Prouty Garden fight continues

June 3, 2016
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The fight to save the Prouty Garden continues, with supporters recently filing reports with the state Department of Public Health (DPH) saying that the planned expansion by Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is not needed. BCH’s construction plan will demolish the Prouty Garden. BCH countered in a statement that says it currently lacks the capacity...

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BRA board approves 1470 Tremont St. project

June 3, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its May 12 meeting approved the $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St. The proposal for 1470 Tremont St. is a residential and commercial development by Mission Hill-based developer Jason Savage. Savage is also a developer of the 66-unit Clutch Works project at 1486 Tremont St....

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Married

June 3, 2016
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Married

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BRA hires company to help rebrand itself as more trustworthy

June 3, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and allocated no more that $670,000 to the...

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BRA contrata a compañía para mejorar su imagen

June 3, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta Deseando ser una agencia más amigable y accesible, el comité de dirección de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) aprobó un contrato con Continuum, una compañía basada en Boston, para reinventarse como una agencia más confiable. La aprobación en la reunión de BRA el jueves, 12 de mayo, alocó...

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City Council, BPS grapple over water issue

June 3, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette The Boston Public Schools (BPS) administration and the City Council’s Education Committee grappled during a May 18 meeting at English High School over how to handle recent possible lead exposure at drinking fountains in six schools. The fountains were mistakenly left on after being tested for contaminants...

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New president selected for BPL

June 3, 2016
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The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees voted to extend an offer of employment for president of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, city librarian for the San Jose Public Library, according to a press release. The decision was made following public interviews of Bourne and David Leonard, interim president of the BPL,...

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Boston Licensing Board approves lift on BYOB ban

June 3, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette Following the City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously April 28 to lift the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in Mission Hill. One person with close ties to the...

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$7.5 million in City budget for affordable housing

June 3, 2016
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The City of Boston will set aside $7.5 million of Inclusionary Development funds for the acquisition of occupied rental housing in order to preserve affordable housing, according to a press release. Through the new Acquisition Opportunity Program, the Department of Neighborhood Development will provide loans to help responsible investor-owners acquire occupied, multi-family rental properties....

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Summit held to discuss CPA and parks

June 3, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette The City Council voted 12 to 1 on May 11 to put the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot. The next day, the Boston Park Advocates (BPA) held a summit at Franklin Park to discuss what CPAs could mean for the parks in the city....

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Under construction

June 3, 2016
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Under construction

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Council calls on BRA for September meeting to discuss Urban Renewal

June 3, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter recently calling for a September meeting. The...

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Participacion, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 28 de junio para la edición del 1 de julio. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm,...

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Evening at the Pops

June 3, 2016
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Evening at the Pops

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NEPH Gala

June 3, 2016
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NEPH Gala

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Hill Agenda, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, June 28 for the July 1 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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Op-Ed: Discipline in schools

June 3, 2016
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By Andrew Gove, Shearer-Cantrell, Daisy Miranda Cardoso, and Tzuyu Chen Research done through the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCREJ) shows that Massachusetts’ students missed at least 208,605 days in the classroom due to disciplinary removal in the 2012 to 2013 school year. While fair and firm discipline is necessary to...

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Hill Happenings

June 3, 2016
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Happy 91st birthday to Charley Kelly (May 24), a distinguished gentleman from Calumet Street on Mission Hill. Charley is a 1943 Mission High School graduate and he is part of the famous Kelly basketball family at Mission, along with his brother, Ivan Kelly. After high school Charley enlisted in the Navy and he served...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 3, 2016
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Do people seem friendlier when the Sox are playing well? Maybe it’s just me. Let’s hope the exquisite exhibition at Fenway extends all the way until October. The neighborhood is still abuzz about the concert held at Mission Church on May 21 featuring the talents of the Irish Chorale from Toronto as part of...

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Group files lawsuit attempting to save Prouty Garden

May 6, 2016
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Members of the Friends of the Prouty Garden have filed a lawsuit attempting to stop Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) construction plans for a new facility that will lead to the demolition of the Prouty Garden. BCH and the state Department of Public Health (DPH), which must review and approve the construction plans, are named...

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BRA increases number of affordable units for 1470 Tremont St. project

May 6, 2016
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The number of affordable-housing units for the $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St. has increased to four units, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has decided to count all 33 units in factoring the development’s affordable-housing requirement, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA had initially said that only three affordable-housing units...

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THE CARRIE SIMON ROOM

May 6, 2016
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THE CARRIE SIMON ROOM

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ParkBoston app surges in use, producing huge revenue numbers

May 6, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket would do well to pick up their smart phones, and put away the rolls of quarters. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just as the convenient piece of...

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Aplicación ParkBoston ayuda a conductores

May 6, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta Los conductores que quieren evitar multas de aparcamiento deberían levantar sus teléfonos inteligentes y dejar en casa sus empaques de monedas. Oficiales electos de la Ciudad y miles de conductores están alabando la nueva aplicación telefónica ParkBoston, mientras la tecnología conveniente está a punto de cumplir 300.000...

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