Op-eds:

May 4, 2018
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Budget proposal invests in the most vulnerable amongst us By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez On April 26, the House passed a $41.1 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. In my first year as chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, our budget invests in the most vulnerable amongst us and meets...
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 4, 2018
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Boston’s oldest continuous crime watch attracts those who love and care for our community and our generous Main Street businesses fashioned a feast for the Mission Hill Crime Committee’s annual party on April 26. Eateries donating edibles and gift cards included Butterfly Falafel, Mission Bar, Penguin, Puddingstone, Halal Indian Food, AK’s, Lilly’s Gourmet Pasta,...
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Developer releases revised and denser Art Park project

April 6, 2018
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio (SMS) held a community meeting to update the community about what its plans are for the Art Park development that will connect 778-796 Parker St. and 77 Terrace St. parcels. Historically, the community has been largely in favor of the project, and is still today, despite the fact that the proposed...
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Some residents continue to oppose Burney Street project

April 6, 2018
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A group of Mission Hill residents are continuing to raise concerns over the 9-11 Burney St. project, citing issues such as the development’s height, it setting a precedent that will allow other developers to build similar projects, and the encroachment of the business sector into a residential area. But the developers for the project,...
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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

April 6, 2018
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MARCH FOR OUR LIVES


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Chang-Diaz weighs-in on criminal justice reform

April 6, 2018
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Members of the state Senate and House recently released a compromise criminal justice bill that local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz calls “a massive turning point” for Massachusetts. “For too long, the criminal justice system has been expensive, ineffective, and systematically racist,” Chang-Diaz said in a phone interview. The compromise bill (S. 2371) merges the...
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Promotor lanza proyecto Art Park con mayor densidad

April 6, 2018
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Sebastián Mariscal Studio (SMS) presentó una reunión pública para informar a la comunidad sobre sus planes para el proyecto Art Park, que juntará las parcelas de 778-796 Parker Street y 77 Terrace Street. Históricamente, la comunidad ha estado a favor del proyecto, a pesar de que el desarrollo tendrá otras 16 unidades. La reunión...
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My Trip to D.C.

April 6, 2018
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By Jacob Salamanca Special to the Gazette  Jacob Salamanca is a senior at Fenway High School on Mission Hill. He went with his classmates to the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. last month. Below is a written account of his trip. Going to Washington, D.C. was an incredible experience. It took...
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Man sentenced for armed robbery, rape

April 6, 2018
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An identical twin was recently sentenced to 16 years in prison and 10 years of probation after being convicted of rape and armed robbery that took place in 2004, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The case had been complicated by the lack of technology to distinguish between one twin and...
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Local teen activists demand NEU pay more PILOT payments

April 6, 2018
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Teen organizers from B-PEACE for Jorge Campaign held a banner-drop protest action at Northeastern University (NEU) on Jan. 17 to demand that the university pay $13 million to the City of Boston’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) program. A spokesperson of NEU was unaware of the protest. PEACE for Jorge Campaign is an...
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FRIENDLY GAME OF FLAG FOOTBALL

April 6, 2018
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FRIENDLY GAME OF FLAG FOOTBALL


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City Council notes

April 6, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council met on Wednesday, March 28. Traffic Enforcement The City Council voted to approve Mayor Martin Walsh’s order for the Police Department to receive a Traffic Enforcement grant of $55,976 from the United States Department of Transportation. The grant would fund high-visibility traffic enforcement of...
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Senior Life: Q. and A. with local filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan

April 6, 2018
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Boston filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan has a knack for capturing a story and she is using that talent to allow older generations to leave memories and histories to loved ones, family members, and others who will follow them. Pontoppidan is doing that through her organization Personal Story Films, which creates personal documentaries. The Gazette recently...
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Senior Life: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS AND RELAXATION

April 6, 2018
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Senior Life: AN EVENING OF MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS AND RELAXATION

Families, friends, and Sherrill House residents enjoyed an evening of music, refreshments and relaxation at the organization’s annual Spa Night, which was held on March 15.  The event enables families and their loved ones to mingle with other families and enjoy a special night “out” together. Courtesy Photos
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Hill Agenda, April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 1 for the May 4 issue. Email listings to [email protected] 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, April 6, 2018

April 6, 2018
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía, martes, 1 de mayo para la edición del 4 de mayo. Correo: [email protected] 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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Council president wants to see more community involvement in as-of-right projects

April 6, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette After an as-of-right project slipped by without any community feedback, City Council President Andrea Campbell has some questions on how these projects are zoned, and why there is no public process. Councilor Campbell called for a hearing to discuss the review process for as-of-right zoning projects, particularly...
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METCO SUPPORTERS

April 6, 2018
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METCO SUPPORTERS


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Election photos:

April 6, 2018
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Election photos:


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Letters:

April 6, 2018
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Opposing the Burney Street development We stand with neighbors and abutters in opposing an oversized development at 9-11 Burney Street. We ask the BPDA to prevent this concerning precedent, thereby protecting the residential neighborhoods in Mission Hill. Principal objections: The proposed 6-story building will dwarf existing homes on Burney St., with a height that...
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Op-eds:

April 6, 2018
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House passes legislation regulating, taxing short-term rentals By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez As I meet with neighbors and community members, one concern rises to the top: affordable housing. As our state’s population and economy grows, housing costs continue to rise. In many ways, we are victims of our own success. Our tireless efforts...
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Hill Happenings

April 6, 2018
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It’s cool when celebrities drop into local establishments and such was the case last week when Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder stopped in the Puddingstone Tavern with his small group. Discerning bartender Scott Prince recognized Snyder and tells me the football mogul seems like a real nice guy. The Redskins, incidentally, were the Boston...
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 6, 2018
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While sitting at my laptop, a Beatles song lyric repeats in my head… “Doing the garden, diggin’ the weeds, who could ask for more? Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m 64?” Paul McCartney was 15 when he penned this ditty about his dad. On my way to the...
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Local businesses support Burney St. dev., some residents raise objections

March 2, 2018
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The local business community came out to support the proposed mixed-use development at 9 Burney St., citing a boost to the local economy, during a community meeting Feb. 12. But some residents opposed the project, pointing to having retail space in a residential zone and the development’s projected height. The project, which is called...
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