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NU, City hold groundbreaking for playground

July 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Mayor Martin Walsh joined Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun and local community members to kick off the transformation of the William E. Carter Playground at a groundbreaking ceremony on June 13. In a unique public-private partnership, Northeastern University and the City of Boston will build a...

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BPL Parker Hill Branch closing, some programming relocating

July 7, 2017
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Boston Public Library’s (BPL) Parker Hill Branch closed its doors on July 1 and will be undergoing renovations until June 2018. A limited amount of programming and services that the library normally holds will be spread out among various different locations in the area starting in September. “We are doing everything we can to accommodate the...

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City Council to look at parking access for health care attendants

July 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim along with Councilor Michael Flaherty asked for a hearing to discuss the City’s current process for granting parking permits to in-home health care attendants serving residents, at the City Council hearing on June 21. Constituents living in the downtown neighborhoods have...

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BWH Helipad, MCPHS expansion discussed at LMA Forum

July 7, 2017
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At a June 26 Longwood Medical Area (LMA) public forum, residents voiced concerns about noise from helicopters that land at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in response to a proposal to change the location of the landing pad, and heard a proposal about an expansion of a Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences...

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New City funds available to support individual artists

July 7, 2017
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The Mayor’s Office of Arts in Culture has recently announced a new artist fellowship program, providing Boston artists with a new opportunity for professional funding, according to the press release. The Artist Fellowship Award is a pilot program designed to invest in artists living in Boston. The program offers five fellowship awards of $10,000...

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Hill Agenda, July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 1 for the Aug. 4 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 95 St. Alphonsus Street Public Meeting, for Wingate Companies’ proposal to redevelop an existing parking garage at 95 St....

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Participacion, July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017
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El plazo para Participación es 12pm, martes, 1º de agosto para la edición del 4 de agosto. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Reunión pública sobre 95 St. Alphonsus Street, para la propuesta de Wingate Companies para convertir el garaje...

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Hill Happenings

July 7, 2017
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Parishioners packed Mission Church last Saturday at the 12:10 Mass to commemorate 60 years of ministry for Father Robert Lennon, who is the director of healing and restoration at Mission Church. Father Lennon grew up on Mission Hill and he is a graduate of Mission Grammar School. In 1944, as a 13-year-old second baseman, Father...

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Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston an age-friendly city

July 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to provide accessibility and inclusion to residents of all ages and abilities. That’s why we’ve created the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan to serve as our City’s blueprint to make Boston the...

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Op-Ed: Housing Boston, one person at a time

July 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I walked down West Broadway in Southie, into a bustling Labouré Center. Although it was 7:30 a.m., the energy was high — the room filled was with city and state officials, caseworkers, advocates, and volunteers who had arrived at 5 a.m. that day. Together, they were working to provide...

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