Monthly Archives: April 2017

City releases RFP for vacant lands

April 7, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. The RFP breaks down the vacant lands into three packages. The first package consists of 6-8 Gore St., 724-727, 729R Parker St., and 708 Parker St. The second packages consists of 40-42 Terrace...

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City releases transportation plan

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 615,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways,...

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IAG meets to review revised Goddard House project

April 7, 2017
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Members of the impact advisory group (IAG) for the Goddard House project met on March 13 to review the scaled-down proposal with most of the group approving of the changes. The alterations to the project were presented to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) monthly meeting on March 16 and were approved. The...

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BPDA still reviewing 1065 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is still reviewing the Phase 2 project of the 1065 Tremont St. site, according to spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. BPDA held a community meeting on Feb. 23 when some residents voiced concerns about the proposal, including over the lack of parking and gentrification. The project would consist of...

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Hill Agenda, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 2 for the May 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 44th Annual Meeting for MH Neighborhood Housing Services, Mon. Apr. 10 at 6pm, MCPHS, Richard E. Griffin Academic Center,...

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Participacion, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 2 de mayo para la edición del 5 de mayo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones 44o reunión anual para los servicios de vivienda del barrio de Mission...

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Councilor wants to streamline affordable-housing process

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George recently filed for a hearing order to determine strategies for streamlining the process to apply for affordable housing. “I’ve been working on this issue now for the last 14 months and the most important solution to homelessness is housing,” said Essaibi-George at...

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Hill Happenings

April 7, 2017
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Ed Burke, proprietor of Ed Burke’s Tavern on Huntington Avenue in Mission Hill, died of heart failure on March 9 at 76.  Burke’s death evoked an array of memories of the famous bar from legions of Mission Hill folks. Burke took over the bar in the early ‘70s upon the death of his father, also Ed...

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Senior Life: Seniors bend into shape

April 7, 2017
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People of all ages trying to stay in shape can draw inspiration from the senior fitness class at Springhouse Senior Living. Kelly Sullivan teaches a class that she calls “Fit Mix,” which is a mixed fitness class for seniors ranging in age from the mid 80s up to 105 years old, with the bulk...

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Senior Life: Writing at 72

April 7, 2017
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette Obsession? Addiction? Within a year of my return to writing, I had lost twenty pounds. Emerging 22 years ago from a dark, drug-fueled period in my life, I began writing and submitting short stories, collecting a bag full of rejections along the way. I didn’t know that...

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