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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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Imagine Boston using Legos to engage with residents

October 7, 2016
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Imagine Boston 2030 announced the creation of its “Engagement Team,” which will visit Mission Hill and other community events in Boston neighborhoods this fall to gather feedback from residents on how to improve Boston through 2030, according to a press release. “I am excited to launch the next iteration of Imagine Boston 2030’s engagement...

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Mission Hill B & E suspect found with stolen goods, loaded shotgun

September 2, 2016
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A Mission Hill breaking-and-entering suspect was later found with the stolen goods and a loaded shotgun, according to local authorities. Andre Hopkins, 47, is on $20,000 bail after being charged with breaking and entering and several other counts at West Roxbury Municipal Court on Aug. 22. He is involved with other open cases in...

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MFA displays BPS students’ art

September 2, 2016
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Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) can now view the work of Boston Public Schools students at a new exhibition of local youth artists called “HOMiE: In Our Eyes,” according to a press release. The exhibition is the result of a partnership of Boston Public Schools and the MFA celebration of the...

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Boston Creates spawns artist funding

September 2, 2016
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Artists in Boston can now apply for grants to help them share their work with the public, continue their professional development, or teach others through a new program, “The Opportunity Fund,” according to a press release. The pilot grant program is a result of the Boston Creates cultural plan, which was unveiled in mid-June....

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