Letters:

April 6, 2018
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Opposing the Burney Street development We stand with neighbors and abutters in opposing an oversized development at 9-11 Burney Street. We ask the BPDA to prevent this concerning precedent, thereby protecting the residential neighborhoods in Mission Hill. Principal objections: The proposed 6-story building will dwarf existing homes on Burney St., with a height that...

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Op-eds:

April 6, 2018
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House passes legislation regulating, taxing short-term rentals By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez As I meet with neighbors and community members, one concern rises to the top: affordable housing. As our state’s population and economy grows, housing costs continue to rise. In many ways, we are victims of our own success. Our tireless efforts...

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Hill Happenings

April 6, 2018
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It’s cool when celebrities drop into local establishments and such was the case last week when Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder stopped in the Puddingstone Tavern with his small group. Discerning bartender Scott Prince recognized Snyder and tells me the football mogul seems like a real nice guy. The Redskins, incidentally, were the Boston...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 6, 2018
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While sitting at my laptop, a Beatles song lyric repeats in my head… “Doing the garden, diggin’ the weeds, who could ask for more? Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m 64?” Paul McCartney was 15 when he penned this ditty about his dad. On my way to the...

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Local businesses support Burney St. dev., some residents raise objections

March 2, 2018
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The local business community came out to support the proposed mixed-use development at 9 Burney St., citing a boost to the local economy, during a community meeting Feb. 12. But some residents opposed the project, pointing to having retail space in a residential zone and the development’s projected height. The project, which is called...

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Shaun King talks change during NU visit

March 2, 2018
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By Jess DeWitt Special to the Gazette People, energy, strategic planning, and money are the four pillars to enacting social change, according to author and activist Shaun King, who spoke at Northeastern University on Feb. 9.  Nearly a thousand people packed Blackman Auditorium to capacity to hear the civil rights activist partake in a...

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READING RALLY

March 2, 2018
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READING RALLY

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LMA historical survey completed, 2 buildings recommended for Landmarks designations

March 2, 2018
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LMA—The long-awaited survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings has been completed, with the survey finding 106 buildings at least 45 years of age and recommending two buildings for Boston Landmarks designations. The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) received $40,000 to conduct the survey, as part of a memorandum of agreement...

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Empresarios apoyan el proyecto de Burney St., residentes tienen dudas

March 2, 2018
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La comunidad empresarial local vino a apoyar un nuevo proyecto multiuso en 9 Burney Street, citando un incremento económico, durante una reunión el 12 de febrero. Sin embargo, algunos residentes están en contra del proyecto, preocupándose por el espacio comercial en una zona residencial y la altura del edificio. El proyecto llamado “The Laneway...

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Residents, local organizations weigh-in on short-term rentals while City Council begins work on regulating them

March 2, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Last month, Mayor Walsh announced intentions to better track and regulate short-term rentals in Boston and assign annual fees to operators of different types of rentals. That has residents, local elected officials, and neighborhood organizations debating how best to deal with short-term rentals and how they impact...

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RETIREMENT PLANS

March 2, 2018
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RETIREMENT PLANS

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O’Malley tackling curbside composting again

March 2, 2018
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, is tackling curbside composting once again. O’Malley with City Councilor Ayanna Pressley recently refiled a hearing order on the feasibility of implementing a curbside composting program in the city. O’Malley has filed a hearing order on the matter several times. Asked...

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City scholarships available to Boston residents for college

March 2, 2018
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Applications are now available for the 2018 City of Boston Scholarships, which are need-based scholarships for Boston residents interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree or continuing education in Massachusetts, according to the press release. “The City of Boston Scholarship Fund helps turn our residents’ dreams of completing their post-secondary education into reality,” said Mayor...

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Meeting for Art Park project rescheduled

March 2, 2018
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The City has rescheduled the community meeting for the Art Park project for March 6. The original meeting for Feb. 7 was postponed because of the weather. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Church Parish Center. A back-up date of March 14 at the same location and time has...

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FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

March 2, 2018
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FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

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COLLECTING FOR HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF

March 2, 2018
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COLLECTING FOR HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF

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TOPPING OFF CEREMONY

March 2, 2018
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TOPPING OFF CEREMONY

Mayor Martin Walsh joined Northeastern University President Aoun, and CEO of American Campus Communites, Bill Bayless, for the “Topping Off” ceremony for the new Burke Dorms at Northeastern University on Feb. 7. Mayor’s Office Photos by Jeremiah Robinson  

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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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