Hill Agenda, Sept. 6-Oct. 3, 2013

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 3 for the Sept. 6 issue. Email listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Northeastern Task Force, to discuss IMP & housing study, Tues., Sept. 17, 6pm, 140 The Fenway. Info: 918-4438/Gerald.Autler.BRA@cityofboston.

Zoning Board of Appeals, Tues., Sept. 17, 9:30am, 13 Sachem St. (extend living space into attic), 142 Calumet St. (install solar panels on roof), 105A S. Huntington Ave. (variances for FAR, height, max number of units, insuficient front/side yard, others), City Hall, Room 801, Info: 635-4775.

Boston Landmarks Commission hearing, whether to landmark Boston Children’s Hospital’s 55 Shattuck St. building, Tues., Sept. 24, 5:45pm, Boston City Hall, Room 900. Info: 635-3850/[email protected].

LMA Forum, recurring meeting to discuss real estate developments in the LMA, agenda, date & location TBD. Info: [email protected].

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 566-6565.

Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda to be announced, third Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: [email protected].

Mission Hill Crime Committee, meet and discuss crime issues with police, elected officials and college administrators, usually fourth Thursday of the month, no meetings until September, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 442-0080.

Special Interest

Back of the Hill neighborhood-wide yard sales, Sat., Sept. 7, 9am-1pm, block party, 2-5pm, permitted play street, games and equipment provided for soccer, street hockey, nerf football; bring food, drink (no alcohol) & music to share. Info: 739-1489.

At-large City Council Candidates Forum, Wed., Sept. 18, 6-8pm, Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Center, 1234 Columbus Ave. Info: [email protected].

Friends of the Poor Walk, 2.5-mile walk to provide housing assistance, home heating, utility, food, holiday meals, furniture and bedding for the needy, Sat., Sept. 28, 8am, leaving from Mission Church, 1545 Tremont St. Info: [email protected].

The Mission Hill Open, rescheduled for noon, Sat., Sept. 28, Norwood Country Club, 400 Providence Hwy, Norwood. Info: 487-4851/[email protected].

Parker Hill Library book sale, Oct. 5, 9am-1:30pm, 1497 Tremont St. Info: Becky Manos, 427-3820.

Mt. St. Joseph Academy reunion, for classes ending in 3 and 8, Sat., Oct. 19, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School, 617 Cambridge St. Info: 254-1510/[email protected].

Mission Main Tenant Task Force, the task force board requests residents’ help and input, third Monday of each month, 6-8pm, Mission Main Community Room, 43 Smith St. Info: 708-8515.


Parker Hill Library: Sept. 26, 6:30pm: A Journey Through Latin America concert, classic guitar with Michael Nigro, Oct. 24, 6pm: Bird-Mancini concert. 1497 Tremont St. Info: Becky Manos, 427-3820.

Recording Studio, Sociedad Latina’s Music Clubhouse has a high-quality recording studio and beatmaking lab available for the community. 1530 Tremont St. Info/Scheduling: Joe Stephen, 442-4299/sociedadlatina.org.


Movies at the Museum of Fine Arts, for current listings and ticket prices, visit mfa.org. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

Free film series, every third Thursday at 6 pm at Mission Hill Health Movement, 1534 Tremont Street; every first Wednesday at 5 pm at the Flynn Kitchen at RTH, 805 Huntington Ave. Co-sponsored by MHHM and RTH. Info: 427-6919.


Parker Hill Branch Library, paintings by Mark Whittington, on view through Sept. 11; Community Artists of Mission Hill & Friends, reception Thurs., Oct. 3, 5:45pm, on view Sept. 16-Oct. 18, 1497 Tremont St. Info: Becky Manos, 427-3820.

Dilated Biography: Contemporary Cuban Narratives, group exhibition featuring 15 contemporary Cuban artists, opening reception, Sept. 9, 5-7pm, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, on view Sept. 10-Oct. 19, Anderson Auditorium and Grossman Gallery, 230 The Fenway. Info: smfa.edu/exhibitions.

MissionSAFE Artists Showcase, cocktails, conversation and performances by the teens of MissionSAFE, Wed., Oct. 23, 5:30pm, The Harvard Club, 1 Federal St., 38th Fl. Info: [email protected].


Adult book discussion at the Parker Hill Library: Thurs., Sept. 12: “The Comfort of Lies” by Randy Susan Meyers; Thurs., Sept. 19, 6:30pm: evening book discussion introductions. 1497 Tremont St. Info: Becky Manos, 427-3820.


Parker Hill Branch Library, 1479 Tremont St., 427-3820. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30am: bilingual toddler storytime, children aged 0-2. Thursdays, 3-7pm: open art. Mon. –Thurs. starting Sept. 16, 3:30-5:30pm: homework help. Tues. afternoons in October, 4:15pm: zumba for kids & teens, call 427-3820 to sign up.

Visual arts classes, taught by professionals and include drawing, painting, sculpture,mix media, digital photography and graphic design, ages 6-12, Saturdays, 9am-2pm, Sociedad Latina Cultural Arts, 1530 Tremont St. Info: 442-4299/www.sociedadlatina.org.

Music Classes, group classes for ages 8-21 on Saturdays, 9 am-2pm. Classes are taught by professionals and include drums, voice, keyboard, guitar, bass, and beatmaking. Ensemble opportunities are also available. Sociedad Latina Music Clubhouse, 1530 Tremont St. Info/Registration: Joe Stephen, 442-4299/www.sociedadlatina.org.

ABCD Child Care Choices for Boston, parents looking for quality affordable care for their children, child-care providers seeking technical assistance and parents with special situations like children with disabilities can call 542-5437 for referrals and information.


