BWH settles research fraud allegations

May 5, 2017
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) will pay $10 million to resolve allegations that one of their stem cell research laboratories fraudulently obtained grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a press release. As per federal regulations and institutional policy requirements, BWH conducted an investigation that identified data integrity concerns in...

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City seeks to expand fiber network

May 5, 2017
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The City, which is to investing $10 million in its fiber network, is seeking multiple proposals and options for projects that will provide broadband services to Boston Public Schools, public housing, and more than 100 City buildings, according to a press release. “Boston is a world-class city — and that needs to include our...

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Second WIT Task Force meeting held on proposed academic building

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a second Wentworth Institute Of Technology Task Force meeting on April 5 to discuss the school’s proposal for a new academic building. The project will require an amendment to WIT’s institutional master plan (IMP), because it has changed in...

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Local concert to raise money for ACLU

May 5, 2017
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A group of Jamaica Plain friends and neighbors are organizing a concert this May 12 at Spontaneous Celebrations in order to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The group, called Boston for All, has recently organized a similar event called Run for All, which was a fundraising run around Jamaica Pond...

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New England Baptist Hospital begins merging process

May 5, 2017
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New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) has begun the process of merging with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Lahey Health by signing a letter of intent, according to a press release. “We are always open to new opportunities to collaborate with providers that share our commitment to high quality, lower cost care,” said...

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Officer Jerry Smart Recognized

May 5, 2017
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Officer Jerry Smart Recognized

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Mission Hill resident named to council to improve aging

May 5, 2017
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Mission Hill resident Nora Moreno Cargie was named to the state’s first Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. That council is comprised of leaders from the business community, academia, health care, technology and innovation, advocacy organizations, caregivers, community organizations, and municipalities. The council will develop a plan with the aim of making Massachusetts the...

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BPDA board approves 1065 Tremont St. project

May 5, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its April 13 meeting approved the Phase 2 project of the 1065 Tremont St. site. BPDA held a community meeting on Feb. 23 when some residents voiced concerns about the proposal, including over the lack of parking and gentrification. The project would consist of 28...

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Art Park court case closed, project to move forward

May 5, 2017
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The Art Park project court case is closed, according to state trial court website, and the City will soon be meeting with the developer to get the project moving forward. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed a lawsuit against the Sebastian Mariscal Studios...

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Hill Agenda, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 30 for the June 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, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 30 de mayo para la edición del 2 de junio. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Feria de recursos y carreras de Fenway CDC: martes, 9 may, 11am-2pm, Temple...

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Hill Happenings

Sister Patrice Garrity, the last principal of Mission High School, passed away last month in Connecticut at the age of 86. Sister Garrity, a 1946 Mission High alumna, locked the doors of the grand high school on Alleghany Street for the last time in 1991. “Although it is a sad day, I’m glad it...

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Op-Ed: How Boston Basics helps our children

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our city once and for all, our primary focus needs to...

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Letter: Tomahawk missiles and our beleaguered President

May 5, 2017
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On Thursday April 6, President Trump interrupted his regularly scheduled retreat to balmy Mar-a-Lago in South Beach, Florida, to address the nation on his recently ordered missile strike on a Syrian airfield. Evidence indicated that the Syrian government had ordered a chemical attack on its own people. “It is vital, national security interest...

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Op-Ed: Make your voices heard

May 5, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez The first few months of the legislative session in the Legislature are marked by high energy as we file bills and debate the budget, where I am fighting for homelessness assistance, arts funding, early education programs, and youth jobs among other priorities. It is also time to focus...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 5, 2017
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The 32nd anniversary party of the Mission Hill Crime Committee on April 27 at Mission Church Parish Hall was a dietary onslaught and a jovial gathering of neighbors. Boston’s oldest continuous crime watch always attracts those who love and care for our community for a few awards, friendly conversation with panegyrics kept to a...

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City receives five bids for Hill vacant lands

May 5, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has received five bids for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. “We’ve received five submissions,” said DND spokesperson Lisa Pollack. “The next step will be for a team here to do an eligibility review — in other words, each response will be evaluated to ensure that it...

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Most residents not opposed to 1457 Tremont St. development; comment period ends soon

April 18, 2017
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At a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) community meeting, developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco presented their plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457 Tremont St., the current site of a dilapidated Knights of Columbus building. Community members at the meeting generally did not oppose the proposal. About 30 people attended...

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Art Park project court battle appears over

April 7, 2017
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The Art Park project court battle appears finally to be over, with Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) the victors and paving the way for the long-planned project to get underway. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed...

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Residents pressure Sanchez on criminal justice reform

April 7, 2017
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Residents pressured local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez to take action on criminal justice reform at a public meeting last month on Mission Hill. Sanchez held the meeting to inform residents in his district about the results of a community survey he recently completed, and to answer questions from residents about local and statewide concerns....

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A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

April 7, 2017
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A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

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Developers file 1457 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission-Hill based husband and wife development team, have filed their 1457 Tremont St. project, officially called “Mission Hill Flats,” with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The project would replace the vacant Roxbury Council Knights of Columbus building with a 40-unit, mixed-use development. BPDA will hold a community...

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El Representante Sánchez Habla con la Comunidad

April 7, 2017
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El Representante del Estado Jeffrey Sánchez tuvo una reunión pública en Mission Hill para informar a los residentes de su distrito sobre los resultados de una encuesta comunitaria recién terminada, y para contestar preguntas de residentes sobre asuntos locales y estatales. Sánchez representa el distrito que incluye Mission Hill, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, y Brookline....

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Hearing held on forming committee for CPA

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first steps of establishing the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) started to roll out when the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a hearing last month at City Hall. The establishment of the committee is a requirement of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which Boston voters...

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