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Walsh cruises to re-election victory, wins on the Hill

December 1, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh cruised to an easy re-election victory, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson during the Nov. 7 general election, according to City results. About 28 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Walsh garnered 70,187 votes, or 65 percent of voters, while Jackson collected 36,472 votes, or 34 percent of voters. On...

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Neighbors raise concerns over Alleghany Street project

December 1, 2017
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Several Alleghany Street residents are raising concerns over a plan by Home for Little Wanderers to subdivide a parcel of land on Alleghany Street and build a new two-and-a-half story building. The Home for Little Wanderers is a nonprofit child and family service agency...

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TURKEY GIVEAWAY

December 1, 2017
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TURKEY GIVEAWAY

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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

The state House of Representatives recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. The bill includes more than 200 amendments to current laws that aim to increase equality within the...

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Preguntas y respuestas con Sánchez sobre la reforma de la justicia penal

December 1, 2017
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La Cámara de Representantes estatal recientemente aprobó una ley de reforma de la justicia penal que incluye más de 200 enmiendas a leyes actuales que buscan aumentar la igualdad...

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95 St. Alphonsus approved by BPDA

December 1, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved a six-story residential development at 95 St. Alphonsus St., a proposal which was generally accepted by the impact advisory group...

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City grants $2 million for rec center project

December 1, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh, local elected officials including City Councilor Matt O’Malley, and local residents gathered at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street on Nov. 1 for an...

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Q. and A. with Sen. Chang-Diaz about criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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The state Senate late last month passed legislation for criminal justice reform, which included the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences of some drug offenses and raising the age at...

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Sesión de preguntas con la Senadora Chang-Díaz sobre reforma de la justicia penal

December 1, 2017
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A finales del mes pasado el Senado aprobó legislación para reformar la justicia penal, que incluyó la revocación de condenas mínimas obligatorias para algunas infracciones de drogas y la...

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Mayor picks Marty Martinez for head of Health and Human Services

December 1, 2017
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Marty Martinez has been selected as the City’s new chief Health and Human Services, and will begin his position on Jan. 8, according to a press release. Martinez will...

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State Legislature passes LOOK bill

December 1, 2017
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The state Legislature passed a bill on Nov. 15 that updates existing law about educating English learners (EL) in the Commonwealth’s public schools, according to a press release. The...

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Zakim Wins Re-election

December 1, 2017
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Zakim Wins Re-election

Scenes from Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim’s re-election celebration on Nov. 7 at the Baseball Tavern in the Fenway. Courtesy Photos by Patrick O’Connor  

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Zakim to run for secretary of state for Massachusetts

December 1, 2017
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim is running to become the next secretary of state for Massachusetts, according to statement Zakim posted on his campaign website. Zakim will be...

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Hill Agenda, Dec. 1, 2017

December 1, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 2 for the Jan. 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless...

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Participacion, Dec. 1, 2017

December 1, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 2 de enero para la edición del 5 de enero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan...

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Nurtury acquires Franklin Square House Children’s Center

December 1, 2017
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Franklin Square House Children’s Center, an organization which has served children and families of Mission Hill for over 30 years, has recently been acquired by Nurtury, according to a...

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Women’s Writing Workshop at the Tobin

December 1, 2017
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Women’s Writing Workshop at the Tobin

Women’s Writing Workshop celebrated the publication of “From Our Notebooks: Essays, Stories and Reflections” at a Nov. 20 public reading at the Tobin Community Center.    

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Trolley tour comes to the Hill on Dec. 2

December 1, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Mission Hill on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of...

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Op-Ed: Creating homes and giving thanks

December 1, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the...

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Op-ed: Reflections on passing criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez Recently, I worked with my colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass two criminal justice reform bills. Through a number of...

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Letters:

December 1, 2017
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Raise age for tobacco products At Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot Health Center, we provide preventive care to help our young patients avoid risky behaviors — like smoking —...

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Hill Happenings

December 1, 2017
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Ann Corley celebrated her 90th birthday Nov. 18, carousing with friends at the Granite Link Golf Club in Quincy. Ann, a spirited woman, is a lifelong Mission Hill resident,...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 1, 2017
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It’s that holiday season and once again, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Each year, I’m inundated by national Main Street groups promoting small-business Saturday (the biggest...

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Hillers to help decide mayoral race Nov. 7

November 3, 2017
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls on Nov. 7 to help decide the mayoral race between Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson. But Jackson will...

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