Court battle continues over Art Park site; developer sticks with plan

January 6, 2017
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The developer of the Art Park development is still planning on moving forward with the project as a court battle continues. Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) won approval in 2014 to build a 44-unit development on City-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets. Later that year, Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar...

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BU expands BPS scholarship program

January 6, 2017
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Boston University has expanded its scholarship program for Boston Public School (BPS) students, now allowing BPS alumni transferring in from another college to be eligible for the Boston University Community Service Awards, according to a press release. The program calculates each accepted applicant’s financial ability, and awards financial aid for students’ needs including tuition,...

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City to lower speed limit

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to improve roadway safety for people walking, driving, and bicycling on city streets Mayor Martin Walsh last week announced a reduction in the default speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph starting Jan. 9. If you don’t see a posted sign, the new...

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Mission Hill has new neighborhood liaison

January 6, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Special to the Gazette Yissel Guerrero was named Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s neighborhood liaison for the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, and Mission Hill. A longtime Dorchester resident, Guerrero recently earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta. She has a passion for helping others and regularly volunteers for her...

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City Council votes down alcohol tax

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council last month voted down an order that would place a two percent tax on certain alcoholic beverages to fund prevention and treatment programs for substance abuse. Backed by City Councilors Frank Baker and Bill Linehan, both of who have seen substance abuse plague...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 6, 2016

January 6, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 31 for the Feb. 3 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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Participacion, Jan. 6, 2016

January 6, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 31 de enero para la edición del 3 de febrero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes,...

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Noise impacts to residents are mapped out in new study

January 6, 2017
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  By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Construction sites, planes flying over head, cars honking, loud music blasting, all contribute to the soundscape that make up Boston and in turn affect the residents who live and work in the city. Erica Walker, a doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chin School of Public Health,...

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Bike courier industry transitions to compete in modern times

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette For two years bike courier Mike Oakhem, 33, from Quincy, has been zigzagging throughout Boston’s downtown streets to hand off various goods from piping hot pizza to architecture design rolls, offering Boston residents and companies one of the quickest forms of delivery. To him, taking on this...

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City Council passes gas leaks ordinance

January 6, 2017
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The City Council during a Dec. 14 passed by a 12-1 vote a city ordinance aimed at addressing natural gas leaks in Boston, according to a press release. The ordinance was sponsored by City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Mission Hill. Gas leaks have long been a concern of some local...

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Lawsuit to protect Prouty Garden continues

January 6, 2017
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The Anne Gamble Ten Taxpayer Group, made up of members of the Friends of the Prouty Garden (FPG), has filed an appeal over the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) expansion project as part of a continuing effort to prevent the destruction of the Prouty Garden. The Dec. 23 appeal was delivered to the Massachusetts Appeals...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 6, 2017
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With the holidays behind us, here’s a thumbs-up to those who did more local shopping and a pat on the back to all the businesses that helped to make our neighborhoods feel more festive. The City’s #5onMain effort encouraging shoppers to purchase five items at Boston neighborhood businesses exceeded all expectations. I’m happy to...

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Hill Happenings

January 6, 2017
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Mission Hill lost a fine gentleman when Joe (Buddy) Gillis passed away last month at age 85. Buddy, born in Roxbury, was a kind man who volunteered his time at the St. Francis House Homeless Shelter.  In the golden era of the Mission Hill softball league, Buddy loved to watch his nephews, Eddie Gillis...

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Letter: Bag ordinance a good idea

January 6, 2017
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I recently read that Mayor Marty Walsh is opposed to the idea of a five-cent store bag fee as making no sense. I beg to differ. It would definitely reduce waste across the city. I totally agree with the idea being pushed by District 6 City Councilor Matt O’Malley. It does work and I...

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Letter: Pudzer is a bad choice

January 6, 2017
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President-elect Trump’s Department of Labor nominee is a man whose beliefs and actions demonstrate contempt for the basics working people need to lead a decent life. As the head of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast-food restaurants, Andrew Puzder has repeatedly argued against increases to the minimum wage or overtime pay for the women...

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Letter: Pudzer is a bad choice, part II

January 6, 2017
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The appointment of the Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder will be devastating to working people’s health. Colleagues of mine at the NYC health department have reported, in a study published in the American Journal of Public Health in June 2016, that “A $15 minimum wage could have averted 2800 to 5500 premature deaths between...

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Op-Ed: Helping Boston’s homeowners

January 6, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh When I ran for Mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work, and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown—fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by 2030. Our tech...

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NU to lease more space at Christian Science Complex

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Northeastern University will soon lease additional space in the Christian Science Complex on Massachusetts Avenue for office use, and in a separate item, Northeastern officials are working to construct a small addition to the Badger and Rosen Squashbusters Center located at 795A Columbus Ave. The First Church...

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Brookinses file appeal of Art Park site lawsuit

December 2, 2016
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Kathryn Brookins has said she and her husband Oscar have filed an appeal of the judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development. That move leaves an uncertain future for the Art Park proposal. The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development, which has been spearheading the effort to get the City-owned...

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GROUNDBREAKING AT PARCEL 25

December 2, 2016
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GROUNDBREAKING AT PARCEL 25

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Trump, marijuana win

December 2, 2016
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In a stunning upset, Republican Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on Nov. 8. Trump beat out several challengers, including Democrat Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein. The results were a bit different in Boston, as Clinton garnered 80 percent of voters compared to Trump’s 14 percent,...

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Northeastern alquilará más espacio en el complejo de Ciencia Cristiana

December 2, 2016
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta Northeastern University pronto alquilará espacio adicional en el complejo de Ciencia Cristiana en Massachusetts Avenue para uso de oficinas. Además, oficiales de Northeastern están trabajando en la construcción de una pequeña adición al centro Badger and Rosen Squashbusters Center en 795A Columbus Ave. Las oficinas de la...

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Elected officials come out in continued support of Boston immigrants

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Following the recent election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States and his recent threats to the nation’s immigrant communities, Boston officials have come out in continued support of protecting immigrants from deportation. Boston is already a sanctuary city under the Trust Act that...

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Imagine Boston 2030 draft plan looks to the edges for continued growth

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In order to accommodate the continued growth in both jobs and population, the citywide draft plan under Imagine Boston 2030 has pointed out potential places of growth on the outer edges of neighborhoods in the city. “We have to identify different places in the city where Boston...

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