Monthly Archives: October 2014

Welcome to Mission Hill

October 3, 2014
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Welcome to Mission Hill

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Vision for park renovation becomes clearer

October 3, 2014
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The vision for the renovation of McLaughlin Park is becoming clearer as the City moves closer to a final plan that will have a loop path around the upper terrace, a restored Ben’s Tower and an overlook terrace. The City presented the latest on the renovation of McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker...

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BRA aprueba proyecto Parcela 25; primer inquilino firmó

October 3, 2014
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El mes pasado la junta directiva de Boston Redevelopment Authority aprobó el masivo propuesto proyecto de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services’ (MHNHS), Parcela 25. MHNHS consiguió su primer inquilino empresarial, la organización sin fines de lucro Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. MBHP es una agencia que ayuda a los individuos y familias de ingresos bajos...

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MH Road Race to be held Oct. 18

October 3, 2014
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The Mission Hill Road Race, one of the neighborhood’s most popular annual events, will be held Oct. 18, starting at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street. The 5K footrace fills local streets with runners and walkers. The race raises funds for the park, which is named after the late local state representative...

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Suspect sought in street attack on woman

October 3, 2014
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A woman was attacked early in the morning of Sept. 4 around 578 Huntington Ave. by a man who choked her and dragged her down an alley before a security guard scared him away, according to the Boston Police Department. According to BPD, the woman was attacked around 4:21 a.m. while walking home from...

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Coakley, Baker take nod for gov.’s race; Chang-Díaz wins

October 3, 2014
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Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will face each other in the gubernatorial race in the November general election after winning their respective party’s nomination in the Sept. 9 state’s primary election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) easily captured the Democratic nomination for her...

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Latin School alum graduates War College

October 3, 2014
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Lt. Col. Matthew A. Ritchie has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S....

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$20 million renovation for Ruggles Station

October 3, 2014
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The Ruggles T Station is slated for a $20 million renovation that will use federal funds to construct a new 800-foot commuter rail platform, according to a press release. Construction is expected to start in fall 2015 and last two years. Ruggles Station, located at Ruggles and Tremont streets, currently has only two platforms....

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6 Hill properties make City’s ‘distressed’ list

October 3, 2014
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Six Mission Hill properties have made the City’s annual list of vacant and “distressed” properties. The City’s 2013 “Distressed Buildings Report,” compiled by the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), actually lists those six properties as being in Jamaica Plain. But that is wrong because DND continues to use an incorrect map of Boston neighborhoods...

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Report: Health care, education dominate local economy

October 3, 2014
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Mission Hill’s business economy is dominated by its health care and educational institutions, according to a new business report by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Released by the BRA in August, “Boston’s Neighborhood Business Patterns” offers statistics on the local economies of various neighborhoods. It does not list Mission Hill as its own neighborhood,...

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