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Councilor wants to streamline affordable-housing process

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George recently filed for a hearing order to determine strategies for streamlining the process to apply for affordable housing. “I’ve been working on this issue now for the last 14 months and the most important solution to homelessness is housing,” said Essaibi-George at...

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Hill Happenings

April 7, 2017
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Ed Burke, proprietor of Ed Burke’s Tavern on Huntington Avenue in Mission Hill, died of heart failure on March 9 at 76.  Burke’s death evoked an array of memories of the famous bar from legions of Mission Hill folks. Burke took over the bar in the early ‘70s upon the death of his father, also Ed...

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Senior Life: Seniors bend into shape

April 7, 2017
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People of all ages trying to stay in shape can draw inspiration from the senior fitness class at Springhouse Senior Living. Kelly Sullivan teaches a class that she calls “Fit Mix,” which is a mixed fitness class for seniors ranging in age from the mid 80s up to 105 years old, with the bulk...

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Senior Life: Writing at 72

April 7, 2017
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette Obsession? Addiction? Within a year of my return to writing, I had lost twenty pounds. Emerging 22 years ago from a dark, drug-fueled period in my life, I began writing and submitting short stories, collecting a bag full of rejections along the way. I didn’t know that...

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Letters:

April 7, 2017
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1065 Tremont St. project As I read the news story on the proposed 28 residential units on a proposed six-story building at 1065 Tremont Street in Lower Roxbury, I thought the concerns of current residents must be taken into consideration. As for the siting of the four affordable housing units to be provided by...

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Op-Ed: Our transportation plan: Go Boston 2030

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh On any given day at any given time, I can look outside my window at City Hall and see our streets alive and bustling. From tourists crossing the street to Faneuil Hall to the cars waiting at the intersection, the Government Center T stop in City Hall Plaza and the...

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Op-Ed: How we’re investing in our public schools

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a record...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 7, 2017
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A graduate of Boston Latin School, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Love of beauty is taste…the creation of beauty is art.” As someone with zero artistic talent, I am frequently awestruck by what I observe surrounding me in this job in Mission Hill. The works hanging in the Sparring Partners Windows (the old Sparr’s...

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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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