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Boston Creates spawns artist funding

September 2, 2016
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Artists in Boston can now apply for grants to help them share their work with the public, continue their professional development, or teach others through a new program, “The Opportunity Fund,” according to a press release. The pilot grant program is a result of the Boston Creates cultural plan, which was unveiled in mid-June....

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Participacion, Sept. 2, 2016

September 2, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 4 de octubre para la edición del 7 de octubre. 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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Student Welcome Guide: A student’s guide to Mission Hill

September 2, 2016
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The following is some basic information for students moving into the Mission Hill area. General Boston Get renter’s insurance. It might seem like an unnecessary expense until you have a break-in, or your upstairs neighbor’s toilet overflows while they’re out of town. The City of Boston has many services for renters. Learn about and...

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Student Welcome Guide: Mission Hill Place Names

September 2, 2016
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Welcome to the neighborhood! You just moved to Mission Hill—but did you know you’re actually on Parker Hill? You’ve probably already noticed the spires of Mission Church—which technically isn’t called that, either. And why’s the post office called Roxbury Crossing? Understanding the lingo of Mission Hill can seem like “Mission: Impossible.” Here’s a cheat...

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Hill Agenda, Sept. 2, 2016

September 2, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Oct. 4 for the Oct. 7 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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Hill Happenings

September 2, 2016
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There have been several famous Mission Hill gangs, going back to the “Mohawks” in the early 1940s. Dave O’Connor, James “Specsy” Cummings, and John H. Clifford were among the group that wore the sparkling blue and gray Mohawk jackets. The Mohawks convened on Calumet Street by the “Ledge” site where they played “kick the...

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Op-Ed: National Night Out

September 2, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating food and ice cream,...

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Op-Ed: Harnessing the creativity of Boston’s artists to build a better city

September 2, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew recently, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our city. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted in the...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 2, 2016
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Like salmon and herring heading upstream and the gazelles and wildebeests trekking the Serengeti, the Mission Hill neighborhood undergoes an annual migration each Sept. 1 when the students return on Move-In Day. The City and the various colleges attempt to make the operation a painless one with extra police presence, special parking and driving...

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Open space, housing dev. possible for vacant lots

August 5, 2016
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By Sara Selevitch Special to the Gazette Roughly 30 residents attended a recent Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) meeting to discuss 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill, offering suggestions ranging from open space to housing development for future uses of those properties. DND officials David West and John Feuerbach facilitated the July 21...

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