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State Legislature passes LOOK bill

December 1, 2017
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The state Legislature passed a bill on Nov. 15 that updates existing law about educating English learners (EL) in the Commonwealth’s public schools, according to a press release. The bill, known as “An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids” or LOOK, was passed unanimously in the Senate and was approved 155-1 in...

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Zakim to run for secretary of state for Massachusetts

December 1, 2017
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim is running to become the next secretary of state for Massachusetts, according to statement Zakim posted on his campaign website. Zakim will be facing off against William Gavin, the current secretary of state. “I am thrilled to announce today that I am a candidate for secretary of state,”...

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Trolley tour comes to the Hill on Dec. 2

December 1, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Mission Hill on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...

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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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