Archive for December, 2017

State Legislature passes LOOK bill

December 1, 2017
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The state Legislature passed a bill on Nov. 15 that updates existing law about educating English learners (EL) in the Commonwealth’s public schools, according to a press release. The bill, known as “An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids” or LOOK, was passed unanimously in the Senate and was approved 155-1 in...
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Zakim Wins Re-election

December 1, 2017
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Zakim Wins Re-election

Scenes from Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim’s re-election celebration on Nov. 7 at the Baseball Tavern in the Fenway. Courtesy Photos by Patrick O’Connor  
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Zakim to run for secretary of state for Massachusetts

December 1, 2017
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim is running to become the next secretary of state for Massachusetts, according to statement Zakim posted on his campaign website. Zakim will be facing off against William Gavin, the current secretary of state. “I am thrilled to announce today that I am a candidate for secretary of state,”...
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Hill Agenda, Dec. 1, 2017

December 1, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 2 for the Jan. 5 issue. Email listings to [email protected] 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...
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Participacion, Dec. 1, 2017

December 1, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 2 de enero para la edición del 5 de enero. Escriba a: [email protected] Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St....
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Nurtury acquires Franklin Square House Children’s Center

December 1, 2017
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Franklin Square House Children’s Center, an organization which has served children and families of Mission Hill for over 30 years, has recently been acquired by Nurtury, according to a press release. Nurtury is an organization that provides early care and education to children. This will be Nurtury’s 6th center in Greater Boston. Its other...
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Women’s Writing Workshop at the Tobin

December 1, 2017
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Women’s Writing Workshop at the Tobin

Women’s Writing Workshop celebrated the publication of “From Our Notebooks: Essays, Stories and Reflections” at a Nov. 20 public reading at the Tobin Community Center.    
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Trolley tour comes to the Hill on Dec. 2

December 1, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Mission Hill on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...
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Op-Ed: Creating homes and giving thanks

December 1, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for —...
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Op-ed: Reflections on passing criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez Recently, I worked with my colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass two criminal justice reform bills. Through a number of practical and progressive policies, we made a commitment to ensure public safety while helping those in the criminal justice system turn their lives around. I’ve...
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