Boston striving to be an age-friendly city

June 2, 2017
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The City of Boston, in partnership with AARP, recently launched its first Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan, which will act as a blueprint to improve life for Boston’s older adults in the next three years, according to a press release. The plan began to form in 2014 when Mayor Martin Walsh signed onto the World...

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Members of the Friends of Prouty Garden group get a court win

June 2, 2017
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Suffolk Superior Court Judge Salinger has allowed a motion to supplement the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) administrative record regarding the approval of Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) Determination of Need (DoN) for a $1 billion clinical tower, according to a spokesperson for the Ten Taxpayer Group. The motion is in regards to Ten Taxpayer...

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Residents demand slower, safer streets

June 2, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Residents packed the City Council chamber on May 10 during a budget hearing for the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to demand slower and safer streets in the city. In the crowd, residents sported bicycle t-shirts and some still wore their bike helmets after attending a memorial for...

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One community meeting closer to Olmsted Park restoration

June 2, 2017
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a community meeting on May 10 to hear ideas for improvements that park-goers have about Olmsted Park, and to collect feedback about which of three potential options might be the best allocation of the $575,000 restoration budget. With a low turnout of just eight residents, there was...

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Sociedad Latina holds ceremony for graduating youths

June 2, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented organization on Mission Hill, held a celebration on May 11 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for its youths graduating from middle school, high school, and college, according to a press release. Sociedad Latina Executive Director Alexandra Oliver-Dávila and Boston Centers for Youth and Families’ Commissioner William Morales co-hosted the event....

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Hill Agenda, June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. July 4 for the July 7 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...

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Participacion, June 2, 2017

June 2, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 4 de julio para la edición del 7 de julio. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones Envejecimiento en su lugar, co-presentado por dos empresas de Two Terrace Street,...

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Cleaning the Garden

June 2, 2017
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Cleaning the Garden

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Zakim could face challenger in reelection bid

June 2, 2017
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim might have a challenger to his reelection bid, as Fenway resident Kristen Mobilia has pulled nomination papers. If the two candidates both turn in the nomination papers with the required 195 signatures, they will face each other in the Nov. 7 general election. In the mayoral race, incumbent...

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Hill Happenings

June 2, 2017
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Kudos to Kate Weldon, the executive director of Resolve New England, who was featured on WBZ television last month. Resolve New England counsels couples who are planning families, including adoption. Kate, from Mission Hill, has been director at Resolve N.E. in Waltham since 2015. I’m reminded of Kate’s wonderful parents, the late Dan Weldon and Judy Weldon,...

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Op-Ed: Investing in Mission Hill

June 2, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work, live, and raise a family. At City Hall, we’ve created a plan for our city that will keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments towards...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 2, 2017
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Trees and flowers in full bloom, graduates emblazoned in their academic regalia, iridescent sunsets, Old Glory flapping in the breeze… Mission Hill suffuses color at this time of year. After viewing the Botticelli exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts earlier this week, my eyes seem to be appreciating our natural surroundings even more....

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Maloney Properties Will Be Conducting a Boston Planning and Development Agency (Bpda) Income Restricted Rental Lottery for Seven Apartments Located at Sunset Lofts

May 19, 2017
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The property is located 70 Parker Hill Avenue in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. Sunset Lofts will be a six-story apartment building consisting of 40 new apartments. Seven of the 40 units will be designated as income-restricted. The property will also feature 29 parking spaces on site, a 1,500 SF fitness center, concierge service, storage...

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Parker Hill Library to close for a year

May 5, 2017
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The Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) on July 1 will close for a year to undergo a $2.4 million renovation that consists mostly of repairs and improvements. The library was originally supposed to close June 1, but after pushback from the community, including over wanting it open through the school...

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VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED

May 5, 2017
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VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED

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115-unit development proposed for the Hill

May 5, 2017
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Wingate Companies has filed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to build a six-story, 115-unit residential building at 95 St. Alphonsus St. “The proposed new building responds and relates to the Mission Hill neighborhood in its scale, massing and overall design approach. The design includes details and materials...

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Most residents not opposed to 1457 Tremont St.

May 5, 2017
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At a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) community meeting, developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco presented their plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457 Tremont St., the current site of a dilapidated Knights of Columbus building. Community members at the meeting generally did not oppose the proposal. About 30 people attended...

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Residentes no se oponen a desarrollo ecológico en Tremont

May 5, 2017
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En una reunión comunitaria de Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), los promotores Suzanne y Leland DiMeco presentaron sus planes de construcción para un desarrollo ecológico en 1457 Tremont St., el sitio actual del edificio ruinoso de Knights of Columbus. Miembros de la comunidad en la reunión generalmente no se oponían a la propuesta....

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City Council chamber set for new accessibility upgrades

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Christopher A. Iannella Chamber that hosts the weekly City Council hearings is set for some major accessibility upgrades. At a City Council hearing on April 5, City Council President Michelle Wu gave an update on the much needed project as it gets set for construction over...

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BWH settles research fraud allegations

May 5, 2017
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) will pay $10 million to resolve allegations that one of their stem cell research laboratories fraudulently obtained grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a press release. As per federal regulations and institutional policy requirements, BWH conducted an investigation that identified data integrity concerns in...

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City seeks to expand fiber network

May 5, 2017
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The City, which is to investing $10 million in its fiber network, is seeking multiple proposals and options for projects that will provide broadband services to Boston Public Schools, public housing, and more than 100 City buildings, according to a press release. “Boston is a world-class city — and that needs to include our...

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Second WIT Task Force meeting held on proposed academic building

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a second Wentworth Institute Of Technology Task Force meeting on April 5 to discuss the school’s proposal for a new academic building. The project will require an amendment to WIT’s institutional master plan (IMP), because it has changed in...

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Local concert to raise money for ACLU

May 5, 2017
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A group of Jamaica Plain friends and neighbors are organizing a concert this May 12 at Spontaneous Celebrations in order to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The group, called Boston for All, has recently organized a similar event called Run for All, which was a fundraising run around Jamaica Pond...

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New England Baptist Hospital begins merging process

May 5, 2017
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New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) has begun the process of merging with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Lahey Health by signing a letter of intent, according to a press release. “We are always open to new opportunities to collaborate with providers that share our commitment to high quality, lower cost care,” said...

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