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Hill business owner shot, killed

August 4, 2017
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Mission Hill business owner Andres Cruz was shot and killed during an apparent robbery at his AC Hardware store on Tremont Street on July 18. Funeral services for Cruz were held July 24 at Mission Church. Three suspects were arrested shortly after the shooting. His death shocked the neighborhood, with many community members describing...

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One competitive Council race in Hill area for preliminary

August 4, 2017
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There will be one competitive City Council race—District 7—in Mission Hill area during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 26, according to a list provided by the City’s Election Department. City Councilor Matt O’Malley of District 6, which covers a portion of Back of the Hill, does not have a challenger in either the preliminary...

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JPNC questions leasing agreement at 105A S. Huntington Ave.; BPDA says everything fine

August 4, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is questioning whether developer Anthony Nader of the 105A S. Huntington Ave. project and his company Cedar Valley Holding are violating a memorandum with the Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) by leasing units at the building to another company. Meanwhile, BPDA says that leasing agreement does not violate...

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Hill business owner shot, killed

July 19, 2017
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Mission Hill business owner Andres Cruz was shot and killed yesterday during an apparent robbery at his AC Hardware store on Tremont Street. Officers from the Boston Police Department soon located a vehicle matching the description of one leaving the scene of the shooting, and after a brief chase, arrested three suspects: 21-year-old Christian...

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45 Worthington St. project resurrected

July 7, 2017
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The long-dormant 45 Worthington St. project is being resurrected, though at a “significantly scaled down” concept, according to a representative for the developer. Equity Residential, the developer for the project, will host a community on July 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 670 Huntington Ave. Equity Residential originally filed a letter of...

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Report: Some progress in increasing Latinos in government, but more work needed

July 7, 2017
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Some progress has been made in increasing Latino representation in city government, but more work needs to be done, according to a report released during a June 15 press conference at the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) in Jamaica Plain. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis II,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino...

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BPDA to host meetings on St. Alphonsus St. development

July 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency will host a public meeting and an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting this month for Wingate Companies’ six-story, 115-unit residential building at 95 St. Alphonsus St. The public meeting will take place July 10 at 6 p.m. at 670 Huntington Ave. while the IAG meeting will take place...

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BPL face barrage of questions over library closure

June 2, 2017
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Boston Public Library (BPL) officials during a community meeting faced a barrage of questions over their decision to close the Parker Hill Branch Library for a year to allow the building to undergo renovations. The questions ranged from the lack of community outreach to why the closure will overlap with the closure of the...

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BPDA board approves 1457 Tremont St. development

June 2, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its May 11 meeting approved the 1457 Tremont St. development. The BPDA held a community meeting in April when the majority of attendees did not oppose the project. Local developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco have plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457...

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Sociedad Latina holds ceremony for graduating youths

June 2, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented organization on Mission Hill, held a celebration on May 11 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for its youths graduating from middle school, high school, and college, according to a press release. Sociedad Latina Executive Director Alexandra Oliver-Dávila and Boston Centers for Youth and Families’ Commissioner William Morales co-hosted the event....

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