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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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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

The state House of Representatives recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. The bill includes more than 200 amendments to current laws that aim to increase equality within the criminal justice system. The Senate has also passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill. The two bills will now head to a...

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Preguntas y respuestas con Sánchez sobre la reforma de la justicia penal

December 1, 2017
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La Cámara de Representantes estatal recientemente aprobó una ley de reforma de la justicia penal que incluye más de 200 enmiendas a leyes actuales que buscan aumentar la igualdad dentro del sistema penal. El Senado también ha aprobado su propia versión de una ley de reforma de la justicia penal. Las dos leyes se...

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95 St. Alphonsus approved by BPDA

December 1, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved a six-story residential development at 95 St. Alphonsus St., a proposal which was generally accepted by the impact advisory group (IAG) at previous meetings. The site is currently a 175-space parking structure at 1575 Tremont Street, and which will be converted into a six-story residential...

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Mayor picks Marty Martinez for head of Health and Human Services

December 1, 2017
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Marty Martinez has been selected as the City’s new chief Health and Human Services, and will begin his position on Jan. 8, according to a press release. Martinez will fill the position formerly held by Felix G. Arroyo, who was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Health and Human Services Cabinet promotes health and...

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Nurtury acquires Franklin Square House Children’s Center

December 1, 2017
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Franklin Square House Children’s Center, an organization which has served children and families of Mission Hill for over 30 years, has recently been acquired by Nurtury, according to a press release. Nurtury is an organization that provides early care and education to children. This will be Nurtury’s 6th center in Greater Boston. Its other...

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Mayoral candidates discuss housing, education, immigration

November 3, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity. Both mayoral candidates—Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson were...

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