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Boston rallies to support Puerto Rico

October 6, 2017
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After Hurricane Maria brought catastrophic damage to the island of Puerto Rico, Mission Hill’s own state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, along with other Boston organizations, have come together to support the people of Puerto Rico through donations of food, items, and money. Grassroots Fundraising The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts Incorporated (PRFM) hosted a grassroots...

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Boston against rescinding DACA

October 6, 2017
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The City of Boston and local organizations in Mission Hill and surrounding neighborhoods have denounced the federal government’s recent decision to potentially rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and are offering support to those who DACA protects. DACA, a program put in place by President Obama by means of an executive...

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Homicide suspects indicted on murder charges

October 6, 2017
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A Suffolk County grand jury has handed down indictments charging three suspects in the homicide of Andres Cruz with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to a press release. Boston police apprehended Jerome Hobson, Shawn Redden, and Christian Soto-Olivero shortly after the July 18 incident at AC Hardware Store...

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IAG members review St. Alphonsus development proposal

September 8, 2017
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At a recent Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting, the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed six-story 95 St. Alphonsus St. development generally agreed that the developers had made improvements from the previous proposal. Developers from Wingate Companies presented their revisions to the IAG, which consists of Ellen Moore, David Welch, Katie...

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Chilacates coming to Mission Hill

September 8, 2017
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Chilacates, a popular counter-service restaurant with two locations in Jamaica Plain, will be expanding to Mission Hill. Socrates Abreu, the owner of the restaurants, said that the lease has been secured for 1480 Tremont St., across from the Tobin Community Center, and hopes to get the restaurant up and running by early 2018. The...

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Comisión consultiva revisa propuesto del proyecto en St. Alphonsus

September 8, 2017
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En una reunión reciente de Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), la comisión consultiva para el propuesto proyecto de seis pisos en 95 St. Alphonsus St. determinó que los promotores habían mejorado su propuesta original. Promotores de Wingate Companies presentaron sus revisiones a la comisión que incluye Ellen Moore, David Welch, Katie Genovesse, Gary...

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City makes public records on properties more accessible

September 8, 2017
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The City of Boston has announced the launch of RentSmart Boston, an online tool that allows renters and homeowners to access data about Boston’s properties, according to a press release. RentSmart compiles data from BOS:311 and the City’s Inspectional Services Department in order to give prospective tenants a more complete picture of the homes...

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Ward 10 Democrats endorse Walsh for mayor

September 8, 2017
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The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a large portion of Mission Hill, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release. The committee cited Walsh’s “record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality education,” as reasons for their endorsement, according to...

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Henry James special exhibition at ISG Museum

September 8, 2017
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The Isabella Steward Gardner Museum is opening an exhibition this fall called “Henry James and the American Painting,” which explores the novelist’s connection to visual art and Isabella Stewart Gardner, according to a press release. James is best known for his books “Portrait of a Lady” (1880), “Washington Square” (1880), and the “Wings of...

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City, BPS teachers reach agreement on contract

September 8, 2017
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After an 18-month negotiation, the Boston Public Schools and Boston Teachers Union have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, according to a press release. The agreement includes improvements to wages, parental leave policies, and hiring processes. The contract, which retroactively covers the 2016 to 2017 school year as well as the 2017 to...

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