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Hillers to help decide mayoral race Nov. 7

November 3, 2017
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls on Nov. 7 to help decide the mayoral race between Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson. But Jackson will need to make up a lot of ground in the waning moments of the race if he is going make the contest competitive. During the...

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Walsh, Jackson to battle for mayor after low-turnout preliminary

October 6, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson will face-off against each other in November in a battle to be the leader of the city, as they were the two top vote getters in the mayoral race during the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 26, according to unofficial City results. But if the general...

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BPDA to host meetings on General Heath Apartments proposal

October 6, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host back-to-back public meetings on the General Heath Square Apartments project on Oct. 17 at the Julia Martin House at 90 Bickford St. The proposed project will sit on the border of Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., BPDA will hold...

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Housing services nonprofit coming to the Hill

October 6, 2017
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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a nonprofit that provides housing services and aims to prevent homelessness in the Boston area, is hitting the refresh button, switching up its name and moving to Roxbury Crossing. The organization is changing its name to Metro Housing | Boston and will be moving to the Parcel 25 development...

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Hillers head to the polls on Sept. 26

September 8, 2017
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls on Sept. 26 for the City’s preliminary election to help decide which mayoral candidates will move on the November general election. Mayor Martin Walsh is facing off against three challengers: City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci, and Joseph A. Wiley. The top two vote getters in...

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BPA receives BCH money; survey under way

September 8, 2017
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) has received the money from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings and has begun the survey, according to BPA Executive Director Greg Galor. Galor said the survey should be completed by the end of the year. As...

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City, developer still working on Art Park site

September 8, 2017
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The City and the developer of the Art Park project are still working on the proposal, hoping to bring it to fruition several months after a court case over it closed, according to Department of Neighborhood Development spokesperson Kerry O’Brien. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her...

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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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