Monthly Archives: September 2012

Man charged in murder of BWH worker

September 7, 2012
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A Dorchester man is charged with murder in the Aug. 15 stabbing death of a Brigham and Women’s Hospital employee in Roxbury. Rashad Lesley-Barnes, a longtime patient transportation worker at the hospital, was killed by a fellow MBTA bus passenger after getting off the bus on Warren Street. Jahvon Goodwin, 21, of Dorchester was...

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Gardens, students remain Art Park issues

September 7, 2012
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The City’s effort to craft request for proposal guidelines for the City-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets continues. How to prevent college students from living at the site and how the community gardens would be managed were two of several issues raised at the latest community meeting. About 25 people attended the Aug....

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Group registers student voters

September 7, 2012
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A volunteer effort called Mission: The Hill will canvass Mission Hill’s new young residents on Sept. 1, student move-in day, to see if they want to register to vote at their new addresses. The effort is the brainchild of Dorothy Scheeline, a Jamaica Plain resident who formerly lived in Mission Hill while attending Northeastern University....

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Time to enter MH Road Race

September 7, 2012
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Registration is now open for the annual Mission Hill Road Race slated for Oct. 20. The 5K footrace, one of the neighborhood’s biggest events, benefits Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street, where the race begins. For registration info, see facebook.com/missionhillroadrace, or email pflahertymhnhs@gis.net. From press materials

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Adult ELL program defunded

September 7, 2012
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La Alianza Hispana, a nonprofit based in Roxbury that has a center in Mission Hill, is on the brink of closing its English Language Learning program following the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) decision to cut the organization’s funding. At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has been advocating on behalf of La...

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Health Team

September 7, 2012
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Health Team

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Student Welcome Guide: A Students’ Guide to Mission Hill

September 7, 2012
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The following is some basic information for students who recently moved into Mission Hill. General Boston info Boston does not have a non-emergency police number. Call 911 for emergency and non-emergency police, fire and rescue. Get renter’s insurance. It might seem like an unnecessary expense until you have a break-in, or your upstairs neighbor’s...

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Student Welcome Guide: Welcome to…Parker Hill?

September 7, 2012
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A Guide to Mission Hill Place Names Welcome to the neighborhood! You just moved to Mission Hill—but did you know you’re actually on Parker Hill? You’ve probably already noticed the spires of Mission Church—which technically isn’t called that, either. And why’s the post office called Roxbury Crossing? Understanding the lingo of Mission Hill can...

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Student Welcome Guide: Mission Name

September 7, 2012
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Student Welcome Guide: Mission Name

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A Brief History of S. Huntington

September 7, 2012
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How the Institutions Came to Town S. HUNTINGTON—S. Huntington Avenue, after nearly a century of heavy institutional use, is readying for fast changes: two 200-unit luxury apartment buildings are under consideration by the City, and a new boutique hotel just opened. At the turn of the 20th century, however, S. Huntington Avenue was home...

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