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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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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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