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Chase cuts ribbon on Mattapan branch
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Chase cuts ribbon on Mattapan branch
America’s biggest bank planted official roots last week in Mattapan Square with the cutting of a Chase-logo ribbon by America’s most powerful banker.
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City secures funding for Blue Hill Ave. bus lanes
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City secures funding for Blue Hill Ave. bus lanes
When city and state officials gathered at the corner of Columbus and Walnut Avenues in October to mark the opening of the city’s first center-running bus lane, notably absent was representation from the Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association, the resident group that claims many of the streets around the new lane.
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District 4 candidates stake out positions
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District 4 candidates stake out positions
Six candidates for City Council battled last week for the attention of District 4 voters in a crowded race for the seat covering parts of Mattapan, Dorchester, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain.
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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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