Monthly Archives: August 2014

Tree-killing beetle found in Boston

August 8, 2014
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Tree-killing beetle found in Boston

Authorities are warning Boston residents to be alert for a tree-killing beetle recently found in Jamaica Plain. A single specimen of the emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle was found in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum on July 16, and was confirmed by federal officials on July 18. Suffolk County is the third county...

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Start of Art Park project delayed

August 8, 2014
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Start of Art Park project delayed

Construction of a mixed-use development at the Art Park site will be delayed until spring 2015, according to Brian Militana of site developer Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS). Construction was scheduled to begin in the fall, but Militana said it would have been “too big a push” to make that deadline. He said SMS...

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High-tech benches could come to Hill

August 8, 2014
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Some Boston parks are testing new high-tech park benches that might come to Mission Hill. The “Soofa,” as the bench is termed, is a bench that includes a solar-powered charging station for cell phones and computers. It also collects and shares location-based information like air quality and noise level data. The benches were produced...

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Hill Agenda, Aug. 8, 2014

August 8, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 2 for the Sept. 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Public meeting on bike lanes, to discuss multiple possible bike facilities in Mission Hill/Fenway/Kenmore, Mon., Sept. 15, 6:30pm, Tobin Community...

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Park Project

August 8, 2014
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Park Project

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Participacion, Aug. 8, 2014

August 8, 2014
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 2 de septiembre para la edición del 5 de septiembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Reunión pública sobre carriles bici, para hablar sobre posibles sitios para bicicletas...

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Sheriff Endorsement

August 8, 2014
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Sheriff Endorsement

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Editorial: BRA reform

August 8, 2014
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The BRA “is in dire need of reform.” For once, that isn’t just residents, or political candidates, or disapproving judges in lawsuits, or the Gazette saying it. That’s straight from the Mayor’s Office, and it’s about time. Mayor Walsh is doing an outstanding job at checking items off his list of campaign promises. BRA...

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Editorial: Sánchez and Chang-Díaz achievements

August 8, 2014
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With our state legislators wrapping up another session of lawmaking, a couple of items strike us as particularly noteworthy. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz was a strong proponent of election reforms that expand access to the voting booth. Early voting, which works very well in other states, is one of those excellent reforms. So is...

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Hill Happenings

August 8, 2014
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An energetic crowd gathered at the Parker Hill Library last month, welcoming Bill Raynor, who read from his newly released book “Poetry in Motion.” Raynor,who grew up in the Mission Hill projects, writes about the meaning of sports is everyday life. The book is pleasant and an easy read. Among the notable faces in...

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