NU Task Force members question cooperation agreement

July 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Northeastern University (NU) Task Force members were quick to speak out against the newly amended cooperation agreement between Northeastern University and the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), saying that the agreement is too weak and does not provide enough discipline if the university fails to meet...

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Grupo de trabajo de NU expresa dudas sobre acuerdo con BPDA

July 7, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Miembros del grupo de trabajo de Northeastern University (NU) se pronunciaron en contra del acuerdo de cooperación recientemente modificada entre NU y Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), notando que es demasiado débil y que no ofrece suficiente disciplina si la universidad no cumple sus requisitos. El acuerdo...

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HONORARY DEGREES

July 7, 2017
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HONORARY DEGREES

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Report: Some progress in increasing Latinos in government, but more work needed

July 7, 2017
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Some progress has been made in increasing Latino representation in city government, but more work needs to be done, according to a report released during a June 15 press conference at the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) in Jamaica Plain. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis II,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino...

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Safe injection site gets hearing at City Hall, not much council support

July 7, 2017
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By Seth Daniels Special to the Gazette Calling it everything from ‘asinine’ to ‘absolutely necessary,’ the City Council’s Committee on Homelessness and Addiction Services held a hearing Monday on the recently touted plan by the state and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) on Safe Injection Facilities (SIFs) – sites that have been floated as...

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BPDA to host meetings on St. Alphonsus St. development

July 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency will host a public meeting and an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting this month for Wingate Companies’ six-story, 115-unit residential building at 95 St. Alphonsus St. The public meeting will take place July 10 at 6 p.m. at 670 Huntington Ave. while the IAG meeting will take place...

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NU, City hold groundbreaking for playground

July 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Mayor Martin Walsh joined Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun and local community members to kick off the transformation of the William E. Carter Playground at a groundbreaking ceremony on June 13. In a unique public-private partnership, Northeastern University and the City of Boston will build a...

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BPL Parker Hill Branch closing, some programming relocating

July 7, 2017
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Boston Public Library’s (BPL) Parker Hill Branch closed its doors on July 1 and will be undergoing renovations until June 2018. A limited amount of programming and services that the library normally holds will be spread out among various different locations in the area starting in September. “We are doing everything we can to accommodate the...

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City Council to look at parking access for health care attendants

July 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim along with Councilor Michael Flaherty asked for a hearing to discuss the City’s current process for granting parking permits to in-home health care attendants serving residents, at the City Council hearing on June 21. Constituents living in the downtown neighborhoods have...

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BWH Helipad, MCPHS expansion discussed at LMA Forum

July 7, 2017
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At a June 26 Longwood Medical Area (LMA) public forum, residents voiced concerns about noise from helicopters that land at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in response to a proposal to change the location of the landing pad, and heard a proposal about an expansion of a Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences...

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New City funds available to support individual artists

July 7, 2017
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The Mayor’s Office of Arts in Culture has recently announced a new artist fellowship program, providing Boston artists with a new opportunity for professional funding, according to the press release. The Artist Fellowship Award is a pilot program designed to invest in artists living in Boston. The program offers five fellowship awards of $10,000...

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Hill Agenda, July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 1 for the Aug. 4 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 95 St. Alphonsus Street Public Meeting, for Wingate Companies’ proposal to redevelop an existing parking garage at 95 St....

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Participacion, July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017
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El plazo para Participación es 12pm, martes, 1º de agosto para la edición del 4 de agosto. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Reunión pública sobre 95 St. Alphonsus Street, para la propuesta de Wingate Companies para convertir el garaje...

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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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MHMS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

July 7, 2017
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MHMS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

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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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BPL face barrage of questions over library closure

June 2, 2017
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Boston Public Library (BPL) officials during a community meeting faced a barrage of questions over their decision to close the Parker Hill Branch Library for a year to allow the building to undergo renovations. The questions ranged from the lack of community outreach to why the closure will overlap with the closure of the...

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CPA committee still in the works

June 2, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette More work has yet to be done to make the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), which will designate the funds put forth by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), a reality. After back and forth between the advocate group Yes for a Better Boston and business groups, City Council...

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BPDA board approves 1457 Tremont St. development

June 2, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its May 11 meeting approved the 1457 Tremont St. development. The BPDA held a community meeting in April when the majority of attendees did not oppose the project. Local developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco have plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457...

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Memorial Day Service

June 2, 2017
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Memorial Day Service

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Futuro del comité del CPA

June 2, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Miembros del ayuntamiento necesitan más tiempo para llegar a un acuerdo sobre la creación de un comité de preservación comunitaria (CPC), un grupo que controlará los fondos del acto de preservación comunitaria (CPA). La decisión fue tomada después de una discusión entre el grupo Yes for a Better...

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