Update on BIDMC proposed inpatient building

May 4, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is awaiting Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) response to the public comments on its proposed new inpatient building before the agency determines the next steps for the project, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The new building is currently proposed to be approximately 345,000 square feet...

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O’Malley looks at fees to tackle vacant storefronts and apartments

May 4, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Plaguing the commercial and residential districts throughout the city, empty storefronts and vacant apartments are making it seem that Boston is experiencing market failure, despite the strong economy, high real estate values, and low unemployment rate. In an effort to reverse the trend, City Councilor Matt O’Malley,...

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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

May 4, 2018
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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME

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Residents weigh-in on CPA funds during forum

May 4, 2018
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A local community development corporation organized a forum for residents to discuss their ideas about what should be done with the $20 million per year that will be raised by the newly adopted Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. Residents suggested specific ideas for projects for housing, parks, and historical preservation, as well as ideas...

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TINY HOUSE

May 4, 2018
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TINY HOUSE

 

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City Council notes

May 4, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council met on Wednesday, April 25. Summer Violence and Community Engagement Councilors Matt O’Malley and Kim Janey filed a hearing order to discuss summer violence and explore ways to strengthen community empowerment. The councilors spoke about how violence is an ongoing issue that creates traumatic...

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MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION

May 4, 2018
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MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION

Scenes from a multicultural celebration honoring Jesus and Mary at the Mission Church on Saturday, April 7. Courtesy Photos by Patrick O’Connor

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Hill Agenda, May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 29 for the June 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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FIRST COMMUNION

May 4, 2018
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FIRST COMMUNION

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Participacion, May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 29 de mayo para la edición del 1 de junio. Correo: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617.          Reuniones Reunión pública de 9-11 Burney Street para hablar sobre revisiones al propuesto proyecto en Mission Hill. 10 mayo, 6-7.30pm. Tobin...

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Boston resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

May 4, 2018
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Susan Eisenberg, a Boston resident since 1974, has written two books from her own and other women’s experiences in the construction industry. Stanley’s Girl is Eisenberg’s fifth book of poetry, which will be published by Cornell University Press. It is a book of lyrical poetry which is centered around Eisenberg’s experience as one of...

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Hill Happenings

On April 4, 1946 Mission Hill’s Charley Kelly was discharged from the Navy, as World War ll was finally over. Charley was picked up at the Fargo Building in South Boston by his brother Martin Kelly and their friend Red McIntyre and the three went to the Calumet Cafe (Currently Mission Bar and Grill)...

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Op-eds:

May 4, 2018
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Budget proposal invests in the most vulnerable amongst us By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez On April 26, the House passed a $41.1 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. In my first year as chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, our budget invests in the most vulnerable amongst us and meets...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 4, 2018
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Boston’s oldest continuous crime watch attracts those who love and care for our community and our generous Main Street businesses fashioned a feast for the Mission Hill Crime Committee’s annual party on April 26. Eateries donating edibles and gift cards included Butterfly Falafel, Mission Bar, Penguin, Puddingstone, Halal Indian Food, AK’s, Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta,...

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Developer releases revised and denser Art Park project

April 6, 2018
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio (SMS) held a community meeting to update the community about what its plans are for the Art Park development that will connect 778-796 Parker St. and 77 Terrace St. parcels. Historically, the community has been largely in favor of the project, and is still today, despite the fact that the proposed...

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Some residents continue to oppose Burney Street project

April 6, 2018
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A group of Mission Hill residents are continuing to raise concerns over the 9-11 Burney St. project, citing issues such as the development’s height, it setting a precedent that will allow other developers to build similar projects, and the encroachment of the business sector into a residential area. But the developers for the project,...

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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

April 6, 2018
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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

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Chang-Diaz weighs-in on criminal justice reform

April 6, 2018
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Members of the state Senate and House recently released a compromise criminal justice bill that local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz calls “a massive turning point” for Massachusetts. “For too long, the criminal justice system has been expensive, ineffective, and systematically racist,” Chang-Diaz said in a phone interview. The compromise bill (S. 2371) merges the...

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Promotor lanza proyecto Art Park con mayor densidad

April 6, 2018
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Sebastián Mariscal Studio (SMS) presentó una reunión pública para informar a la comunidad sobre sus planes para el proyecto Art Park, que juntará las parcelas de 778-796 Parker Street y 77 Terrace Street. Históricamente, la comunidad ha estado a favor del proyecto, a pesar de que el desarrollo tendrá otras 16 unidades. La reunión...

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My Trip to D.C.

April 6, 2018
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By Jacob Salamanca Special to the Gazette  Jacob Salamanca is a senior at Fenway High School on Mission Hill. He went with his classmates to the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. last month. Below is a written account of his trip. Going to Washington, D.C. was an incredible experience. It took...

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Man sentenced for armed robbery, rape

April 6, 2018
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An identical twin was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison and 10 years of probation after being convicted of rape and armed robbery that took place in 2004, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The case had been complicated by the lack of technology to distinguish between one twin and...

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Local teen activists demand NEU pay more PILOT payments

April 6, 2018
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Teen organizers from B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign held a banner-drop protest action at Northeastern University (NEU) on Jan. 17 to demand that the university pay $13 million to the City of Boston’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program. A spokesperson of NEU was unaware of the protest. PEACE for Jorge Campaign is an...

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FRIENDLY GAME OF FLAG FOOTBALL

April 6, 2018
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FRIENDLY GAME OF FLAG FOOTBALL

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City Council notes

April 6, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council met on Wednesday, March 28. Traffic Enforcement The City Council voted to approve Mayor Martin Walsh’s order for the Police Department to receive a Traffic Enforcement grant of $55,976 from the United States Department of Transportation. The grant would fund high-visibility traffic enforcement of...

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