Monthly Archives: May 2015

BRA approves Parker Hill Ave. project

May 1, 2015
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BRA approves Parker Hill Ave. project

The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month the proposed 40-unit residential project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. The building at 70 Parker Hill Ave. was formerly used by the New England Baptist Hospital, but has been vacant for 10 years. The redevelopment is proposed by an East Boston partnership called Jamaica View LLC...

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Editorial: Thanks to Hoffman

May 1, 2015
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Thanks to Jim Hoffman, who has retired after decades as the director of Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services. On his watch, the community development corporation is a key factor in Mission Hill’s vibrancy. It has helped to create and preserve affordable housing, and it has produced vast economic development in such projects as One...

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Editorial: Fix the DND map

May 1, 2015
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It’s great that Mayor Walsh and the Department of Neighborhood Development have created the city’s first comprehensive student housing report. It is not great that the report pretends Mission Hill does not exist. The DND continues to poison its reports by using an old BRA map that was never correct. We have warned of...

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Letter: Thanks for local marathon fundraising support

May 1, 2015
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With this year’s Boston Marathon now behind us, I want to take a moment to highlight the incredible generosity of many in our community. For the past six months, I had been fundraising and training for the marathon as a part of Team MR8: a nonprofit organization founded in honor of 8-year-old Martin Richard...

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Hill Happenings

Hill Happenings

Patrick “Sonny” Carroll, a distinguished Mission High graduate, class of 1943, passed away on April 12. Sonny was a member of the Mohawks, a grand assemblage of Mission Hill youths, bonded from childhood alliances in the ’40s to lifetime friendships. Among the other well-known Mohawks were the late Dave O’Connor, a longtime Mission Hill...

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What Happening on Main Streets

May 1, 2015
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April 15! The tax deadline date alone conjures up thoughts of frenzied accountants and panicky procrastinators. This year I didn’t expect the vision I encountered on Tremont Street while returning from a community meeting. Bearded men in grass skirts and cocoanut brassieres looking like audition castoffs from the Rogers and Hammerstein play “South Pacific.”...

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