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Mattapan residents want voice in Boston State process
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Mattapan residents want voice in Boston State process
The Boston State Hospital Citizens Advisory Committee’s backing of a planned 367-unit development has raised concerns among Mattapan residents, some of whom say they were left out of a key decision-making process that could have profound implications on the future of the neighborhood.
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Advisory group backs developer for Boston State Hospital site
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Advisory group backs developer for Boston State Hospital site
A group of Mattapan residents appointed to vet development proposals for the former Boston State Hospital land has selected a team to build a housing complex on the last open parcel of land on the site.
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Four-way race for 12th Suffolk seat
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Four-way race for 12th Suffolk seat
Four candidates have pulled nomination papers to run in the district, which includes parts of Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park and Milton.
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Mattapan neighbors fight for sunlight
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Mattapan neighbors fight for sunlight
For two years, a group of Mattapan neighbors has been struggling with city officials and developers over a pair of projects that promise to place 21 units in their back yards. The neighbors have been gearing up for a planned Jan. 28 meeting with the city’s Inspectional Services Department, which allowed the developers to build their projects “as of right,” meaning without the input of neighbors or a vote from the Zoning Board of Appeal.
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Developers submit proposals for Boston State Hospital site
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Developers submit proposals for Boston State Hospital site
Nearly four decades after the commonwealth opened the door to real estate development on the Boston State Hospital site, a use for the last 10-acre portion could be determined early next year.
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Final debate held in District 5 race
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Final debate held in District 5 race
The candidates in one of the city’s most tightly-contested city council races went head-to-head at English High School Monday, outlining their differences on issues ranging from education to affordable housing.
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No easement? No problem. Condos rise in a backyard
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No easement? No problem. Condos rise in a backyard
While ISD approved the seven-unit project as-of-right, meaning the condos at 52R could be built without an appearance before the Zoning Board of Appeal, residents note that the property lines include no street frontage, meaning that the property is essentially landlocked.
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Arroyo gets nod from challengers
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Arroyo gets nod from challengers
Saturday, five of the candidates who did not make the cut in the District 5 race rallied around Arroyo during an endorsement announcement in Mattapan Square. Tuesday, Arroyo picked up an endorsement from U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley.
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State seeks bids for last 10-acre parcel on Boston State Hospital site
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State seeks bids for last 10-acre parcel on Boston State Hospital site
In May, the state’s Division of Capital Asset Management quietly released a request for proposals for the last 10-acre parcel at the Boston State Hospital site, giving prospective developers a shot at filling in what was until recently the largest expanse of undeveloped land in the city.
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At-large candidate forum in Mattapan
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At-large candidate forum in Mattapan
At-large city council challengers and incumbents emphasized their ability to bring change to the city, speaking before residents at the Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council meeting last Saturday.
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Legislators meet with Mattapan council
Members of the Mattapan community convened Monday at the Mildred Avenue Community Center for a Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council monthly meeting in which residents and council board members engaged with state legislators on the issues of economic and education inequity, affordable housing and environmental justice.
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Collins pushes for faster Fairmount
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Collins pushes for faster Fairmount
State Sen. Nick Collins is looking to speed things up along the sleepy Fairmount Line with a budget amendment that would allow for service at 15-minute intervals.
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