Monthly Archives: March 2015

Participacion, March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 31 de mar para la edición del 3 de abril. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Tribunal Servicios de Vivienda en Mission Hill, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm,...

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Editorial: Supporting local businesses

March 6, 2015
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The natural disaster that was—and still is—Boston’s recent waves of blizzards has hit small businesses hard. Mission Hill’s local businesses are not only a source of pride, but a linchpin of the local economy. They keep dollars in the neighborhood, from paychecks to contributions to another key Mission Hill resource, the nonprofit sector. Mayor...

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Editorial: Moving forward on BPS

March 6, 2015
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We welcome the hiring of Dr. Tommy Chang as the new superintendent of Boston Public Schools. And we hope this means BPS finally will move forward with community-based, transparent master planning. For too long, under former Mayor Menino, BPS decision-making was secretive, surprise-based and frequently simply bewildering. As one example from recent years, the...

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Young people’s input sought on City budget

March 6, 2015
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The City recently announced $1 million has been allocated to “Youth Lead the Change,” a project that allows the City youths to help decide where some funds from the City budget should be spent, according to a press release. City youths last year voted to fund several projects, including enhancing community parks and installing...

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Hill Happenings

March 6, 2015
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With March upon us, Mission Hill will celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St.Patrick. Perhaps some of our fine local pouring establishments will entertain us with Irish music to help digest the corned beef and cabbage on March 17. Irish music has been a festive part of my family, as my father, who died...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 6, 2015
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Mayor James Michael Curley’s biblical rejoinder about the annual hullabaloo over municipal snow removal—“The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away!”—would not have received the inevitable smiles from his devoted constituents if he had been in office last month. February 2015 will be recalled with February 1978 for record-breaking blizzards that tested the mettle of...

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