Coalition forms over immigration

February 2, 2018
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A coalition of community organizations gathered on Jan. 23 to announce the formation of the Mission Hill Rapid Response Network, which will ensure that Mission Hill is a community in which all students and families have the right to live, work, and study without fear, according to a press release. “Despite Boston’s status as...

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Mayor Walsh begins to tackle short-term rentals

February 2, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette City Council filed Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s ordinance on Jan. 24 that establishes guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for...

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy celebrates 20 years

February 2, 2018
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is reflecting on its past accomplishments and future goals as it celebrates 20 years in existence. The organization restores and improves the Emerald Necklace park system, which includes 1,100 acres of parkland from Boston’s Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester. Over the past 20...

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Hill History: This Month in MH History

February 2, 2018
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The following are the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in Mission Hill history: 5 Years Ago: 2013 “NU outlines 18 possible projects” Northeastern University (NU) had released an Institutional Master Plan which was designated as a “wish list” for hoped-for projects. The plans included a major renovation of a city playground and at...

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Hill History: Renovation of historic Parker Hill library on schedule

February 2, 2018
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The renovation of the Parker Hill Branch Library building, which opened in 1931, is on track and on schedule, according to Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. The Parker Hill Branch began in 1907 as a small reading room at a storefront at 1518 Tremont St. It became an official BPL branch in 1924...

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Hill Agenda, Feb. 2, 2018

February 2, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 27 for the Mar. 2 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings The Parker and Terrace Streets development, overwhelmingly approved by the neighborhood but stalled due to the ZBA appeal that...

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Participacion, Feb. 2, 2018

February 2, 2018
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 27 de febrero para la edición del 2 de marzo. Correo: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617. Reuniones El desarrollo de Parker y Terrace Street, reunión comunitaria sobre las actualizaciones a este proyecto. 7 febrero, 6.30pm, Mission Church, 1545...

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Hill Happenings

February 2, 2018
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It’s nice to see Wayne Selden back in action for the Memphis Grizzlies. Wayne, from Mission Hill, has recovered from a leg injury and he scored a career high 31 points against the New Orleans Pelicans last week. Wayne is a great kid who honed his basketball skills at the Shelburne Community Center in...

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Op-eds:

February 2, 2018
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How we’re making Boston a city that’s world-class because it works for the middle class By Mayor Martin Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 2, 2018
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“Customers come in, look at me, and begin to cry. Naturally, that starts me crying too, which is the hardest part,” says 35-year-old Noelia Cruz when describing how several patrons reacted upon entering the subterranean A & C Hardware shop on Tremont Street . Mid-January marked the reopening of the popular neighborhood ferreteria owned...

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Maloney Properties will be conducting a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) income restricted rental lottery for five apartments located at Walter Huntington Apartments

January 16, 2018
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The property is located 75 South Huntington Avenue in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. Walter Huntington Apartments will consist of 38 new apartments. Five of the 38 units will be designated as income-restricted. The property will also feature parking spaces on site, a fitness studio, and a roof deck with views of Jamaica Pond. The...

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Mayor Walsh is sworn in to serve second term

January 5, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen On New Year’s Day morning, Mayor Martin Walsh took his oath of office and was sworn in to his second term as the 54th Mayor of Boston in front of a large crowd filled with residents, supporters, faith leaders and elected officials in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Vice President Joseph R....

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Community comes together after fatal shooting

January 5, 2018
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A week after a fatal youth shooting on Mission Hill, Sociedad Latina, the Tobin Community Center, and Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services hosted a community discussion on violence and the safety of the Mission Hill community. The discussion on Dec. 11 at Tobin Community Center was well-attended by at least 100 people, including residents,...

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MAKING HISTORY

January 5, 2018
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MAKING HISTORY

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City Council passes bag ordinance, mayor signs it

January 5, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen and Peter Shanley Gazette Staff The City Council unanimously passed—and the mayor signed—an ordinance that levies a five-cent surcharge for using a thick plastic bag or a paper bag at a store in the city. Thinner plastic bags will be banned under the measure. But Mayor Martin Walsh’s signature on Dec....

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Comunidad se une después de disparo fatal

January 5, 2018
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Una semana después del fatal disparo de un joven en Mission Hill, organizadores comunitarios de Sociedad Latina, Tobin Community Center, y Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services presentaron una reunión comunitaria sobre los disparos recientes y la seguridad de la comunidad de Mission Hill. Alrededor de 100 personas asistieron a la discusión del 11 de...

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BPS will not implement new start times after blowback from parents, community

January 5, 2018
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After releasing new start and end times for 105 of the 125 schools in the system for next school year, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is putting the brakes on the new policy after blowback from parents and the community. “Over the past few weeks, we have heard from families, staff, and stakeholders that there...

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Beth Israel to develop new building on west campus

January 5, 2018
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) intends on building a new inpatient building on their west campus, according to a letter of intent that the hospital sent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The new 345,000-square-foot, 10-story building will house clinical inpatient programs including private patient rooms, operating and procedure rooms, imaging...

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MassArt to sponsor 10 students from Puerto Rico

January 5, 2018
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Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will open its doors to 10 Puerto Rican students whose educations were disrupted by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico by covering the students’ tuition and housing expenses. The MassArt Foundation is also launching a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $25,000 for the students’ art...

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Governor launches initiative to increase housing production

January 5, 2018
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At the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard on Mission Hill, the Baker-Polito administration announced on Dec. 11 a new initiative in efforts to increase housing production across the Commonwealth, according to a press release. The Housing Choice Initiative will create a system of incentives and rewards for municipalities that deliver sustainable housing growth and propose...

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NEW YEARS MASS FOR BOSTON HAITIAN COMMUNITY

January 5, 2018
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NEW YEARS MASS FOR BOSTON HAITIAN COMMUNITY

Cardinal O’Malley began the New Year with Mass for Boston’s Haitian community at the Mission Church at noontime. The annual Mass honoring Haitian Independence Day was moved from the Cathedral in the South End to Mission Church because of extensive renovation now underway and was attended by many priests who minister to the Haitian...

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Two men arrested for double shooting on the Hill

January 5, 2018
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Two men have been arrested in relation to a non-fatal double shooting that occurred on Mission Hill on Dec. 20. Daiquan Rice, 23 years old of Roxbury, and his father Roderick Clay, 43 years old of Dorchester, have been arrested for warrant, firearm, and drug related charges and held on bail. The Dec. 20...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 5, 2018
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Siberian shivering caused by bone chilling breezes closed out 2017, canceling many traditional First Night events at the Common and downtown. Nevertheless, the wintry weather cannot chill the hearts of Mission Hill neighbors who welcome the New Year and every day with smiles and greetings to all. Mission Hill business owners outdid themselves decorating...

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ARTISTS COLLECTIVE HOST ART SHOW

January 5, 2018
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ARTISTS COLLECTIVE HOST ART SHOW

  The annual Mission Hill Artists Collective art show was held at the Mission Hill Main Streets office on Huntington Avenue this year with these photos taken on Dec. 13.

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