Back to School Jam

September 5, 2014
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Student Welcome Guide: A student’s guide to Mission Hill

September 5, 2014
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The following is some basic information for students moving into Mission Hill. General Boston Boston does not have a non-emergency police number. Call 911 for emergency and non-emergency police, fire and rescue. 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...

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Student Welcome Guide: A Guide to Mission Hill Place Names

September 5, 2014
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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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Student Welcome Guide: Mission History

September 5, 2014
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Student Welcome Guide: Mission History

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Pony Ride

September 5, 2014
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Pony Ride

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Hill Agenda, Sept. 5, 2014

September 5, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 30 for the Oct. 3 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Bike lane meeting, Mon., Sept. 15, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: info@bostoncyclistsunion.org. Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board...

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Participación, Sept. 5, 2014

September 5, 2014
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 30 de septiembre para la edición del 3 de octubre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Reunión pública sobre carriles bici, para hablar sobre posibles sitios para bicicletas...

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Editorial: Welcome, students

September 5, 2014
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We welcome the hundreds of new residents, most of them students, who arrived in Mission Hill over the past week. For those who have lived or worked here for a year, a decade or a lifetime, there can only be envy for those who are enjoying their first experiences of the great things this...

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Editorial: Vote Sept. 9

September 5, 2014
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The Sept. 9 primary election offers little excitement in the locally significant races for state senator and representative. But it is an important chance to winnow the field of candidates, particularly in two competitive key races: governor and attorney general. Several of the gubernatorial candidates came to the Mission Hill area during the primary...

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Editorial: Remembering Dr. Amy Moreno

September 5, 2014
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Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, who taught at Roxbury Community College for three decades, is being mourned. Amy Moreno was among the many people who transplanted from Puerto Rico to Boston in the 1970s and enriched citywide culture in every way. Like many leaders in ethnic communities who serve as bridges to the culture at...

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Hill Happenings

September 5, 2014
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Good luck to Jessica Casey, president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill, who will be moving to Plymouth. The beloved Jessica was given a heartfelt farewell party at the Mission Bar and Grill last month. Thumbs up to Jim Burke, who organized the party, and Mission proprietor Michel Soltani. The locals rollicked to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 5, 2014
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Welcome to each returning student of Mission Hill, with a little reminder to behave yourself and don’t be a knucklehead while you’re here! Do this and we’ll all get along fine. I overheard a splendid suggestion by Eric Alden, owner of Longwood Properties, to some young folks: “Act as you would in front of...

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Joslin to host Latino diabetes prevention festival in Southie

September 5, 2014
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Joslin to host Latino diabetes prevention festival in Southie

LMA—The Joslin Diabetes Center’s annual “Ritmos de Salud” event, which benefits Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI), is scheduled for Sept. 26. A child of Latino descent born after 2000 has a 50 percent chance of developing diabetes in their lifetime, according to Joslin. The event will be co-chaired by Jamaica Plain resident Lazaro “Laz” Lopez,...

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Men charged with shooting

September 3, 2014
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Two men charged in connection with a shooting last night in the area of Parker Street and McGreevey Way are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court today, according to Suffolk District Attorney Jake Wark. Tomas Martinez, 20, of Dorchester and Rolando Coxon, 22, of Hyde Park, are charged with firearms-related offenses for...

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Immigration a hot topic in gov. candidate forum

August 8, 2014
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Roxbury Community College (RCC) held a governor candidate forum last month where the two frontrunners for the Democratic nomination sparred over immigration. State Treasurer Steve Grossman attacked state Attorney General Martha Coakley over her views on that subject, including her former support for Secure Communities, a federal program that relies on local and state...

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BRA chief: We’ll review LMA Guidelines

August 8, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s acting director pledged to examine the controversial Longwood Medical Area Interim Guidelines, among other items in the BRA’s ongoing house-cleaning, in a Gazette interview this week. Brian Golden is helming the quasi-public economic development and planning agency during a top-to-bottom review ordered by new Mayor Martin Walsh. A recent audit...

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Mission Hill Banners

August 8, 2014
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Gov. Patrick talks child poverty

August 8, 2014
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Gov. Patrick talks child poverty

BACK OF THE HILL—Gov. Deval Patrick visited Nurtury Learning Lab in Jamaica Plain’s Bromley-Heath housing development last week to present an annual report on the state of child welfare in the Commonwealth and how that compares to the rest of the country. According to the KIDS COUNT ranking, issued by the Annie E. Casey...

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Oficiales locales apoyan el plan de inmigración del gobernador

August 8, 2014
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Dos funcionarios elegidos – el Representante del Estado Jeffrey Sánchez y la Senadora del Estado Sonia Chang-Díaz— apoyaron el plan del Gobernador Patrick para hospedar a los niños inmigrantes indocumentados en el estado. El país está experimentando una crisis progresiva de niños inmigrantes, la mayoría de Centroamérica, que ingresan al país de manera ilegal....

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BRA lacks rules and records, audit finds

August 8, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority lacks proper policies and record-keeping practices, and has lost track of millions of dollars, according to an audit ordered by Mayor Martin Walsh. The Mayor’s Office and the BRA’s acting director called the findings “troubling” and pledge to reform the agency for better accountability and transparency. Among the undocumented items...

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Heath St. DND parcels going to RFP

August 8, 2014
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BACK OF THE HILL—A request for proposals to redevelopment 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street will likely be issued this month, with a preference for “deeply affordable” residential units clearly expressed. The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development has held three community meetings and a site tour about the contiguous parcels at 9-21 Bromley St.,...

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Officials weigh in on probation hiring scandal

August 8, 2014
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State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez talked to the Gazette about their reactions to recent federal convictions in a state Probation Department hiring fraud scandal. A jury last month found former state Probation Department commissioner John O’Brien guilty of mail fraud, racketeering and conspiracy last month. Two of his former aides,...

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Local officials support gov.’s immigrant plan

August 8, 2014
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Two local elected officials—state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz—supported Gov. Deval Patrick’s plan to house undocumented immigrant children in the state. The country is facing a growing crisis of immigrant children, mostly from Central America, entering the country illegally. Detention facilities in border states are overcrowded, and the Obama administration initially...

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Gun laws, minimum wage among local legislators’ efforts

August 8, 2014
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Gun laws, minimum wage among local legislators’ efforts

With the state’s legislative session wrapping up last month, Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz are touting their achievements in drafting new laws. Sánchez focused his efforts on legislation related to domestic violence, gun violence and substance abuse, the environment and economic development. “I am proud of our work in creating laws which...

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