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August 4, 2017
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Recent shooting on Mission Hill This kind of heinous act has become a daily event in our cities and should be expected in a country that makes huge profits from the arms industry here and abroad, where video games that normalize violence for kids are replacing books, where HEALTH AND EDUCATION are taking a backseat...

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Op-Ed: Imagine Boston 2030: Lifting everyone up

August 4, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh “We will listen. We will learn. We will lead.” That is a promise that I made to Bostonians after being sworn in as the 54th Mayor of the City of Boston. Now, almost four years later, we have put forth Boston’s first citywide plan in over 50 years–Imagine Boston 2030—that...

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Op-Ed: Conference on state budget

August 4, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez In early July, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.2 billion FY18 Conference Committee budget. After the House and Senate pass their versions of the budget, three House and three Senate members meet to reconcile the differences between the budgets. The product of their work is the...

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Hill Happenings

August 4, 2017
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The atrocity committed against beloved Andres Cruz, proprietor of AC Hardware, left a void in the heart of his Mission Hill neighborhood. The Boston Police did a tremendous job, immediately arresting the three suspects in Andres’ murder. Andres was the exemplar of the American dream. He arrived here 30 years ago from Puerto Rico and...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 4, 2017
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Novelist Ernest Hemingway writing about a happy man wrote, “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived, and how he died that distinguishes one man from another.” We’ve heard much about the life and death of Andres “Cholo” Cruz since his ghastly murder to merit his...

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Hill Happenings

July 7, 2017
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Parishioners packed Mission Church last Saturday at the 12:10 Mass to commemorate 60 years of ministry for Father Robert Lennon, who is the director of healing and restoration at Mission Church. Father Lennon grew up on Mission Hill and he is a graduate of Mission Grammar School. In 1944, as a 13-year-old second baseman, Father...

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Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston an age-friendly city

July 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to provide accessibility and inclusion to residents of all ages and abilities. That’s why we’ve created the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan to serve as our City’s blueprint to make Boston the...

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Op-Ed: Housing Boston, one person at a time

July 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I walked down West Broadway in Southie, into a bustling Labouré Center. Although it was 7:30 a.m., the energy was high — the room filled was with city and state officials, caseworkers, advocates, and volunteers who had arrived at 5 a.m. that day. Together, they were working to provide...

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Op-Ed: State House update

July 7, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the House passed H.3736, an act relative to language opportunity for our kids, a bill that I sponsored to address the disparities in school performance between English Language Learners (ELL) and their native English-speaking peers. ELL students account for 20 percent of the...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 7, 2017
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mission Hill Main Streets Awards night (continued) The evening exceeded expectations with remarkable presentations and dining delicacies prepared by Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta, Chacho’s, and the Laughing Monk Café. The cuisine is always a hit but this year’s awardees added to the sizzle. The 2017 Outstanding Public Servant prize bestowed upon retiring Boston Police Community...

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