What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 4, 2016
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As daylight shrinks, the upcoming holidays seem to rush in too quickly with Halloween, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year occurring in rapid succession, to be followed by those little white snowflakes from above. I hope this observation doesn’t toss a wet blanket on your day. Congrats to the Kush Groove store across...

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Protesters take center stage during the BRA rename unveiling

October 7, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Gazette Staff During the unveiling ceremony on Sept. 27 for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formally known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), protesters took center stage, sporting a sign with the agency’s new logo next to that read, “Boston Planned Displacement Agency.” The event that took place under...

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NU students create podcast on the War on Drugs and its impact on black communities

October 7, 2016
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NU students create podcast on the War on Drugs and its impact on black communities

Two students at Northeastern University have produced a podcast series about the history behind the War on Drugs and the lasting impacts that the era had on black communities across the U.S., especially in Boston. Joe Tache and Prasanna Rajasekaran released the first episode of their series in September, but their interest in the...

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LATINO HERITAGE MONTH

October 7, 2016
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LATINO HERITAGE MONTH

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Protagonizan manifestantes durante la inauguración de BPDA

October 7, 2016
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Beth Treffeisen Miembro del Personal de la Gaceta Durante una ceremonia el 27 de septiembre para celebrar la inauguración de Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), anteriormente Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), los protagonistas fueron unos manifestantes con un letrero que decía “Boston Planned Displacement Agency” (agencia del desplazamiento planeado de Boston). El evento empezó...

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Marijuana amendment passes Zoning Commission, limits locations

October 7, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette An amendment to the City’s Zoning Code that would put in place a half-mile buffer zone on medical marijuana dispensaries, long championed by Councilor Michael Flaherty, passed unanimously last month at the City’s Zoning Commission. It is now in effect and prevents medical marijuana dispensaries from locating...

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Call 311 for recovery

October 7, 2016
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A new hotline support system has been launched to help people struggling with substance use and addiction to access recovery resources, according to a press release. Now anyone in Boston can call 311 24/7 for any level of substance use/addiction treatment, recovery-related support services for friends and family, and answers to general questions related...

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ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL JAM

October 7, 2016
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ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL JAM

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Hill Agenda, Oct. 7, 2016

October 7, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 1 for the Nov. 4 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 Tremont...

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DND to hold another meeting on vacant lands later this month

October 7, 2016
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) will hold a follow-up meeting near the end of October to further discuss future uses for 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill, according to John Feuerbach of DND. The City held a community meeting during the summer on the vacant land where suggested uses ranged from...

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Participacion, Oct. 7, 2016

October 7, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 1 de noviembre para la edición del 4 de noviembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.          Reuniones Comité de Delincuencia, jueves, 27 oct, sala de música de Mission Church,...

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Self-driving cars in Boston’s future

October 7, 2016
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Moves are being made by the City to explore the potential use of self-driving vehicles in Boston, according to a press release. A new program has been launched as a collaboration between Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in partnership with the World Economic Forum. The program includes a...

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Chang-Diaz cruises to victory

October 7, 2016
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Local elected official Sonia Chang-Diaz cruised to victory in their respective races during the primary election on Sept. 8. Chang-Diaz, the Democratic state senator for the 2nd Suffolk District, garnered 7,330 votes, or 79 percent of voters, besting her challenger Roy Owens, who collected 1,857 votes. Chang-Diaz will not face an opponent in the...

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Art Park project remains stalled

October 7, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development remains with a Boston Housing Court judge, according to John Feuerbach of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development. Kathryn and Oscar Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ decision to grant variances for the project in 2014. The Art Park site is...

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Best of Mission Hill 2016 Winners

October 7, 2016
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Best Place To…   Enjoy live entertainment   The Puddingstone Tavern See art   Museum of Fine Arts   Work   Longwood Properties   Consumer Favorites   Friendliest Business   Mike’s Donuts   Breakfast   Mike’s Donuts   Lunch   Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta Express   Dinner   The Mission Bar & Grill   Pub/Bar...

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Imagine Boston using Legos to engage with residents

October 7, 2016
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Imagine Boston 2030 announced the creation of its “Engagement Team,” which will visit Mission Hill and other community events in Boston neighborhoods this fall to gather feedback from residents on how to improve Boston through 2030, according to a press release. “I am excited to launch the next iteration of Imagine Boston 2030’s engagement...

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DPH staff recommends that Children’s Hospital project moves forward

October 7, 2016
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The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a staff recommendation that supports Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) Determination of Need (DoN) for a major construction project. That project will lead to the destruction of the Prouty Garden. The Friends of the Prouty Garden group has waged a spirited campaign to save the green...

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Hill Happenings

October 7, 2016
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Dan Breen, Killilea Club’s brilliant quarterback, received the ball from center Tom Lassiter at McLaughlin Park on the final play of the game, as the Killilea Club defeated the Dorchester Knicks, 8-0. That game, attended by about 250 fans, occurred 50 years ago this week and was the culmination of an undefeated season for Mission Hill’s...

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Op-Ed: The importance of early education

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Equity, coherence, and innovation. These are the goals that Superintendent Tommy Chang and I emphasize as we work to improve Boston Public Schools. We recognize this is not a simple goal. And we understand that there is still work to be done to build an environment that best and individually...

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Op-Ed: How Boston Public Works helps you

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been repairing...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 7, 2016
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Autumn arrives, daylight diminishes, and excitement ensues in the Mission Hill business district. A new venture will soon be opening at the recently shuttered Kwik-E Sub shop in Brigham Circle. Keith Patrick, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute and manager of the Penguin in Mission Hill will oversee this new establishment, which...

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Voters head to the polls Sept. 8 for state primary

September 2, 2016
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls Sept. 8 for the state primary election, which will feature several local contested races. Democratic state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (2nd Suffolk District) is battling Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, to remain in her seat. The winner will not face a challenger in the...

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Mission Hill B & E suspect found with stolen goods, loaded shotgun

September 2, 2016
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A Mission Hill breaking-and-entering suspect was later found with the stolen goods and a loaded shotgun, according to local authorities. Andre Hopkins, 47, is on $20,000 bail after being charged with breaking and entering and several other counts at West Roxbury Municipal Court on Aug. 22. He is involved with other open cases in...

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BPL’S READ YOUR WAY TO FENWAY

September 2, 2016
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BPL’S READ YOUR WAY TO FENWAY

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