Housing services nonprofit coming to the Hill

October 6, 2017
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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a nonprofit that provides housing services and aims to prevent homelessness in the Boston area, is hitting the refresh button, switching up its name and moving to Roxbury Crossing. The organization is changing its name to Metro Housing | Boston and will be moving to the Parcel 25 development...

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Homicide suspects indicted on murder charges

October 6, 2017
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A Suffolk County grand jury has handed down indictments charging three suspects in the homicide of Andres Cruz with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to a press release. Boston police apprehended Jerome Hobson, Shawn Redden, and Christian Soto-Olivero shortly after the July 18 incident at AC Hardware Store...

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Participacion, October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 31 de octubre para la edición del 3 de noviembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617.          Reuniones Reunión del grupo de impactos, actualizaciones del proyecto de desarrollo de General Heath Square Apartments. Discusión entre los promotores...

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AG Healey joins other states to investigate opioid marketing

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Attorney General Maura Healey announced recently that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors, but her entrance into the suit came a little too late for some in...

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Best of Mission Hill 2017 Winners

October 6, 2017
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  The following are the “Best of Mission Hill 2017” as chosen by Gazette readers.   BEST PLACE TO…   Work   VA Medical Center   Enjoy Live Entertainment   One Brigham Circle   See Art   TIE: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts   CONSUMER FAVORITES   Friendliest Business  ...

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Hill Agenda, Oct. 13, 2017

October 6, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 31 for the Nov. 3 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings GENERAL HEATH SQUARE, IMPACT ADVISORY GROUP MEETING, to discuss project updates on the General Heath Square Apartments development. Note...

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Letters:

October 6, 2017
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City councilor’s avoidance I am a children’s advocate and educate others about improving children’s welfare. There is much evidence that early unrecognized developmental experiences that do not satisfy children’s needs can later contribute to personal and social problems including violence when they become adults. At-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is Chair of the...

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Op-Ed: How Boston is helping the people of Puerto Rico

October 6, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Puerto Rico, those who live here and those who are on the island, as they recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Maria. I am incredibly proud to share that we are stepping up as a City to support...

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Hill Happenings

October 6, 2017
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Last Saturday evening I was surrounded by joyous faces at the Dedham Hilton and the occasion was my high school reunion, Mission High, class of 1967. It couldn’t really be 50 years, not when I walk in the ballroom and see my beautiful former classmates, including Barbara McCauley, Mo Holden, Marian “Tootsie” McCarthy, “Barb” King, Rene Dykes, and Katie...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 6, 2017
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With this column, I’m fortunate to make readers aware of events that occur in Mission Hill that might not merit news coverage, but are noteworthy as events particular to this great neighborhood. For example, on Sept. 14, I attended a 10th anniversary event at the Puddingstone Pub for New England Community Services, a provider...

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IAG members review St. Alphonsus development proposal

September 8, 2017
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At a recent Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting, the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed six-story 95 St. Alphonsus St. development generally agreed that the developers had made improvements from the previous proposal. Developers from Wingate Companies presented their revisions to the IAG, which consists of Ellen Moore, David Welch, Katie...

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Hillers head to the polls on Sept. 26

September 8, 2017
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls on Sept. 26 for the City’s preliminary election to help decide which mayoral candidates will move on the November general election. Mayor Martin Walsh is facing off against three challengers: City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci, and Joseph A. Wiley. The top two vote getters in...

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Protest

September 8, 2017
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Protest

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Chilacates coming to Mission Hill

September 8, 2017
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Chilacates, a popular counter-service restaurant with two locations in Jamaica Plain, will be expanding to Mission Hill. Socrates Abreu, the owner of the restaurants, said that the lease has been secured for 1480 Tremont St., across from the Tobin Community Center, and hopes to get the restaurant up and running by early 2018. The...

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Comisión consultiva revisa propuesto del proyecto en St. Alphonsus

September 8, 2017
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En una reunión reciente de Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), la comisión consultiva para el propuesto proyecto de seis pisos en 95 St. Alphonsus St. determinó que los promotores habían mejorado su propuesta original. Promotores de Wingate Companies presentaron sus revisiones a la comisión que incluye Ellen Moore, David Welch, Katie Genovesse, Gary...

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City makes public records on properties more accessible

September 8, 2017
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The City of Boston has announced the launch of RentSmart Boston, an online tool that allows renters and homeowners to access data about Boston’s properties, according to a press release. RentSmart compiles data from BOS:311 and the City’s Inspectional Services Department in order to give prospective tenants a more complete picture of the homes...

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City Council briefs

September 8, 2017
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HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PARKING PERMITS ON HOLD In order to learn more behind the problems that home health care workers are facing while trying to find parking in order to provide in home care, the City Council headed by Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim and At-Large Michael Flaherty held a hearing on Aug. 22....

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Ward 10 Democrats endorse Walsh for mayor

September 8, 2017
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The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a large portion of Mission Hill, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release. The committee cited Walsh’s “record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality education,” as reasons for their endorsement, according to...

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Participacion, September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017
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El plazo para Participación es 12pm, martes, 3 de octubre para la edición del 6 de octubre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center,...

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Henry James special exhibition at ISG Museum

September 8, 2017
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The Isabella Steward Gardner Museum is opening an exhibition this fall called “Henry James and the American Painting,” which explores the novelist’s connection to visual art and Isabella Stewart Gardner, according to a press release. James is best known for his books “Portrait of a Lady” (1880), “Washington Square” (1880), and the “Wings of...

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BPA receives BCH money; survey under way

September 8, 2017
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) has received the money from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings and has begun the survey, according to BPA Executive Director Greg Galor. Galor said the survey should be completed by the end of the year. As...

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City, developer still working on Art Park site

September 8, 2017
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The City and the developer of the Art Park project are still working on the proposal, hoping to bring it to fruition several months after a court case over it closed, according to Department of Neighborhood Development spokesperson Kerry O’Brien. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her...

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Rights vs. recovery: Courts embark on delicate balancing act

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette After more than a year of planning, the Boston Municipal Court has embarked on a pilot program led by Judge Kathleen Coffey to help make it easier for police and physicians to involuntarily commit people who are a threat to themselves and the public because of their...

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Student Welcome Guide: A student’s guide to Mission Hill

September 8, 2017
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The following is some basic information for students moving into the Mission Hill area. General Boston 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 they’re out of town. The City of Boston has many services for renters. Learn about and...

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