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General Heath Apartments to go online in 2019

November 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an Oct. 17 public meeting to update residents on the status of the already approved General Heath Square (GHS) Apartments affordable housing development project, which should be available for residency in September 2019. The then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project in December 2015. The...

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City Council news and notes

November 3, 2017
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Surviving Spouse Benefits The City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 25 to pass Councilor Michael Flaherty’s home-rule petition to reinstate the ability of spouses of City of Boston employees who died in the line of duty and later remarried to receive City of Boston health insurance. In 2000, the legislature repealed part of the...

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New NIDA Study to Look at Effects of Diet Pills on Cocaine Addiction

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Though most treatment research focuses on the opiate epidemic these days, one doctor at Boston Medical Center (BMC) is looking at how to help people curtail their use of cocaine use with diet drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Eric Devine and BMC’s  Psychiatry Research Center...

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RIBBON-CUTTING AT THE TOBIN COMMUNITY CENTER

November 3, 2017
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RIBBON-CUTTING AT THE TOBIN COMMUNITY CENTER

Scenes from an Oct. 31 ribbon-cutting at the Tobin Community Center for a renovated backyard space. The redesign of the backyard space was spearheaded by students from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, who conducted community outreach and drew up plans that former Mission Hill City Councilor Mike Ross brought to the City to get...

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New license requirements start in October 2020

November 3, 2017
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Massachusetts residents will need to change their identification cards by Oct. 2020 in order to travel in the U.S. by airplane or enter certain U.S. government buildings as part of the Massachusetts REAL ID program, according to a press release. Residents will be able to use their driver’s license for these situations if it...

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Hill Agenda, Nov. 3, 2017

November 3, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 28 for the Dec. 1 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545...

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Participacion, Nov. 3, 2017

November 3, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 28 de noviembre para la edición del 1 de diciembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St....

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Prouty Garden lawsuit dismissed

November 3, 2017
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Suffolk Superior Court Judge Sanders has granted the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) motions to dismiss the Ten Taxpayer lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of BCH’s $1 billion expansion project. Almost two years into this legal battle, Ten Taxpayer group is “disappointed without a doubt,” but exploring options to...

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HALLOWEEN ON THE HILL

November 3, 2017
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HALLOWEEN ON THE HILL

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Op-eds:

November 3, 2017
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Op-Ed: Solving the affordability and displacement crisis By Danielle Sommer and Mike Prokosch Housing costs a lot in Boston. It’s getting harder to find a home you can rent or own. And people of color are being pushed outside of the city, increasing segregation across the state. If we don’t take a stand now,...

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