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Call for artists for alternative space pilot project

December 2, 2016
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Artists can now apply for rehearsal space at the AT&T flagship store through the City of Boston’s Alternative Space Pilot Project, according to a press release. The AT&T flagship store is located on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, and will be available free of charge for one three-hour block per week during store...

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At-home hospitalization research funded by BWH

December 2, 2016
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Doctor David Levine has been announced as the winner of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s 2016 BRIght Futures Prize for his work striving to provide older adults treatment at home instead of traditional hospitalization, according to a press release. As the winner of the prize, Levine will receive $100,000 for continued research in this field....

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City encourages residents to support local businesses

December 2, 2016
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Boston residents are encouraged to support their local small businesses while shopping for the holiday season as part of the City’s #5onMain challenge this year, according to a press release. Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off the “Holidays on Main Streets” campaign late last month as an initiative to inspire holiday shoppers to support Main...

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Greater Boston leaders prepare for climate change

December 2, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh along with 14 other metro mayors in the Greater Boston area are working together to lower carbon emissions and prepare for climate change, as demonstrated from their collective participation in a climate change summit in Boston last month, according to a press release. Mayors and city- and town managers from Boston,...

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Forum fosters community debate on ballot questions

November 4, 2016
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Several local Democratic Ward committees held a forum on the five ballot questions that Mission Hill voters will help decide on Nov. 8. The most divisive question discussed surrounded the expansion of charters schools. About 50 people attended the forum, which took place at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain on Oct. 13. Question...

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Neighborhood liaison stepping down

November 4, 2016
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Jacob Wessel, the Mission Hill neighborhood liaison for the City, has stepped down from that position, and will be starting as the director of the City Hall to Go program in a few weeks. In an email blast, Wessel explained that he has come to learn a lot about the workings of the City...

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BWH donates money to local organizations

November 4, 2016
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MissionSafe and Sociedad Latina, along with other local community organizations, will receive funding as part of an investment from Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s (BWH) Center for Community Health and Healthy Equity, according to a press release. The hospital has awarded $640,000 in funding to 14 community organizations to help extend their reach and increase...

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NU students create podcast on the War on Drugs and its impact on black communities

October 7, 2016
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NU students create podcast on the War on Drugs and its impact on black communities

Two students at Northeastern University have produced a podcast series about the history behind the War on Drugs and the lasting impacts that the era had on black communities across the U.S., especially in Boston. Joe Tache and Prasanna Rajasekaran released the first episode of their series in September, but their interest in the...

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Call 311 for recovery

October 7, 2016
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A new hotline support system has been launched to help people struggling with substance use and addiction to access recovery resources, according to a press release. Now anyone in Boston can call 311 24/7 for any level of substance use/addiction treatment, recovery-related support services for friends and family, and answers to general questions related...

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Self-driving cars in Boston’s future

October 7, 2016
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Moves are being made by the City to explore the potential use of self-driving vehicles in Boston, according to a press release. A new program has been launched as a collaboration between Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in partnership with the World Economic Forum. The program includes a...

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