Bridge named after JP brothers

March 3, 2017
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Legislation was passed at the State House to officially name the Jamaicaway bridge over Route 9 on the Mission Hill/Jamaica Plain border as the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge, in honor of two JP brothers, according to a press release. Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, a member of the U.S. Marine...

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Hill Agenda, March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 4 for the Apr. 7 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project, public information meeting. Mon. Mar. 6, 5pm open house, 6pm presentation. The Ruggles...

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BPA set to receive money for LMA survey

March 3, 2017
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) will soon start receiving money from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings, according to BPA Executive Director Greg Galor. As part of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the BLC and BCH over the hospital’s plan to...

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Mission Hill Main Streets moves

March 3, 2017
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Mission Hill Main Streets (MHMS), a business promotion organization, is moving to a new location at 812 Huntington Ave. The Gazette spoke with Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse on Feb. 27 as the boxes were being filled up. He said he expected to be up and running in the new place...

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Pizza owner awaits word on fate

March 3, 2017
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Northeastern University (NU) recently bought the building where University House of Pizza (UHOP) and Punter’s Pub operate, as the Gazette reported last month, but the owner of UHOP has still not heard anything from NU about the future of the building. The property at 444-452 Huntington Ave. was previously owned by Stephen Newman, who...

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BPDA board approves two NU amendments to IMP

March 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Dec. 15 meeting approved two amendments to Northeastern University’s institutional master plan. An institutional master plan (IMP) is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s existing facilities, long-range planning goals, and proposed projects. The Boston Redevelopment Authority, which has since been re-branded to...

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Participacion, March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 4 de abril para la edición del 7 de marzo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones Proyecto del tren de cercanías de Ruggles Station, reunión de información pública,...

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Youths rally for Jackson Square Rec Center

March 3, 2017
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On Valentine’s Day, Jamaica Plain youth rallied for love—love in terms of community resources, that is. Members of the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and local elected officials rallied at the Hyde Square Task Force Youth Development Center on Feb. 14 to advocate for the long-awaited Jackson Square Recreation Center to be built and...

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City set to release RFPs on vacant land

March 3, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) plans to release a request for proposals for 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill sometime in the middle of this month, according to DND spokesperson Kerry O’Brien. John Feuerbach of DND had said previously it would be released in February. The City held a community meeting...

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BPDA issues scoping determination for WIT project

March 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has issued a scoping determination, requesting more information for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St., according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. That move is a normal part of the review process. “The next step is for Wentworth to...

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New online tool for teen summer jobs

March 3, 2017
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City youths can apply for summer jobs with SuccessLink, an online tool recently launched by the City of Boston, according to a press release. Using SuccessLink, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 as of Aug. 18, 2017 can register for the summer Youth Employment Program lottery and join civic engagement initiatives designed...

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Hill Happenings

March 3, 2017
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Last month, family and friends mourned the death of Richie Durkin, a stalwart citizen, who loved Mission Hill. Richie was a retired Boston School police captain. He graduated from Mission High School in 1975, where he was an outstanding athlete. Richie was the center on the great 1974 Mission High basketball team. That group...

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Letters:

March 3, 2017
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Sex offender loophole As I read the news story concerning the sex offender loophole (Boston Herald, Feb. 14), I noticed that the City Council is talking about a public hearing  on a loophole that allows sex offenders to register as homeless in public places such as the Boston Common. City Councilor Michael Flaherty states...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 3, 2017
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This month features Evacuation Day memorializing the liberation of Boston by George Washington’s Continental Army from the 11-month siege of the British Redcoats in 1776. Coincidentally, the holiday falls upon the feast day of Ireland’s patron, Saint Patrick. March also brings with it the liturgical season of Lent where Catholics throughout the world forsake...

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Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston’s streets safer

March 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30 miles...

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NU buys building of longtime pub, pizza place

February 3, 2017
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  Northeastern University has bought the property at 444-452 Huntington Ave., which is the building where the University House of Pizza and Punter’s Pub operate. NU paid $5.3 million, according to documents at the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. The two businesses will continue to operate at the location for at least two years....

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Mayor Walsh speaks of improving infrastructure and housing in third State of the City address

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered on Jan. 17 his third State of the City address, committing to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. In an effort from the Walsh...

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WOMEN’S MARCH IN BOSTON

February 3, 2017
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WOMEN’S MARCH IN BOSTON

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Councilor Tito Jackson announces bid for mayor

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury on Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city –...

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Consejero Jackson se postula a alcalde

February 3, 2017
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De Seth Daniel Especial a Gazette Cuando el Consejero Tito Jackson ocupó el podio para anunciar su candidatura a alcalde el 12 de enero en Roxbury, se presentó como representante de todos los residentes de Boston, específicamente en los barrios y las escuelas públicas que han sido olvidados mientas el gobierno se dedica al...

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Walsh se compromete a mejorar la infraestructura y la vivienda

February 3, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette El 17 de enero en Symphony Hall, el Alcalde Martin J. Walsh pronunció su tercer discurso sobre el estado de la ciudad, comprometiéndose a mantener la accesibilidad de Boston para todos los residentes con la inversión de más dinero en vivienda asequible y la actualización de infraestructura y...

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City set to release RFPs on vacant land

February 3, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) plans to release a request for proposal for 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill sometime this month, according to John Feuerbach of DND. The City held a community meeting last year on the vacant land where suggested uses ranged from open space to housing development. The...

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Changes possible to 1457 Tremont St. project

February 3, 2017
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The developers of the proposed 1457 Tremont St. development have switched architects, signaling possible alterations to the project. Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission Hill-based husband and wife development team, are planning to redevelop the vacant Roxbury Council Knights of Columbus building. Suzanne DiMeco spoke with the Gazette last summer about their plans at...

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Solidarity from Sociedad Latina

February 3, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented organization based on Mission Hill, has issued a statement of strong opposition to the measures that the Trump administration has taken during its first week in office, and encourages solidarity and involvement in civic duties. The statement comes after executive orders to temporarily bar citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from...

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