IAG members review St. Alphonsus development proposal

September 8, 2017
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At a recent Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting, the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed six-story 95 St. Alphonsus St. development generally agreed that the developers had made improvements from the previous proposal. Developers from Wingate Companies presented their revisions to the IAG, which consists of Ellen Moore, David Welch, Katie...

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Hillers head to the polls on Sept. 26

September 8, 2017
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls on Sept. 26 for the City’s preliminary election to help decide which mayoral candidates will move on the November general election. Mayor Martin Walsh is facing off against three challengers: City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci, and Joseph A. Wiley. The top two vote getters in...

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Protest

September 8, 2017
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Protest

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Chilacates coming to Mission Hill

September 8, 2017
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Chilacates, a popular counter-service restaurant with two locations in Jamaica Plain, will be expanding to Mission Hill. Socrates Abreu, the owner of the restaurants, said that the lease has been secured for 1480 Tremont St., across from the Tobin Community Center, and hopes to get the restaurant up and running by early 2018. The...

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Comisión consultiva revisa propuesto del proyecto en St. Alphonsus

September 8, 2017
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En una reunión reciente de Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), la comisión consultiva para el propuesto proyecto de seis pisos en 95 St. Alphonsus St. determinó que los promotores habían mejorado su propuesta original. Promotores de Wingate Companies presentaron sus revisiones a la comisión que incluye Ellen Moore, David Welch, Katie Genovesse, Gary...

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City makes public records on properties more accessible

September 8, 2017
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The City of Boston has announced the launch of RentSmart Boston, an online tool that allows renters and homeowners to access data about Boston’s properties, according to a press release. RentSmart compiles data from BOS:311 and the City’s Inspectional Services Department in order to give prospective tenants a more complete picture of the homes...

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City Council briefs

September 8, 2017
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HEALTHCARE PROVIDER PARKING PERMITS ON HOLD In order to learn more behind the problems that home health care workers are facing while trying to find parking in order to provide in home care, the City Council headed by Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim and At-Large Michael Flaherty held a hearing on Aug. 22....

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Ward 10 Democrats endorse Walsh for mayor

September 8, 2017
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The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a large portion of Mission Hill, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release. The committee cited Walsh’s “record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality education,” as reasons for their endorsement, according to...

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Participacion, September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017
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El plazo para Participación es 12pm, martes, 3 de octubre para la edición del 6 de octubre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center,...

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Henry James special exhibition at ISG Museum

September 8, 2017
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The Isabella Steward Gardner Museum is opening an exhibition this fall called “Henry James and the American Painting,” which explores the novelist’s connection to visual art and Isabella Stewart Gardner, according to a press release. James is best known for his books “Portrait of a Lady” (1880), “Washington Square” (1880), and the “Wings of...

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BPA receives BCH money; survey under way

September 8, 2017
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) has received the money from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) to conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings and has begun the survey, according to BPA Executive Director Greg Galor. Galor said the survey should be completed by the end of the year. As...

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City, developer still working on Art Park site

September 8, 2017
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The City and the developer of the Art Park project are still working on the proposal, hoping to bring it to fruition several months after a court case over it closed, according to Department of Neighborhood Development spokesperson Kerry O’Brien. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her...

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Rights vs. recovery: Courts embark on delicate balancing act

September 8, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette After more than a year of planning, the Boston Municipal Court has embarked on a pilot program led by Judge Kathleen Coffey to help make it easier for police and physicians to involuntarily commit people who are a threat to themselves and the public because of their...

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Student Welcome Guide: A student’s guide to Mission Hill

September 8, 2017
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The following is some basic information for students moving into the Mission Hill area. General Boston Get renter’s insurance. It might seem like an unnecessary expense until you have a break-in, or your upstairs neighbor’s toilet overflows while they’re out of town. The City of Boston has many services for renters. Learn about and...

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Student Welcome Guide: Mission Hill place names

September 8, 2017
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Welcome to the neighborhood! You just moved to Mission Hill—but did you know you’re actually on Parker Hill? You’ve probably already noticed the spires of Mission Church—which technically isn’t called that, either. And why’s the post office called Roxbury Crossing? Understanding the lingo of Mission Hill can seem like “Mission: Impossible.” Here’s a cheat...

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City, BPS teachers reach agreement on contract

September 8, 2017
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After an 18-month negotiation, the Boston Public Schools and Boston Teachers Union have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, according to a press release. The agreement includes improvements to wages, parental leave policies, and hiring processes. The contract, which retroactively covers the 2016 to 2017 school year as well as the 2017 to...

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Hill Agenda, September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 3 for the Oct. 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 Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545...

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IDP report shows increase in affordable housing over 17 years

September 8, 2017
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The City has released its first report on the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), the program that requires private developers to include affordable housing as part of their proposals, according to a press release. The report describes the additional affordable housing units that have been created, specifically in the peak year 2016. The IDP applies...

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Staff turnover in Walsh administration

September 8, 2017
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Mayor Walsh’s Chief of Staff Daniel Koh has left his role with the City of Boston and has been replaced by David Sweeney, according to a press release. Sweeney has served as chief financial officer (CFO) and collector-treasurer for the City of Boston since April 2014. According to media reports, Koh is leaving his...

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Longwood Community Benefit funding available

September 8, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has released the application for community benefit grants of up to $75,000 in the Longwood Medical Area. The funds are a result of the Longwood Center Project in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. On April 29, 2008, the then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project...

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Op-Ed: How we’re creating affordable housing

September 8, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels, and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and decided...

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Hill Happenings

September 8, 2017
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Mission Hill lost a great one when Joe Conlon, a Green Beret and Silver Star medal recipient, passed away last month. Conlon grew up on the Hill and he is a 1960 alumnus of Mission High School, where he was a terrific football player. A fierce defensive end, Conlon later played for the Killilea...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 8, 2017
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Each year, seasonal transformation prompts a marvel of nature with over 1.7 million wildebeests trekking the Serengeti performing their yearly migration. Our Mission Hill neighborhood undergoes a much smaller annual response each Sept. 1 when the students return on Move-In Day. The City, the various colleges and MASCO attempt to make the operation a...

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Hill business owner shot, killed

August 4, 2017
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Mission Hill business owner Andres Cruz was shot and killed during an apparent robbery at his AC Hardware store on Tremont Street on July 18. Funeral services for Cruz were held July 24 at Mission Church. Three suspects were arrested shortly after the shooting. His death shocked the neighborhood, with many community members describing...

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