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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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Cruz Memorial

August 4, 2017
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Cruz Memorial

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Residents oppose revised 45 Worthington St. plan

August 4, 2017
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A recently revised proposal for a residential building at 45 Worthington St. was strongly opposed by residents at a public meeting due to height, building character, and affordability. The project was previously filed in a letter of intent to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (now Boston Planning and Development Agency) for a public review process...

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Residentes se oponen al plan revisado de 45 Worthington

August 4, 2017
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Debido a su altura, aspecto y asequibilidad, residentes en una reunión pública fuertemente se opusieron a una propuesta recientemente revisada de un edificio residencial. El proyecto fue incluido en una carta de intención a Boston Redevelopment Authority (ahora Boston Planning and Development Agency o BPDA) para el proceso de revisión pública en 2014. Equity...

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Walsh, Jackson speak at JP Progressives forums on mayoral race

August 4, 2017
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JP Progressives hosted Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson in two separate forums to discuss their visions for the city in light of their battle in the mayoral election. Both candidates were asked questions about a variety of local issues, including housing, safety, homelessness, and union contracts. The forum for Jackson was...

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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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Proposal to increase Boston Public Library board gets Council’s OK

August 4, 2017
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Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to diversify the Boston Public Library leadership and funding sources, the City Council voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh to expand the number of BPL board trustees from nine up to 15. At a City Council hearing on...

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Sandwich board signs regulations will soon be up for debate

August 4, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In bright colored letters across chalkboard signs, witty remarks or inspirational quotes entice a passerby to stop, look in and see what’s inside. These marketing tools help many small and larger businesses alike to get shoppers in the store across major shopping streets in Boston. In an...

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Local hospitals sign agreement to form healthcare system

August 4, 2017
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The Beth Israel Deaconess system, Lahey Health, New England Baptist Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital and Anna Jacques Hospital have signed a ‘definitive agreement,’ bringing them one step closer to officially affiliating the hospitals together under one healthcare system, according to a press release. The participating hospitals and health care centers had already signed a...

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New artwork at City Hall

August 4, 2017
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A new series of artwork is now on display at City Hall, including four new art exhibitions and three new murals. The artwork is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, according to a press release. “City Hall Galleries have been an incredible success, showcasing the work of local artists both to...

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