Walsh appoints Hill native as New Bostonians head

January 10, 2014
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Alejandra St. Guillen, a Mission Hill native and executive director of the Latino political organization Oiste?, was appointed this week as interim director of the City’s Office of New Bostonians by Mayor Martin Walsh.

The office helps immigrants access City services and training.

St. Guillen is known for her service with political groups, including the locally active La Alianza Hispana.

The St. Guillen family became prominent in Mission Hill for its activism following the infamous 2006 murder of Alejandra’s sister, Imette, by a New York City bar bouncer. The family established a scholarship at Boston Latin School, which Imette attended, and Alejandra worked for the creation of the Francis Street Park in her memory near the family home.

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