Senior Life: Q. and A. with local filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan

April 6, 2018
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Boston filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan has a knack for capturing a story and she is using that talent to allow older generations to leave memories and histories to loved ones, family members, and others who will follow them. Pontoppidan is doing that through her organization Personal Story Films, which creates personal documentaries. The Gazette recently...

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Senior Life: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS AND RELAXATION

April 6, 2018
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Senior Life: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS AND RELAXATION

Families, friends, and Sherrill House residents enjoyed an evening of music, refreshments and relaxation at the organization’s annual Spa Night, which was held on March 15.  The event enables families and their loved ones to mingle with other families and enjoy a special night “out” together. Courtesy Photos

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Hill Agenda, April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 1 for the May 4 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, April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 1 de mayo para la edición del 4 de mayo. Correo: 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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Council president wants to see more community involvement in as-of-right projects

April 6, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette After an as-of-right project slipped by without any community feedback, City Council President Andrea Campbell has some questions on how these projects are zoned, and why there is no public process. Councilor Campbell called for a hearing to discuss the review process for as-of-right zoning projects, particularly...

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METCO SUPPORTERS

April 6, 2018
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METCO SUPPORTERS

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Election photos:

April 6, 2018
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Election photos:

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Letters:

April 6, 2018
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Opposing the Burney Street development We stand with neighbors and abutters in opposing an oversized development at 9-11 Burney Street. We ask the BPDA to prevent this concerning precedent, thereby protecting the residential neighborhoods in Mission Hill. Principal objections: The proposed 6-story building will dwarf existing homes on Burney St., with a height that...

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Op-eds:

April 6, 2018
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House passes legislation regulating, taxing short-term rentals By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez As I meet with neighbors and community members, one concern rises to the top: affordable housing. As our state’s population and economy grows, housing costs continue to rise. In many ways, we are victims of our own success. Our tireless efforts...

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Hill Happenings

April 6, 2018
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It’s cool when celebrities drop into local establishments and such was the case last week when Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder stopped in the Puddingstone Tavern with his small group. Discerning bartender Scott Prince recognized Snyder and tells me the football mogul seems like a real nice guy. The Redskins, incidentally, were the Boston...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 6, 2018
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While sitting at my laptop, a Beatles song lyric repeats in my head… “Doing the garden, diggin’ the weeds, who could ask for more? Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m 64?” Paul McCartney was 15 when he penned this ditty about his dad. On my way to the...

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Local businesses support Burney St. dev., some residents raise objections

March 2, 2018
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The local business community came out to support the proposed mixed-use development at 9 Burney St., citing a boost to the local economy, during a community meeting Feb. 12. But some residents opposed the project, pointing to having retail space in a residential zone and the development’s projected height. The project, which is called...

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Shaun King talks change during NU visit

March 2, 2018
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By Jess DeWitt Special to the Gazette People, energy, strategic planning, and money are the four pillars to enacting social change, according to author and activist Shaun King, who spoke at Northeastern University on Feb. 9.  Nearly a thousand people packed Blackman Auditorium to capacity to hear the civil rights activist partake in a...

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READING RALLY

March 2, 2018
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READING RALLY

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LMA historical survey completed, 2 buildings recommended for Landmarks designations

March 2, 2018
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LMA—The long-awaited survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings has been completed, with the survey finding 106 buildings at least 45 years of age and recommending two buildings for Boston Landmarks designations. The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) received $40,000 to conduct the survey, as part of a memorandum of agreement...

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Empresarios apoyan el proyecto de Burney St., residentes tienen dudas

March 2, 2018
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La comunidad empresarial local vino a apoyar un nuevo proyecto multiuso en 9 Burney Street, citando un incremento económico, durante una reunión el 12 de febrero. Sin embargo, algunos residentes están en contra del proyecto, preocupándose por el espacio comercial en una zona residencial y la altura del edificio. El proyecto llamado “The Laneway...

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Residents, local organizations weigh-in on short-term rentals while City Council begins work on regulating them

March 2, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Last month, Mayor Walsh announced intentions to better track and regulate short-term rentals in Boston and assign annual fees to operators of different types of rentals. That has residents, local elected officials, and neighborhood organizations debating how best to deal with short-term rentals and how they impact...

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RETIREMENT PLANS

March 2, 2018
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RETIREMENT PLANS

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O’Malley tackling curbside composting again

March 2, 2018
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, is tackling curbside composting once again. O’Malley with City Councilor Ayanna Pressley recently refiled a hearing order on the feasibility of implementing a curbside composting program in the city. O’Malley has filed a hearing order on the matter several times. Asked...

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City scholarships available to Boston residents for college

March 2, 2018
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Applications are now available for the 2018 City of Boston Scholarships, which are need-based scholarships for Boston residents interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or continuing education in Massachusetts, according to the press release. “The City of Boston Scholarship Fund helps turn our residents’ dreams of completing their post-secondary education into reality,” said Mayor...

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Meeting for Art Park project rescheduled

March 2, 2018
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The City has rescheduled the community meeting for the Art Park project for March 6. The original meeting for Feb. 7 was postponed because of the weather. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Church Parish Center. A back-up date of March 14 at the same location and time has...

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FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

March 2, 2018
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FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

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COLLECTING FOR HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF

March 2, 2018
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COLLECTING FOR HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF

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TOPPING OFF CEREMONY

March 2, 2018
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TOPPING OFF CEREMONY

Mayor Martin Walsh joined Northeastern University President Aoun, and CEO of American Campus Communites, Bill Bayless, for the “Topping Off” ceremony for the new Burke Dorms at Northeastern University on Feb. 7. Mayor’s Office Photos by Jeremiah Robinson  

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