Monthly Archives: May 2014

Outstanding Service

May 2, 2014
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Outstanding Service

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Participación, May 2-June 12, 2014

May 2, 2014
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 10 de junio para la edición 13 de junio. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda se anunciará, tercer miércoles del mes, 7-8:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health, 677...

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Editorial: Parklets need transparency, not retreat

May 2, 2014
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Regarding Mission Hill’s parklet vanishing amid “conflict” and “controversy”: We told you so. As we repeatedly said during the parklet’s planning, a fully transparent process—including cost details and public input on locations—is not only government’s basic duty, but the only way to garner the wisdom and consensus necessary for the program to succeed. Instead,...

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Editorial: Looking forward to Wicked Wi-Fi

May 2, 2014
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Kudos to Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston for launching free wireless Internet service. We look forward to seeing “Wicked Free Wi-Fi” in Mission Hill as soon as possible. Decent Internet service in the U.S. remains absurdly expensive in comparison to other countries, and particularly so in Boston, with little competition and poor...

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Hill Happenings

Hill Happenings

Condolences to the family of Joe Corsetti, who passed away last month. Joe was a graduate of Villanova University, where he was a terrific football player. Joe was welcomed to Mission Hill in the late ’60s, when he thrilled local football fans with his spectacular catches from Killilea Club quarterback Dan Breen in the...

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City’s free Wi-Fi program not here yet

May 2, 2014
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The City unveiled last month a free wireless Internet service program that has more than 150 access points throughout Boston and plans to bring the program to 20 Main Street districts, according to a press release. But it is unclear when the program, which is called “Wicked Free Wi-Fi: Boston’s Public Wireless Network,” will...

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NU suspends pro-Palestinian student group

May 2, 2014
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Northeastern University (NU) temporarily suspended in March a pro-Palestinian group that it says has “multiple violations” of campus policy. But the student group, called the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), says it is unfairly being singled out for its views. NU said in a statement that the suspension has nothing to do with the issue...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 2, 2014
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Main Streets has been a hot topic in the news recently with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s surprise announcements concerning free Wi-Fi and an increase in financial support for the program from City coffers. On April 22, the other 19 Main Street Directors and I were invited for a morning meeting with the mayor to...

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WIT to house 97% of students

May 2, 2014
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) will be able to house 97 percent of its students seeking housing in Boston once a new dormitory at 525 Huntington is completed. The 305 beds, which are expected to be open by the fall, were decided based on student housing projects informed by the City’s required yearly student...

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NU breaks ground on new science building

May 2, 2014
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NU breaks ground on new science building

Mayor Martin Walsh, Northeastern University (NU) President Joseph Aoun and state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez were some of the officials who broke ground on NU’s new $225 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) on Feb. 21. Located at 795 Columbus Ave., the ISEC will provide state-of-the-art research infrastructure for NU. It will be approximately...

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