year. Boston Residential Group...

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Participacion, 4/6-5/3, 2012

April 6, 2012
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Reuniones Reunión anual de Mission Hill NHS, elecciones de junta. Lunes, 9 abril, 630pm, MassPharm Griffin Academic Center, 670 Huntington Ave., sexto piso. Info: 566-6565. Art Park reunion, con BRA y DND. Mission Church, 1545 Tremont St. miércoles, 11 abril, 630pm. Info: John Dazell, 918-4334. Reunion de Northeastern Task Force, miércoles, 25 abril, 6-8pm....

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What’s Up, April 6-May 3, 2012

April 6, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, May 1 for the May 4 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Meetings 161 S. Huntington project, BRA meeting about proposed apartment development, Wed., April 11, 6:30-7:30pm, MSPCA, Education Room, 350 S. Huntington Ave., JP. Info: 918-4267/john.fitzgerald.bra@cityofboston.gov. Art Park site meeting, hosted by BRA and DND. Mission...

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Editorial: Zoning Out in the LMA

April 6, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) extraordinary ability to essentially rezone entire sections of the city is drawing increasing scrutiny—including lawsuits—and creating bizarre situations in the LMA. Article 80, the bit of zoning code that empowers the BRA, says its own purpose is “to provide clear, predictable, and unified requirements for the review of development...

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Hill Happenings

April 6, 2012
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Hill Happenings

Congrats to Joannie Kern, a 1959 Mission High School graduate, who was a Gala Honoree at the Mission Possible banquet last month, which celebrates the legacy of the Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood. Joannie, a lifelong Mission Hill resident, has helped raise thousands of dollars, enhancing the Xaverian High School scholarship fund. Xaverian...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 6, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse Nature celebrates its rebirth with the arrival of spring and the flora is dressing up the district with budding trees and blossoms all over. So it is with local acquaintances attending neighborhood celebrations, such as the Community Alliance of Mission Hill event at The Crossing on the Ides of March on...

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More apartments coming to S. Huntington

April 5, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large apartment complex with 195 units is being planned for a parcel next to the North American Indian Center of Boston on S. Huntington Avenue, according to a Letter of Intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority last week by Cedar Valley Development. Cedar Valley purchased the 1.1-acre parcel at 105A S....

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T plans fare boost, limited Green Line service

March 28, 2012
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The MBTA plans an overall 23 percent fare increase and will eliminate weekend Green Line streetcar service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street, according to a budget summary document released March 28 following months of controversy about the T’s sorry financial state. Originally facing a $185 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2013, the...

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YMCA to demo another part of building, erect gym

March 28, 2012
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The YMCA officials plan to demolish a corner of the historic building at 316 Huntington Ave. and build a slightly bigger addition as part of extensive renovations in a separate but related project to the Northeastern University (NU) Grandmarc dorm project. This is a different undertaking from the demolition of the gym building that...

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Art Park site is up for green development

March 9, 2012
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The Art Park site is slated to become part of a “green building” project along with a site in Roxbury, the City announced recently. The Mission Hill site, which is located between Parker and Terrace Street, was land the City acquired through tax foreclosure and was unsuccessful at redeveloping before, according to John Dalzell,...

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High schools boast top grad rates

March 9, 2012
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Local public high schools have sky-high graduation rates, including two—Boston Latin School and the Kennedy Academy for Health Careers—that top the 2011 list. New Mission High ranked highly as well, graduating almost 88 percent of its students within four years. They were part of an uptick that pushed the Boston Public Schools (BPS) overall...

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Sign of the Times

March 9, 2012
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Sign of the Times

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Club hopes to generate women scientists

March 9, 2012
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Some Northeastern University (NU) students and staff are hoping that, through their work with the Science Club for Girls (SCFG), the next generation of scientists and engineers will include a lot more women. SCFG is a non-profit collection of educational programs for girls that encourages them in the fields of science and engineering and...

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BWH anuncia la cronología del garaje

March 9, 2012
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BRIGHAM CIRCLE—En una reunión del mes pasado Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) anunció la cronología detallada para su proyecto de construir un garaje. El proyecto Brigham Green creará un garaje subterráneo en frente del edificio Peter Bent Brigham en 15 Francis St. y convertirá el área en un espacio verde con bancos y espacios...

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Fast Ride

March 9, 2012
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Fast Ride

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YMCA HQ not interested in dorm fight

March 9, 2012
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The YMCA national headquarters has stated it will not get involved in the controversial Northeastern University (NU) dorm project at the Huntington Avenue YMCA, despite Y members’ petition. “All YMCAs are independent and autonomous. That means they operate separately from each other and from Y national,” YMCA national spokesperson Brad McDermott told the Gazette....

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New NU task force is being assembled

March 9, 2012
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The selection process for Northeastern University’s (NU) new community Task Force, in preparation for NU’s upcoming new institutional master plan (IMP) is under way. Once the Mayor’s Office and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) have approved the new Task Force, the list of members will be available on the BRA website. An IMP is...

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Boy stabbed in park

March 9, 2012
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A boy was stabbed with a knife on a Southwest Corridor Park basketball court on the afternoon of March 2, according to the State Police. The stabbing happened on the courts along Prentiss Street between the Boston Police Department headquarters and the Alice Taylor Homes housing development. The victim, whose identity was not released...

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BWH garage project timeline announced

March 9, 2012
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BRIGHAM CIRCLE—Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) announced a more detailed timeline for its Brigham Green garage project at a community meeting last month. The Brigham Green project will create an underground parking garage in front of the Peter Bent Brigham building at 15 Francis St. and landscape the area into green space with benches...

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Councilors want to control trash pick-ups

March 9, 2012
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City Councilors Mike Ross and Felix Arroyo are attempting to wrestle control of the City’s commercial trash services from the state after receiving numerous complaints. Residents are annoyed at being awoken by commercial trash collectors during the night. “We do a pretty good job of managing ourselves,” said Ross, a Mission Hill resident who...

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NU nixes chicken chain for anti-gay funding

March 9, 2012
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Northeastern University nixed a proposal to bring the Chick-fil-A fast food chain to the Curry Student Center after the Student Government Association voted 31 to 5 on Feb. 27 denouncing the plan. SGA had concerns about Chick-fil-A donating money to anti-gay causes in 2009. “The decision tonight was based on all of the student...

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Year of the Dragon

March 9, 2012
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Year of the Dragon

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190-200 units planned for Home site

March 9, 2012
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A huge, high-end apartment building with 190 to 200 units is being proposed for the Home for Little Wanderers complex at 161 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain near the Mission Hill border. The developer, Boston Residential Group, does not accept undergraduate students as tenants, said company president and CEO Curtis Kemeny in an...

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