ABCD helps immigrants become citizens

October 5, 2012
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The Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) center on Parker Street continued its new program of helping immigrants apply for their American citizenship during Citizenship Day on Sept. 13. That was ABCD’s third Citizenship Day, a program started in April to process the extensive backlog of citizenship applicants seeking ABCD’s help. Sixty-five prospective citizens...

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Latinos for Warren

October 5, 2012
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Latinos for Warren

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What’s Up, Oct. 5-Nov. 1, 2012

October 5, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Oct. 30 for the Nov. 2 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Meetings Parker and Terrace Streets development meeting, look to finalize community comments on the draft design for city-owned vacant properties at 778-796 Parker St. and 77 Terrace St. Thurs., Oct. 11, 6pm, Mission Church Music...

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Participacion, Oct. 5-Nov. 1, 2012

October 5, 2012
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 30 de octubre para la edición 2 de noviembre. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com.          Reuniones Reunión de desarrollo de Parker and Terrace Streets, para finalizar comentario comunitario en el borrador de diseño para edificios vacios de la ciudad en 778-796 Parker St. y 77 Terrace St....

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Editorial: Mission Hill’s best

October 5, 2012
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Congratulations to this year’s Best of Mission Hill winners, chosen by the best authority around: the local community. The winners are the highlights of a thriving local business and nonprofit institution community that any neighborhood would be proud to have. They make the neighborhood tick and they build community. Without the advertising support of...

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Editorial: Register to vote

October 5, 2012
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The Nov. 6 election will be a big one, and it’s time to make sure you are registered to vote so you can participate. With the state virtually guaranteed to be won by incumbent President Barack Obama, based on high Democratic Party registration, the presidential election is actually something of an afterthought here. But...

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Editorial: Presidential choices

October 5, 2012
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Democratic incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are getting most of the attention in the presidential race. But they are not the only ones on the ballot in most states. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is pitching her “Green New Deal” to create jobs and halt climate change. Libertarian Party candidate...

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Op-Ed: New school choice ideas will serve us better

October 5, 2012
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By Mayor Thomas M. Menino/Special to the Gazette In January, I made a promise to our city’s parents and children. Our families would like a school choice system that passes the common-sense test. Today’s system does not. In the Bowdoin/Geneva area of Dorchester, where families speak 15 different languages and one in four falls...

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Letter: Thanks for Healthy Food Festival support

October 5, 2012
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On behalf of the Mission Hill Health Movement, Mission Hill Main Streets, Sociedad Latina and the Tobin Community Center, I want to thank all those who participated in the Second Annual Mission Hill Healthy Food Festival. Many thanks to the restaurants who rose to the challenge of offering healthy menu items: Green T Coffee...

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Hill Happenings

October 5, 2012
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On April 29, 1945, Holocaust survivor Steve Ross was rescued by American troops from the horrors of Dachau. Incredibly, Steve met one of his rescuers, World War II hero Allen Zucker, last month at Mike’s Donuts in Mission Hill The get-together was arranged by Steve’s son, Boston City Councilor Mike Ross, who is friends...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 5, 2012
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette Wholesome food occupied many of the activities on Main Street over the past month. Healthy eating was never my strong suit. However, I’ve finally resolved to lessen my global footprint one day at a time. If you were among the throng who gathered at Sheehy Park on Sept....

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BTD clarifies parklet plans

September 12, 2012
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Contrary to a previous announcement, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will not hold a one-day trial for a parklet on Tremont Street this month. Instead, the city is allowing community members to claim parking spaces as temporary parklets on Sept. 21 as part of a movement separate from the City’s program, called Park(ing) Day....

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Election Results: Hennigan wins clerk race

September 7, 2012
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The Sept. 6 primary election results have been counted, and in the most contentious local race, the incumbent retained the seat. Robert Dello Russo was attempting to unseat Maura Hennigan for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court. But Hennigan garnered 63 percent of the vote, or 19,195 votes,...

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Muddy River project to start in fall

September 7, 2012
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LMA—Muddy River restoration work, including the “daylighting” of a buried section of river under the Sears Rotary, will begin around Oct. 1, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps last month announced that it has awarded a nearly $31 million construction contract to Charter Environmental of Boston to perform the work....

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Good Sportsmanship

September 7, 2012
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Good Sportsmanship

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BPS: Quality schools may not be local

September 7, 2012
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The new school choice plan currently under development by the Boston Public School (BPS) system will focus on quality schools close to home, but during a meeting last week, members of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) did not address Mission Hill’s recent school shake-up. Four of Mission Hill’s schools have moved or closed in...

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Review group split on ‘Serenity’ project

September 7, 2012
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Review group split on ‘Serenity’ project

S. HUNTINGTON—Half the members of a community advisory group for a luxury apartment project proposed for 105A S. Huntington Ave. have signed a letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) opposing the project. Another four members signed a letter in support of the project. The BRA will issue a scoping document in the next...

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Programa de ingles pierde sus fondos

September 7, 2012
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La Alianza Hispana, una organización sin fines de lucro basada en Roxbury, que tiene un centro en Mission Hill, está al punto de cerrar su primer programa después de la decisión de Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) de retirar los fondos de la organización. At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley ha sido...

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One-day parklet to take new form

September 7, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A City-sponsored one-day trial of an upcoming parklet on Tremont Street will not take place next month, but community members will be encouraged to claim parking spaces as temporary parks on their own on Sept. 21. Mike’s Donuts owner and potential parklet neighbor Maria Weinograd is still...

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Squares may be named for local leaders

September 7, 2012
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Two Mission Hill intersections may be dedicated to longtime community leaders Carmen Pola and Maria Sánchez. The Parker and Gurney Streets crossing would become Carmen Pola Square, and Tremont and Gurney would become Maria Sánchez Square. The City’s Public Improvement Commission was slated to consider the proposal at a Sept. 6 hearing after the...

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Election results coming today

September 7, 2012
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The state primary election was held yesterday, Sept. 6, after the Gazette deadline. Local results will be posted on the Gazette website today at missionhillgazette.com. The Suffolk County Clerk of Courts criminal division job was among the races that were effectively decided yesterday because both candidates are Democrats. The unusual Thursday election fell on...

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Man charged in murder of BWH worker

September 7, 2012
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A Dorchester man is charged with murder in the Aug. 15 stabbing death of a Brigham and Women’s Hospital employee in Roxbury. Rashad Lesley-Barnes, a longtime patient transportation worker at the hospital, was killed by a fellow MBTA bus passenger after getting off the bus on Warren Street. Jahvon Goodwin, 21, of Dorchester was...

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Gardens, students remain Art Park issues

September 7, 2012
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The City’s effort to craft request for proposal guidelines for the City-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets continues. How to prevent college students from living at the site and how the community gardens would be managed were two of several issues raised at the latest community meeting. About 25 people attended the Aug....

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Group registers student voters

September 7, 2012
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A volunteer effort called Mission: The Hill will canvass Mission Hill’s new young residents on Sept. 1, student move-in day, to see if they want to register to vote at their new addresses. The effort is the brainchild of Dorothy Scheeline, a Jamaica Plain resident who formerly lived in Mission Hill while attending Northeastern University....

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