Monthly Archives: June 2012

School-move plan approved

June 1, 2012
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The City Council approved by a 12-1 vote on May 23 the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) controversial school-move plan. Councilor Mike Ross, who lives in and represents Mission Hill, was the lone dissenting vote. The plan calls for several schools to move, including the Mission Hill K-8 School going to the now-vacant Agassiz School...

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Mission Hill remembers its ‘Queen of Disco’

June 1, 2012
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Mission Hill remembers its ‘Queen of Disco’

A week after the death of disco icon and former Mission Hill resident Donna Summer, her old home on Parker Hill Avenue still bore flowers and notes in memoriam of the star. Donna Summer was a five-time Grammy award winner who sang and wrote landmark songs during the 1970s and ’80s, including “Love to...

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Mudanza de escuelas aprobada

June 1, 2012
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El consejo de la ciudad aprobó la mudanza de escuelas de BPS con un voto 12-1 el 23 de mayo. El concejal Mike Ross, residente y representante de Mission Hill, tuvo el único voto en contrario. El plan llama por la mudanza de varias escuelas, incluso la de la escuela Mission Hill K-8 a...

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New police novel is based on the Hill

June 1, 2012
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New police novel is based on the Hill

A historical novel set in Roxbury Crossing and written by a Mission Hill native will debut on June 16 with a celebration at the Mission Bar & Grill. “The Rising at Roxbury Crossing” by James Redfearn follows a local rookie cop caught up in the Boston Police strike and the Irish war for independence...

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Art Park sketch puts houses on Parker St.

June 1, 2012
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The City has presented a rough design of the city-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets that places houses where community gardens and the Art Park currently are. The sketch received mixed reviews from the public at a recent community meeting. The May 23 meeting at Mission Church was the second of several that...

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9-unit condo plan questioned

June 1, 2012
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Jan Steenbrugge, owner of a lot at the corner of Parker and Alleghany Streets, is seeking 13 zoning code variances from the City zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to build a nine-unit condominium building. The plan would separate a parking lot from 775 Parker Street and create a new address, 30 Alleghany Street, for...

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Community Alliance has a new leader

June 1, 2012
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Jessica Casey, a Canadian native who works for the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, was elected the president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) during a May 16 meeting. “I really am going to bring the community together,” said Casey. She stressed the importance of holding monthly meetings and...

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Local bus routes set to undergo changes

June 1, 2012
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Plans to improve the Route 39 bus have been delayed yet again until the fall, while changes to the Route 66 bus will begin in 2013. The Route 39 renovation plan, which was first proposed in 2008, includes the elimination of some stops and “bump-out” sidewalk extensions and improved amenities like new shelters and...

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Knife attacker gets year in jail

June 1, 2012
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A Mission Hill woman will be jailed for one year for slashing a neighbor with a kitchen knife in a dispute over a parking space. Carmen Andino, 40, was sentenced last month to two-and-a-half years in a house of corrections by a Suffolk County Superior Court judge for the 2010 assault on McGreevey Way....

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Street Art

June 1, 2012
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Street Art

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