Senior Life: JP@Home expanding to Hill residents

April 1, 2016
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Senior Life: JP@Home expanding to Hill residents

JP@Home, a grassroots membership group with the mission of keeping aging residents at home as long as possible, is opening membership to residents outside of Jamaica Plain to include the contiguous neighborhoods of Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline, Hyde Park, and Roxbury. Meanwhile, Ethos and City Feed and Supply co-hosted an event at...

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Senior Life: Former nursing home to become residential development

April 1, 2016
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The slide of S. Huntington Avenue from an institutional lane to that of a residential area continued on March 17, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $62 million renovation and expansion project at the former Goddard House nursing home site at 201 S. Huntington Ave. The project, which is expected to generate...

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MBTA board approves fare hikes

April 1, 2016
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The MBTA fiscal and management control board on March 7 approved system-wide fare hikes that amount to an average 9.3 percent increase that will go into effect July 1, according to a press release. The board vote means: Bus Pass increases to $55, while a LinkPass goes to $84.50 Outer Express Bus at existing...

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Participacion, April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de mayo para la edición del 6 de mayo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Calles Principales de Mission Hill, reunión anual y casa abierta, miércoles, 6 abril,...

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Letter: Senior group deserves recognition

April 1, 2016
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I thought that you would like to know about the organization called ”The Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly,” because they don’t seem to get any recognition. They never forget me. We have coffee and conversations a lot, dinners that are beautiful, and at Thanksgiving and Christmas, they really put on a wonderful celebration...

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Letter: Thumbs-up to 35 S. Huntington Ave. project and developer

April 1, 2016
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After reading last month’s article about the project proposed for 35 S. Huntington Ave, I felt compelled to attend the BRA community meeting at the library. To my surprise, my neighbors and I learned about a thoughtful and attractive project proposed for this long neglected site. The owner, Douglas George, was open, respectful, and...

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Op-Ed: 5 simple habits to help our children thrive

April 1, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80 percent of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: It means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much...

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Hill Happenings

April 1, 2016
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I feel fortunate to have been friends with Debbie McCue, a longtime Mission Hill resident, who passed away last month. Debbie had been in poor health and confined to a wheelchair in recent years. Locals fondly remember Debbie when she worked for Boston Parks and Recreation Department at the Tobin Gym in the 1970s....

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 1, 2016
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Daffodils are sprouting forth from their winter hibernation as Mission Hill sheds its winter grey to springtime green. William Butler Yeats in his famous poem “Easter 1916” said, “Whenever green is worn are (sic) changed, changed utterly. A terrible beauty is born.” Locals of Irish extraction undoubtedly recognize those sentiments as readily as Americans...

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Unanimous disapproval at MBTA fare hike meeting

March 4, 2016
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There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting supported any fare raise. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roxbury Community College In efforts...

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I’LL TAKE ‘NU’ FOR $1,000, ALEX

March 4, 2016
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I’LL TAKE ‘NU’ FOR $1,000, ALEX

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Some skepticism on planned NU dorm’s ability to draw students off of Mission Hill

March 4, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette About 40 people attended a Feb. 23 meeting on Northeastern University’s (NU) plan to build a 798-bed undergraduate student residence at 10 Burke St., with some NU task force members and attendees expressing skepticism that the dorm will be able to draw students off of Mission Hill....

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Boston votes for Clinton, Trump in primary election

March 4, 2016
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Boston voters picked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and real estate mogul Donald Trump (Republican) in their parties’ respective presidential primary in Massachusetts on March 1, according to unofficial City results. Both Trump and Clinton were projected to win the state. Clinton garnered 57 percent of Democratic Boston voters, or 71,422 votes,...

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Algunos tienen dudas sobre el nuevo dormitorio de NU

March 4, 2016
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De Josie Grove Especial a la Gaceta Cerca de 40 personas asistieron a una reunión el 23 de febrero en Northeastern University (UN) sobre su plan de construir una residencia estudiantil de 798 camas en 10 Burke Street. Algunos miembros del grupo de trabajo de Northeastern expresaron dudas que el nuevo dormitorio pueda atraer...

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Executive order to bolster female and minority entrepreneurs

March 4, 2016
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Minority and women business owners in Boston should now be granted more fair and equitable opportunities when competing for City contracts due to Mayor Martin Walsh’s new executive order, according to a press release. The order was announced last week with the City of Boston Economic Inclusion and Equity Agenda, which focuses on programs,...

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Egleston Square YMCA head picked to lead BCYF

March 4, 2016
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Egleston Square YMCA head picked to lead BCYF

William Morales, who is the executive director of the Egleston Square YMCA, has been appointed as commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), which provides vital resources to Boston’s youth and senior populations, according to a press release. The BCYF commissioner works within Mayor Martin Walsh’s Health and Human Services Cabinet...

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O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

March 4, 2016
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O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, announced an ordinance nicknamed the “Puppy Mill Bill” on Feb. 22 that would ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in Boston, according to a press release. O’Malley introduced the ordinance at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center...

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BRA board approves S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

March 4, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board voted during its monthly meeting on Feb. 11 to approve the S. Huntington Avenue guidelines, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. Martin said that the guidelines will next go before the Zoning Commission on March 9. The guidelines are supposed to address the types of developments preferred by...

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New tool for City’s summer job program

March 4, 2016
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City youths can now use a new online tool, SuccessLink, to register for summer jobs, according to a press release. The application will be available until midnight on Friday, March 25. Applicants who register with SuccessLink will be connected with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Division of Youth Engagement and Employment’s other...

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Residents mostly supportive of 35 S. Huntington Ave. proposal

March 4, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Most attendees at a Feb. 9 meeting on the mixed-use development proposal for 35 S. Huntington Ave. were supportive, but some questioned whether Jamaica Plain neighborhood groups should be able to weigh-in on the project. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has since scheduled another community meeting (See:...

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Mixed-use development proposed for 1470 Tremont St.

March 4, 2016
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Gazette Staff Mission Hill-based developer Jason Savage is proposing an $8.5 million mixed-use residential and commercial development at 1470 Tremont St., according to a project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Savage is also a developer of the 66-unit Clutch Works project at 1486...

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Participacion, March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 29 de marzo para la edición del 1 de abril. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones BRA: 1470 Tremont St. Reunión para revisar la propuesta para un nuevo desarrollo,...

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Hill Agenda, March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Mar. 29 for the Apr. 1 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings BRA: 1470 Tremont St. public meeting to review proposal for new development, Mon. Mar. 14, 6:30 p.m., Tobin Community Center....

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Editorial: MBTA fare hikes

March 4, 2016
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The MBTA is a disgrace. It is a public transportation system that catches fire, routinely breaks down, and has a subway line that taking a ride on is probably worse than waterboarding (See: B branch of the Green Line). This is what resident get in a supposedly “world-class” city. The MBTA now wants to...

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