Hill Agenda, Feb. 3, 2017

February 3, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 28 for the Mar. 3 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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Participacion, Feb. 3, 2017

February 3, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 28 de febrero para la edición del 3 de marzo. 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,...

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Estimated 175,000 unite at Women’s March

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Marchers bearing pink hats, colorful signs, and t-shirts stating ‘Nasty Women’ packed the Boston Common on Jan. 21 in a peaceful protest against the recent election of President Donald J. Trump. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in solidarity to fight for values of human dignity, equal...

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Art Park court battle continues

February 3, 2017
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The Art Park court battle continues, as both sides wait for the judge to make a final decision on the appeal. But Judge Judith C. Cutler did recently deny a motion to force the plaintiffs to post a bond as a condition of maintaining the appeal, according to Kathleen Hayes, the sessions clerk for...

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WIT proposes to build new academic building

February 3, 2017
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last month to build a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St., according to the expanding project notification form (EPNF). The project will require an amendment to WIT’s institutional master plan (IMP). An IMP is a comprehensive development plan...

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ZORICA PANTIC HONORED

February 3, 2017
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ZORICA PANTIC HONORED

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Hill History: This month in Hill history

February 3, 2017
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5 Years ago: 2012: Hundreds protest T cuts It’s the same old MBTA: residents of Mission Hill are bothered by the fare increases and service cuts of the MBTA, today and yesterday. In 2012, more than 125 speakers blasted the MBTA’s proposed fare hike and service cuts at Mission Hill-area meetings, and at least...

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Hill Happenings

February 3, 2017
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Frank Garvin is on the big screen, earning a small part alongside Casey Affleck in the American drama, Manchester by the Sea. Locals recall Frank from the Mission Hill Theatre Group in the 1980s, including his brilliant performance as Oscar in the Odd Couple. Garvin grew up in Charlestown before falling in love with Mission...

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Obituary: Georgi Erica Scarpelli

February 3, 2017
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Obituary: Georgi Erica Scarpelli

Georgi Erica Scarpelli, of Worcester and was born on Mission Hill, died on Jan. 6. Beloved daughter of the late George Vega and Louise Scarpelli. Loving sister of Toni Ann Komst (retired Boston EMS) of Mission Hill, Ed Komst of Pennsylvania, GiGi Florence and her husband Oscar of Worcester, Marcia Lawrence of Worcester and...

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Op-Ed: Facing Boston’s gender wage gap

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh When I first took office in 2014 I pledged to listen, learn, and lead. It quickly became clear that leading on gender equity was essential to our City’s success. Not only is it the right thing to do, it is important to our economy as a whole and businesses’ bottom...

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Op-Ed: State of our city

February 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh On Jan. 17, I had the honor of standing in front of the city I love and explaining all that we’ve accomplished together, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. As I looked out into the audience at Symphony Hall, I was overwhelmed with gratitude...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 3, 2017
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The chairman of the Republican National Committee cautioned his party about putting a brash, egotistical, and outspoken loudmouth in the White House. Calling this wealthy media celebrity a “Madman,” the GOP chairman worried about the sanity of this candidate. Railing on about the rigged system of entrenched special interests and how his fellow rich...

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Northeastern University gains feedback on plans to expand in the Christian Science Complex

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Northeastern University (NU) Task Force met on Nov. 30, at a meeting held by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) to discuss the two amendments proposed by NU to change the Institutional Master Plan (IMP), despite only three of the 13 members in attendance. The...

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Bag ban on hold

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council moved to keep an ordinance that would tax plastic bags in file under the Government Operations Committee until sometime in the New Year at a hearing held on Dec.14. The move comes as the Walsh administration has said that it does not support the...

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NU recibe comentarios sobre sus planes de expansión

January 6, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen El grupo de trabajo de Northeastern University (NU) se reunió el 30 de noviembre en una reunión presentada por la agencia de planificación y desarrollo de Boston (BPDA) para hablar sobre dos enmiendas propuestas por NU de cambiar el plan maestro institucional (IMP), aunque sólo tres de los 13 miembros asistieron....

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Court battle continues over Art Park site; developer sticks with plan

January 6, 2017
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The developer of the Art Park development is still planning on moving forward with the project as a court battle continues. Sebastian Mariscal Studios (SMS) won approval in 2014 to build a 44-unit development on City-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets. Later that year, Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar...

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BU expands BPS scholarship program

January 6, 2017
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Boston University has expanded its scholarship program for Boston Public School (BPS) students, now allowing BPS alumni transferring in from another college to be eligible for the Boston University Community Service Awards, according to a press release. The program calculates each accepted applicant’s financial ability, and awards financial aid for students’ needs including tuition,...

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City to lower speed limit

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to improve roadway safety for people walking, driving, and bicycling on city streets Mayor Martin Walsh last week announced a reduction in the default speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph starting Jan. 9. If you don’t see a posted sign, the new...

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Mission Hill has new neighborhood liaison

January 6, 2017
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By Dan Murphy Special to the Gazette Yissel Guerrero was named Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s neighborhood liaison for the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Fenway, and Mission Hill. A longtime Dorchester resident, Guerrero recently earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta. She has a passion for helping others and regularly volunteers for her...

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City Council votes down alcohol tax

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council last month voted down an order that would place a two percent tax on certain alcoholic beverages to fund prevention and treatment programs for substance abuse. Backed by City Councilors Frank Baker and Bill Linehan, both of who have seen substance abuse plague...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 6, 2017

January 6, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 31 for the Feb. 3 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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Participacion, Jan. 6, 2017

January 6, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 31 de enero para la edición del 3 de febrero. 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,...

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Noise impacts to residents are mapped out in new study

January 6, 2017
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  By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Construction sites, planes flying over head, cars honking, loud music blasting, all contribute to the soundscape that make up Boston and in turn affect the residents who live and work in the city. Erica Walker, a doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chin School of Public Health,...

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Bike courier industry transitions to compete in modern times

January 6, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette For two years bike courier Mike Oakhem, 33, from Quincy, has been zigzagging throughout Boston’s downtown streets to hand off various goods from piping hot pizza to architecture design rolls, offering Boston residents and companies one of the quickest forms of delivery. To him, taking on this...

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