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A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

April 7, 2017
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A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

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Hearing held on forming committee for CPA

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first steps of establishing the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) started to roll out when the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a hearing last month at City Hall. The establishment of the committee is a requirement of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which Boston voters...

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NU graduates start composting project

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette For centuries composting has been used as a method to bring valuable nutrients back into depleted soil that has been used for farming. Although living in an urban environment feels unconnected to the farms that produce the food that city dwellers consume, three Northeastern University graduates are...

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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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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

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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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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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Letters:

April 7, 2017
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1065 Tremont St. project As I read the news story on the proposed 28 residential units on a proposed six-story building at 1065 Tremont Street in Lower Roxbury, I thought the concerns of current residents must be taken into consideration. As for the siting of the four affordable housing units to be provided by...

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Op-Ed: Our transportation plan: Go Boston 2030

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh On any given day at any given time, I can look outside my window at City Hall and see our streets alive and bustling. From tourists crossing the street to Faneuil Hall to the cars waiting at the intersection, the Government Center T stop in City Hall Plaza and the...

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