Monthly Archives: January 2017

Northeastern University gains feedback on plans to expand in the Christian Science Complex

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Northeastern University (NU) Task Force met on Nov. 30, at a meeting held by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to discuss the two amendments proposed by NU to change the Institutional Master Plan (IMP), despite only three of the 13 members in attendance. The...

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Bag ban on hold

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council moved to keep an ordinance that would tax plastic bags in file under the Government Operations Committee until sometime in the New Year at a hearing held on Dec.14. The move comes as the Walsh administration has said that it does not support the...

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NU recibe comentarios sobre sus planes de expansión

January 6, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen El grupo de trabajo de Northeastern University (NU) se reunió el 30 de noviembre en una reunión presentada por la agencia de planificación y desarrollo de Boston (BPDA) para hablar sobre dos enmiendas propuestas por NU de cambiar el plan maestro institucional (IMP), aunque sólo tres de los 13 miembros asistieron....

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Court battle continues over Art Park site; developer sticks with plan

January 6, 2017
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The developer of the Art Park development is still planning on moving forward with the project as a court battle continues. Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) won approval in 2014 to build a 44-unit development on City-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets. Later that year, Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar...

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BU expands BPS scholarship program

January 6, 2017
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Boston University has expanded its scholarship program for Boston Public School (BPS) students, now allowing BPS alumni transferring in from another college to be eligible for the Boston University Community Service Awards, according to a press release. The program calculates each accepted applicant’s financial ability, and awards financial aid for students’ needs including tuition,...

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City to lower speed limit

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to improve roadway safety for people walking, driving, and bicycling on city streets Mayor Martin Walsh last week announced a reduction in the default speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph starting Jan. 9. If you don’t see a posted sign, the new...

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Mission Hill has new neighborhood liaison

January 6, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Special to the Gazette Yissel Guerrero was named Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s neighborhood liaison for the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, and Mission Hill. A longtime Dorchester resident, Guerrero recently earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta. She has a passion for helping others and regularly volunteers for her...

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City Council votes down alcohol tax

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council last month voted down an order that would place a two percent tax on certain alcoholic beverages to fund prevention and treatment programs for substance abuse. Backed by City Councilors Frank Baker and Bill Linehan, both of who have seen substance abuse plague...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 6, 2017

January 6, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 31 for the Feb. 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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Participacion, Jan. 6, 2017

January 6, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 31 de enero para la edición del 3 de febrero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes,...

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