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Hillers vote Nov. 8 for President, local races, ballot questions

November 4, 2016
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls Nov. 8 to help decide the Presidential contest, several local races, and five ballot questions. In the Presidential contest, voters will have four choices: Democrat Hillary Clinton (Tim Kaine for Vice President), Republican Donald Trump (Mike Pence for Vice President), Libertarian Gary Johnson (Bill Weld for...

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Art Park site lawsuit dismissed

November 4, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development has been dismissed, but an appeal is likely. Kathryn and Oscar Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) decision to grant variances for the project in 2014. They claimed in the lawsuit that the ZBA exceeded its authority granting the variances...

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Cuban Art

November 4, 2016
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Cuban Art

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Forum fosters community debate on ballot questions

November 4, 2016
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Several local Democratic Ward committees held a forum on the five ballot questions that Mission Hill voters will help decide on Nov. 8. The most divisive question discussed surrounded the expansion of charters schools. About 50 people attended the forum, which took place at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain on Oct. 13. Question...

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Residentes de Mission Hill votan no sólo para presidente

November 4, 2016
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Votantes de Mission Hill irán a las urnas el 8 de noviembre para ayudar a decidir la carrera presidencial, varias carreras locales, y las cinco preguntas en la votación. En la carrera presidencial, los votantes tendrán cuatro opciones: demócrata Hillary Clinton (Vicepresidente Tim Kaine), republicano Donald Trump (Mike Pence), libertario Gary Johnson (Bill Weld),...

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Councilor helping to create college engagement office

November 4, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to increase collaboration, communication, and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various nonprofits throughout the city, City Councilor Tim McCarthy is working with the other members of the Council to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order...

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BCH expansion project given the green light

November 4, 2016
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The Public Health Council voted to give Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) expansion project the green light on Oct. 20, as part of the state’s Determination of Need (DoN) process. The expansion project will lead to the destruction of the Prouty Garden. The Friends of the Prouty Garden group has waged a spirited campaign to...

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Hill Agenda, Nov. 4, 2016

November 4, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 29 for the Dec. 2 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 Tremont...

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Participacion, Nov. 4, 2016

November 4, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 29 de noviembre para la edición del 2 de diciembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm,...

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Neighborhood liaison stepping down

November 4, 2016
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Jacob Wessel, the Mission Hill neighborhood liaison for the City, has stepped down from that position, and will be starting as the director of the City Hall to Go program in a few weeks. In an email blast, Wessel explained that he has come to learn a lot about the workings of the City...

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