Monthly Archives: September 2012

BTD clarifies parklet plans

September 12, 2012
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Contrary to a previous announcement, the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will not hold a one-day trial for a parklet on Tremont Street this month. Instead, the city is allowing community members to claim parking spaces as temporary parklets on Sept. 21 as part of a movement separate from the City’s program, called Park(ing) Day....

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Election Results: Hennigan wins clerk race

September 7, 2012
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The Sept. 6 primary election results have been counted, and in the most contentious local race, the incumbent retained the seat. Robert Dello Russo was attempting to unseat Maura Hennigan for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court. But Hennigan garnered 63 percent of the vote, or 19,195 votes,...

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Muddy River project to start in fall

September 7, 2012
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LMA—Muddy River restoration work, including the “daylighting” of a buried section of river under the Sears Rotary, will begin around Oct. 1, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps last month announced that it has awarded a nearly $31 million construction contract to Charter Environmental of Boston to perform the work....

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Good Sportsmanship

September 7, 2012
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Good Sportsmanship

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BPS: Quality schools may not be local

September 7, 2012
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The new school choice plan currently under development by the Boston Public School (BPS) system will focus on quality schools close to home, but during a meeting last week, members of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) did not address Mission Hill’s recent school shake-up. Four of Mission Hill’s schools have moved or closed in...

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Review group split on ‘Serenity’ project

September 7, 2012
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Review group split on ‘Serenity’ project

S. HUNTINGTON—Half the members of a community advisory group for a luxury apartment project proposed for 105A S. Huntington Ave. have signed a letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) opposing the project. Another four members signed a letter in support of the project. The BRA will issue a scoping document in the next...

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Programa de ingles pierde sus fondos

September 7, 2012
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La Alianza Hispana, una organización sin fines de lucro basada en Roxbury, que tiene un centro en Mission Hill, está al punto de cerrar su primer programa después de la decisión de Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) de retirar los fondos de la organización. At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley ha sido...

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One-day parklet to take new form

September 7, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A City-sponsored one-day trial of an upcoming parklet on Tremont Street will not take place next month, but community members will be encouraged to claim parking spaces as temporary parks on their own on Sept. 21. Mike’s Donuts owner and potential parklet neighbor Maria Weinograd is still...

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Squares may be named for local leaders

September 7, 2012
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Two Mission Hill intersections may be dedicated to longtime community leaders Carmen Pola and Maria Sánchez. The Parker and Gurney Streets crossing would become Carmen Pola Square, and Tremont and Gurney would become Maria Sánchez Square. The City’s Public Improvement Commission was slated to consider the proposal at a Sept. 6 hearing after the...

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Election results coming today

September 7, 2012
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The state primary election was held yesterday, Sept. 6, after the Gazette deadline. Local results will be posted on the Gazette website today at missionhillgazette.com. The Suffolk County Clerk of Courts criminal division job was among the races that were effectively decided yesterday because both candidates are Democrats. The unusual Thursday election fell on...

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