Officer Jerry Smart Recognized

May 5, 2017
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Officer Jerry Smart Recognized

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Mission Hill resident named to council to improve aging

May 5, 2017
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Mission Hill resident Nora Moreno Cargie was named to the state’s first Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. That council is comprised of leaders from the business community, academia, health care, technology and innovation, advocacy organizations, caregivers, community organizations, and municipalities. The council will develop a plan with the aim of making Massachusetts the...

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BPDA board approves 1065 Tremont St. project

May 5, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its April 13 meeting approved the Phase 2 project of the 1065 Tremont St. site. BPDA held a community meeting on Feb. 23 when some residents voiced concerns about the proposal, including over the lack of parking and gentrification. The project would consist of 28...

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Art Park court case closed, project to move forward

May 5, 2017
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The Art Park project court case is closed, according to state trial court website, and the City will soon be meeting with the developer to get the project moving forward. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed a lawsuit against the Sebastian Mariscal Studios...

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Hill Agenda, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 30 for the June 2 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, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 30 de mayo para la edición del 2 de junio. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Feria de recursos y carreras de Fenway CDC: martes, 9 may, 11am-2pm, Temple...

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Hill Happenings

Sister Patrice Garrity, the last principal of Mission High School, passed away last month in Connecticut at the age of 86. Sister Garrity, a 1946 Mission High alumna, locked the doors of the grand high school on Alleghany Street for the last time in 1991. “Although it is a sad day, I’m glad it...

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Op-Ed: How Boston Basics helps our children

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our city once and for all, our primary focus needs to...

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Letter: Tomahawk missiles and our beleaguered President

May 5, 2017
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On Thursday April 6, President Trump interrupted his regularly scheduled retreat to balmy Mar-a-Lago in South Beach, Florida, to address the nation on his recently ordered missile strike on a Syrian airfield. Evidence indicated that the Syrian government had ordered a chemical attack on its own people. “It is vital, national security interest...

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Op-Ed: Make your voices heard

May 5, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez The first few months of the legislative session in the Legislature are marked by high energy as we file bills and debate the budget, where I am fighting for homelessness assistance, arts funding, early education programs, and youth jobs among other priorities. It is also time to focus...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 5, 2017
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The 32nd anniversary party of the Mission Hill Crime Committee on April 27 at Mission Church Parish Hall was a dietary onslaught and a jovial gathering of neighbors. Boston’s oldest continuous crime watch always attracts those who love and care for our community for a few awards, friendly conversation with panegyrics kept to a...

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City receives five bids for Hill vacant lands

May 5, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has received five bids for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. “We’ve received five submissions,” said DND spokesperson Lisa Pollack. “The next step will be for a team here to do an eligibility review — in other words, each response will be evaluated to ensure that it...

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Most residents not opposed to 1457 Tremont St. development; comment period ends soon

April 18, 2017
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At a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) community meeting, developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco presented their plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457 Tremont St., the current site of a dilapidated Knights of Columbus building. Community members at the meeting generally did not oppose the proposal. About 30 people attended...

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Art Park project court battle appears over

April 7, 2017
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The Art Park project court battle appears finally to be over, with Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) the victors and paving the way for the long-planned project to get underway. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed...

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Residents pressure Sanchez on criminal justice reform

April 7, 2017
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Residents pressured local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez to take action on criminal justice reform at a public meeting last month on Mission Hill. Sanchez held the meeting to inform residents in his district about the results of a community survey he recently completed, and to answer questions from residents about local and statewide concerns....

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A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

April 7, 2017
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A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

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Developers file 1457 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission-Hill based husband and wife development team, have filed their 1457 Tremont St. project, officially called “Mission Hill Flats,” with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The project would replace the vacant Roxbury Council Knights of Columbus building with a 40-unit, mixed-use development. BPDA will hold a community...

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El Representante Sánchez Habla con la Comunidad

April 7, 2017
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El Representante del Estado Jeffrey Sánchez tuvo una reunión pública en Mission Hill para informar a los residentes de su distrito sobre los resultados de una encuesta comunitaria recién terminada, y para contestar preguntas de residentes sobre asuntos locales y estatales. Sánchez representa el distrito que incluye Mission Hill, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, y Brookline....

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Hearing held on forming committee for CPA

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first steps of establishing the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) started to roll out when the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a hearing last month at City Hall. The establishment of the committee is a requirement of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which Boston voters...

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NU graduates start composting project

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette For centuries composting has been used as a method to bring valuable nutrients back into depleted soil that has been used for farming. Although living in an urban environment feels unconnected to the farms that produce the food that city dwellers consume, three Northeastern University graduates are...

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Hill group surveying community on beautification

April 7, 2017
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A Mission Hill group is surveying residents to find out what sections of the neighborhood need to be cleaned up and what actions should be done to beautify the area. The group, Mission Hill Beautification Task Force, is a newly formed subgroup of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH), a longtime neighborhood civic...

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BPDA to host second task force meeting on WIT project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is slated to host a second Wentworth Task Force meeting on April 5, after the Gazette deadline, for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St. The 64-foot academic building would house laboratories, student learning and group meeting space, offices,...

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City releases RFP for vacant lands

April 7, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. The RFP breaks down the vacant lands into three packages. The first package consists of 6-8 Gore St., 724-727, 729R Parker St., and 708 Parker St. The second packages consists of 40-42 Terrace...

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City releases transportation plan

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 615,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways,...

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