Monthly Archives: January 2015

More Latino officials needed in gov’t, Hill leaders agree

January 9, 2015
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A new report that finds low representation of Latinos in city government shows that the issue must be fixed, say local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino Network, a group of Latino community organizations in Boston, Chelsea and...

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Muddy River restoration work continues

January 9, 2015
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Muddy River restoration work continues

LMA—The Muddy River Restoration Project in the Park Drive rotary area will move into a new phase of the project this month, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The new stage will mean excavation of sediment in the channel bottom and bank protection of the Upper Fens Pond and “daylighting” the river...

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Mayor signs updated tenant protections

January 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced last month that he has signed an ordinance, introduced by Mission Hill Councilor Josh Zakim, that doubles the amount of compensation offered to tenants when their units are converted into condominiums. The ordinance updates tenant protections, doubling the amount of relocation compensation offered to tenants when they are displaced by...

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220-year-old time capsule slated for opening

January 9, 2015
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A time capsule dating back to the 18th century and buried within the State House was planned to be opened this week at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, after the Gazette’s deadline. The MFA has been caring for the box since it was unearthed on Dec. 11, according to the MFA website. The...

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City election campaigns begin

January 9, 2015
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim is planning to run for reelection this fall, according to spokesperson Kyndal Henicke. Zakim is currently in the second year of his first two-year term. He took over for former City Councilor Mike Ross, who moved to East Boston from Mission Hill after an unsuccessful mayoral campaign. Meanwhile,...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 9, 2015

January 9, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 3 for the Feb. 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings New England Baptist Hospital Task Force Meeting, to discuss the New England Baptist Hospital IMP notification form, Mon., Jan. 12,...

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Participacion, Jan. 9, 2015

January 9, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de febrero para la edición del 6 de febrero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Reunión de New England Baptist Hospital Task Force, para hablar sobre el...

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Editorial: Tower developers should reach out

January 9, 2015
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The proposed residential tower on Worthington Street is generating opposition the likes of which haven’t been seen in years. That should be taken as a sign to have good-faith discussions with the community about alternatives and compromises. Mission Hill is not an anti-development neighborhood by any means. It is a neighborhood that asks one...

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Editorial: Walsh’s impressive first year

January 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh had had an impressive first year in office. In less than 12 months, his administration has carried out more badly needed reforms than city government had in the previous 12 years. And Walsh has laid the foundation for a different way of running Boston, one that is more forward-looking and collaborative....

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What’s Happening on Main Street

January 9, 2015
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Thank you to all from the Mission Hill business community for your support over the past year and best wishes for all in 2015. As we go to press, Charlie Baker will soon be installed as our new governor, and we wish him well. Judging from his early appointments of several prominent Democrats, it...

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