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Weekly Top Reads: Hanover St. Building Condemned, Dock Square Garage Proposal, West End Museum Exhibit, Climate Planning Kick-Off, Snelling Pl. Addition Opposed, Eliot Debate Champions

This week’s top posts on featured real estate, developments, history, climate change, schools and more! Read on below to see the most popular articles from this past week.

Residents Evacuated from 454-464 Hanover Street as North End Building Declared Structurally Unsafe

Boston Inspectional Services has declared the building at 454-464 Hanover Street is structurally unsafe for occupancy. Residents were forced to evacuate on March 13th after city officials decided to condemn the property. Read more here.

Design Commission Rejects Dock Square Garage Proposal

The Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC) has voted against the Dock Square Garage redevelopment design. Advocates concerned about sight lines along the Greenway are hoping the rare BCDC vote will result in changes. Read more here.

West End Museum Exhibit Traces Political Moves that Led to Neighborhood’s Destruction

The West End Museum is hosting The Housing Act of 1949, a re-configured and updated exhibit that examines the path to the destruction of the Boston’s West End. It explores Democrat Harry S. Truman’s re-election in the face of a mounting housing demand, which prompted him to put urban renewal on the national agenda. Read more here.

North End / Downtown Neighborhood Climate Planning Kicks Off With High Resident Engagement [Video]

The City of Boston hosted a poster session to introduce the Climate Ready North End and Downtown projects. With flooding now a regular occurrence on the waterfront, the Climate Ready Boston initiative was introduced to prepare Boston for the long-term impacts of climate change and rising sea levels. Read more and watch the video here.

Neighborhood Council Opposes 2 Snelling Place Addition

The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) voted unanimously to oppose a petition to build a one-story addition and private roof deck at 2 Snelling Place at their March meeting. Read more and watch the video here.

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Eliot School Debate Team Wins First Place at Citywide Championship

The Eliot School’s Junior Varsity debate team placed first overall at the Boston Debate League (BDL) Citywide Championship. The BDL debate session runs from October to March, with over 720 Boston Public School students participating at either middle or high school level. Read more and see photos here.