WOMEN OF THE YEAR

April 1, 2016
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WOMEN OF THE YEAR

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S. Huntington Ave. guidelines approved

April 1, 2016
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The S. Huntington Avenue guidelines are now officially part of the City zoning after the Zoning Commission approved them on March 9 and Mayor Martin Walsh signed them days later, according to City officials. The guidelines address the types of developments preferred by the community for the S. Huntington Avenue corridor. The guidelines are...

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Subsidios para el alcance de DACA/DAPA

April 1, 2016
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La Ciudad ha recibido unos 180.000 dólares para financiar el alcance comunitario y la educación sobre la acción diferida de las llegadas en la infancia (en inglés DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) y la acción diferida para padres de americanos y y residentes permanentes legales (en inglés DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents of...

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BRA board approves 35 S. Huntington Ave. project

April 1, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its March 17 meeting approved the $12 million mixed-use development project at 35 S. Huntington Ave. The BRA in the early 2000s approved a different development team’s plan for the site: a five-story, 44,475-square-foot development with 47 residential units and 42 parking spaces. But that plan never...

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Hill Agenda, April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, May 3 for the May 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Main Streets Annual Meeting and open house, Weds. Apr. 6, 6pm, 1534 Tremont St. Free admission. Mission Hill...

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Grants for DACA/DAPA outreach

April 1, 2016
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The City of Boston has received $180,000 in funding to provide community outreach and education on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) through the DACA/DAPA Outreach Initiative, according to a press release. The funds are a result of an $80,000 match grant...

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School Committee approves budget

April 1, 2016
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The Boston School Committee last month passed the budget for fiscal year 2017 in a 5-2 vote, according to a press release. The budget process has been a contentious one with thousands of students staging a walk-out to protest cuts in funding. Some of the funding was restored after the protest. The new budget...

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Gardner masterpieces relocated to new exhibition

April 1, 2016
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Twenty-five of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s most esteemed works will be moved from the museum’s original location into a temporary exhibition called Off the Wall: Gardner and Her Masterpieces in the Hostetter Gallery, according to a press release.    The exhibition of art by masters, including Rembrandt, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens, opened...

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City’s small business plan announced

April 1, 2016
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The City of Boston’s small business plan has been released and will be used a roadmap that allows the City to support local small business, especially those that are owned by minorities, women, and immigrants, according to a press release. The plan will “ensure a thriving small business economy in the city, enhance the...

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Senior Life: JP@Home expanding to Hill residents

April 1, 2016
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Senior Life: JP@Home expanding to Hill residents

JP@Home, a grassroots membership group with the mission of keeping aging residents at home as long as possible, is opening membership to residents outside of Jamaica Plain to include the contiguous neighborhoods of Mission Hill, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Brookline, Hyde Park, and Roxbury. Meanwhile, Ethos and City Feed and Supply co-hosted an event at...

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Senior Life: Former nursing home to become residential development

April 1, 2016
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The slide of S. Huntington Avenue from an institutional lane to that of a residential area continued on March 17, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $62 million renovation and expansion project at the former Goddard House nursing home site at 201 S. Huntington Ave. The project, which is expected to generate...

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MBTA board approves fare hikes

April 1, 2016
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The MBTA fiscal and management control board on March 7 approved system-wide fare hikes that amount to an average 9.3 percent increase that will go into effect July 1, according to a press release. The board vote means: Bus Pass increases to $55, while a LinkPass goes to $84.50 Outer Express Bus at existing...

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Participacion, April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de mayo para la edición del 6 de mayo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Calles Principales de Mission Hill, reunión anual y casa abierta, miércoles, 6 abril,...

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Letter: Senior group deserves recognition

April 1, 2016
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I thought that you would like to know about the organization called ”The Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly,” because they don’t seem to get any recognition. They never forget me. We have coffee and conversations a lot, dinners that are beautiful, and at Thanksgiving and Christmas, they really put on a wonderful celebration...

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Letter: Thumbs-up to 35 S. Huntington Ave. project and developer

April 1, 2016
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After reading last month’s article about the project proposed for 35 S. Huntington Ave, I felt compelled to attend the BRA community meeting at the library. To my surprise, my neighbors and I learned about a thoughtful and attractive project proposed for this long neglected site. The owner, Douglas George, was open, respectful, and...

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Op-Ed: 5 simple habits to help our children thrive

April 1, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80 percent of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: It means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much...

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Hill Happenings

April 1, 2016
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I feel fortunate to have been friends with Debbie McCue, a longtime Mission Hill resident, who passed away last month. Debbie had been in poor health and confined to a wheelchair in recent years. Locals fondly remember Debbie when she worked for Boston Parks and Recreation Department at the Tobin Gym in the 1970s....

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 1, 2016
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Daffodils are sprouting forth from their winter hibernation as Mission Hill sheds its winter grey to springtime green. William Butler Yeats in his famous poem “Easter 1916” said, “Whenever green is worn are (sic) changed, changed utterly. A terrible beauty is born.” Locals of Irish extraction undoubtedly recognize those sentiments as readily as Americans...

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Unanimous disapproval at MBTA fare hike meeting

March 4, 2016
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There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting supported any fare raise. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roxbury Community College In efforts...

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I’LL TAKE ‘NU’ FOR $1,000, ALEX

March 4, 2016
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I’LL TAKE ‘NU’ FOR $1,000, ALEX

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Some skepticism on planned NU dorm’s ability to draw students off of Mission Hill

March 4, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette About 40 people attended a Feb. 23 meeting on Northeastern University’s (NU) plan to build a 798-bed undergraduate student residence at 10 Burke St., with some NU task force members and attendees expressing skepticism that the dorm will be able to draw students off of Mission Hill....

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Boston votes for Clinton, Trump in primary election

March 4, 2016
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Boston voters picked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and real estate mogul Donald Trump (Republican) in their parties’ respective presidential primary in Massachusetts on March 1, according to unofficial City results. Both Trump and Clinton were projected to win the state. Clinton garnered 57 percent of Democratic Boston voters, or 71,422 votes,...

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Algunos tienen dudas sobre el nuevo dormitorio de NU

March 4, 2016
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De Josie Grove Especial a la Gaceta Cerca de 40 personas asistieron a una reunión el 23 de febrero en Northeastern University (UN) sobre su plan de construir una residencia estudiantil de 798 camas en 10 Burke Street. Algunos miembros del grupo de trabajo de Northeastern expresaron dudas que el nuevo dormitorio pueda atraer...

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Executive order to bolster female and minority entrepreneurs

March 4, 2016
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Minority and women business owners in Boston should now be granted more fair and equitable opportunities when competing for City contracts due to Mayor Martin Walsh’s new executive order, according to a press release. The order was announced last week with the City of Boston Economic Inclusion and Equity Agenda, which focuses on programs,...

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