Hill Agenda, June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, June 28 for the July 1 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 Tremont...

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Op-Ed: Discipline in schools

June 3, 2016
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By Andrew Gove, Shearer-Cantrell, Daisy Miranda Cardoso, and Tzuyu Chen Research done through the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCREJ) shows that Massachusetts’ students missed at least 208,605 days in the classroom due to disciplinary removal in the 2012 to 2013 school year. While fair and firm discipline is necessary to...

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Hill Happenings

June 3, 2016
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Happy 91st birthday to Charley Kelly (May 24), a distinguished gentleman from Calumet Street on Mission Hill. Charley is a 1943 Mission High School graduate and he is part of the famous Kelly basketball family at Mission, along with his brother, Ivan Kelly. After high school Charley enlisted in the Navy and he served...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 3, 2016
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Do people seem friendlier when the Sox are playing well? Maybe it’s just me. Let’s hope the exquisite exhibition at Fenway extends all the way until October. The neighborhood is still abuzz about the concert held at Mission Church on May 21 featuring the talents of the Irish Chorale from Toronto as part of...

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Group files lawsuit attempting to save Prouty Garden

May 6, 2016
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Members of the Friends of the Prouty Garden have filed a lawsuit attempting to stop Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) construction plans for a new facility that will lead to the demolition of the Prouty Garden. BCH and the state Department of Public Health (DPH), which must review and approve the construction plans, are named...

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BRA increases number of affordable units for 1470 Tremont St. project

May 6, 2016
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The number of affordable-housing units for the $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St. has increased to four units, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has decided to count all 33 units in factoring the development’s affordable-housing requirement, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA had initially said that only three affordable-housing units...

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THE CARRIE SIMON ROOM

May 6, 2016
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THE CARRIE SIMON ROOM

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ParkBoston app surges in use, producing huge revenue numbers

May 6, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket would do well to pick up their smart phones, and put away the rolls of quarters. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just as the convenient piece of...

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Aplicación ParkBoston ayuda a conductores

May 6, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta Los conductores que quieren evitar multas de aparcamiento deberían levantar sus teléfonos inteligentes y dejar en casa sus empaques de monedas. Oficiales electos de la Ciudad y miles de conductores están alabando la nueva aplicación telefónica ParkBoston, mientras la tecnología conveniente está a punto de cumplir 300.000...

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Crime Cake

May 6, 2016
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Crime Cake

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Jury convicts in Mission Hill invasion

May 6, 2016
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A Dorchester man was found guilty for a 2014 home invasion in Mission Hill, and sentenced to a five-year period of probation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Xavier Colon, 23, was convicted at the Suffolk Superior Court for home invasion, but was acquitted for two counts of armed robbery in...

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Teen Empowerment

May 6, 2016
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Teen Empowerment

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Police body camera program faces questions

May 6, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Members of the City Council have held hearings all over the city the past week to field concerns and comments regarding the police body camera program that will begin in all neighborhoods this summer, and the leader of that effort now says she has doubts as to...

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Participacion, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 31 de mayo para la edición del 3 de junio. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Proyecto de vivienda estudiantil de Northeastern en Columbus Ave., reunión pública del grupo...

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NU to develop smart sensors and nanoscale materials

May 6, 2016
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Northeastern University will receive a $3 million grant to establish the Advanced Nanomanufacturing Cluster for Smart Sensors and Materials (ANSSeM), a consortium of private manufacturing companies and tier-one research universities working on new methods to create smart sensors and other materials using “nanoscale” printing processes, according to a press release. The five-year grant award...

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Jazz Fair

May 6, 2016
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Jazz Fair

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Hill Agenda, May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, May 31 for the June 3 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 Tremont...

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Walsh supports Community Preservation Act

May 6, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced on April 27 his support for the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which if approved would boost funding for affordable housing, historic preservation, and open spaces, according to a press release. The proposal is currently pending before the City Council and potentially could be placed on the ballot in Boston in...

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Editorial: The BRA—a little less asinine

May 6, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority recently fixed an illogical irregularity that the proposed 1470 Tremont St. project brought to light. Before that project, the BRA did not have a policy on whether existing units on site would count towards the affordable-housing requirement of a new development. Taken to an extreme example, a developer could have...

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Op-Ed: Boston is going Fiber

May 6, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I recently announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both residents and businesses...

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Hill Happenings

Mission Hill mourned the death of three comrades last month, most recently Richie O’Neill, who grew up at 25 Tobin Court in the Mission Hill project. Richie was the loving father of six and he was the proprietor of O’Neill Plumbing. I also lived in Tobin Court and I’m glad Richie liked me because he...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 6, 2016
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Do sunny temperatures really put people in a better mood? Can milder weather cause people to smile more often? Or, is it that nice weather improves my disposition and folks appear to be friendlier to me because I possess a more agreeable outlook? I truly don’t know. At this time of year, each day...

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AG’s Office steps away from Prouty Garden controversy, but fight continues

April 1, 2016
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Gazette Staff The state Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has decided not to intervene to stop the demolition of the Prouty Garden, which is to make way for a Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) clinical building. A group had asked for the AGO to do that under state charity law....

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BRA looks to spruce up image

April 1, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking in the mirror and it doesn’t like what it is seeing. It’s time for a makeover. The City announced last month that the BRA will be getting a “strategic advisor” to help the authority develop an “organizational identity” and “brand strategy,” according to a press release. A request...

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