New license requirements start in October 2020

November 3, 2017
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Massachusetts residents will need to change their identification cards by Oct. 2020 in order to travel in the U.S. by airplane or enter certain U.S. government buildings as part of the Massachusetts REAL ID program, according to a press release. Residents will be able to use their driver’s license for these situations if it...

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Hill Agenda, Nov. 3, 2017

November 3, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 28 for the Dec. 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...

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Participacion, Nov. 3, 2017

November 3, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 28 de noviembre para la edición del 1 de diciembre. 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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Prouty Garden lawsuit dismissed

November 3, 2017
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Suffolk Superior Court Judge Sanders has granted the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) motions to dismiss the Ten Taxpayer lawsuit challenging the state’s approval of BCH’s $1 billion expansion project. Almost two years into this legal battle, Ten Taxpayer group is “disappointed without a doubt,” but exploring options to...

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HALLOWEEN ON THE HILL

November 3, 2017
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HALLOWEEN ON THE HILL

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Op-eds:

November 3, 2017
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Op-Ed: Solving the affordability and displacement crisis By Danielle Sommer and Mike Prokosch Housing costs a lot in Boston. It’s getting harder to find a home you can rent or own. And people of color are being pushed outside of the city, increasing segregation across the state. If we don’t take a stand now,...

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Hill Happenings

November 3, 2017
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Hill Happenings

Congratulations to one of Boston’s Finest, Sean Deery, on his promotion to detective. Sean, who is a member of the Mission Hill Post, will be working out of District E-18 in Hyde Park. Happy Birthday to Richie Caulfield, who is also one of Boston’s Finest. Richie, known as “Officer Friendly” around his Mission Hill neighborhood, will...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 3, 2017
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In “The Sound of Music” by Rogers and Hammerstein, the nuns sing, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” In Mission Hill, the answer is…with two Marias and Michel. On Oct. 29 a neighborhood fundraiser was held at the Puddingstone to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria that recently devastated the island of...

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Walsh, Jackson to battle for mayor after low-turnout preliminary

October 6, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson will face-off against each other in November in a battle to be the leader of the city, as they were the two top vote getters in the mayoral race during the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 26, according to unofficial City results. But if the general...

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Boston rallies to support Puerto Rico

October 6, 2017
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After Hurricane Maria brought catastrophic damage to the island of Puerto Rico, Mission Hill’s own state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, along with other Boston organizations, have come together to support the people of Puerto Rico through donations of food, items, and money. Grassroots Fundraising The Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts Incorporated (PRFM) hosted a grassroots...

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BLOCK PARTY

October 6, 2017
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BLOCK PARTY

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Boston against rescinding DACA

October 6, 2017
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The City of Boston and local organizations in Mission Hill and surrounding neighborhoods have denounced the federal government’s recent decision to potentially rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and are offering support to those who DACA protects. DACA, a program put in place by President Obama by means of an executive...

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Fiscal General Healey, con otros estados, investiga compañías de opiáceos

October 6, 2017
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Seth Daniel especial a Gazette La Fiscal General Maura Healey anunció hace poco que la alcaldía ha expandida una investigación en curso del marketing y la venta de opiáceos para incluir múltiples fabricantes de analgésicos de marca y tres de los principales distribuidores de drogas. Algunos de su vecindario creen que la acción viene...

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BPDA to host meetings on General Heath Apartments proposal

October 6, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host back-to-back public meetings on the General Heath Square Apartments project on Oct. 17 at the Julia Martin House at 90 Bickford St. The proposed project will sit on the border of Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., BPDA will hold...

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Housing services nonprofit coming to the Hill

October 6, 2017
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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a nonprofit that provides housing services and aims to prevent homelessness in the Boston area, is hitting the refresh button, switching up its name and moving to Roxbury Crossing. The organization is changing its name to Metro Housing | Boston and will be moving to the Parcel 25 development...

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Homicide suspects indicted on murder charges

October 6, 2017
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A Suffolk County grand jury has handed down indictments charging three suspects in the homicide of Andres Cruz with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to a press release. Boston police apprehended Jerome Hobson, Shawn Redden, and Christian Soto-Olivero shortly after the July 18 incident at AC Hardware Store...

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Participacion, October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 31 de octubre para la edición del 3 de noviembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617.          Reuniones Reunión del grupo de impactos, actualizaciones del proyecto de desarrollo de General Heath Square Apartments. Discusión entre los promotores...

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AG Healey joins other states to investigate opioid marketing

October 6, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Attorney General Maura Healey announced recently that her office has expanded an ongoing investigation into the marketing and sale of opioids to include multiple manufacturers of branded painkillers and three major drug distributors, but her entrance into the suit came a little too late for some in...

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Best of Mission Hill 2017 Winners

October 6, 2017
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  The following are the “Best of Mission Hill 2017” as chosen by Gazette readers.   BEST PLACE TO…   Work   VA Medical Center   Enjoy Live Entertainment   One Brigham Circle   See Art   TIE: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Museum of Fine Arts   CONSUMER FAVORITES   Friendliest Business  ...

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Hill Agenda, Oct. 13, 2017

October 6, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 31 for the Nov. 3 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings GENERAL HEATH SQUARE, IMPACT ADVISORY GROUP MEETING, to discuss project updates on the General Heath Square Apartments development. Note...

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Letters:

October 6, 2017
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City councilor’s avoidance I am a children’s advocate and educate others about improving children’s welfare. There is much evidence that early unrecognized developmental experiences that do not satisfy children’s needs can later contribute to personal and social problems including violence when they become adults. At-large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is Chair of the...

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Op-Ed: How Boston is helping the people of Puerto Rico

October 6, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Puerto Rico, those who live here and those who are on the island, as they recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Maria. I am incredibly proud to share that we are stepping up as a City to support...

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Hill Happenings

October 6, 2017
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Last Saturday evening I was surrounded by joyous faces at the Dedham Hilton and the occasion was my high school reunion, Mission High, class of 1967. It couldn’t really be 50 years, not when I walk in the ballroom and see my beautiful former classmates, including Barbara McCauley, Mo Holden, Marian “Tootsie” McCarthy, “Barb” King, Rene Dykes, and Katie...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 6, 2017
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With this column, I’m fortunate to make readers aware of events that occur in Mission Hill that might not merit news coverage, but are noteworthy as events particular to this great neighborhood. For example, on Sept. 14, I attended a 10th anniversary event at the Puddingstone Pub for New England Community Services, a provider...

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