Monthly Archives: May 2012

Editorial: On green development

May 4, 2012
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The Art Park site is up for “green development,” as City and BRA planners call it. Of course, no development will be as green as the park and community gardens already there. The City needs to be more transparent and forthright in explaining its obvious intent to move, and probably shrink, the green space...

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Homework program change questioned

May 4, 2012
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The Boston Public Library’s (BPL) popular Home Assistance Program (HAP) is to be folded into a broader out-of-school program, according to BPS spokesperson Gina Perille. Library friends groups are questioning the move. “I’m not sure I know what BPL means when they say a much broader program,” said Marie-Claire Durmonay, president of the Friends...

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Local teens push for more summer jobs

May 4, 2012
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Mission Hill teens are getting politically active in hopes of not having a jobless summer. Funding for City youth summer jobs programs has been radically slashed in recent years—and is under threat of further cuts. The City’s youth summer jobs program is funded with cash from the city, state and federal governments as well...

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More apartments coming to S. Huntington

May 4, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large apartment complex with 190 to 200 units is being planned for a parcel next to the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB) on S. Huntington Avenue, according to a Letter of Intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month by Cedar Valley Development. The multi-building development will include...

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Hill Happenings

Happy birthday to Kay “Big Red” Ryan, who had 90 birthday candles at her celebration April 21 at her daughter Joannie’s home in Jamaica Plain. Kay, a beautiful woman who hails from Mission Hill, was joined by family members, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I have fond memories of Kay and her children, having lived...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 4, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse The Bruins may have faltered and the Sox are stumbling, but Mission Hill’s favorite athletes proudly marched through the neighborhood, garnering excitement at their annual Little League baseball parade on April 21. Employees at the newest local business beamed as they received a warm welcome from the children that Saturday morning,...

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