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Mattapan residents mapping history, future
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Mattapan residents mapping history, future
Mattapan residents are taking hold of their history through a multi-layered mapping project that will highlight the past, present and future of the historic Boston neighborhood.
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Renters struggle with investor landlords
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Renters struggle with investor landlords
As investors buy up large rental complexes in Mattapan, Hyde Park and other Boston neighborhoods, tenants are organizing to stop sudden rent increases.
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‘A gold rush’ for local real estate
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‘A gold rush’ for local real estate
A small army of developers is altering the fabric of Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan in defiance of a zoning code that some argue was meant to protect abutters from the excesses of speculative real estate development. In case after case, developers are pushing past the previously set limits on building height and density.
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12th Suffolk candidates face off in town hall
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12th Suffolk candidates face off in town hall
In a virtual town hall, democratic candidates for the Massachusetts House of Representatives 12th Suffolk seat answered questions Saturday about wealth disparities, housing justice, health care and more.
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Field narrows in 12th Suffolk District
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Field narrows in 12th Suffolk District
The field narrowed in the race for the Mattapan-centered 12th Suffolk District seat last week after Cameron Charbonnier dropped out.
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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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