Mayoral candidates discuss housing, education, immigration

November 3, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity. Both mayoral candidates—Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson were...

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Ribbon-cutting

November 3, 2017
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Ribbon-cutting

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At-large city council candidates discuss city priorities

November 3, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity, but about half of the attendees left before the city councilor...

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Candidatos a alcalde hablan sobre la vivienda, educación e inmigración

November 3, 2017
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Emily Resnevic Miembro del Personal de Gazette El 4 de octubre, los Comités Democráticos de las zonas 8, 9, 10, 11 y 19 presentaron un foro de candidatos a la alcaldía y al concejo municipal general en English High School. Los asistentes de la comunidad llenaron el auditorio. Los dos candidatos hablaron durante dos...

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Zakim holds hearing on simplifying voter registration

November 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette With another preliminary election come and gone with a low voter turnout of about 14 percent, one City Councilor is trying to figure out ways to increase voter turnout by making it easier to register to vote. The City Council’s Special Committee on Civil Rights, headed by...

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WIT Dedication

November 3, 2017
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WIT Dedication

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General Heath Apartments to go online in 2019

November 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an Oct. 17 public meeting to update residents on the status of the already approved General Heath Square (GHS) Apartments affordable housing development project, which should be available for residency in September 2019. The then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project in December 2015. The...

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City Council news and notes

November 3, 2017
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Surviving Spouse Benefits The City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 25 to pass Councilor Michael Flaherty’s home-rule petition to reinstate the ability of spouses of City of Boston employees who died in the line of duty and later remarried to receive City of Boston health insurance. In 2000, the legislature repealed part of the...

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New NIDA Study to Look at Effects of Diet Pills on Cocaine Addiction

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Though most treatment research focuses on the opiate epidemic these days, one doctor at Boston Medical Center (BMC) is looking at how to help people curtail their use of cocaine use with diet drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Eric Devine and BMC’s  Psychiatry Research Center...

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RIBBON-CUTTING AT THE TOBIN COMMUNITY CENTER

November 3, 2017
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RIBBON-CUTTING AT THE TOBIN COMMUNITY CENTER

Scenes from an Oct. 31 ribbon-cutting at the Tobin Community Center for a renovated backyard space. The redesign of the backyard space was spearheaded by students from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, who conducted community outreach and drew up plans that former Mission Hill City Councilor Mike Ross brought to the City to get...

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New license requirements start in October 2020

November 3, 2017
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Massachusetts residents will need to change their identification cards by Oct. 2020 in order to travel in the U.S. by airplane or enter certain U.S. government buildings as part of the Massachusetts REAL ID program, according to a press release. Residents will be able to use their driver’s license for these situations if it...

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Hill Agenda, Nov. 3, 2017

November 3, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 28 for the Dec. 1 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...

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Participacion, Nov. 3, 2017

November 3, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 28 de noviembre para la edición del 1 de diciembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St....

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Prouty Garden lawsuit dismissed

November 3, 2017
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Suffolk Superior Court Judge Sanders has granted the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) motions to dismiss the Ten Taxpayer lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of BCH’s $1 billion expansion project. Almost two years into this legal battle, Ten Taxpayer group is “disappointed without a doubt,” but exploring options to...

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HALLOWEEN ON THE HILL

November 3, 2017
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HALLOWEEN ON THE HILL

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Op-eds:

November 3, 2017
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Op-Ed: Solving the affordability and displacement crisis By Danielle Sommer and Mike Prokosch Housing costs a lot in Boston. It’s getting harder to find a home you can rent or own. And people of color are being pushed outside of the city, increasing segregation across the state. If we don’t take a stand now,...

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Hill Happenings

November 3, 2017
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Hill Happenings

Congratulations to one of Boston’s Finest, Sean Deery, on his promotion to detective. Sean, who is a member of the Mission Hill Post, will be working out of District E-18 in Hyde Park. Happy Birthday to Richie Caulfield, who is also one of Boston’s Finest. Richie, known as “Officer Friendly” around his Mission Hill neighborhood, will...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 3, 2017
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In “The Sound of Music” by Rogers and Hammerstein, the nuns sing, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” In Mission Hill, the answer is…with two Marias and Michel. On Oct. 29 a neighborhood fundraiser was held at the Puddingstone to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria that recently devastated the island of...

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Walsh, Jackson to battle for mayor after low-turnout preliminary

October 6, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson will face-off against each other in November in a battle to be the leader of the city, as they were the two top vote getters in the mayoral race during the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 26, according to unofficial City results. But if the general...

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Boston rallies to support Puerto Rico

October 6, 2017
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After Hurricane Maria brought catastrophic damage to the island of Puerto Rico, Mission Hill’s own state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, along with other Boston organizations, have come together to support the people of Puerto Rico through donations of food, items, and money. Grassroots Fundraising The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts Incorporated (PRFM) hosted a grassroots...

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BLOCK PARTY

October 6, 2017
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BLOCK PARTY

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Boston against rescinding DACA

October 6, 2017
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The City of Boston and local organizations in Mission Hill and surrounding neighborhoods have denounced the federal government’s recent decision to potentially rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and are offering support to those who DACA protects. DACA, a program put in place by President Obama by means of an executive...

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Fiscal General Healey, con otros estados, investiga compañías de opiáceos

October 6, 2017
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Seth Daniel especial a Gazette La Fiscal General Maura Healey anunció hace poco que la alcaldía ha expandida una investigación en curso del marketing y la venta de opiáceos para incluir múltiples fabricantes de analgésicos de marca y tres de los principales distribuidores de drogas. Algunos de su vecindario creen que la acción viene...

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BPDA to host meetings on General Heath Apartments proposal

October 6, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host back-to-back public meetings on the General Heath Square Apartments project on Oct. 17 at the Julia Martin House at 90 Bickford St. The proposed project will sit on the border of Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., BPDA will hold...

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