Maloney Properties will be conducting a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) income restricted rental lottery for five apartments located at Walter Huntington Apartments

January 16, 2018
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The property is located 75 South Huntington Avenue in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. Walter Huntington Apartments will consist of 38 new apartments. Five of the 38 units will be designated as income-restricted. The property will also feature parking spaces on site, a fitness studio, and a roof deck with views of Jamaica Pond. The...

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Mayor Walsh is sworn in to serve second term

January 5, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen On New Year’s Day morning, Mayor Martin Walsh took his oath of office and was sworn in to his second term as the 54th Mayor of Boston in front of a large crowd filled with residents, supporters, faith leaders and elected officials in the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Vice President Joseph R....

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Community comes together after fatal shooting

January 5, 2018
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A week after a fatal youth shooting on Mission Hill, Sociedad Latina, the Tobin Community Center, and Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services hosted a community discussion on violence and the safety of the Mission Hill community. The discussion on Dec. 11 at Tobin Community Center was well-attended by at least 100 people, including residents,...

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MAKING HISTORY

January 5, 2018
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MAKING HISTORY

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City Council passes bag ordinance, mayor signs it

January 5, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen and Peter Shanley Gazette Staff The City Council unanimously passed—and the mayor signed—an ordinance that levies a five-cent surcharge for using a thick plastic bag or a paper bag at a store in the city. Thinner plastic bags will be banned under the measure. But Mayor Martin Walsh’s signature on Dec....

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Comunidad se une después de disparo fatal

January 5, 2018
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Una semana después del fatal disparo de un joven en Mission Hill, organizadores comunitarios de Sociedad Latina, Tobin Community Center, y Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services presentaron una reunión comunitaria sobre los disparos recientes y la seguridad de la comunidad de Mission Hill. Alrededor de 100 personas asistieron a la discusión del 11 de...

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BPS will not implement new start times after blowback from parents, community

January 5, 2018
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After releasing new start and end times for 105 of the 125 schools in the system for next school year, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is putting the brakes on the new policy after blowback from parents and the community. “Over the past few weeks, we have heard from families, staff, and stakeholders that there...

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Beth Israel to develop new building on west campus

January 5, 2018
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) intends on building a new inpatient building on their west campus, according to a letter of intent that the hospital sent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The new 345,000-square-foot, 10-story building will house clinical inpatient programs including private patient rooms, operating and procedure rooms, imaging...

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MassArt to sponsor 10 students from Puerto Rico

January 5, 2018
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Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will open its doors to 10 Puerto Rican students whose educations were disrupted by the recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico by covering the students’ tuition and housing expenses. The MassArt Foundation is also launching a crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $25,000 for the students’ art...

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Governor launches initiative to increase housing production

January 5, 2018
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At the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard on Mission Hill, the Baker-Polito administration announced on Dec. 11 a new initiative in efforts to increase housing production across the Commonwealth, according to a press release. The Housing Choice Initiative will create a system of incentives and rewards for municipalities that deliver sustainable housing growth and propose...

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NEW YEARS MASS FOR BOSTON HAITIAN COMMUNITY

January 5, 2018
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NEW YEARS MASS FOR BOSTON HAITIAN COMMUNITY

Cardinal O’Malley began the New Year with Mass for Boston’s Haitian community at the Mission Church at noontime. The annual Mass honoring Haitian Independence Day was moved from the Cathedral in the South End to Mission Church because of extensive renovation now underway and was attended by many priests who minister to the Haitian...

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Two men arrested for double shooting on the Hill

January 5, 2018
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Two men have been arrested in relation to a non-fatal double shooting that occurred on Mission Hill on Dec. 20. Daiquan Rice, 23 years old of Roxbury, and his father Roderick Clay, 43 years old of Dorchester, have been arrested for warrant, firearm, and drug related charges and held on bail. The Dec. 20...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 5, 2018
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Siberian shivering caused by bone chilling breezes closed out 2017, canceling many traditional First Night events at the Common and downtown. Nevertheless, the wintry weather cannot chill the hearts of Mission Hill neighbors who welcome the New Year and every day with smiles and greetings to all. Mission Hill business owners outdid themselves decorating...

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ARTISTS COLLECTIVE HOST ART SHOW

January 5, 2018
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ARTISTS COLLECTIVE HOST ART SHOW

  The annual Mission Hill Artists Collective art show was held at the Mission Hill Main Streets office on Huntington Avenue this year with these photos taken on Dec. 13.

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ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 CLASS REUNION

January 5, 2018
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ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 CLASS REUNION

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MassArt alumni leading workshops at Gardner Museum

January 5, 2018
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Stephen Hamilton, a renowned Boston artist, educator, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design graduate, will lead workshops at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum during Saturday Open Studios in January and February, according to a press release. According to Hamilton in the press release, this collaboration is “an opportunity to investigate understudied relationships between...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 5, 2018

January 5, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 30 for the Feb. 2 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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Participacion, Jan. 5, 2018

January 5, 2018
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 30 de enero para la edición del 2 de febrero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Los números telefónicos abajo empiezan con el código 617. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7.30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St....

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Op-Ed: Finding our way home in 2018

January 5, 2018
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By Mayor Martin Walsh To all Bostonians: happy new year, and may 2018 bring you happiness and health in Boston. As we enter into the new year, I’m grateful for the people of Boston — I continue to be inspired by our residents’ big hearts and deep love of community. 2018 brings a new...

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Letters:

January 5, 2018
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Concerns over Allegheny Street development The Home for Little Wanderer’s Harrington House program for younger children currently resides on Alleghany St. and is supported by our Mission Hill Community. The Home intends to build a new residence on the site, adjacent to Harrington House, to be occupied by its Children’s Collaborative program for traumatized...

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Hill Happenings

January 5, 2018
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The Mission Hill Veterans Post, closing after 60 years, held its farewell party Dec. 23. Although there was a touch of sadness among the throng of celebrants, it was an upbeat crowd, who reminisced about the old days of the Post when many of the World War ll veterans were active participants. Changing demographics...

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Walsh cruises to re-election victory, wins on the Hill

December 1, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh cruised to an easy re-election victory, defeating City Councilor Tito Jackson during the Nov. 7 general election, according to City results. About 28 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Walsh garnered 70,187 votes, or 65 percent of voters, while Jackson collected 36,472 votes, or 34 percent of voters. On...

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Neighbors raise concerns over Alleghany Street project

December 1, 2017
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Several Alleghany Street residents are raising concerns over a plan by Home for Little Wanderers to subdivide a parcel of land on Alleghany Street and build a new two-and-a-half story building. The Home for Little Wanderers is a nonprofit child and family service agency that has its headquarters in Walpole. The nonprofit currently owns...

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TURKEY GIVEAWAY

December 1, 2017
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TURKEY GIVEAWAY

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