Letter: Pudzer is a bad choice

January 6, 2017
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President-elect Trump’s Department of Labor nominee is a man whose beliefs and actions demonstrate contempt for the basics working people need to lead a decent life. As the head of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast-food restaurants, Andrew Puzder has repeatedly argued against increases to the minimum wage or overtime pay for the women...

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Letter: Pudzer is a bad choice, part II

January 6, 2017
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The appointment of the Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder will be devastating to working people’s health. Colleagues of mine at the NYC health department have reported, in a study published in the American Journal of Public Health in June 2016, that “A $15 minimum wage could have averted 2800 to 5500 premature deaths between...

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Op-Ed: Helping Boston’s homeowners

January 6, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh When I ran for Mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work, and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown—fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by 2030. Our tech...

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NU to lease more space at Christian Science Complex

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Northeastern University will soon lease additional space in the Christian Science Complex on Massachusetts Avenue for office use, and in a separate item, Northeastern officials are working to construct a small addition to the Badger and Rosen Squashbusters Center located at 795A Columbus Ave. The First Church...

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Brookinses file appeal of Art Park site lawsuit

December 2, 2016
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Kathryn Brookins has said she and her husband Oscar have filed an appeal of the judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development. That move leaves an uncertain future for the Art Park proposal. The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development, which has been spearheading the effort to get the City-owned...

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GROUNDBREAKING AT PARCEL 25

December 2, 2016
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GROUNDBREAKING AT PARCEL 25

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Trump, marijuana win

December 2, 2016
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In a stunning upset, Republican Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on Nov. 8. Trump beat out several challengers, including Democrat Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein. The results were a bit different in Boston, as Clinton garnered 80 percent of voters compared to Trump’s 14 percent,...

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Northeastern alquilará más espacio en el complejo de Ciencia Cristiana

December 2, 2016
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta Northeastern University pronto alquilará espacio adicional en el complejo de Ciencia Cristiana en Massachusetts Avenue para uso de oficinas. Además, oficiales de Northeastern están trabajando en la construcción de una pequeña adición al centro Badger and Rosen Squashbusters Center en 795A Columbus Ave. Las oficinas de la...

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Elected officials come out in continued support of Boston immigrants

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Following the recent election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States and his recent threats to the nation’s immigrant communities, Boston officials have come out in continued support of protecting immigrants from deportation. Boston is already a sanctuary city under the Trust Act that...

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Imagine Boston 2030 draft plan looks to the edges for continued growth

December 2, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In order to accommodate the continued growth in both jobs and population, the citywide draft plan under Imagine Boston 2030 has pointed out potential places of growth on the outer edges of neighborhoods in the city. “We have to identify different places in the city where Boston...

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Hill Agenda, Dec. 2, 2016

December 2, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 3 for the Jan. 6 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, Dec. 2, 2016

December 2, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de enero para la edición del 6 de enero. 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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Call for artists for alternative space pilot project

December 2, 2016
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Artists can now apply for rehearsal space at the AT&T flagship store through the City of Boston’s Alternative Space Pilot Project, according to a press release. The AT&T flagship store is located on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, and will be available free of charge for one three-hour block per week during store...

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At-home hospitalization research funded by BWH

December 2, 2016
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Doctor David Levine has been announced as the winner of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s 2016 BRIght Futures Prize for his work striving to provide older adults treatment at home instead of traditional hospitalization, according to a press release. As the winner of the prize, Levine will receive $100,000 for continued research in this field....

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City encourages residents to support local businesses

December 2, 2016
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Boston residents are encouraged to support their local small businesses while shopping for the holiday season as part of the City’s #5onMain challenge this year, according to a press release. Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off the “Holidays on Main Streets” campaign late last month as an initiative to inspire holiday shoppers to support Main...

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Mayor’s trolley tour, tree lighting Dec. 3 on Mission Hill

December 2, 2016
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting” will be coming to Mission Hill on Dec. 3, according to a press release. “The trolley tour and tree lightings are great ways to continue to foster the spirit of community and bring a little extra joy to people during the holiday season,” said Mayor Martin...

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Hill Happenings

December 2, 2016
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Condolences to the family of Thomas S. Maher, a retired Boston Police detective and former Mission Hill resident, who passed away Nov. 12. Being a good friend of his son, Tom Maher, Jr., as a youngster, I got to know the elder Maher and he was a great guy, always keeping an eye on me...

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Walsh aims to protect workers

December 2, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh recenlty filed an ordinance aimed at further protecting the safety of workers and the public by allowing the City of Boston the right to deny, revoke, or suspend a permit for work in Boston based on an applicant’s work safety history. This ordinance comes only a few weeks after Atlantic Drain...

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Greater Boston leaders prepare for climate change

December 2, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh along with 14 other metro mayors in the Greater Boston area are working together to lower carbon emissions and prepare for climate change, as demonstrated from their collective participation in a climate change summit in Boston last month, according to a press release. Mayors and city- and town managers from Boston,...

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Op-Ed: Moving forward

December 2, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday wasn’t...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 2, 2016
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It’s “Beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and Mayor Marty Walsh will commence Mission Hill’s holiday season with Santa Claus and his elves at 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 3 by lighting that sturdy tree in the Brigham Circle Park. Join with your neighbors on Saturday to promote community shopping in Boston while savoring...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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Hillers vote Nov. 8 for President, local races, ballot questions

November 4, 2016
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls Nov. 8 to help decide the Presidential contest, several local races, and five ballot questions. In the Presidential contest, voters will have four choices: Democrat Hillary Clinton (Tim Kaine for Vice President), Republican Donald Trump (Mike Pence for Vice President), Libertarian Gary Johnson (Bill Weld for...

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Art Park site lawsuit dismissed

November 4, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development has been dismissed, but an appeal is likely. Kathryn and Oscar Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ (ZBA) decision to grant variances for the project in 2014. They claimed in the lawsuit that the ZBA exceeded its authority granting the variances...

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