Beth Israel to develop new building on west campus

January 5, 2018
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) intends on building a new inpatient building on their west campus, according to a letter of intent that the hospital sent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The new 345,000-square-foot, 10-story building will house clinical inpatient programs including private patient rooms, operating and procedure rooms, imaging...

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MassArt to sponsor 10 students from Puerto Rico

January 5, 2018
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Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will open its doors to 10 Puerto Rican students whose educations were disrupted by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico by covering the students’ tuition and housing expenses. The MassArt Foundation is also launching a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $25,000 for the students’ art...

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Governor launches initiative to increase housing production

January 5, 2018
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At the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard on Mission Hill, the Baker-Polito administration announced on Dec. 11 a new initiative in efforts to increase housing production across the Commonwealth, according to a press release. The Housing Choice Initiative will create a system of incentives and rewards for municipalities that deliver sustainable housing growth and propose...

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NEW YEARS MASS FOR BOSTON HAITIAN COMMUNITY

January 5, 2018
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NEW YEARS MASS FOR BOSTON HAITIAN COMMUNITY

Cardinal O’Malley began the New Year with Mass for Boston’s Haitian community at the Mission Church at noontime. The annual Mass honoring Haitian Independence Day was moved from the Cathedral in the South End to Mission Church because of extensive renovation now underway and was attended by many priests who minister to the Haitian...

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Two men arrested for double shooting on the Hill

January 5, 2018
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Two men have been arrested in relation to a non-fatal double shooting that occurred on Mission Hill on Dec. 20. Daiquan Rice, 23 years old of Roxbury, and his father Roderick Clay, 43 years old of Dorchester, have been arrested for warrant, firearm, and drug related charges and held on bail. The Dec. 20...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 5, 2018
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Siberian shivering caused by bone chilling breezes closed out 2017, canceling many traditional First Night events at the Common and downtown. Nevertheless, the wintry weather cannot chill the hearts of Mission Hill neighbors who welcome the New Year and every day with smiles and greetings to all. Mission Hill business owners outdid themselves decorating...

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ARTISTS COLLECTIVE HOST ART SHOW

January 5, 2018
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ARTISTS COLLECTIVE HOST ART SHOW

  The annual Mission Hill Artists Collective art show was held at the Mission Hill Main Streets office on Huntington Avenue this year with these photos taken on Dec. 13.

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ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 CLASS REUNION

January 5, 2018
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ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 CLASS REUNION

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MassArt alumni leading workshops at Gardner Museum

January 5, 2018
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Stephen Hamilton, a renowned Boston artist, educator, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design graduate, will lead workshops at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum during Saturday Open Studios in January and February, according to a press release. According to Hamilton in the press release, this collaboration is “an opportunity to investigate understudied relationships between...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 5, 2018

January 5, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 30 for the Feb. 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...

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Participacion, Jan. 5, 2018

January 5, 2018
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 30 de enero para la edición del 2 de febrero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St....

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Op-Ed: Finding our way home in 2018

January 5, 2018
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By Mayor Martin Walsh To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a new...

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Letters:

January 5, 2018
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Concerns over Allegheny Street development The Home for Little Wanderer’s Harrington House program for younger children currently resides on Alleghany St. and is supported by our Mission Hill Community. The Home intends to build a new residence on the site, adjacent to Harrington House, to be occupied by its Children’s Collaborative program for traumatized...

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Hill Happenings

January 5, 2018
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The Mission Hill Veterans Post, closing after 60 years, held its farewell party Dec. 23. Although there was a touch of sadness among the throng of celebrants, it was an upbeat crowd, who reminisced about the old days of the Post when many of the World War ll veterans were active participants. Changing demographics...

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Walsh cruises to re-election victory, wins on the Hill

December 1, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh cruised to an easy re-election victory, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson during the Nov. 7 general election, according to City results. About 28 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Walsh garnered 70,187 votes, or 65 percent of voters, while Jackson collected 36,472 votes, or 34 percent of voters. On...

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Neighbors raise concerns over Alleghany Street project

December 1, 2017
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Several Alleghany Street residents are raising concerns over a plan by Home for Little Wanderers to subdivide a parcel of land on Alleghany Street and build a new two-and-a-half story building. The Home for Little Wanderers is a nonprofit child and family service agency that has its headquarters in Walpole. The nonprofit currently owns...

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TURKEY GIVEAWAY

December 1, 2017
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TURKEY GIVEAWAY

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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

The state House of Representatives recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. The bill includes more than 200 amendments to current laws that aim to increase equality within the criminal justice system. The Senate has also passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill. The two bills will now head to a...

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Preguntas y respuestas con Sánchez sobre la reforma de la justicia penal

December 1, 2017
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La Cámara de Representantes estatal recientemente aprobó una ley de reforma de la justicia penal que incluye más de 200 enmiendas a leyes actuales que buscan aumentar la igualdad dentro del sistema penal. El Senado también ha aprobado su propia versión de una ley de reforma de la justicia penal. Las dos leyes se...

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95 St. Alphonsus approved by BPDA

December 1, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has approved a six-story residential development at 95 St. Alphonsus St., a proposal which was generally accepted by the impact advisory group (IAG) at previous meetings. The site is currently a 175-space parking structure at 1575 Tremont Street, and which will be converted into a six-story residential...

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City grants $2 million for rec center project

December 1, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh, local elected officials including City Councilor Matt O’Malley, and local residents gathered at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street on Nov. 1 for an event at which the City announced it was giving a $2 million grant toward the proposed Jackson Square Recreational Center. Urban Edge, a community development...

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Q. and A. with Sen. Chang-Diaz about criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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The state Senate late last month passed legislation for criminal justice reform, which included the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences of some drug offenses and raising the age at which youths can be charged as adults, as well as other charges. Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz has been a vocal proponent for criminal justice...

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Sesión de preguntas con la Senadora Chang-Díaz sobre reforma de la justicia penal

December 1, 2017
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A finales del mes pasado el Senado aprobó legislación para reformar la justicia penal, que incluyó la revocación de condenas mínimas obligatorias para algunas infracciones de drogas y la elevación de la edad a la cual un joven puede ser acusado como adulto. La Senadora del Estado local Sonia Chang-Díaz ha sido un proponente...

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Mayor picks Marty Martinez for head of Health and Human Services

December 1, 2017
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Marty Martinez has been selected as the City’s new chief Health and Human Services, and will begin his position on Jan. 8, according to a press release. Martinez will fill the position formerly held by Felix G. Arroyo, who was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Health and Human Services Cabinet promotes health and...

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