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City grants $2 million for rec center project

December 1, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh, local elected officials including City Councilor Matt O’Malley, and local residents gathered at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street on Nov. 1 for an event at which the City announced it was giving a $2 million grant toward the proposed Jackson Square Recreational Center. Urban Edge, a community development...

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Q. and A. with Sen. Chang-Diaz about criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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The state Senate late last month passed legislation for criminal justice reform, which included the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences of some drug offenses and raising the age at which youths can be charged as adults, as well as other charges. Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz has been a vocal proponent for criminal justice...

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Sesión de preguntas con la Senadora Chang-Díaz sobre reforma de la justicia penal

December 1, 2017
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A finales del mes pasado el Senado aprobó legislación para reformar la justicia penal, que incluyó la revocación de condenas mínimas obligatorias para algunas infracciones de drogas y la elevación de la edad a la cual un joven puede ser acusado como adulto. La Senadora del Estado local Sonia Chang-Díaz ha sido un proponente...

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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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