New Playground Proposed for Jackson Square, Would Use Community Preservation Funds

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and the Community Preservation Committee has proposed building a new playground in the Jackson Square neighborhood. The proposed new playground would cost an estimated $498,000 and be adjacent to the Martha Eliot Health Center, Mildred C. Hailey Apartments and near Jackson Square businesses, according to a city press release. The project was one of 56 across the city, totaling more than $34 million, that would use Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. The committee voted in support of the 56 projects on Feb. 11, and the Boston City Council is expected to approve the proposals in March.

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Is This Building a Schoolhouse from 1800s? Developer Wants to Know What to Do with Washington Street Property

A development company has applied to demolish a Washington Street property building that may be from the 1850s. But the developer says the owner of the property doesn't have a proposal for the site, and would like the community's help to inform them on what to do with the property. The vinyl-sided building is located at 3326 Washington Street, and is currently home to J.P. Auto Glass. The property, assessed at $553,000, is owned by Sandra Tardonico, the owner of the auto glass business. "Based on our research, there was a public school on the site in the 1850s.

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4-Story, 21-Unit Apartment Building Proposed for 121 Brookside Ave., Meeting Jan. 23

A public meeting about a proposed 4-story apartment building at 121 Brookside Avenue will be on Jan. 23. The proposal by Cedar Hill Design & Development would replace an existing parking lot. It would be 21 residential units on the top three floors, two artist live/work spaces and 11 garage parking spaces on the first floor. The building would be 19,347 sq.

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Mayor Walsh: How We’re Creating More Affordable Housing

Boston is going through a period of historic growth -- the kind our city hasn’t seen in decades. More people are choosing to put down roots and start families here. More businesses are choosing to open their doors here. Students from all over the world come to attend our universities and colleges each year. As Boston grows, we must keep our focus on the families and communities that make our our city the diverse, welcoming and world-class place it is.

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Proposed Stedman Street 3-Story, 21-Unit Residential Building Being Discussed at Oct. 29th Public Meeting

A developer has proposed razing a one-story commercial building on Stedman Street in the Stonybrook neighborhood to build a 3-story, 21-unit residential building. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting a public meeting about the proposal on Oct. 29 at Doyle's Cafe from 6 to 7 pm. The proposal consists of knocking down a one-story commercial building at 50 Stedman St., where the Wentworth Service Station is located. According to documents filed with the BPDA by the proposal's architect, Lucio Trabucco of Nunes Trabucco Architects, wrote that the building "has no historic or architectural significance to the surrounding neighborhood" and the "presence actually detracts from the neighborhood."

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