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Sociedad Latina awarded funds from My Brother’s Keeper

March 3, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a nonprofit located on Mission Hill, recently received funding through the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Boston mini grant program. Sociedad Latina is a citywide organization that focuses on supporting the unmet needs of youth and families from Boston’s Latino and Mission Hill/Roxbury communities. The organization will use the $4,600 in grant money...

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Bridge named after JP brothers

March 3, 2017
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Legislation was passed at the State House to officially name the Jamaicaway bridge over Route 9 on the Mission Hill/Jamaica Plain border as the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge, in honor of two JP brothers, according to a press release. Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, a member of the U.S. Marine...

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Pizza owner awaits word on fate

March 3, 2017
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Northeastern University (NU) recently bought the building where University House of Pizza (UHOP) and Punter’s Pub operate, as the Gazette reported last month, but the owner of UHOP has still not heard anything from NU about the future of the building. The property at 444-452 Huntington Ave. was previously owned by Stephen Newman, who...

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Youths rally for Jackson Square Rec Center

March 3, 2017
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On Valentine’s Day, Jamaica Plain youth rallied for love—love in terms of community resources, that is. Members of the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and local elected officials rallied at the Hyde Square Task Force Youth Development Center on Feb. 14 to advocate for the long-awaited Jackson Square Recreation Center to be built and...

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New online tool for teen summer jobs

March 3, 2017
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City youths can apply for summer jobs with SuccessLink, an online tool recently launched by the City of Boston, according to a press release. Using SuccessLink, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 as of Aug. 18, 2017 can register for the summer Youth Employment Program lottery and join civic engagement initiatives designed...

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Solidarity from Sociedad Latina

February 3, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented organization based on Mission Hill, has issued a statement of strong opposition to the measures that the Trump administration has taken during its first week in office, and encourages solidarity and involvement in civic duties. The statement comes after executive orders to temporarily bar citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from...

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Hill History: This month in Hill history

February 3, 2017
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5 Years ago: 2012: Hundreds protest T cuts It’s the same old MBTA: residents of Mission Hill are bothered by the fare increases and service cuts of the MBTA, today and yesterday. In 2012, more than 125 speakers blasted the MBTA’s proposed fare hike and service cuts at Mission Hill-area meetings, and at least...

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Court battle continues over Art Park site; developer sticks with plan

January 6, 2017
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The developer of the Art Park development is still planning on moving forward with the project as a court battle continues. Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) won approval in 2014 to build a 44-unit development on City-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets. Later that year, Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar...

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BU expands BPS scholarship program

January 6, 2017
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Boston University has expanded its scholarship program for Boston Public School (BPS) students, now allowing BPS alumni transferring in from another college to be eligible for the Boston University Community Service Awards, according to a press release. The program calculates each accepted applicant’s financial ability, and awards financial aid for students’ needs including tuition,...

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Lawsuit to protect Prouty Garden continues

January 6, 2017
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The Anne Gamble Ten Taxpayer Group, made up of members of the Friends of the Prouty Garden (FPG), has filed an appeal over the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) expansion project as part of a continuing effort to prevent the destruction of the Prouty Garden. The Dec. 23 appeal was delivered to the Massachusetts Appeals...

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