State Legislature passes LOOK bill

December 1, 2017
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The state Legislature passed a bill on Nov. 15 that updates existing law about educating English learners (EL) in the Commonwealth’s public schools, according to a press release. The bill, known as “An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids” or LOOK, was passed unanimously in the Senate and was approved 155-1 in...

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Zakim Wins Re-election

December 1, 2017
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Zakim Wins Re-election

Scenes from Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim’s re-election celebration on Nov. 7 at the Baseball Tavern in the Fenway. Courtesy Photos by Patrick O’Connor  

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Zakim to run for secretary of state for Massachusetts

December 1, 2017
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim is running to become the next secretary of state for Massachusetts, according to statement Zakim posted on his campaign website. Zakim will be facing off against William Gavin, the current secretary of state. “I am thrilled to announce today that I am a candidate for secretary of state,”...

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Hill Agenda, Dec. 1, 2017

December 1, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 2 for the Jan. 5 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, Dec. 1, 2017

December 1, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 2 de enero para la edición del 5 de enero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St....

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Nurtury acquires Franklin Square House Children’s Center

December 1, 2017
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Franklin Square House Children’s Center, an organization which has served children and families of Mission Hill for over 30 years, has recently been acquired by Nurtury, according to a press release. Nurtury is an organization that provides early care and education to children. This will be Nurtury’s 6th center in Greater Boston. Its other...

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Women’s Writing Workshop at the Tobin

December 1, 2017
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Women’s Writing Workshop at the Tobin

Women’s Writing Workshop celebrated the publication of “From Our Notebooks: Essays, Stories and Reflections” at a Nov. 20 public reading at the Tobin Community Center.    

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Trolley tour comes to the Hill on Dec. 2

December 1, 2017
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour” will be coming to Mission Hill on Dec. 2, according to a press release. “Our holiday trolley tour and tree lightings provide some of the best family memories of the year, building community spirit throughout Boston and bringing a little extra joy to residents during the holiday season,” said...

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Op-Ed: Creating homes and giving thanks

December 1, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot to be thankful for —...

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Op-ed: Reflections on passing criminal justice reform

December 1, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez Recently, I worked with my colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass two criminal justice reform bills. Through a number of practical and progressive policies, we made a commitment to ensure public safety while helping those in the criminal justice system turn their lives around. I’ve...

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Letters:

December 1, 2017
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Raise age for tobacco products At Boston Children’s at Martha Eliot Health Center, we provide preventive care to help our young patients avoid risky behaviors — like smoking — that could jeopardize their health. That’s why we strongly support raising the sale age of tobacco products from 18 to 21. For more than 50...

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Hill Happenings

December 1, 2017
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Ann Corley celebrated her 90th birthday Nov. 18, carousing with friends at the Granite Link Golf Club in Quincy. Ann, a spirited woman, is a lifelong Mission Hill resident, who graduated from Mission High in 1945. She is a terrific lady and I enjoy conversing with Ann when I see her after Mass at...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 1, 2017
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It’s that holiday season and once again, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Each year, I’m inundated by national Main Street groups promoting small-business Saturday (the biggest sales day for most small businesses), which is the day after Black Friday. My colleagues are astonished to learn that the weekend following Thanksgiving is...

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Hillers to help decide mayoral race Nov. 7

November 3, 2017
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls on Nov. 7 to help decide the mayoral race between Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson. But Jackson will need to make up a lot of ground in the waning moments of the race if he is going make the contest competitive. During the...

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Mayoral candidates discuss housing, education, immigration

November 3, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity. Both mayoral candidates—Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson were...

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Ribbon-cutting

November 3, 2017
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Ribbon-cutting

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At-large city council candidates discuss city priorities

November 3, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity, but about half of the attendees left before the city councilor...

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Candidatos a alcalde hablan sobre la vivienda, educación e inmigración

November 3, 2017
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Emily Resnevic Miembro del Personal de Gazette El 4 de octubre, los Comités Democráticos de las zonas 8, 9, 10, 11 y 19 presentaron un foro de candidatos a la alcaldía y al concejo municipal general en English High School. Los asistentes de la comunidad llenaron el auditorio. Los dos candidatos hablaron durante dos...

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Zakim holds hearing on simplifying voter registration

November 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette With another preliminary election come and gone with a low voter turnout of about 14 percent, one City Councilor is trying to figure out ways to increase voter turnout by making it easier to register to vote. The City Council’s Special Committee on Civil Rights, headed by...

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WIT Dedication

November 3, 2017
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WIT Dedication

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General Heath Apartments to go online in 2019

November 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an Oct. 17 public meeting to update residents on the status of the already approved General Heath Square (GHS) Apartments affordable housing development project, which should be available for residency in September 2019. The then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project in December 2015. The...

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City Council news and notes

November 3, 2017
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Surviving Spouse Benefits The City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 25 to pass Councilor Michael Flaherty’s home-rule petition to reinstate the ability of spouses of City of Boston employees who died in the line of duty and later remarried to receive City of Boston health insurance. In 2000, the legislature repealed part of the...

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New NIDA Study to Look at Effects of Diet Pills on Cocaine Addiction

November 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Though most treatment research focuses on the opiate epidemic these days, one doctor at Boston Medical Center (BMC) is looking at how to help people curtail their use of cocaine use with diet drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Eric Devine and BMC’s  Psychiatry Research Center...

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RIBBON-CUTTING AT THE TOBIN COMMUNITY CENTER

November 3, 2017
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RIBBON-CUTTING AT THE TOBIN COMMUNITY CENTER

Scenes from an Oct. 31 ribbon-cutting at the Tobin Community Center for a renovated backyard space. The redesign of the backyard space was spearheaded by students from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, who conducted community outreach and drew up plans that former Mission Hill City Councilor Mike Ross brought to the City to get...

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