Monthly Archives: March 2014

Editorial: Replace the LMA Guidelines

March 7, 2014
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The LMA Interim Guidelines should be tossed into the recycling bin of history and replaced with a serious, inclusive master plan for the LMA. The guidelines are a reprehensible Boston Redevelopment Authority trick that institutionalized back-room dealing-making. They are a broken promise. Their very name of “Interim” is an insult to the community they...

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Letter: City needs better preservation rules

March 7, 2014
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Thank you for covering the advocacy of the Friends of Historic Mission Hill for saving and reusing our historic buildings. (“Local history group keeps fighting for landmarks,” Feb. 7.) Fortunately, we are not alone in these efforts. When interviewed for your articles, our mention of others in Mission Hill who support and work for...

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Hill Happenings

March 7, 2014
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Condolences to the family of Tommy Tucker, who passed away last month. Tommy was a laborer and a jack-of-all-trades with his hands. Although he sometimes carried himself with a blustery facade, Tommy had a heart of gold. By coincidence, my brother, Dan Martin, was reminiscing about Tommy shortly before he died. Dan and Tommy...

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Youth jobs rally brings 1,000 teens to Boston

March 7, 2014
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Youth jobs rally brings 1,000 teens to Boston

Over 1,000 teens from 12 cities across the state, including locals organized by MissionSAFE and Sociedad Latina, took to the streets to participate in an annual rally to boost support for youth jobs on Feb. 20. The rally gathered at the Old South Church, then marched to the State House to ask for state...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 7, 2014
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The proverb, “March comes in like a lion” certainly applies this year, and let us hope that by the end of the month it lives up to its ending and “goes out like a lamb.” Thousands of daffodils and tulips planted in Mission Hill over the past few autumns will certainly be a welcome...

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