Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mission Hill basketball brothers focus of documentary

August 9, 2013
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The diverging paths of two Mission Hill basketball-playing brothers are the centerpiece of a documentary, “The Mission,” currently under production. Focusing on two brothers who grew up in Mission Hill, Wayne and Baron “Tiny” Turner, “The Mission” covers the divergent paths they took from their old neighborhood. Wayne was named Mr. Basketball in Massachusetts...

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DCR completes sidewalk study

August 9, 2013
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After almost three years in development, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), along with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and consultants Pressley Associates, presented a sweeping rehabilitation and expansion plan for the Emerald Necklace’s sidewalks, crossings and paths at a community meeting held at Wheelock College on June 24. In Mission Hill and...

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NU housing study delayed again

August 9, 2013
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A long-awaited, Northeastern (NU)-commissioned student housing study has been delayed yet again. It is now expected to be released a week before the comment period for NU’s institutional master plan (IMP) closes. At NU’s last Community Task Force meeting on Aug. 1, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) project manager Gerald Autler announced that NU consultant...

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Mission Grammar Grads

August 9, 2013
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Mission Grammar Grads

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CAMH delays vote on RTH project

August 9, 2013
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The Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) voted to delay a vote for a Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) 10-story residential tower at the former Massachusetts Mental Health Center site at a July 17 meeting. RTH representatives presented the project ahead of an Aug. 2 application for state funds. CAMH decided to delay a...

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Local ‘noise rock’ band releases EP

August 9, 2013
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A Mission Hill-based band is getting hands-on support from a small-scale Jamaica Plain-based label. Designer, a “noise rock” band comprised of Berklee College of Music students that live in Mission Hill, plays “really tense, fun, noisy music,” according to drummer Rory MacMurdo. The band signed with Bufu Records soon after forming about six months...

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River Team

August 9, 2013
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River Team

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Turner out of prison, volunteering in Dot

August 9, 2013
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Former City Councilor Chuck Turner is back in Boston after serving prison time for bribery and is volunteering at a nonprofit in Dorchester, he told the Gazette last week. Turner, who is living under home confinement and volunteering at the Black Community Information Center (BCIC), said he is getting involved in community organizing on...

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Beating the Heat

August 9, 2013
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Beating the Heat

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Hill Agenda, Aug. 9-Sept. 5, 2013

August 9, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 3 for the Sept. 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Northeastern Task Force, to discuss IMP & housing study, Aug. 13, 27, location tbd. Info: 918-4438/Gerald.Autler.BRA@cityofboston. Article 85 Demolition Delay...

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