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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: news@missionhillgazette.com. 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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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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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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Letters:

December 1, 2017
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Raise age for tobacco products At Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot Health Center, we provide preventive care to help our young patients avoid risky behaviors — like smoking — that could jeopardize their health. That’s why we strongly support raising the sale age of tobacco products from 18 to 21. For more than 50...

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Ribbon-cutting

November 3, 2017
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Ribbon-cutting

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Zakim holds hearing on simplifying voter registration

November 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette With another preliminary election come and gone with a low voter turnout of about 14 percent, one City Councilor is trying to figure out ways to increase voter turnout by making it easier to register to vote. The City Council’s Special Committee on Civil Rights, headed by...

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WIT Dedication

November 3, 2017
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WIT Dedication

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City Council news and notes

November 3, 2017
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Surviving Spouse Benefits The City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 25 to pass Councilor Michael Flaherty’s home-rule petition to reinstate the ability of spouses of City of Boston employees who died in the line of duty and later remarried to receive City of Boston health insurance. In 2000, the legislature repealed part of the...

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New NIDA Study to Look at Effects of Diet Pills on Cocaine Addiction

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Though most treatment research focuses on the opiate epidemic these days, one doctor at Boston Medical Center (BMC) is looking at how to help people curtail their use of cocaine use with diet drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Eric Devine and BMC’s  Psychiatry Research Center...

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