A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

April 7, 2017
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A VISIT FROM THE MAYOR

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Developers file 1457 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission-Hill based husband and wife development team, have filed their 1457 Tremont St. project, officially called “Mission Hill Flats,” with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). The project would replace the vacant Roxbury Council Knights of Columbus building with a 40-unit, mixed-use development. BPDA will hold a community...

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El Representante Sánchez Habla con la Comunidad

April 7, 2017
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El Representante del Estado Jeffrey Sánchez tuvo una reunión pública en Mission Hill para informar a los residentes de su distrito sobre los resultados de una encuesta comunitaria recién terminada, y para contestar preguntas de residentes sobre asuntos locales y estatales. Sánchez representa el distrito que incluye Mission Hill, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, y Brookline....

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Hearing held on forming committee for CPA

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first steps of establishing the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) started to roll out when the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a hearing last month at City Hall. The establishment of the committee is a requirement of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which Boston voters...

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NU graduates start composting project

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette For centuries composting has been used as a method to bring valuable nutrients back into depleted soil that has been used for farming. Although living in an urban environment feels unconnected to the farms that produce the food that city dwellers consume, three Northeastern University graduates are...

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Hill group surveying community on beautification

April 7, 2017
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A Mission Hill group is surveying residents to find out what sections of the neighborhood need to be cleaned up and what actions should be done to beautify the area. The group, Mission Hill Beautification Task Force, is a newly formed subgroup of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH), a longtime neighborhood civic...

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BPDA to host second task force meeting on WIT project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is slated to host a second Wentworth Task Force meeting on April 5, after the Gazette deadline, for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St. The 64-foot academic building would house laboratories, student learning and group meeting space, offices,...

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City releases RFP for vacant lands

April 7, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) has released a request for proposals (RFP) for vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill. The RFP breaks down the vacant lands into three packages. The first package consists of 6-8 Gore St., 724-727, 729R Parker St., and 708 Parker St. The second packages consists of 40-42 Terrace...

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City releases transportation plan

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 615,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways,...

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IAG meets to review revised Goddard House project

April 7, 2017
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Members of the impact advisory group (IAG) for the Goddard House project met on March 13 to review the scaled-down proposal with most of the group approving of the changes. The alterations to the project were presented to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) monthly meeting on March 16 and were approved. The...

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BPDA still reviewing 1065 Tremont St. project

April 7, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is still reviewing the Phase 2 project of the 1065 Tremont St. site, according to spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. BPDA held a community meeting on Feb. 23 when some residents voiced concerns about the proposal, including over the lack of parking and gentrification. The project would consist of...

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Hill Agenda, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 2 for the May 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 44th Annual Meeting for MH Neighborhood Housing Services, Mon. Apr. 10 at 6pm, MCPHS, Richard E. Griffin Academic Center,...

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Participacion, April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 2 de mayo para la edición del 5 de mayo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones 44o reunión anual para los servicios de vivienda del barrio de Mission...

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Councilor wants to streamline affordable-housing process

April 7, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George recently filed for a hearing order to determine strategies for streamlining the process to apply for affordable housing. “I’ve been working on this issue now for the last 14 months and the most important solution to homelessness is housing,” said Essaibi-George at...

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Hill Happenings

April 7, 2017
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Ed Burke, proprietor of Ed Burke’s Tavern on Huntington Avenue in Mission Hill, died of heart failure on March 9 at 76.  Burke’s death evoked an array of memories of the famous bar from legions of Mission Hill folks. Burke took over the bar in the early ‘70s upon the death of his father, also Ed...

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Senior Life: Seniors bend into shape

April 7, 2017
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People of all ages trying to stay in shape can draw inspiration from the senior fitness class at Springhouse Senior Living. Kelly Sullivan teaches a class that she calls “Fit Mix,” which is a mixed fitness class for seniors ranging in age from the mid 80s up to 105 years old, with the bulk...

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Senior Life: Writing at 72

April 7, 2017
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette Obsession? Addiction? Within a year of my return to writing, I had lost twenty pounds. Emerging 22 years ago from a dark, drug-fueled period in my life, I began writing and submitting short stories, collecting a bag full of rejections along the way. I didn’t know that...

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Letters:

April 7, 2017
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1065 Tremont St. project As I read the news story on the proposed 28 residential units on a proposed six-story building at 1065 Tremont Street in Lower Roxbury, I thought the concerns of current residents must be taken into consideration. As for the siting of the four affordable housing units to be provided by...

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Op-Ed: Our transportation plan: Go Boston 2030

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh On any given day at any given time, I can look outside my window at City Hall and see our streets alive and bustling. From tourists crossing the street to Faneuil Hall to the cars waiting at the intersection, the Government Center T stop in City Hall Plaza and the...

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Op-Ed: How we’re investing in our public schools

April 7, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a record...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

April 7, 2017
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A graduate of Boston Latin School, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Love of beauty is taste…the creation of beauty is art.” As someone with zero artistic talent, I am frequently awestruck by what I observe surrounding me in this job in Mission Hill. The works hanging in the Sparring Partners Windows (the old Sparr’s...

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Zakim to chair re-established Special Committee on Civil Rights

March 3, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council voted unanimously to re-establish the Special Committee on Civil Rights at a hearing on Feb. 8 and Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim will chair it. Zakim had previously chaired the discontinued Human Rights and Civil Rights Committee in the 2014 to 2015 term....

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Developers tweak 1457 Tremont St. project

March 3, 2017
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The developers of the proposed 1457 Tremont St. development have made slight alterations to the project and plan to file a project notification form with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) in the coming weeks. Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission Hill-based husband and wife development team, are planning to redevelop the vacant...

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Se reestablece el comité especial de derechos humanos

March 3, 2017
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de Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Durante una audiencia el 8 de febrero, el ayuntamiento votó unánimemente a favor de reestablecer el comité especial de derechos humanos, con el Consejero Josh Zakim a la cabeza. Zakim fue el presidente del antiguo Comité de Derechos Humanos y Civiles durante su mandato de 2014 y 2015....

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