IAG meets to review revised Goddard House project

April 7, 2017
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Members of the impact advisory group (IAG) for the Goddard House project met on March 13 to review the scaled-down proposal with most of the group approving of the changes. The alterations to the project were presented to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) monthly meeting on March 16 and were approved. The...

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BPDA still reviewing 1065 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is still reviewing the Phase 2 project of the 1065 Tremont St. site, according to spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. BPDA held a community meeting on Feb. 23 when some residents voiced concerns about the proposal, including over the lack of parking and gentrification. The project would consist of...

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Hill Agenda, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 2 for the May 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 44th Annual Meeting for MH Neighborhood Housing Services, Mon. Apr. 10 at 6pm, MCPHS, Richard E. Griffin Academic Center,...

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Participacion, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 2 de mayo para la edición del 5 de mayo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones 44o reunión anual para los servicios de vivienda del barrio de Mission...

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Councilor wants to streamline affordable-housing process

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George recently filed for a hearing order to determine strategies for streamlining the process to apply for affordable housing. “I’ve been working on this issue now for the last 14 months and the most important solution to homelessness is housing,” said Essaibi-George at...

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Hill Happenings

April 7, 2017
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Ed Burke, proprietor of Ed Burke’s Tavern on Huntington Avenue in Mission Hill, died of heart failure on March 9 at 76.  Burke’s death evoked an array of memories of the famous bar from legions of Mission Hill folks. Burke took over the bar in the early ‘70s upon the death of his father, also Ed...

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Senior Life: Seniors bend into shape

April 7, 2017
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People of all ages trying to stay in shape can draw inspiration from the senior fitness class at Springhouse Senior Living. Kelly Sullivan teaches a class that she calls “Fit Mix,” which is a mixed fitness class for seniors ranging in age from the mid 80s up to 105 years old, with the bulk...

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Senior Life: Writing at 72

April 7, 2017
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette Obsession? Addiction? Within a year of my return to writing, I had lost twenty pounds. Emerging 22 years ago from a dark, drug-fueled period in my life, I began writing and submitting short stories, collecting a bag full of rejections along the way. I didn’t know that...

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Letters:

April 7, 2017
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1065 Tremont St. project As I read the news story on the proposed 28 residential units on a proposed six-story building at 1065 Tremont Street in Lower Roxbury, I thought the concerns of current residents must be taken into consideration. As for the siting of the four affordable housing units to be provided by...

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Op-Ed: Our transportation plan: Go Boston 2030

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh On any given day at any given time, I can look outside my window at City Hall and see our streets alive and bustling. From tourists crossing the street to Faneuil Hall to the cars waiting at the intersection, the Government Center T stop in City Hall Plaza and the...

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Op-Ed: How we’re investing in our public schools

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a record...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 7, 2017
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A graduate of Boston Latin School, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Love of beauty is taste…the creation of beauty is art.” As someone with zero artistic talent, I am frequently awestruck by what I observe surrounding me in this job in Mission Hill. The works hanging in the Sparring Partners Windows (the old Sparr’s...

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Zakim to chair re-established Special Committee on Civil Rights

March 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council voted unanimously to re-establish the Special Committee on Civil Rights at a hearing on Feb. 8 and Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim will chair it. Zakim had previously chaired the discontinued Human Rights and Civil Rights Committee in the 2014 to 2015 term....

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Developers tweak 1457 Tremont St. project

March 3, 2017
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The developers of the proposed 1457 Tremont St. development have made slight alterations to the project and plan to file a project notification form with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) in the coming weeks. Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission Hill-based husband and wife development team, are planning to redevelop the vacant...

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Se reestablece el comité especial de derechos humanos

March 3, 2017
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de Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Durante una audiencia el 8 de febrero, el ayuntamiento votó unánimemente a favor de reestablecer el comité especial de derechos humanos, con el Consejero Josh Zakim a la cabeza. Zakim fue el presidente del antiguo Comité de Derechos Humanos y Civiles durante su mandato de 2014 y 2015....

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Sociedad Latina awarded funds from My Brother’s Keeper

March 3, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a nonprofit located on Mission Hill, recently received funding through the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Boston mini grant program. Sociedad Latina is a citywide organization that focuses on supporting the unmet needs of youth and families from Boston’s Latino and Mission Hill/Roxbury communities. The organization will use the $4,600 in grant money...

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Concerns of parking, displacement raised during 1065 Tremont St. meeting

March 3, 2017
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At the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) Feb. 23 meeting on a proposed building at 1065 Tremont St., residents voiced concerns about the lack of parking and how the project is just another building adding to the displacement of longtime residents. The project will consist of 28 residential units in a six-floor, 31,500-square-foot...

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Motion to dismiss filed in Art Park court case

March 3, 2017
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Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals have filed a motion to dismiss the appeal of the lawsuit over the Art Park development Judge Judith C. Cutler has scheduled a hearing on the motion for March 7, according to Kathleen Hayes, the sessions clerk for Cutler. Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS)...

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City requests 151 new liquor licenses from state leaders

March 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Putting last year’s low-level feud over control of liquor licenses for Boston in the past, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston state delegation are looking this year to cooperate in releasing more than 150 new liquor licenses over three years in creative ways – a way cited...

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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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