Arts and Crafts Classes at RTH, Weds. mornings, 10am-noon, Flynn House Kitchen, 805 Huntington Ave, 1st Floor. Info: Laura Adams, 566-4025/[email protected].


ESOL and citizenship classes, offered by RTH. Beginning ESOL, Mon. & Fri., 7:30-9pm. English for workplace, Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9pm. Advanced ESOL, Fri 5:30-7pm, Sat. 7:30-9pm. Citizenship class, Tues. & Thurs., 2:30-4pm. Flynn conference room, 805 Huntington Ave. Info: 232-0400/[email protected].


Women’s Health Group, first Tuesday of every month, 6-7:30pm, starting Sept. 3, Mission Hill Health Movement, 1534 Tremont St. Info: 739-2923.

Free Fitness Classes at RTH, Yoga: Mon. & Fri., 11am, Parks Community Building, 2 New Whitney Street. Senior fitness: Tues. & Thurs., 2pm, Flynn House, 1st Floor, 805 Huntington Ave. Info:  Laura Adams, 566-4025/[email protected].

Quit Smoking, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is offering inexpensive weekly classes with flexible schedules, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St.  $10/session. Info: 632-2099/www.dana-farber.org/quit-smoking-class.

Fitness Classes, certified fitness instructor and Hill resident Victoria Nadel teaches classes Mondays, 6:30pm; work on your abs, Wednesdays, 12pm; Yoga, Thursdays, 6pm. Childcare provided. $8 members, $15 non-members, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. info: 635-5216.

Grief Support Services, Samaritans provide services for community members who have lost loved ones to suicide, including the support group SafePlace, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7-9pm, JCRT radiology conference room, 5th Floor, Shapiro Building at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Info: Kim Kates 536-2460.

Office Hours

Congressman Mike Capuano, members of Capuano’s staff, 4th Tuesday of the month, 4-5pm, Ula Café, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. Info: [email protected].

Neighborhood Coordinator from The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Shaina Aubourg, 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 3:30-5:30pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: 635-2679.

Tobin Community Center

1481 Tremont St., yearly membership:  seniors 55+ free, family & adults $20, teens 13-17 $10, 12 and under $5.  Info: 635-5216/ TobinCommunityCenter.org.

Boy Scouts, for grades 1-5, Fridays, 4-5:30pm, $30. Alana Hylton, 615-0004 x306.

Preschool, DEEC-licensed program ages 2.9-5, 7:30am-5:30pm, Private and subsidized slots available, vouchers accepted. Info: 635-4920.

After-school, ages 6-13, M-F, 2-6pm, $42 per month plus membership.  Homework help, tutoring, sports, arts, computers.

Youth Connection, meet with Youth Workers and interact with other youths 9-19 years old, plan activities and have your voice heard, Mon.-Fri., 4-8pm, $10/year.

Youth Gym/Fitness, Flag football, floor hockey, open gym. Karate ages 6-16, Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-6pm, $25 uniform fee; Skills & Drills coed basketball, ages 6-14, Saturdays 9am-noon, $25 includes breakfast, and T-shirt; weight room, ages 14-17, Mon.-Fri., 4-6pm; Baseball/Softball for ages 9-15, Fridays 7:30-9pm, Saturdays 4-7pm.

Adult/Family Fitness, Adult Karate, Mondays 6:30-8:30pm, free with membership; Family Karate, all ages, Saturdays 9:30-11am, free with membership; Adult Yoga, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm, free with membership; Boxing, Saturdays 1-2pm, $15 and membership; Men’s Basketball League Wednesdays, 6-9pm, $20 plus membership; Weight room, Mon.-Fri., 9am-noon & 6-9pm, free with membership; Cardio Kickboxing, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, free with membership.

Computer Lab, Adult Open Access for email and document creation, Mon.-Fri., 11am-1pm; Youth Open Access for ages 8-18, Fridays, 2-5pm.

Senior Activities, free for adults 55 and over. Legacy Project, grassroots advocacy and education effort. Join the planning committee and create activities by and for seniors.  Info: Carmen Pola, 820-1089.


Boston Partners in Education, seeks volunteers to help out in Boston Public Schools, either in classrooms, one-on-one, or in small groups. One-hour-a-week commitment. Info: 451-6145/www.bostonpartners.org.

Need Volunteers?  Nonprofit orgs can post listings for volunteer positions at the Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences web site, www.mcphs.edu. Look for “MCPHS In the Community” in the “About MCPHS” section.

FriendshipWorks, matches volunteers with frail elders and adults with disabilities in Greater Boston Visit for coffee, go for a walk, or help with shopping. Info: 482-1510/[email protected].

Road To Recovery, American Cancer Society needs local residents to drive cancer patients to and from treatment. Info: 800-227-2345/www.cancer.org.

Public Notices

Bank of America’s Museums on Us, free admission to the MFA, Sat., Sept. 7 & Sun., Sept. 8 for Bank of America cardholders.

The Problem Properties Task Force deals with student-related issues occurring Thurs.-Sat. between 11:45pm and 3:45am, report to 504-7003. For immediate issues at other times, call 911 or email [email protected].

BRA Board Meetings, broadcast live on Boston’s government access channel, Comcast 24/RCN 13, and available for streaming video at www.cityofboston.gov/cable/live.asp.

$5 Million Reward, for information leading directly to the return of 13 works of art stolen two decades ago from the Gardner Museum. Anonymous tips can be mailed to 280 The Fenway. Info: Anthony Amore, Director of Security: 278-5114.

Purchase Compost Bins and Kitchen Scrap Buckets, from the city at Boston Building Resources, Mon.-Fri., 8am-4:30pm, Thurs. 8am-7pm, Sat. 9am-3pm. Buckets $10, Bins $50. Info: 635-4959.

To Request a Recycling Bin, or learn more about recycling, go to www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/recycling.


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