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Zakim to chair re-established Special Committee on Civil Rights

March 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council voted unanimously to re-establish the Special Committee on Civil Rights at a hearing on Feb. 8 and Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim will chair it. Zakim had previously chaired the discontinued Human Rights and Civil Rights Committee in the 2014 to 2015 term....

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Developers tweak 1457 Tremont St. project

March 3, 2017
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The developers of the proposed 1457 Tremont St. development have made slight alterations to the project and plan to file a project notification form with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) in the coming weeks. Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission Hill-based husband and wife development team, are planning to redevelop the vacant...

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Se reestablece el comité especial de derechos humanos

March 3, 2017
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de Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Durante una audiencia el 8 de febrero, el ayuntamiento votó unánimemente a favor de reestablecer el comité especial de derechos humanos, con el Consejero Josh Zakim a la cabeza. Zakim fue el presidente del antiguo Comité de Derechos Humanos y Civiles durante su mandato de 2014 y 2015....

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Sociedad Latina awarded funds from My Brother’s Keeper

March 3, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a nonprofit located on Mission Hill, recently received funding through the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Boston mini grant program. Sociedad Latina is a citywide organization that focuses on supporting the unmet needs of youth and families from Boston’s Latino and Mission Hill/Roxbury communities. The organization will use the $4,600 in grant money...

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Concerns of parking, displacement raised during 1065 Tremont St. meeting

March 3, 2017
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At the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Feb. 23 meeting on a proposed building at 1065 Tremont St., residents voiced concerns about the lack of parking and how the project is just another building adding to the displacement of longtime residents. The project will consist of 28 residential units in a six-floor, 31,500-square-foot...

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Motion to dismiss filed in Art Park court case

March 3, 2017
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Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals have filed a motion to dismiss the appeal of the lawsuit over the Art Park development Judge Judith C. Cutler has scheduled a hearing on the motion for March 7, according to Kathleen Hayes, the sessions clerk for Cutler. Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS)...

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City requests 151 new liquor licenses from state leaders

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Putting last year’s low-level feud over control of liquor licenses for Boston in the past, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston state delegation are looking this year to cooperate in releasing more than 150 new liquor licenses over three years in creative ways – a way cited...

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Bridge named after JP brothers

March 3, 2017
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Legislation was passed at the State House to officially name the Jamaicaway bridge over Route 9 on the Mission Hill/Jamaica Plain border as the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge, in honor of two JP brothers, according to a press release. Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, a member of the U.S. Marine...

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Hill Agenda, March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 4 for the Apr. 7 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project, public information meeting. Mon. Mar. 6, 5pm open house, 6pm presentation. The Ruggles...

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BPA set to receive money for LMA survey

March 3, 2017
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) will soon start receiving money from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings, according to BPA Executive Director Greg Galor. As part of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the BLC and BCH over the hospital’s plan to...

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