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City’s emergency shelter system to be redesigned

February 2, 2018
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The City of Boston is requesting proposals to redesign the emergency shelter system to better support people experiencing homelessness, according to a press release. Proposals are due Feb. 20. The request for proposals (RFP) outlines the City’s goals of modernizing the emergency shelter system to ensure that people seeking shelter are quickly connected to...

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy celebrates 20 years

February 2, 2018
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is reflecting on its past accomplishments and future goals as it celebrates 20 years in existence. The organization restores and improves the Emerald Necklace park system, which includes 1,100 acres of parkland from Boston’s Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester. Over the past 20...

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Hill History: This Month in MH History

February 2, 2018
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The following are the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in Mission Hill history: 5 Years Ago: 2013 “NU outlines 18 possible projects” Northeastern University (NU) had released an Institutional Master Plan which was designated as a “wish list” for hoped-for projects. The plans included a major renovation of a city playground and at...

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Community comes together after fatal shooting

January 5, 2018
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A week after a fatal youth shooting on Mission Hill, Sociedad Latina, the Tobin Community Center, and Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services hosted a community discussion on violence and the safety of the Mission Hill community. The discussion on Dec. 11 at Tobin Community Center was well-attended by at least 100 people, including residents,...

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Comunidad se une después de disparo fatal

January 5, 2018
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Una semana después del fatal disparo de un joven en Mission Hill, organizadores comunitarios de Sociedad Latina, Tobin Community Center, y Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services presentaron una reunión comunitaria sobre los disparos recientes y la seguridad de la comunidad de Mission Hill. Alrededor de 100 personas asistieron a la discusión del 11 de...

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Beth Israel to develop new building on west campus

January 5, 2018
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) intends on building a new inpatient building on their west campus, according to a letter of intent that the hospital sent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The new 345,000-square-foot, 10-story building will house clinical inpatient programs including private patient rooms, operating and procedure rooms, imaging...

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MassArt to sponsor 10 students from Puerto Rico

January 5, 2018
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Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will open its doors to 10 Puerto Rican students whose educations were disrupted by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico by covering the students’ tuition and housing expenses. The MassArt Foundation is also launching a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $25,000 for the students’ art...

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Governor launches initiative to increase housing production

January 5, 2018
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At the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard on Mission Hill, the Baker-Polito administration announced on Dec. 11 a new initiative in efforts to increase housing production across the Commonwealth, according to a press release. The Housing Choice Initiative will create a system of incentives and rewards for municipalities that deliver sustainable housing growth and propose...

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Two men arrested for double shooting on the Hill

January 5, 2018
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Two men have been arrested in relation to a non-fatal double shooting that occurred on Mission Hill on Dec. 20. Daiquan Rice, 23 years old of Roxbury, and his father Roderick Clay, 43 years old of Dorchester, have been arrested for warrant, firearm, and drug related charges and held on bail. The Dec. 20...

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MassArt alumni leading workshops at Gardner Museum

January 5, 2018
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Stephen Hamilton, a renowned Boston artist, educator, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design graduate, will lead workshops at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum during Saturday Open Studios in January and February, according to a press release. According to Hamilton in the press release, this collaboration is “an opportunity to investigate understudied relationships between...

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