Participacion, September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017
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El plazo para Participación es 12pm, martes, 3 de octubre para la edición del 6 de octubre. 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, 6-7.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center,...

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Henry James special exhibition at ISG Museum

September 8, 2017
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The Isabella Steward Gardner Museum is opening an exhibition this fall called “Henry James and the American Painting,” which explores the novelist’s connection to visual art and Isabella Stewart Gardner, according to a press release. James is best known for his books “Portrait of a Lady” (1880), “Washington Square” (1880), and the “Wings of...

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BPA receives BCH money; survey under way

September 8, 2017
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) has received the money from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings and has begun the survey, according to BPA Executive Director Greg Galor. Galor said the survey should be completed by the end of the year. As...

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City, developer still working on Art Park site

September 8, 2017
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The City and the developer of the Art Park project are still working on the proposal, hoping to bring it to fruition several months after a court case over it closed, according to Department of Neighborhood Development spokesperson Kerry O’Brien. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her...

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Rights vs. recovery: Courts embark on delicate balancing act

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette After more than a year of planning, the Boston Municipal Court has embarked on a pilot program led by Judge Kathleen Coffey to help make it easier for police and physicians to involuntarily commit people who are a threat to themselves and the public because of their...

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Student Welcome Guide: A student’s guide to Mission Hill

September 8, 2017
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The following is some basic information for students moving into the Mission Hill area. General Boston Get renter’s insurance. It might seem like an unnecessary expense until you have a break-in, or your upstairs neighbor’s toilet overflows while they’re out of town. The City of Boston has many services for renters. Learn about and...

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Student Welcome Guide: Mission Hill place names

September 8, 2017
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Welcome to the neighborhood! You just moved to Mission Hill—but did you know you’re actually on Parker Hill? You’ve probably already noticed the spires of Mission Church—which technically isn’t called that, either. And why’s the post office called Roxbury Crossing? Understanding the lingo of Mission Hill can seem like “Mission: Impossible.” Here’s a cheat...

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City, BPS teachers reach agreement on contract

September 8, 2017
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After an 18-month negotiation, the Boston Public Schools and Boston Teachers Union have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, according to a press release. The agreement includes improvements to wages, parental leave policies, and hiring processes. The contract, which retroactively covers the 2016 to 2017 school year as well as the 2017 to...

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Hill Agenda, September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 3 for the Oct. 6 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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IDP report shows increase in affordable housing over 17 years

September 8, 2017
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The City has released its first report on the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), the program that requires private developers to include affordable housing as part of their proposals, according to a press release. The report describes the additional affordable housing units that have been created, specifically in the peak year 2016. The IDP applies...

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Staff turnover in Walsh administration

September 8, 2017
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Mayor Walsh’s Chief of Staff Daniel Koh has left his role with the City of Boston and has been replaced by David Sweeney, according to a press release. Sweeney has served as chief financial officer (CFO) and collector-treasurer for the City of Boston since April 2014. According to media reports, Koh is leaving his...

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Longwood Community Benefit funding available

September 8, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has released the application for community benefit grants of up to $75,000 in the Longwood Medical Area. The funds are a result of the Longwood Center Project in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. On April 29, 2008, the then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project...

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Op-Ed: How we’re creating affordable housing

September 8, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels, and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and decided...

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Hill Happenings

September 8, 2017
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Mission Hill lost a great one when Joe Conlon, a Green Beret and Silver Star medal recipient, passed away last month. Conlon grew up on the Hill and he is a 1960 alumnus of Mission High School, where he was a terrific football player. A fierce defensive end, Conlon later played for the Killilea...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 8, 2017
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Each year, seasonal transformation prompts a marvel of nature with over 1.7 million wildebeests trekking the Serengeti performing their yearly migration. Our Mission Hill neighborhood undergoes a much smaller annual response each Sept. 1 when the students return on Move-In Day. The City, the various colleges and MASCO attempt to make the operation a...

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Hill business owner shot, killed

August 4, 2017
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Mission Hill business owner Andres Cruz was shot and killed during an apparent robbery at his AC Hardware store on Tremont Street on July 18. Funeral services for Cruz were held July 24 at Mission Church. Three suspects were arrested shortly after the shooting. His death shocked the neighborhood, with many community members describing...

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Cruz Memorial

August 4, 2017
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Cruz Memorial

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Residents oppose revised 45 Worthington St. plan

August 4, 2017
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A recently revised proposal for a residential building at 45 Worthington St. was strongly opposed by residents at a public meeting due to height, building character, and affordability. The project was previously filed in a letter of intent to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (now Boston Planning and Development Agency) for a public review process...

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Residentes se oponen al plan revisado de 45 Worthington

August 4, 2017
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Debido a su altura, aspecto y asequibilidad, residentes en una reunión pública fuertemente se opusieron a una propuesta recientemente revisada de un edificio residencial. El proyecto fue incluido en una carta de intención a Boston Redevelopment Authority (ahora Boston Planning and Development Agency o BPDA) para el proceso de revisión pública en 2014. Equity...

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Walsh, Jackson speak at JP Progressives forums on mayoral race

August 4, 2017
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JP Progressives hosted Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson in two separate forums to discuss their visions for the city in light of their battle in the mayoral election. Both candidates were asked questions about a variety of local issues, including housing, safety, homelessness, and union contracts. The forum for Jackson was...

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One competitive Council race in Hill area for preliminary

August 4, 2017
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There will be one competitive City Council race—District 7—in Mission Hill area during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 26, according to a list provided by the City’s Election Department. City Councilor Matt O’Malley of District 6, which covers a portion of Back of the Hill, does not have a challenger in either the preliminary...

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Proposal to increase Boston Public Library board gets Council’s OK

August 4, 2017
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Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to diversify the Boston Public Library leadership and funding sources, the City Council voted unanimously to pass a home rule petition proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh to expand the number of BPL board trustees from nine up to 15. At a City Council hearing on...

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Sandwich board signs regulations will soon be up for debate

August 4, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In bright colored letters across chalkboard signs, witty remarks or inspirational quotes entice a passerby to stop, look in and see what’s inside. These marketing tools help many small and larger businesses alike to get shoppers in the store across major shopping streets in Boston. In an...

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Local hospitals sign agreement to form healthcare system

August 4, 2017
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The Beth Israel Deaconess system, Lahey Health, New England Baptist Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital and Anna Jacques Hospital have signed a ‘definitive agreement,’ bringing them one step closer to officially affiliating the hospitals together under one healthcare system, according to a press release. The participating hospitals and health care centers had already signed a...

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