Wu quiere más transparencia y una discusión comprensiva sobre la transportación

February 5, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta La Presidenta del Ayuntamiento Michelle Wu quiere que los residentes de Mission Hill sean mejor informados sobre los negocios del Ayuntamiento. Wu nos dijo en una entrevista la semana pasada que su prioridad es asegurar que los residentes de Mission Hill sepan lo que está pasando en...

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Parties await Art Park lawsuit decision

February 5, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development is in the hands of a Boston Housing Court judge, according to John Feuerbach of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development and Kathryn Brookins, who filed the lawsuit with her husband Oscar in 2014. The lawsuit went to trial on Dec. 14 and 15. Feuerbach said...

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Mixed-use dev. planned for 35 S. Huntington Ave.

February 5, 2016
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A developer, Doug George of Dorchester, has filed plans for a 45,500-square-foot, mixed-use development at 35 S. Huntington Ave., according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA will hold a community meeting on the project at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Parker Hill Branch Library. The BRA in...

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New BRA director of planning announced

February 5, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced at his State of the City address that Sara Myerson, the current executive director of Imagine Boston 2030, will become the new director of planning at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), according to a press release. Myerson, who is the former executive director of the City Office of Olympic Planning,...

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Mission Hill man fatally shot

February 5, 2016
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A Mission Hill man was fatally shot on Jan. 13, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a call for an unknown medical situation at 55 Fenwood Road around 7:39 p.m. on Jan. 13. They found an adult male, later identified as 33-year-old Eden Jacquet of Mission Hill, suffering from apparent...

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New grading system for City services announced

February 5, 2016
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The City services can now finally be tracked and held accountable for achievements and…well, underachievements. CityScore is a new initiative that compiles metrics from various City departments every day to provide an at-a-glance view of the City’s overall performance, according to a press release. CityScore currently tracks measures in public safety, economic development, education,...

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Emmanuel College to build new residence hall

February 5, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board during its meeting in January approved Emmanuel College’s plan to build a new Julie Hall, a dormitory project that will replace the existing Julie Hall, according to a press release. The new building, which will be constructed on the Brookline Avenue side of the Emmanuel College campus, will contain...

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Wentworth aims to boost female enrollment

February 5, 2016
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) will attempt to increase female enrollment and help women pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing scholarships, according to a press release. The school received a $100,000 gift from Turner Construction Company for that purpose. Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, the fund will financially assist...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 5, 2016
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history: 5 Years Ago: 2011 “Turner sentenced to three years in prison” Former City Councilor Chuck Turner was sentenced on Jan. 25, 2011 to three years in prison and three years of probation following his conviction on charges of public corruption. Turner had been indicted...

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Hill History: Iconic buildings

February 5, 2016
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Hill History: Iconic buildings

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Hill Agenda, Feb. 5, 2016

February 5, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Mar. 1 for the Mar. 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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Participacion, Feb. 5, 2016

February 5, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 1 de marzo para la edición del 4 de marzo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.          Reuniones Cambio de precio de MBTA, miércoles, 10 febrero, 6-8pm, Roxbury Community College,...

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Editorial: Council President Wu

February 5, 2016
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There is welcome news coming from the Council President’s Office. At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, who was recently voted president, says she will be bringing more transparency to the Council. One of the ways she plans to do that is through improving the Council website, allowing residents easier access to information on hearings and...

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NEW RECTOR FOR MISSION CHURCH

February 5, 2016
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NEW RECTOR FOR MISSION CHURCH

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Hill Happenings

February 5, 2016
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Mission Hill mourned the loss of Mary G. Breen, a wonderful and beautiful woman who passed away last month. Mary, who lived on Parker Hill Avenue for all of her 83 years, was an accomplished singer and a soloist at Mission Church for many years. Listening to Mary sing was comfort to the soul....

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 5, 2016
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

At the monthly Main Streets board meeting, I started getting flashbacks of my college geology class. Our guest speaker started describing geological drumlins formed by the glacier that covered the Boston area during the ice age. Of course the drumlin, or teardrop shaped hill with two sides, carved out by the glacier he was...

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City changes affordable-housing policy

January 15, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order last month that changes the City’s affordable-housing policy, forcing some developers to pay more money or build more affordable units if they don’t meet the affordable-housing requirement on-site. The policy change went into effect Jan. 1. But to the disappointment of some housing organizations, the executive order...

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Some IAG members want more affordable units for Goddard House project

January 15, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the Goddard House project on Jan. 7 with some members advocating for more affordable-housing units, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building...

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DEDICATION

January 15, 2016
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DEDICATION

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La Ciudad cambia su política de vivienda asequible

January 15, 2016
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Alcalde Martin Walsh firmó una orden ejecutiva el mes pasado que cambia la política de vivienda asequible de la Ciudad, obligando a los promotores que paguen más dinero o construyan más departamentos asequibles si no satisfacen el requisito. El cambio entró en vigor el primer día de enero. La orden ejecutiva no cambia el...

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Meetings scheduled on MBTA fare changes, possibly ending late-night service

January 15, 2016
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The MBTA will be holding several public meetings to hear comments and suggestions from the community about proposed fare changes and possibly ending late-night service, according to a press release. A meeting on fare changes will take place at the Roxbury Community College on Feb. 10. The MBTA is making efforts to close its...

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Sanchez brings Latino elected officials together

January 15, 2016
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On Dec. 17, local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez held a celebratory luncheon for nearly 50 elected Latino officials in recognition of recent electoral gains throughout Massachusetts, according to a press release. After the November elections, there are now almost 50 Latino elected officials in the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is a considerable growth...

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Sociedad Latina director picked for School Committee

January 15, 2016
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Sociedad Latina director picked for School Committee

Alexandra Oliver-Davila, executive director of Sociedad Latina and longtime advocate for Latino youth, was recently appointed to the Boston School Committee, according to a press release. The Boston School Committee is a seven-member governing body of the Boston Public Schools. It establishes and monitors the annual operating budget and is responsible for hiring, managing,...

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Fatal shooting on Annunciation Road

January 15, 2016
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A 17-year-old male was fatally shot on Annunciation Road on Dec. 18, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers arriving to the area of 60 Annunciation Road found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim, who has since been identified as 17-year-old D’Andre King-Settles of Roxbury, was pronounced dead at...

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