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Zakim to chair re-established Special Committee on Civil Rights

March 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council voted unanimously to re-establish the Special Committee on Civil Rights at a hearing on Feb. 8 and Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim will chair it. Zakim had previously chaired the discontinued Human Rights and Civil Rights Committee in the 2014 to 2015 term....

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Developers tweak 1457 Tremont St. project

March 3, 2017
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The developers of the proposed 1457 Tremont St. development have made slight alterations to the project and plan to file a project notification form with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) in the coming weeks. Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission Hill-based husband...

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Se reestablece el comité especial de derechos humanos

March 3, 2017
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de Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Durante una audiencia el 8 de febrero, el ayuntamiento votó unánimemente a favor de reestablecer el comité especial de derechos humanos, con el Consejero Josh Zakim a la cabeza. Zakim fue el presidente del antiguo Comité de Derechos...

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Sociedad Latina awarded funds from My Brother’s Keeper

March 3, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a nonprofit located on Mission Hill, recently received funding through the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Boston mini grant program. Sociedad Latina is a citywide organization that focuses...

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Concerns of parking, displacement raised during 1065 Tremont St. meeting

March 3, 2017
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At the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Feb. 23 meeting on a proposed building at 1065 Tremont St., residents voiced concerns about the lack of parking and how...

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Motion to dismiss filed in Art Park court case

March 3, 2017
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Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals have filed a motion to dismiss the appeal of the lawsuit over the Art Park development Judge Judith...

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City requests 151 new liquor licenses from state leaders

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Putting last year’s low-level feud over control of liquor licenses for Boston in the past, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston state...

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Bridge named after JP brothers

March 3, 2017
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Legislation was passed at the State House to officially name the Jamaicaway bridge over Route 9 on the Mission Hill/Jamaica Plain border as the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and...

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Hill Agenda, March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 4 for the Apr. 7 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless...

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BPA set to receive money for LMA survey

March 3, 2017
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) will soon start receiving money from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings,...

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Mission Hill Main Streets moves

March 3, 2017
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Mission Hill Main Streets (MHMS), a business promotion organization, is moving to a new location at 812 Huntington Ave. The Gazette spoke with Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director...

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Pizza owner awaits word on fate

March 3, 2017
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Northeastern University (NU) recently bought the building where University House of Pizza (UHOP) and Punter’s Pub operate, as the Gazette reported last month, but the owner of UHOP has...

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BPDA board approves two NU amendments to IMP

March 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Dec. 15 meeting approved two amendments to Northeastern University’s institutional master plan. An institutional master plan (IMP) is a...

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Participacion, Feb. 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 4 de abril para la edición del 7 de marzo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos...

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Youths rally for Jackson Square Rec Center

March 3, 2017
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On Valentine’s Day, Jamaica Plain youth rallied for love—love in terms of community resources, that is. Members of the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and local elected officials rallied...

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City set to release RFPs on vacant land

March 3, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) plans to release a request for proposals for 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill sometime in the middle of this month,...

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BPDA issues scoping determination for WIT project

March 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has issued a scoping determination, requesting more information for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555...

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New online tool for teen summer jobs

March 3, 2017
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City youths can apply for summer jobs with SuccessLink, an online tool recently launched by the City of Boston, according to a press release. Using SuccessLink, teenagers between the...

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Hill Happenings

March 3, 2017
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Last month, family and friends mourned the death of Richie Durkin, a stalwart citizen, who loved Mission Hill. Richie was a retired Boston School police captain. He graduated from...

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Letters:

March 3, 2017
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Sex offender loophole As I read the news story concerning the sex offender loophole (Boston Herald, Feb. 14), I noticed that the City Council is talking about a public...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 3, 2017
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This month features Evacuation Day memorializing the liberation of Boston by George Washington’s Continental Army from the 11-month siege of the British Redcoats in 1776. Coincidentally, the holiday falls...

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Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston’s streets safer

March 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind...

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NU buys building of longtime pub, pizza place

February 3, 2017
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  Northeastern University has bought the property at 444-452 Huntington Ave., which is the building where the University House of Pizza and Punter’s Pub operate. NU paid $5.3 million,...

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Mayor Walsh speaks of improving infrastructure and housing in third State of the City address

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered on Jan. 17 his third State of the City address, committing to...

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