Hill Agenda, March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 3 for the Apr. 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Parker and Terrace Streets Community Meeting, 6:30pm, March 6 Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St. Sebastian Mariscal Studio...

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Participacion, March 2, 2018

March 2, 2018
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 3 de abril para la edición del 6 de abril. Correo: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617.          Reuniones Reunión comunitaria de Parker y Terrace Streets, 6.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St. Sebastian Mariscal Studio presenta actualizaciones...

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Pressley announces run for Congress

March 2, 2018
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At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who was first elected to the Council in 2009, announced in a statement on Jan. 30 that she will seek the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. The 7th Congressional District covers Mission Hill and other Boston neighborhoods, as well as areas of Cambridge, Milton, Chelsea, Everett,...

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Hill Happenings

March 2, 2018
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Andre Dixon buckles his helmet, as he is about to take the field at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Washington for the start of the Detroit Lions-Washington Redskins NFL playoff game with 78,000 howling fans in attendance. It is January in 2000 and Andre, a football and track star at Northeastern University, class of...

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Op-eds

March 2, 2018
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Investing in our students to provide a better education for all By Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual...

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City Council notes

March 2, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council held a hearing on Feb. 14 at City Hall. Maiden speech by Kim Janey District 7 Councilor Kim Janey, who represents a portion of Egleston Square, made her debut speech at the City Council hearing on Feb. 14, where she called for a hearing...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 2, 2018
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Thank heaven that Presidential elections and Olympiads aren’t held more frequently than in four year increments! If they were, the histrionics and hyperbole would have asphyxiated me by now. What constantly amazes me is that I find myself enthralled with such contests like bobsledding, curling, Nordic skiing, and ice dancing ‘til the wee small...

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Developer files plan for mixed-use project

February 2, 2018
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Mitch Wilson, who has developed several properties on Mission Hill, has filed plans through New Urban Partners, LLC for a 31-unit, mixed-used project at 9 Burney St. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a community meeting for the project on Feb. 12 at the Tobin Community Center, starting at 6 p.m....

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Beth Israel’s new building presented at LMA forum

February 2, 2018
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The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) forum hosted representatives from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and its architects to announce its plans for a new medical building that is slated to be built in the west campus. The forum was held at BIDMC on Jan. 22 and was filled with about 50 people in...

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SENIOR CELTICS EVENT

February 2, 2018
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SENIOR CELTICS EVENT

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City to host meeting on changes to the long-awaited Art Park project

February 2, 2018
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The City announced it will host a community meeting Feb. 7 to discuss changes to the long-awaited Art Park project. The meeting will take place at the Mission Church parish center, starting at 6:30 p.m. The project was approved in 2014 by the then Boston Redevelopment Authority and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals...

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Nuevo edificio de Beth Israel presentado en foro LMA

February 2, 2018
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En un foro del área médica Longwood (LMA), representantes del centro médico Beth Israel Deaconess (BIDMC) y sus arquitectos anunciaron su plan de construir un nuevo edificio médico en el oeste del campus. La reunión en BIDMC el 22 de enero fue el primer foro público para iniciar el proceso de planificación y aprobación...

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City’s emergency shelter system to be redesigned

February 2, 2018
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The City of Boston is requesting proposals to redesign the emergency shelter system to better support people experiencing homelessness, according to a press release. Proposals are due Feb. 20. The request for proposals (RFP) outlines the City’s goals of modernizing the emergency shelter system to ensure that people seeking shelter are quickly connected to...

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City Council notes

February 2, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first City Council hearing of the year took place on Jan. 24 at City Hall. The Council welcomed the new City Council President Andrea Campbell of District 4 and three new city councilors, including Lydia Edwards of District 1, Ed Flynn of District 2, and Kim...

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Coalition forms over immigration

February 2, 2018
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A coalition of community organizations gathered on Jan. 23 to announce the formation of the Mission Hill Rapid Response Network, which will ensure that Mission Hill is a community in which all students and families have the right to live, work, and study without fear, according to a press release. “Despite Boston’s status as...

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Mayor Walsh begins to tackle short-term rentals

February 2, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette City Council filed Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s ordinance on Jan. 24 that establishes guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for...

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy celebrates 20 years

February 2, 2018
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is reflecting on its past accomplishments and future goals as it celebrates 20 years in existence. The organization restores and improves the Emerald Necklace park system, which includes 1,100 acres of parkland from Boston’s Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester. Over the past 20...

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Hill History: This Month in MH History

February 2, 2018
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The following are the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in Mission Hill history: 5 Years Ago: 2013 “NU outlines 18 possible projects” Northeastern University (NU) had released an Institutional Master Plan which was designated as a “wish list” for hoped-for projects. The plans included a major renovation of a city playground and at...

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Hill History: Renovation of historic Parker Hill library on schedule

February 2, 2018
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The renovation of the Parker Hill Branch Library building, which opened in 1931, is on track and on schedule, according to Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. The Parker Hill Branch began in 1907 as a small reading room at a storefront at 1518 Tremont St. It became an official BPL branch in 1924...

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Hill Agenda, Feb. 2, 2018

February 2, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 27 for the Mar. 2 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings The Parker and Terrace Streets development, overwhelmingly approved by the neighborhood but stalled due to the ZBA appeal that...

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Participacion, Feb. 2, 2018

February 2, 2018
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 27 de febrero para la edición del 2 de marzo. Correo: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617. Reuniones El desarrollo de Parker y Terrace Street, reunión comunitaria sobre las actualizaciones a este proyecto. 7 febrero, 6.30pm, Mission Church, 1545...

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Hill Happenings

February 2, 2018
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It’s nice to see Wayne Selden back in action for the Memphis Grizzlies. Wayne, from Mission Hill, has recovered from a leg injury and he scored a career high 31 points against the New Orleans Pelicans last week. Wayne is a great kid who honed his basketball skills at the Shelburne Community Center in...

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Op-eds:

February 2, 2018
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How we’re making Boston a city that’s world-class because it works for the middle class By Mayor Martin Walsh From around the world and across our nation, people look to Boston for hope, for opportunity, and for a chance to build a better life. From the first immigrant who set foot on the Shawmut...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 2, 2018
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“Customers come in, look at me, and begin to cry. Naturally, that starts me crying too, which is the hardest part,” says 35-year-old Noelia Cruz when describing how several patrons reacted upon entering the subterranean A & C Hardware shop on Tremont Street . Mid-January marked the reopening of the popular neighborhood ferreteria owned...

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