Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston’s streets safer

March 3, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians about our City’s newest initiative to make our streets safer: reducing the speed limit on streets in Boston from 30 miles...

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NU buys building of longtime pub, pizza place

February 3, 2017
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  Northeastern University has bought the property at 444-452 Huntington Ave., which is the building where the University House of Pizza and Punter’s Pub operate. NU paid $5.3 million, according to documents at the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. The two businesses will continue to operate at the location for at least two years....

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Mayor Walsh speaks of improving infrastructure and housing in third State of the City address

February 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In a packed Symphony Hall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivered on Jan. 17 his third State of the City address, committing to keeping Boston accessible to all residents by investing more money in affordable housing and upgrading infrastructure and transportation options. In an effort from the Walsh...

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WOMEN’S MARCH IN BOSTON

February 3, 2017
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WOMEN’S MARCH IN BOSTON

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Councilor Tito Jackson announces bid for mayor

February 3, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette When Councilor Tito Jackson took to the podium to announce his bid for mayor at the Haley House Cafe in Roxbury on Jan. 12, he didn’t paint himself as a candidate for one particular group of people, but for all of the people of the city –...

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Consejero Jackson se postula a alcalde

February 3, 2017
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De Seth Daniel Especial a Gazette Cuando el Consejero Tito Jackson ocupó el podio para anunciar su candidatura a alcalde el 12 de enero en Roxbury, se presentó como representante de todos los residentes de Boston, específicamente en los barrios y las escuelas públicas que han sido olvidados mientas el gobierno se dedica al...

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Walsh se compromete a mejorar la infraestructura y la vivienda

February 3, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette El 17 de enero en Symphony Hall, el Alcalde Martin J. Walsh pronunció su tercer discurso sobre el estado de la ciudad, comprometiéndose a mantener la accesibilidad de Boston para todos los residentes con la inversión de más dinero en vivienda asequible y la actualización de infraestructura y...

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City set to release RFPs on vacant land

February 3, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) plans to release a request for proposal for 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill sometime this month, according to John Feuerbach of DND. The City held a community meeting last year on the vacant land where suggested uses ranged from open space to housing development. The...

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Changes possible to 1457 Tremont St. project

February 3, 2017
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The developers of the proposed 1457 Tremont St. development have switched architects, signaling possible alterations to the project. Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission Hill-based husband and wife development team, are planning to redevelop the vacant Roxbury Council Knights of Columbus building. Suzanne DiMeco spoke with the Gazette last summer about their plans at...

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Solidarity from Sociedad Latina

February 3, 2017
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented organization based on Mission Hill, has issued a statement of strong opposition to the measures that the Trump administration has taken during its first week in office, and encourages solidarity and involvement in civic duties. The statement comes after executive orders to temporarily bar citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from...

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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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