Monthly Archives: March 2015

City unveils new online tools for teen summer jobs

March 6, 2015
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The City recently announced a new online tool called “SuccessLink” that allows teenagers to apply for summer jobs, according to a press release. SuccessLink, which replaces Boston Youth Fund’s HOPELINE, also allows applicants to connect with the City’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment and its services, which include peer-led personal and career development...

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Snowstorms hit local businesses hard

March 6, 2015
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The record snow that has hit the city has negatively affected businesses on Mission Hill, according to members of Mission Hill Main Street (MHMS). MHMS is a business promotion organization. Michel Soltani, vice president of the MHMS board and owner of the Mission Bar and Grill, said in an email to the Gazette he...

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Hill Agenda, March 6, 2014

March 6, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, March 31 for the April 3 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont...

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Bus stop to move for tower

March 6, 2015
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Bus stop to move for tower

The “Serenity” development at 105a S. Huntington Ave. recently appeared before the City’s Public Improvement Commission (PIC), gaining approval for several aspects of the proposal, including moving a MBTA bus stop. But it is unclear where the overall project’s progress stands. The 195-unit, multi-building development will include townhouses and apartment buildings of one-, two-...

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City student census now lists addresses

March 6, 2015
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The annual student census, required by the city, has been restructured to show individual addresses of student residences. Before this year, it only reported student population by ZIP codes. City officials say it will boost code enforcement. Student reaction in Gazette interviews was mixed. The neighborhood student population count is required under the University...

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MFA receives WWII Rothschild treasures

March 6, 2015
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MFA receives WWII Rothschild treasures

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is acquiring a collection of 186 objects originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna, members of the famous Rothschild banking family. Many of these works were seized in 1938 following the Anschluss, or annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany. The gift...

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MassArt, Wheelock receive Boston arts grants

March 6, 2015
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Two local arts organizations were among 137 that recently received grants from the City’s Boston Cultural Council. Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock College received $2,000, while the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation received $2,500. The BCC granted more than $300,000 total, partly from Massachusetts Cultural Council funds, and partly by matching those...

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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

March 6, 2015
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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz announced a bill to implement universal preschool in January. “An Act Relative to Universal Pre-K Access” would create universal access to pre-school education for 3- and 4-year-olds, through public or private schools. The bill would create state funding following the same formula that already supports local school systems, like Boston...

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New BPS superintendent is chosen

March 6, 2015
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In a 5-to-2 vote on March 3, the Boston School Committee named Dr. Tommy Chang the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS). “Dr. Chang will provide the leadership that our school system needs and I am confident that his innovative views on education will move our students forward. We need a transformative leader...

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Celtic Health

March 6, 2015
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Celtic Health

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