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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

April 6, 2018
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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

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Chang-Diaz weighs-in on criminal justice reform

April 6, 2018
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Members of the state Senate and House recently released a compromise criminal justice bill that local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz calls “a massive turning point” for Massachusetts. “For too long, the criminal justice system has been expensive, ineffective, and systematically racist,” Chang-Diaz said in a phone interview. The compromise bill (S. 2371) merges the...

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Promotor lanza proyecto Art Park con mayor densidad

April 6, 2018
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Sebastián Mariscal Studio (SMS) presentó una reunión pública para informar a la comunidad sobre sus planes para el proyecto Art Park, que juntará las parcelas de 778-796 Parker Street y 77 Terrace Street. Históricamente, la comunidad ha estado a favor del proyecto, a pesar de que el desarrollo tendrá otras 16 unidades. La reunión...

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My Trip to D.C.

April 6, 2018
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By Jacob Salamanca Special to the Gazette  Jacob Salamanca is a senior at Fenway High School on Mission Hill. He went with his classmates to the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. last month. Below is a written account of his trip. Going to Washington, D.C. was an incredible experience. It took...

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Man sentenced for armed robbery, rape

April 6, 2018
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An identical twin was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison and 10 years of probation after being convicted of rape and armed robbery that took place in 2004, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The case had been complicated by the lack of technology to distinguish between one twin and...

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Local teen activists demand NEU pay more PILOT payments

April 6, 2018
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Teen organizers from B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign held a banner-drop protest action at Northeastern University (NEU) on Jan. 17 to demand that the university pay $13 million to the City of Boston’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program. A spokesperson of NEU was unaware of the protest. PEACE for Jorge Campaign is an...

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FRIENDLY GAME OF FLAG FOOTBALL

April 6, 2018
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FRIENDLY GAME OF FLAG FOOTBALL

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City Council notes

April 6, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council met on Wednesday, March 28. Traffic Enforcement The City Council voted to approve Mayor Martin Walsh’s order for the Police Department to receive a Traffic Enforcement grant of $55,976 from the United States Department of Transportation. The grant would fund high-visibility traffic enforcement of...

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Senior Life: Q. and A. with local filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan

April 6, 2018
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Boston filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan has a knack for capturing a story and she is using that talent to allow older generations to leave memories and histories to loved ones, family members, and others who will follow them. Pontoppidan is doing that through her organization Personal Story Films, which creates personal documentaries. The Gazette recently...

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Senior Life: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS AND RELAXATION

April 6, 2018
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Senior Life: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS AND RELAXATION

Families, friends, and Sherrill House residents enjoyed an evening of music, refreshments and relaxation at the organization’s annual Spa Night, which was held on March 15.  The event enables families and their loved ones to mingle with other families and enjoy a special night “out” together. Courtesy Photos

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