End of Summer Celebration

September 4, 2015
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End of Summer Celebration

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Editorial: Welcome, students

September 4, 2015
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The Gazette welcomes both new and returning students to the neighborhood. For those students making their second, third, fourth or fifth trip back, we hope you find the neighborhood much as you left it, maybe even a bit more spruced up. To the newcomers, you have arrived in a neighborhood that has a vast...

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Guest Op-Ed: Mayor’s New Number is 311

September 4, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count on your responses to make our city services the best they can be. But I can’t take every request myself. That’s why the mayor’s 24-hour...

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Hill Happenings

September 4, 2015
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A hundred and forty golfers participated in the Mark MacDougall Memorial Golf Tournament last month at the Easton Country Club. The event was a celebration of Mark’s life, who passed away in 2012. A legion of MacDougalls were on hand, including Mark’s dad, Paul, and Paul’s beautiful sister, Tricia MacDougall-Fitzgerald. The team led by...

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USOC ends Boston 2024’s Olympic bid; Zakim says taxpayers’ money the issue

August 14, 2015
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The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston 2024’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, citing the lack of public support, according to a statement released by USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun on July 27. Many residents came out against the bid during a City-held community meeting at Roxbury Community College in...

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Zakim will not face any opponents in election

August 14, 2015
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim will not face an opponent in either the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8 or the general election in November. Meanwhile, there are only five candidates for the At-Large City Council race. That means there will not be a preliminary election for that race and all candidates will appear...

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Dedicated Service

August 14, 2015
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Dedicated Service

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Affordable housing dev. filed with BRA

August 14, 2015
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A letter of intent has been filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for a $16.4 million affordable rental development on the border of Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain. The local Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation (BOTH CDC) is partnering with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) for the project, which...

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USOC retira oferta olímpica de Boston 2024; por el dinero del contribuyente, dice Zakim

August 14, 2015
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El comité olímpico estadounidense (USOC) ha retirado la oferta de Boston 2024 de albergar los Juegos Olímpicos del verano de 2024, citando la falta de apoyo público, según una declaración del jefe ejecutivo de USOC Scott Blackmun el 27 de julio. Muchos residentes se manifestaron en contra de la oferta olímpica durante una reunión...

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Walsh announces the creation of 175 more youth jobs

August 14, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced on Aug. 3 the creation of 175 additional youth summer jobs for nine community-based organizations, according to a press release. The jobs were created through $230,000 in corporate and individuals sponsorships to the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Fund. “Jobs provide Boston youth with meaningful work experience,” said Walsh, according to the...

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BRA board approves Fisher Ave. project

August 14, 2015
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The proposed development at 40 Fisher Ave. was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) board last month, according to a BRA press release. Developer Jason Savage is proposing a 15-unit, 6-floor residential development for 40 Fisher Ave. The 22,039-square-foot project would have two 1-bedroom units, six 2-bedroom units and seven 3-bedroom units. The...

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Hail Storm

August 14, 2015
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Hail Storm

 

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Participacion, Aug. 14, 2015

August 14, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 1 de Septiembre para la edición del 4 de Septiembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Tribunal Servicios de Vivienda en Mission Hill, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm, Mission...

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Hill Agenda, Aug. 14, 2015

August 14, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 1 for the Sept. 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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The Boston Public Market has arrived

August 14, 2015
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The Boston Public Market has arrived

By Seth Daniel There is no shortage of newness in the Old Town these days, and on July 30, City and state officials rang in the newest trend to hit Boston – the Boston Public Market, the nation’s first year-round, locally sourced market. The market is located at 100 Hanover St. at Haymarket Station....

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Zakim co-sponsoring measure on natural gas leaks

August 14, 2015
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim is co-sponsoring a measure to examine the problem of natural gas leaks in the city, according to a press release. Zakim is co-sponsoring the measure with Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who last month filed an order for a public hearing. A public hearing has been scheduled...

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105A S. Huntington Ave. developer proposes moving affordable units off-site

August 14, 2015
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The developer of a proposed 195-unit apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave. is attempting to move all the affordable units off-site, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) member Kevin Moloney. The BRA approved the project in June 2013 to have 32 affordable units on-site. The project was at...

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Good riddance, Boston 2024; Welcome, Boston 2030

August 14, 2015
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Boston made history in establishing a new model of fighting off the crony-capitalist scam that is the Olympics. Next, Boston can make another kind of history by establishing a new model of true urban planning: Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston 2030 effort. We specifically expect that planning to address sensible assistance for Franklin Park, a...

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Guest Op-Ed: Striving to Create an Inclusive City for All

August 14, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In July, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation. It bans discrimination and it requires that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. On this anniversary we reflect on how far we have...

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Hill Happenings

August 14, 2015
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By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Mission Hill mourned the loss of Billy Earley, who passed away on Aug. 1. Billy, a happy-go-lucky guy, was my friend, going back to our days in the Mission Hill projects. He enjoyed sipping a beer, be it at the race track or at his favorite watering hole, the old Curtin’s Tavern. I...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 14, 2015
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By Richard Rouse Like the returning swallows to Mission San Juan Capistrano or those migrating emperor penguins to their Antarctic breeding grounds, the anticipated academic arrival that occurs every Sept. 1 in Mission Hill provokes excitement and expectancy in our local business owners. Many owners are preparing welcoming specials to entice newcomers to their...

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NU added to Olympic venue list

July 10, 2015
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Northeastern University has been added to the list of venues for the proposed Boston 2024 Summer Olympics in the second draft of the bid. Olympic weightlifting would be staged at Northeastern’s Matthews Arena, according to the latest Boston 2024 bid document released last month. The arena is on the other side of the campus...

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Business of the Year

July 10, 2015
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Business of the Year

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Tobin Center and Fenway High in FY16 budget

July 10, 2015
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A $50,000 study on improving the Tobin Community Center’s outdoor space is among the items in the City’s new Fiscal Year 2016 capital budget, according to the Mayor’s Office. Also in the budget: the $12 million renovation of 67 Alleghany St. into the new home for Fenway High School starting this fall. The study...

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