BWH Helipad, MCPHS expansion discussed at LMA Forum

July 7, 2017
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At a June 26 Longwood Medical Area (LMA) public forum, residents voiced concerns about noise from helicopters that land at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in response to a proposal to change the location of the landing pad, and heard a proposal about an expansion of a Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences...

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New City funds available to support individual artists

July 7, 2017
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The Mayor’s Office of Arts in Culture has recently announced a new artist fellowship program, providing Boston artists with a new opportunity for professional funding, according to the press release. The Artist Fellowship Award is a pilot program designed to invest in artists living in Boston. The program offers five fellowship awards of $10,000...

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Hill Agenda, July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 1 for the Aug. 4 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 95 St. Alphonsus Street Public Meeting, for Wingate Companies’ proposal to redevelop an existing parking garage at 95 St....

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Participacion, July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017
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El plazo para Participación es 12pm, martes, 1º de agosto para la edición del 4 de agosto. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Reunión pública sobre 95 St. Alphonsus Street, para la propuesta de Wingate Companies para convertir el garaje...

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Hill Happenings

July 7, 2017
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Parishioners packed Mission Church last Saturday at the 12:10 Mass to commemorate 60 years of ministry for Father Robert Lennon, who is the director of healing and restoration at Mission Church. Father Lennon grew up on Mission Hill and he is a graduate of Mission Grammar School. In 1944, as a 13-year-old second baseman, Father...

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Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston an age-friendly city

July 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to provide accessibility and inclusion to residents of all ages and abilities. That’s why we’ve created the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan to serve as our City’s blueprint to make Boston the...

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Op-Ed: Housing Boston, one person at a time

July 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I walked down West Broadway in Southie, into a bustling Labouré Center. Although it was 7:30 a.m., the energy was high — the room filled was with city and state officials, caseworkers, advocates, and volunteers who had arrived at 5 a.m. that day. Together, they were working to provide...

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Op-Ed: State House update

July 7, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the House passed H.3736, an act relative to language opportunity for our kids, a bill that I sponsored to address the disparities in school performance between English Language Learners (ELL) and their native English-speaking peers. ELL students account for 20 percent of the...

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MHMS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

July 7, 2017
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MHMS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 7, 2017
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mission Hill Main Streets Awards night (continued) The evening exceeded expectations with remarkable presentations and dining delicacies prepared by Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta, Chacho’s, and the Laughing Monk Café. The cuisine is always a hit but this year’s awardees added to the sizzle. The 2017 Outstanding Public Servant prize bestowed upon retiring Boston Police Community...

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BPL face barrage of questions over library closure

June 2, 2017
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Boston Public Library (BPL) officials during a community meeting faced a barrage of questions over their decision to close the Parker Hill Branch Library for a year to allow the building to undergo renovations. The questions ranged from the lack of community outreach to why the closure will overlap with the closure of the...

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CPA committee still in the works

June 2, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette More work has yet to be done to make the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), which will designate the funds put forth by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), a reality. After back and forth between the advocate group Yes for a Better Boston and business groups, City Council...

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BPDA board approves 1457 Tremont St. development

June 2, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its May 11 meeting approved the 1457 Tremont St. development. The BPDA held a community meeting in April when the majority of attendees did not oppose the project. Local developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco have plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457...

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Memorial Day Service

June 2, 2017
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Memorial Day Service

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Futuro del comité del CPA

June 2, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Miembros del ayuntamiento necesitan más tiempo para llegar a un acuerdo sobre la creación de un comité de preservación comunitaria (CPC), un grupo que controlará los fondos del acto de preservación comunitaria (CPA). La decisión fue tomada después de una discusión entre el grupo Yes for a Better...

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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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