Monthly Archives: January 2014

Positive reaction to Art Park plan; BRA sets deadline

January 29, 2014
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The reaction was mostly positive during a Jan. 23 meeting held by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on the plan to turn City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets into community gardens and residential and retail space. The BRA has set a Feb. 7 deadline to comment on the project. Mission Hill resident Joe...

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Hill’s student population dips slightly; NU count drops

January 10, 2014
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The Mission Hill area’s off-campus undergrad student population fell last year for the first time since 2008: to 2,175 from 2,290 in 2013. Northeastern University (NU) continues to provide the bulk of the student population, with 1,065 students living on the Hill. But for the first time since 2008, the NU Mission Hill student...

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Blizzard Begins

January 10, 2014
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Blizzard Begins

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Mayor Walsh names Mission Hill in 1st speech

January 10, 2014
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Mayor Walsh names Mission Hill in 1st speech

New Boston Mayor Martin Walsh gave a shout-out to Mission Hill in his inaugural speech Jan. 6 at Boston College. The Mission Hill mention came as Walsh referred to Boston’s historic nickname of the “City upon a Hill,” a Biblical reference dating to Colonial times. “Boston has been called a ‘City upon a Hill.’...

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You Said It, Mission Hill!: 2013 in Quotes

January 10, 2014
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“It’s a colossal moment.” An anonymous source close to Mayor Thomas Menino on the night Menino decided not to seek re-election   “That was my greatest vote in the legislature.” Then-mayoral candidate Marty Walsh on his vote to legalize same-sex marriage while a state representative   “I’ve been out of town. It’s appropriate to...

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Población estudiantil de Mission Hill; menos estudiantes de NU

January 10, 2014
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La población estudiantil de Mission Hill bajó el año pasado por la primera vez desde 2008: a 2.175 de 2.290 en 2013. Northeastern University (NU) sigue con la mayoría, con 1.065 estudiantes en Mission Hill. Por la primera vez desde 2008, la cantidad de estudiantes de NU en Mission Hill se redujo, de 1.315...

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Police investigate 2 shootings

January 10, 2014
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating two people being shot in the Mission Hill area on Dec. 28, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to the intersection of Tremont and Ruggles streets for a report of a person shot around 6:45 p.m. They found a 15-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound....

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Group to survey LMA’s historic buildings

January 10, 2014
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance will conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings, with Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) footing the bill as part of a deal over its upcoming demolition of a century-old structure. Greg Galer, executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA), says the City needs to...

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Leaky pipe causes ambulance re-route at BWH

January 10, 2014
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Approximately 30 patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) were relocated within the hospital following flooding due to a leaky pipe. At approximately 6 a.m. on Jan. 7, during frigid temperatures, a pipe on the sixth floor of BWH’s inpatient building caused flooding that spread to other floors below. Emergency ambulance traffic was diverted...

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Walsh appoints Hill native as New Bostonians head

January 10, 2014
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Alejandra St. Guillen, a Mission Hill native and executive director of the Latino political organization Oiste?, was appointed this week as interim director of the City’s Office of New Bostonians by Mayor Martin Walsh. The office helps immigrants access City services and training. St. Guillen is known for her service with political groups, including...

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