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Mission Hill resident named to council to improve aging

May 5, 2017
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Mission Hill resident Nora Moreno Cargie was named to the state’s first Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. That council is comprised of leaders from the business community, academia, health care, technology and innovation, advocacy organizations, caregivers, community organizations, and municipalities. The council will develop a plan with the aim of making Massachusetts the...

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Most residents not opposed to 1457 Tremont St. development; comment period ends soon

April 18, 2017
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At a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) community meeting, developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco presented their plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457 Tremont St., the current site of a dilapidated Knights of Columbus building. Community members at the meeting generally did not oppose the proposal. About 30 people attended...

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Residents pressure Sanchez on criminal justice reform

April 7, 2017
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Residents pressured local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez to take action on criminal justice reform at a public meeting last month on Mission Hill. Sanchez held the meeting to inform residents in his district about the results of a community survey he recently completed, and to answer questions from residents about local and statewide concerns....

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Developers file 1457 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission-Hill based husband and wife development team, have filed their 1457 Tremont St. project, officially called “Mission Hill Flats,” with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The project would replace the vacant Roxbury Council Knights of Columbus building with a 40-unit, mixed-use development. BPDA will hold a community...

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El Representante Sánchez Habla con la Comunidad

April 7, 2017
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El Representante del Estado Jeffrey Sánchez tuvo una reunión pública en Mission Hill para informar a los residentes de su distrito sobre los resultados de una encuesta comunitaria recién terminada, y para contestar preguntas de residentes sobre asuntos locales y estatales. Sánchez representa el distrito que incluye Mission Hill, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, y Brookline....

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IAG meets to review revised Goddard House project

April 7, 2017
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Members of the impact advisory group (IAG) for the Goddard House project met on March 13 to review the scaled-down proposal with most of the group approving of the changes. The alterations to the project were presented to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) monthly meeting on March 16 and were approved. The...

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Senior Life: Seniors bend into shape

April 7, 2017
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People of all ages trying to stay in shape can draw inspiration from the senior fitness class at Springhouse Senior Living. Kelly Sullivan teaches a class that she calls “Fit Mix,” which is a mixed fitness class for seniors ranging in age from the mid 80s up to 105 years old, with the bulk...

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Sociedad Latina awarded funds from My Brother’s Keeper

March 3, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a nonprofit located on Mission Hill, recently received funding through the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Boston mini grant program. Sociedad Latina is a citywide organization that focuses on supporting the unmet needs of youth and families from Boston’s Latino and Mission Hill/Roxbury communities. The organization will use the $4,600 in grant money...

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Bridge named after JP brothers

March 3, 2017
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Legislation was passed at the State House to officially name the Jamaicaway bridge over Route 9 on the Mission Hill/Jamaica Plain border as the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge, in honor of two JP brothers, according to a press release. Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, a member of the U.S. Marine...

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Pizza owner awaits word on fate

March 3, 2017
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Northeastern University (NU) recently bought the building where University House of Pizza (UHOP) and Punter’s Pub operate, as the Gazette reported last month, but the owner of UHOP has still not heard anything from NU about the future of the building. The property at 444-452 Huntington Ave. was previously owned by Stephen Newman, who...

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