Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hill Agenda, Feb. 6-March 5, 2015

February 6, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, March 3 for the March 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont...

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Hill History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

February 6, 2015
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Hill History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

Meet Boston’s Basilica, the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. To friends and neighbors, she is known simply as Mission Church, which lent its name to Mission Hill. The 1575 Tremont St. church is celebrating 60 years since receiving the honor of being designated a basilica—one of Roman Catholicism’s significant church buildings. Fewer...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 6, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history: 5 Years Ago: 2010 “One Brigham Circle for sale” The gigantic One Brigham Circle commercial building was listed for sale by its developers, Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services and the New Boston Fund, seven years after its opening. The building sold the next month...

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Storm Cleanup

February 6, 2015
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Storm Cleanup

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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

February 6, 2015
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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

Rosanne Foley, a Northeastern University graduate, was appointed last month to be the next executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), according to a press release. Foley takes over for Ellen Lipsey, whose employment was ended by the City late last year. The BLC has played a prominent role in the Mission Hill...

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NU launches program to support local businesses

February 6, 2015
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Northeastern University (NU) is launching a new initiative this spring to help Boston-based businesses grow and compete for contracts from the university and other large institutions. The “Capacity Building Program” is part of the community benefits package agreed upon by NU and its community Task Force members during the development of NU’s Institutional Master...

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Snowed Under

February 6, 2015
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Snowed Under

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Participación, Feb. 6-March 5, 2015

February 6, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de mar para la edición del 6 de mar. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Tribunal Servicios de Vivienda en el Vecindario de Mission Hill, primer lunes...

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Editorial: Olympics vs. democracy

February 6, 2015
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A hearty thank you to Mission Hill’s city councilor, Josh Zakim, for boldly proposing ballot questions regarding the Boston Olympics bid. Yes, the questions would be nonbinding, and ballots would be cast after the bid submission deadline. But Zakim’s real message is that the Olympics and the bigwigs backing it must pay attention to...

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BRA approves WIT Sweeney field project

February 6, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month approved Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) relocation of Sweeney Field to the site of the current Parker Street parking lot. The new Sweeney Athletic Facility would allow for the redevelopment of the current field at 500 Huntington Ave. by relocating it atop a 330-space parking garage at...

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