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Hyde Square Task Force seeks buyer for church
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Hyde Square Task Force seeks buyer for church
After six years of searching for the right partner for its new youth cultural center, the Hyde Square Task Force is selling the Blessed Sacrament Church building and abandoning the project.
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Dorchester affordable housing project underway
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Dorchester affordable housing project underway
A new affordable housing project is underway in Dorchester, set for completion in summer 2021. The Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (DBEDC) broke ground in December after five years of gathering resources for the 80-unit, mixed-use space.
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BPS, developers present McCormack plans
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BPS, developers present McCormack plans
Last year, the Boston Public Schools’ plan to sell off the playing fields next to the John W. McCormack Middle School in Dorchester appeared to come to a halt as students and local abutters raised concerns about the loss of open space and a development process that appeared to put developers first. Last Wednesday, BPS officials and the prospective developers of the land presented plans to move the project forward.
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Building trades unions won’t disclose racial data
Enforcing requirements that people of color work on construction jobs is made more difficult by building trades unions’ refusal to keep or share data on the race of their members.
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Freedom House site to be redeveloped
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Freedom House site to be redeveloped
For more than 60 years, 14 Crawford St. was home to Freedom House, a social service agency that now focuses on providing academic support to youths. But after years of delayed maintenance, the building needed more work than the nonprofit could reasonably afford to perform on the building, which formerly housed a yeshiva.
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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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Two teams submit bids for Blair lot
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Two teams submit bids for Blair lot
Two development teams have submitted bids of the redevelopment of the Blair Lot in Nubian Square. The two proposals present divergent visions for the long-vacant parcel, currently occupied by an 87,000-square-foot parking lot.
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Walsh advances reforms for troubled zoning board
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Walsh advances reforms for troubled zoning board
Mayor Martin Walsh this week announced changes to the Zoning Board of Appeal aimed at bringing greater transparency to the body. The ZBA drew fire from critics last year after a city official who oversaw development projects appearing before the board was charged with accepting a bribe from a developer.
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Boston seen losing school-age children
Boston is losing its middle class, according to a study released by the Boston Foundation last week, with some of the sharpest declines in Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and South Boston.
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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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City officials seek to curb evictions
City officials are planning to expand resources for a range of programs to reduce evictions in Boston, including financial assistance for families behind on rent or mortgage payments and increased production of affordable housing for low-income families.
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Transformation comes to vacant Mattapan parcel
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Transformation comes to vacant Mattapan parcel
After more than 40 years during which the former Cote Ford dealership site sat vacant on Cummins Highway in Mattapan, city and state officials last week joined a development team to break ground on a three-building, 76-unit all-affordable housing development.
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