Councilor helping to create college engagement office

November 4, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to increase collaboration, communication, and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various nonprofits throughout the city, City Councilor Tim McCarthy is working with the other members of the Council to create a College and University Engagement Office. The order...

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BCH expansion project given the green light

November 4, 2016
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The Public Health Council voted to give Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) expansion project the green light on Oct. 20, as part of the state’s Determination of Need (DoN) process. The expansion project will lead to the destruction of the Prouty Garden. The Friends of the Prouty Garden group has waged a spirited campaign to...

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Hill Agenda, Nov. 4, 2016

November 4, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 29 for the Dec. 2 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, Nov. 4, 2016

November 4, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 29 de noviembre para la edición del 2 de diciembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm,...

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Neighborhood liaison stepping down

November 4, 2016
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Jacob Wessel, the Mission Hill neighborhood liaison for the City, has stepped down from that position, and will be starting as the director of the City Hall to Go program in a few weeks. In an email blast, Wessel explained that he has come to learn a lot about the workings of the City...

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BWH donates money to local organizations

November 4, 2016
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MissionSafe and Sociedad Latina, along with other local community organizations, will receive funding as part of an investment from Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s (BWH) Center for Community Health and Healthy Equity, according to a press release. The hospital has awarded $640,000 in funding to 14 community organizations to help extend their reach and increase...

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Hill Happenings

November 4, 2016
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Former and current Mission Hillers gathered at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on a glorious Saturday morning for the annual Mission Hill 5K Road Race on Oct. 15, which was preceded by an inspiring talk from Mayor Marty Walsh. The race starts and finishes at Fitzgerald Park and raises funds for the maintenance of the park. The...

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Letter: Donnelly for register of deeds

November 4, 2016
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First, a little about myself. I’m originally from Mission Hill, going to school at Mission Grammar until the sixth grade. Later, my family moved to Jamaica Plain, where I finished grade school at Saint Thomas Aquinas. Then, I attended Boston Tech, Boston University and Northeastern University, where I got my degree in business management....

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Letter: Mission Hill LINK provides a vital service

November 4, 2016
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Many people new to Mission Hill may not know about the Mission Hill LINK – a community bus that has been run and coordinated by a dedicated group of volunteers since the late 1970s. The LINK has provided a much-needed service to local residents, especially older residents and others who are less able to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 4, 2016
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As daylight shrinks, the upcoming holidays seem to rush in too quickly with Halloween, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year occurring in rapid succession, to be followed by those little white snowflakes from above. I hope this observation doesn’t toss a wet blanket on your day. Congrats to the Kush Groove store across...

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Protesters take center stage during the BRA rename unveiling

October 7, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Gazette Staff During the unveiling ceremony on Sept. 27 for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formally known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), protesters took center stage, sporting a sign with the agency’s new logo next to that read, “Boston Planned Displacement Agency.” The event that took place under...

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NU students create podcast on the War on Drugs and its impact on black communities

October 7, 2016
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NU students create podcast on the War on Drugs and its impact on black communities

Two students at Northeastern University have produced a podcast series about the history behind the War on Drugs and the lasting impacts that the era had on black communities across the U.S., especially in Boston. Joe Tache and Prasanna Rajasekaran released the first episode of their series in September, but their interest in the...

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LATINO HERITAGE MONTH

October 7, 2016
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LATINO HERITAGE MONTH

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Protagonizan manifestantes durante la inauguración de BPDA

October 7, 2016
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Beth Treffeisen Miembro del Personal de la Gaceta Durante una ceremonia el 27 de septiembre para celebrar la inauguración de Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), anteriormente Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), los protagonistas fueron unos manifestantes con un letrero que decía “Boston Planned Displacement Agency” (agencia del desplazamiento planeado de Boston). El evento empezó...

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Marijuana amendment passes Zoning Commission, limits locations

October 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette An amendment to the City’s Zoning Code that would put in place a half-mile buffer zone on medical marijuana dispensaries, long championed by Councilor Michael Flaherty, passed unanimously last month at the City’s Zoning Commission. It is now in effect and prevents medical marijuana dispensaries from locating...

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Call 311 for recovery

October 7, 2016
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A new hotline support system has been launched to help people struggling with substance use and addiction to access recovery resources, according to a press release. Now anyone in Boston can call 311 24/7 for any level of substance use/addiction treatment, recovery-related support services for friends and family, and answers to general questions related...

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ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL JAM

October 7, 2016
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ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL JAM

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Hill Agenda, Oct. 7, 2016

October 7, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 1 for the Nov. 4 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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DND to hold another meeting on vacant lands later this month

October 7, 2016
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) will hold a follow-up meeting near the end of October to further discuss future uses for 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill, according to John Feuerbach of DND. The City held a community meeting during the summer on the vacant land where suggested uses ranged from...

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Participacion, Oct. 7, 2016

October 7, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 1 de noviembre para la edición del 4 de noviembre. 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, jueves, 27 oct, sala de música de Mission Church,...

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Self-driving cars in Boston’s future

October 7, 2016
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Moves are being made by the City to explore the potential use of self-driving vehicles in Boston, according to a press release. A new program has been launched as a collaboration between Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in partnership with the World Economic Forum. The program includes a...

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Chang-Diaz cruises to victory

October 7, 2016
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Local elected official Sonia Chang-Diaz cruised to victory in their respective races during the primary election on Sept. 8. Chang-Diaz, the Democratic state senator for the 2nd Suffolk District, garnered 7,330 votes, or 79 percent of voters, besting her challenger Roy Owens, who collected 1,857 votes. Chang-Diaz will not face an opponent in the...

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Art Park project remains stalled

October 7, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development remains with a Boston Housing Court judge, according to John Feuerbach of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development. Kathryn and Oscar Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ decision to grant variances for the project in 2014. The Art Park site is...

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Best of Mission Hill 2016 Winners

October 7, 2016
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Best Place To…   Enjoy live entertainment   The Puddingstone Tavern See art   Museum of Fine Arts   Work   Longwood Properties   Consumer Favorites   Friendliest Business   Mike’s Donuts   Breakfast   Mike’s Donuts   Lunch   Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express   Dinner   The Mission Bar & Grill   Pub/Bar...

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