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Mayoral candidates discuss housing, education, immigration

November 3, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity. Both mayoral candidates—Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson were...

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At-large city council candidates discuss city priorities

November 3, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity, but about half of the attendees left before the city councilor...

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Candidatos a alcalde hablan sobre la vivienda, educación e inmigración

November 3, 2017
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Emily Resnevic Miembro del Personal de Gazette El 4 de octubre, los Comités Democráticos de las zonas 8, 9, 10, 11 y 19 presentaron un foro de candidatos a la alcaldía y al concejo municipal general en English High School. Los asistentes de la comunidad llenaron el auditorio. Los dos candidatos hablaron durante dos...

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General Heath Apartments to go online in 2019

November 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an Oct. 17 public meeting to update residents on the status of the already approved General Heath Square (GHS) Apartments affordable housing development project, which should be available for residency in September 2019. The then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project in December 2015. The...

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New license requirements start in October 2020

November 3, 2017
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Massachusetts residents will need to change their identification cards by Oct. 2020 in order to travel in the U.S. by airplane or enter certain U.S. government buildings as part of the Massachusetts REAL ID program, according to a press release. Residents will be able to use their driver’s license for these situations if it...

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Prouty Garden lawsuit dismissed

November 3, 2017
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Suffolk Superior Court Judge Sanders has granted the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) motions to dismiss the Ten Taxpayer lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of BCH’s $1 billion expansion project. Almost two years into this legal battle, Ten Taxpayer group is “disappointed without a doubt,” but exploring options to...

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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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