Op-Ed: Building America’s most age-friendly city

March 4, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Here in Boston, we are committed to making our city a place where everyone can succeed—of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. This is our guiding principle as we plan and build the future of our city. That’s why an essential goal of our citywide plan is to make sure the...

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Hill Happenings

March 4, 2016
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Mission Hill lost a good man last month when Tom F. McDermott passed away. Tom was a hard worker who was employed by GateHouse Media in Needham for many years. Tom followed the local sports teams and he enjoyed watching the games at the Mission Hill Post with his buddies. Tom will be missed....

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No bail in December shooting death of 17 year old

March 4, 2016
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Tsunami Oritz was arraigned on murder charges on Feb. 29 for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old D’Andre King-Settles and was ordered held without bail, according to a Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office press release. King-Settles was murdered on Dec. 18 after leaving a building on Annunciation Road with two friends, according to Assistant...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 4, 2016
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This winter’s mild weather has been a wonderful gift after last year’s horrendous snowstorms. Mother Nature gave Boston a well-deserved break and our business community rejoices. One of the nicer aspects of my job is getting to know some incredibly kind and thoughtful people who work on Mission Hill. Small business owners are the...

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Wu seeks transparency, all-encompassing transportation discussion

February 5, 2016
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Wu seeks transparency, all-encompassing transportation discussion

By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Mission Hill residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to...

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RIBBON CUTTING

February 5, 2016
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RIBBON CUTTING

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NU files plan for student housing development

February 5, 2016
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Northeastern University (NU) has filed a project notification form (PNF) for a 207-unit student housing development at 10 Burke St. that will have 800 beds, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). A community meeting will be held on the project Feb. 8 at 716 Columbus Ave., starting at 6 p.m....

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Wu quiere más transparencia y una discusión comprensiva sobre la transportación

February 5, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta La Presidenta del Ayuntamiento Michelle Wu quiere que los residentes de Mission Hill sean mejor informados sobre los negocios del Ayuntamiento. Wu nos dijo en una entrevista la semana pasada que su prioridad es asegurar que los residentes de Mission Hill sepan lo que está pasando en...

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Parties await Art Park lawsuit decision

February 5, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development is in the hands of a Boston Housing Court judge, according to John Feuerbach of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development and Kathryn Brookins, who filed the lawsuit with her husband Oscar in 2014. The lawsuit went to trial on Dec. 14 and 15. Feuerbach said...

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Mixed-use dev. planned for 35 S. Huntington Ave.

February 5, 2016
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A developer, Doug George of Dorchester, has filed plans for a 45,500-square-foot, mixed-use development at 35 S. Huntington Ave., according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA will hold a community meeting on the project at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Parker Hill Branch Library. The BRA in...

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New BRA director of planning announced

February 5, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced at his State of the City address that Sara Myerson, the current executive director of Imagine Boston 2030, will become the new director of planning at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), according to a press release. Myerson, who is the former executive director of the City Office of Olympic Planning,...

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Mission Hill man fatally shot

February 5, 2016
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A Mission Hill man was fatally shot on Jan. 13, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a call for an unknown medical situation at 55 Fenwood Road around 7:39 p.m. on Jan. 13. They found an adult male, later identified as 33-year-old Eden Jacquet of Mission Hill, suffering from apparent...

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New grading system for City services announced

February 5, 2016
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The City services can now finally be tracked and held accountable for achievements and…well, underachievements. CityScore is a new initiative that compiles metrics from various City departments every day to provide an at-a-glance view of the City’s overall performance, according to a press release. CityScore currently tracks measures in public safety, economic development, education,...

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Emmanuel College to build new residence hall

February 5, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board during its meeting in January approved Emmanuel College’s plan to build a new Julie Hall, a dormitory project that will replace the existing Julie Hall, according to a press release. The new building, which will be constructed on the Brookline Avenue side of the Emmanuel College campus, will contain...

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Wentworth aims to boost female enrollment

February 5, 2016
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) will attempt to increase female enrollment and help women pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing scholarships, according to a press release. The school received a $100,000 gift from Turner Construction Company for that purpose. Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, the fund will financially assist...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 5, 2016
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history: 5 Years Ago: 2011 “Turner sentenced to three years in prison” Former City Councilor Chuck Turner was sentenced on Jan. 25, 2011 to three years in prison and three years of probation following his conviction on charges of public corruption. Turner had been indicted...

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Hill History: Iconic buildings

February 5, 2016
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Hill History: Iconic buildings

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Hill Agenda, Feb. 5, 2016

February 5, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Mar. 1 for the Mar. 4 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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Participacion, Feb. 5, 2016

February 5, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 1 de marzo para la edición del 4 de marzo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.          Reuniones Cambio de precio de MBTA, miércoles, 10 febrero, 6-8pm, Roxbury Community College,...

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Editorial: Council President Wu

February 5, 2016
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There is welcome news coming from the Council President’s Office. At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, who was recently voted president, says she will be bringing more transparency to the Council. One of the ways she plans to do that is through improving the Council website, allowing residents easier access to information on hearings and...

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NEW RECTOR FOR MISSION CHURCH

February 5, 2016
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NEW RECTOR FOR MISSION CHURCH

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Hill Happenings

February 5, 2016
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Mission Hill mourned the loss of Mary G. Breen, a wonderful and beautiful woman who passed away last month. Mary, who lived on Parker Hill Avenue for all of her 83 years, was an accomplished singer and a soloist at Mission Church for many years. Listening to Mary sing was comfort to the soul....

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 5, 2016
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

At the monthly Main Streets board meeting, I started getting flashbacks of my college geology class. Our guest speaker started describing geological drumlins formed by the glacier that covered the Boston area during the ice age. Of course the drumlin, or teardrop shaped hill with two sides, carved out by the glacier he was...

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City changes affordable-housing policy

January 15, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order last month that changes the City’s affordable-housing policy, forcing some developers to pay more money or build more affordable units if they don’t meet the affordable-housing requirement on-site. The policy change went into effect Jan. 1. But to the disappointment of some housing organizations, the executive order...

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