Crime Cake

May 6, 2016
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Crime Cake

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Jury convicts in Mission Hill invasion

May 6, 2016
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A Dorchester man was found guilty for a 2014 home invasion in Mission Hill, and sentenced to a five-year period of probation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Xavier Colon, 23, was convicted at the Suffolk Superior Court for home invasion, but was acquitted for two counts of armed robbery in...

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Teen Empowerment

May 6, 2016
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Teen Empowerment

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Police body camera program faces questions

May 6, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Members of the City Council have held hearings all over the city the past week to field concerns and comments regarding the police body camera program that will begin in all neighborhoods this summer, and the leader of that effort now says she has doubts as to...

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Participacion, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 31 de mayo para la edición del 3 de junio. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Proyecto de vivienda estudiantil de Northeastern en Columbus Ave., reunión pública del grupo...

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NU to develop smart sensors and nanoscale materials

May 6, 2016
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Northeastern University will receive a $3 million grant to establish the Advanced Nanomanufacturing Cluster for Smart Sensors and Materials (ANSSeM), a consortium of private manufacturing companies and tier-one research universities working on new methods to create smart sensors and other materials using “nanoscale” printing processes, according to a press release. The five-year grant award...

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Jazz Fair

May 6, 2016
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Jazz Fair

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Hill Agenda, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, May 31 for the June 3 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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Walsh supports Community Preservation Act

May 6, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced on April 27 his support for the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which if approved would boost funding for affordable housing, historic preservation, and open spaces, according to a press release. The proposal is currently pending before the City Council and potentially could be placed on the ballot in Boston in...

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Editorial: The BRA—a little less asinine

May 6, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority recently fixed an illogical irregularity that the proposed 1470 Tremont St. project brought to light. Before that project, the BRA did not have a policy on whether existing units on site would count towards the affordable-housing requirement of a new development. Taken to an extreme example, a developer could have...

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Op-Ed: Boston is going Fiber

May 6, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I recently announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both residents and businesses...

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Hill Happenings

Mission Hill mourned the death of three comrades last month, most recently Richie O’Neill, who grew up at 25 Tobin Court in the Mission Hill project. Richie was the loving father of six and he was the proprietor of O’Neill Plumbing. I also lived in Tobin Court and I’m glad Richie liked me because he...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 6, 2016
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Do sunny temperatures really put people in a better mood? Can milder weather cause people to smile more often? Or, is it that nice weather improves my disposition and folks appear to be friendlier to me because I possess a more agreeable outlook? I truly don’t know. At this time of year, each day...

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AG’s Office steps away from Prouty Garden controversy, but fight continues

April 1, 2016
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Gazette Staff The state Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has decided not to intervene to stop the demolition of the Prouty Garden, which is to make way for a Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) clinical building. A group had asked for the AGO to do that under state charity law....

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BRA looks to spruce up image

April 1, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking in the mirror and it doesn’t like what it is seeing. It’s time for a makeover. The City announced last month that the BRA will be getting a “strategic advisor” to help the authority develop an “organizational identity” and “brand strategy,” according to a press release. A request...

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WOMEN OF THE YEAR

April 1, 2016
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WOMEN OF THE YEAR

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S. Huntington Ave. guidelines approved

April 1, 2016
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The S. Huntington Avenue guidelines are now officially part of the City zoning after the Zoning Commission approved them on March 9 and Mayor Martin Walsh signed them days later, according to City officials. The guidelines address the types of developments preferred by the community for the S. Huntington Avenue corridor. The guidelines are...

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Subsidios para el alcance de DACA/DAPA

April 1, 2016
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La Ciudad ha recibido unos 180.000 dólares para financiar el alcance comunitario y la educación sobre la acción diferida de las llegadas en la infancia (en inglés DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) y la acción diferida para padres de americanos y y residentes permanentes legales (en inglés DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents of...

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BRA board approves 35 S. Huntington Ave. project

April 1, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its March 17 meeting approved the $12 million mixed-use development project at 35 S. Huntington Ave. The BRA in the early 2000s approved a different development team’s plan for the site: a five-story, 44,475-square-foot development with 47 residential units and 42 parking spaces. But that plan never...

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Hill Agenda, April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, May 3 for the May 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 Main Streets Annual Meeting and open house, Weds. Apr. 6, 6pm, 1534 Tremont St. Free admission. Mission Hill...

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Grants for DACA/DAPA outreach

April 1, 2016
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The City of Boston has received $180,000 in funding to provide community outreach and education on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) through the DACA/DAPA Outreach Initiative, according to a press release. The funds are a result of an $80,000 match grant...

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School Committee approves budget

April 1, 2016
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The Boston School Committee last month passed the budget for fiscal year 2017 in a 5-2 vote, according to a press release. The budget process has been a contentious one with thousands of students staging a walk-out to protest cuts in funding. Some of the funding was restored after the protest. The new budget...

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Gardner masterpieces relocated to new exhibition

April 1, 2016
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Twenty-five of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s most esteemed works will be moved from the museum’s original location into a temporary exhibition called Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces in the Hostetter Gallery, according to a press release.    The exhibition of art by masters, including Rembrandt, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens, opened...

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City’s small business plan announced

April 1, 2016
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The City of Boston’s small business plan has been released and will be used a roadmap that allows the City to support local small business, especially those that are owned by minorities, women, and immigrants, according to a press release. The plan will “ensure a thriving small business economy in the city, enhance the...

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