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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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Mattapan votes in new neighborhood council
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Mattapan votes in new neighborhood council
Last month, 147 Mattapan voters cast ballots to elect the neighborhood’s first-ever Greater Mattapan Neighborhood Council.
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MBTA opens Mattapan commuter rail station
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MBTA opens Mattapan commuter rail station
For years, trains on the Fairmount Line passed by Mattapan Square, speeding commuters to South Station while bypassing the busy commercial district. Last week, community members and elected officials celebrated as the brand-new commuter rail station at Blue Hill Avenue near Mattapan Square officially opened, a move many say will shorten commute times for neighborhood residents.
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Haitian Chamber hosts candidate forum
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Haitian Chamber hosts candidate forum
With at least four candidates contending for the District 5 City Council seat and at least nine vying for the four at-large seats on the body, members of Boston’s Haitian-American community had an opportunity last week to hear first-hand the ideas the aspiring officials plan to bring to City Hall.
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New data show more diverse Boston
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New data show more diverse Boston
The city of Boston’s population has continued to grow and become more diverse over the past seven years, according to a report by the Boston Planning and Development Agency released last month.
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MBTA planning to upgrade Mattapan trolley line
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MBTA planning to upgrade Mattapan trolley line
The 75-year-old trolleys on the MBTA Mattapan Line will most likely be replaced with newer light rail vehicles like those on the Green Line, according to an MBTA study released last week.
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Mattapan seeks greater say in development
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Mattapan seeks greater say in development
With proposals for two marijuana dispensaries, two large development projects that could bring more than 200 new housing units to Mattapan Square and a slew of smaller condo projects that local residents say are putting pressure on the neighborhood’s rental market, Mattapan residents are looking for a greater role in planning. To that end, neighborhood activists are holding an election on Feb. 23 for the newly-formed Mattapan Neighborhood Council.
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Mattapan residents wary of planned pot shop
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Mattapan residents wary of planned pot shop
Scores of neighborhood residents gathered at the Mattapan branch of the Boston Public Library last Tuesday as a trio of entrepreneurs outlined their plans to open a marijuana shop at 1292 Blue Hill Ave.
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Hyde Park attorney to take on District 5 councilor
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Hyde Park attorney to take on District 5 councilor
An early challenger has stepped up to battle City Councilor Tim McCarthy for his District 5 seat in the November 2019 election. Ricardo Arroyo quit his job as a public defender last Friday and this week announced his intention to run for Boston City Council, representing residents in Mattapan, Roslindale and Hyde Park.
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