Monthly Archives: August 2017

Parker Hill Library programming announced

August 4, 2017
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The Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) closed on July 1 to undergo a year-long renovation, and the branch’s community programming has been reassigned to various other community centers near the library. Parker Hill Branch library’s renovation will cost $2.4 million and consist mostly of repairs and improvements. It is expected...

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Former FPC director to lead CPA group

August 4, 2017
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Christine Poff, the former director for the Franklin Park Coalition, has been selected as the City’s director of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), a newly established position and committee to overlook funds from Community Preservation Act (CPA), which was approved by voters last year, according to a press release. The CPA will generate millions...

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JPNC questions leasing agreement at 105A S. Huntington Ave.; BPDA says everything fine

August 4, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is questioning whether developer Anthony Nader of the 105A S. Huntington Ave. project and his company Cedar Valley Holding are violating a memorandum with the Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) by leasing units at the building to another company. Meanwhile, BPDA says that leasing agreement does not violate...

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English language learning bill changes public school education

August 4, 2017
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The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation so that public schools are no longer required to teach in English only, according to a press release. An Act for language opportunity for our kids (S.2125), also known as the LOOK Bill, which removes the current mandate requiring schools to use Sheltered English Immersion (SEI), or English-only...

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Neighborhood Slow Streets Program leaves many residents disappointed

August 4, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The five neighborhoods that will join the Neighborhood Slow Streets program in 2017 were announced July 20, leaving many communities who applied disappointed. The Neighborhood Slow Streets program is a City effort to reduce speeds and improve the quality of life on Boston’s local streets. Two pilot...

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Hill Agenda, August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 5 for the Sept. 8 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Community meeting regarding public art in the Dudley Branch library renovation, Tues. Aug. 8, 6:30pm. Boston Public Library hosts...

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Participacion, August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017
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El plazo para Participación es 12pm, martes, 5 sept para la edición del 8 sept. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones Reunión comunitara sobre el arte público en la renovación de la biblioteca Dudley, martes, 8 ago, 6.30pm. Para...

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Letters:

August 4, 2017
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Recent shooting on Mission Hill This kind of heinous act has become a daily event in our cities and should be expected in a country that makes huge profits from the arms industry here and abroad, where video games that normalize violence for kids are replacing books, where HEALTH AND EDUCATION are taking a backseat...

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Op-Ed: Imagine Boston 2030: Lifting everyone up

August 4, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th Mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years–Imagine Boston 2030—that...

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Op-Ed: Conference on state budget

August 4, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez In early July, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.2 billion FY18 Conference Committee budget. After the House and Senate pass their versions of the budget, three House and three Senate members meet to reconcile the differences between the budgets. The product of their work is the...

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