Sanchez brings Latino elected officials together

January 15, 2016
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On Dec. 17, local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez held a celebratory luncheon for nearly 50 elected Latino officials in recognition of recent electoral gains throughout Massachusetts, according to a press release. After the November elections, there are now almost 50 Latino elected officials in the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is a considerable growth...

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Sociedad Latina director picked for School Committee

January 15, 2016
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Sociedad Latina director picked for School Committee

Alexandra Oliver-Davila, executive director of Sociedad Latina and longtime advocate for Latino youth, was recently appointed to the Boston School Committee, according to a press release. The Boston School Committee is a seven-member governing body of the Boston Public Schools. It establishes and monitors the annual operating budget and is responsible for hiring, managing,...

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Fatal shooting on Annunciation Road

January 15, 2016
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A 17-year-old male was fatally shot on Annunciation Road on Dec. 18, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers arriving to the area of 60 Annunciation Road found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who has since been identified as 17-year-old D’Andre King-Settles of Roxbury, was pronounced dead at...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 15, 2016

January 15, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 2 for the Feb. 5 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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BRA board approves Heath St. project

January 15, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $17.4 million General Heath Square Apartments during its meeting on Dec. 10, according to a press release. The General Heath Square Apartments will be built on City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath, and Bromley streets, and is expected to created 42 construction jobs....

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DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE

January 15, 2016
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DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATE

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BRA board’s vote on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines delayed

January 15, 2016
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Gazette Staff The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board’s vote on the S. Huntington Ave. guidelines has been delayed so the agency can further discuss them with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA board was slated to vote on the guidelines during...

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Participacion, Jan. 15, 2016

January 15, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 2 de febrero para la edición del 5 de febrero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Comité de delincuencia de Mission Hill, conozca y hable sobre la delincuencia con...

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BPS receives $1.5 million art grant

January 15, 2016
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) has been awarded $1.5 million in grant funding from the Wallace Foundation to support its continuing expansion of arts education, according to a press release. The money will directly support the Boston Public School Arts Expansion Initiative, an effort to expand arts education that was launched in February 2009 as...

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Hill Happenings

January 15, 2016
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More than a 100 parishioners gathered at Mission Church for a fundraiser last month in memory of the late Father Joseph Manton. Father Manton, who died in 1998, served at Mission Church for 60 years. The eminent priest arrived on Mission Hill in 1939. Father Manton often chuckled, “Ted Williams and I were Boston...

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MSPCA to waive adoption fees for rabbits

January 15, 2016
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The MSPCA-Angell’s Jamaica Plain adoption center received 25 rabbits from a single home in December, one of the largest single surrender of rabbits in the organization’s recent history, which prompted adoption center officials to schedule a fee-waived adoption weekend in mid-January, according to a press release. The new additions bring the rabbit population at...

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Affordable-housing policy

January 15, 2016
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We at the Gazette are pleased that the City has finally revised its affordable-housing policy, but are disappointed with the final product. The new policy will bring in much-needed money to the City’s affordable-housing fund through raising the amount developers in most of the city will have to pay if they decide not to...

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MBTA, a grade A business

January 15, 2016
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We would like to commend the people running the MBTA for having a terrific business plan. The T continues to break down and have delays frequently, leaving the average Joe or Jane stranded on their way to or from work. One cannot go on social media without reading the pain, anguish, and frustration of...

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Gun violence has no place in our neighborhoods

January 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington, D.C., and stood with President Barack Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 15, 2016
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The New Year brings hope and optimism to Mission Hill. With the holidays concluded I’d like to give a thumbs-up to those who did more shopping “locally” and a pat on the back to all the businesses that helped to make the neighborhood look festive. The Boston Main Streets “#5onMain” effort at encouraging shoppers...

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Tobacco proposal approved

January 15, 2016
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Amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations have been approved by the Boston Board of Health, which raises the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 years old to 21 years old, according to a press release. The amendments will go into effect on Feb.15. “I am proud to...

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Goddard House project receives mostly positive feedback

December 11, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting on the Goddard House renovation project as part of the Article 80 approval process, and the community feedback was mostly positive, although there were some qualms about minimal affordability and other topics. The Nov. 23 meeting was held at the Hennigan School and about 30...

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New face of MassArt to revamp fashion department

December 11, 2015
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By Sam Peters Special to the Gazette The Massachusetts School of Art and Design (MassArt), the oldest public school of art and design in the country, will officially open its new Design and Media Center this January, creating much-needed classroom, studio, and display space for the college’s prominent fashion program. The $40.4 million project...

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

December 11, 2015
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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La nueva cara de MassArt revive el departamento de moda

December 11, 2015
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De Sam Peters Especial a la Gaceta La escuela de arte y diseño de Massachusetts (MassArt), la escuela de arte pública más antigua del país, abrirá oficialmente su nuevo centro de diseño en enero, creando espacio muy necesitado para aulas, talleres y exhibiciones para el prominente programa de moda del instituto. El proyecto de...

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BRA board to vote on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

December 11, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board is slated to vote on the S. Huntington Ave. guidelines on Dec. 10, after the Gazette deadline, and the guidelines are expected to be approved, according to Marie Mercurio of the BRA. The BRA had an “open house” to share the guidelines with the community at the Hennigan...

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Mostly outrage at Boston Compact meeting

December 11, 2015
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Boston Compact held a Nov. 12 community meeting on unified enrollment for Boston Public Schools (BPS) where many attendees expressed outrage over possible BPS school closings and raised concerns over the unified enrollment proposal. Some attendees did support the proposal. About 100 people attended the meeting at First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist...

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BRA board approves Ave. of Arts guidelines

December 11, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) during its Oct. 15 meeting approved the Avenue of the Arts guidelines, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The Avenue of the Arts is the portion of Huntington Avenue located between Massachusetts Avenue and Longwood Avenue. The area received its name because it is home to many institutions, including Boston...

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Operation Exit expands

December 11, 2015
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Operation Exit, the City’s reentry program for people with criminal backgrounds, will be expanding by including opportunities in the technology industry through a partnership with Resilient Coders, according to a press release. “Operation Exit is a true example of what can be achieved when people are given second chances and opportunities for a fresh...

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