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Hill residents head to the polls on Nov. 6

November 2, 2018
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Residents of Mission Hill will head to the polls on Nov. 6 and help decide several statewide races and ballot questions. Two incumbents—Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democrat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren—both face challengers, but they have high approval ratings and double-digits leads in polls going into Election Day. Warren, who many believe will...
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BPDA board approves two Mission Hill area projects

November 2, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency board approved two Mission Hill area projects—111 Terrace Street and a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) new inpatient building—during its monthly meeting on Oct. 11. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) proposal for a new inpatient building at 111 Francis St. is for an approximately 325,000-square-foot building...
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BPDA: No update on Burney St. dev.

November 2, 2018
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There is no update on the proposed 9 Burney St. development, according to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The project was first filed with BPDA at the beginning of the year and has been presented to several community meetings and has undergone a revision. It is unclear what the next...
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Q. and A. with local craftsman Shane Maxwell

November 2, 2018
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Q. and A. with local craftsman Shane Maxwell

Shane Maxwell is a local craftsman who oversees textile painting and dyeing for Boston Ballet and The Santa Fe Opera. He was recently named a Polly Thayer Starr Artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and is hosting a textile-inspired workshop every Saturday through Jan. 12. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-session through email...
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Sanchez reflects on tenure after losing election

October 5, 2018
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After more than a decade and a half of serving the people of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill at the State House, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez will be exiting that role at the end of the year after losing a close election to Nika Elugardo earlier this month. A son on Mission Hill, a...
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Q. and A. with the new Parker Hill children librarian

October 5, 2018
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The Parker Hill Branch Library re-opened this summer after being closed for about a year for a renovation. Along with fixes and repairs, the re-opening also brought a new children librarian—Thealyn Ploetz—into the fold. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session with Ploetz about becoming a children librarian, what is in store this year...
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CAMH members criticize Alleghany St. project

October 5, 2018
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The return of the 30 Alleghany St. project proved no more agreeable to the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) than it was when the project was first proposed in 2012. Attendees reviewed that project, along with several others, at CAMH’s monthly meeting on Sept. 26 at the Kresge Building at the Harvard Medical...
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Entrevista con la nueva bibliotecaria de niños

October 5, 2018
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La biblioteca Parker Hill reabrió en el verano después de un año de renovaciones. Incluida en las mejoras es la nueva bibliotecaria de niños—Thealyn Ploetz. The Gazette entrevistó a Ploetz sobre su nuevo puesto, el calendario juvenil, entre otras cosas. La entrevista editada aparece abajo. Para más información, visite bpl.org. P: ¿Por qué quisiste...
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Beth Israel’s new building project heads to BPDA board

October 5, 2018
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) proposal for a new inpatient building at 111 Francis St. will head to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its monthly meeting on Oct. 11, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The BPDA board will review the plan and will likely approve it. The BPDA...
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O’Malley files hearing order to examine gas safety

October 5, 2018
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, filed a hearing order on Sept. 19 with two other councilors—Ed Flynn and Ayanna Pressley—to examine the safety of the City’s gas infrastructure. The move comes after a natural gas incident led to fires and explosions in Lawrence, Andover, and North...
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