Monthly Archives: September 2012

ZBA denies condo project

September 7, 2012
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The proposed nine-unit condominium building at the corner of Parker and Allegany Streets was denied without prejudice by the zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Aug. 7. Steenbrugge can now either abandon the project or file again with the ZBA. Jan Steenbrugge, owner of the lot, was seeking 13 zoning code variances from the...

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Participacion, Sept. 7-Oct. 4, 2012

September 7, 2012
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 2 de octubre para la edición 5 de septiembre. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com.          Reuniones Reunion de Wentworth Institute of Technology Task Force, para hablar de los apartamentos de estudiantes en 525 Huntington Ave. y Sweeney Field, martes, 11 septiembre, 6pm, Flanagan Campus Center in Beatty...

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A look inside the EnVision Hotel

September 7, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The Gazette received an exclusive tour of the new boutique hotel on S. Huntington Avenue. EnVision Hotel Boston offers 39 stylish and well-proportioned rooms, including two two-bedroom suites that overlook Olmsted Park and Leverett Pond. “You want to make people feel warm and welcome,” Manager Trevor Cross told the Gazette during the recent...

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What’s Up, Sept. 7-Oct. 4, 2012

September 7, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Oct. 2 for the Oct. 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Meetings Wentworth Institute of Technology Task Force meeting, to discuss student apartments at 525 Huntington Ave. and Sweeney Field, Tues., Sept. 11, 6pm, Flanagan Campus Center in Beatty Hall. Info: wit.edu/imp. Zoning Board of Appeal,...

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Editorial: Welcome, students

September 7, 2012
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We welcome the hundreds of new residents, most of them students, who arrived in Mission Hill over the past week. For those of us who have lived or worked here for a year, a decade or a lifetime, there can only be envy for those who are enjoying their first experiences of the great...

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Editorial: Fix the map, already

September 7, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority for years used a deliberately incorrect map of Boston neighborhoods to analyze census data. Mission Hill doesn’t exist on the map, being lumped into Jamaica Plain, which itself is drawn with wacko borders. The map infected City agencies, resulting in incorrect info on just about every major program. After much...

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Editorial: Rethinking redistricting

September 7, 2012
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The controversy about the City Council redistricting plan raises real concerns about minority representation and ham-handed incumbent protection. But it is just a symptom of underlying problems and our city leadership’s stubborn refusal to let the people rethink their form of government. No matter what boundaries are chosen, the City Council districts, redrawn every...

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Letter: Thanks for supporting New Mission

September 7, 2012
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New Mission High School has been a proud member of the Mission Hill community for the last 13 years. As you know, we have relocated to the Hyde Park Educational Complex, where we will continue to educate our students to become college graduates who do well in the world and for the world. We...

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Hill Happenings

September 7, 2012
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Hill Happenings

God bless Father Robert Lennon, C.Ss.R., who celebrated 60 years as a Redemptorist priest Aug. 25 after the 12:10 Mass at Mission Church. Father Lennon has been at Mission Church since 2000. To commemorate Father Lennon’s remarkable life, parishioners gathered with him at the Mission Church Parish Center. By the long arm of coincidence,...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 7, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette September brings not only a change in the weather, but a sense of rebirth with the return of students and others to Mission Hill. Like the swallows to Capistrano, U-Haul vans and overstuffed autos descend upon the Hill while City inspectors, trash removers, police officers, college administrators and...

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