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Immigration a hot topic in gov. candidate forum

August 8, 2014
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Roxbury Community College (RCC) held a governor candidate forum last month where the two frontrunners for the Democratic nomination sparred over immigration. State Treasurer Steve Grossman attacked state Attorney General Martha Coakley over her views on that subject, including her former support for Secure Communities, a federal program that relies on local and state...

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BRA chief: We’ll review LMA Guidelines

August 8, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s acting director pledged to examine the controversial Longwood Medical Area Interim Guidelines, among other items in the BRA’s ongoing house-cleaning, in a Gazette interview this week. Brian Golden is helming the quasi-public economic development and planning agency during a top-to-bottom...

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Mission Hill Banners

August 8, 2014
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Mission Hill Banners

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Gov. Patrick talks child poverty

August 8, 2014
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Gov. Patrick talks child poverty

BACK OF THE HILL—Gov. Deval Patrick visited Nurtury Learning Lab in Jamaica Plain’s Bromley-Heath housing development last week to present an annual report on the state of child welfare...

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Oficiales locales apoyan el plan de inmigración del gobernador

August 8, 2014
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Dos funcionarios elegidos – el Representante del Estado Jeffrey Sánchez y la Senadora del Estado Sonia Chang-Díaz— apoyaron el plan del Gobernador Patrick para hospedar a los niños inmigrantes...

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BRA lacks rules and records, audit finds

August 8, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority lacks proper policies and record-keeping practices, and has lost track of millions of dollars, according to an audit ordered by Mayor Martin Walsh. The Mayor’s...

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Heath St. DND parcels going to RFP

August 8, 2014
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BACK OF THE HILL—A request for proposals to redevelopment 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street will likely be issued this month, with a preference for “deeply affordable” residential units...

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Officials weigh in on probation hiring scandal

August 8, 2014
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State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez talked to the Gazette about their reactions to recent federal convictions in a state Probation Department hiring fraud scandal. A...

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Local officials support gov.’s immigrant plan

August 8, 2014
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Two local elected officials—state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz—supported Gov. Deval Patrick’s plan to house undocumented immigrant children in the state. The country is facing a...

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Gun laws, minimum wage among local legislators’ efforts

August 8, 2014
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Gun laws, minimum wage among local legislators’ efforts

With the state’s legislative session wrapping up last month, Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz are touting their achievements in drafting new laws. Sánchez focused his efforts on...

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Tree-killing beetle found in Boston

August 8, 2014
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Tree-killing beetle found in Boston

Authorities are warning Boston residents to be alert for a tree-killing beetle recently found in Jamaica Plain. A single specimen of the emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle was found...

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Start of Art Park project delayed

August 8, 2014
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Start of Art Park project delayed

Construction of a mixed-use development at the Art Park site will be delayed until spring 2015, according to Brian Militana of site developer Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS). Construction...

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High-tech benches could come to Hill

August 8, 2014
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Some Boston parks are testing new high-tech park benches that might come to Mission Hill. The “Soofa,” as the bench is termed, is a bench that includes a solar-powered...

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Hill Agenda, Aug. 8, 2014

August 8, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 2 for the Sept. 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another...

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Park Project

August 8, 2014
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Park Project

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Participacion, Aug. 8, 2014

August 8, 2014
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 2 de septiembre para la edición del 5 de septiembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos...

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Sheriff Endorsement

August 8, 2014
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Sheriff Endorsement

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Editorial: BRA reform

August 8, 2014
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The BRA “is in dire need of reform.” For once, that isn’t just residents, or political candidates, or disapproving judges in lawsuits, or the Gazette saying it. That’s straight...

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Editorial: Sánchez and Chang-Díaz achievements

August 8, 2014
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With our state legislators wrapping up another session of lawmaking, a couple of items strike us as particularly noteworthy. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz was a strong proponent of election...

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Hill Happenings

August 8, 2014
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An energetic crowd gathered at the Parker Hill Library last month, welcoming Bill Raynor, who read from his newly released book “Poetry in Motion.” Raynor,who grew up in the...

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‘Extremely positive’ reaction to Parcel 25 project

August 8, 2014
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The reaction to the massive Parcel 25 proposed development has been “extremely positive,” according to Pat Flaherty of Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS). MHNHS aims to redevelop Parcel...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 8, 2014
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While lolling through those lazy hazy days of summer, I’d like to remind readers that our two Mission Hill Farmers Markets have been in full swing since June, and...

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Parcel 25 development filed with the BRA

July 11, 2014
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Parcel 25 development filed with the BRA

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) last month filed its long-awaited massive mixed-use development project at Parcel 25 with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Parcel 25 is bordered by...

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BRA board approves RTH residential tower

July 11, 2014
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BRA board approves RTH residential tower

The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month a 10-story Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) residential tower at the former Massachusetts Mental Health Center site. RTH did not respond...

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