Monthly Archives: June 2015

NU plans $26m renovation of Carter Playground

June 12, 2015
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NU plans $26m renovation of Carter Playground

Northeastern University (NU) has plans for a $26 million renovation of the City’s Carter Playground. Carter Playground is the plot of land formed by Columbus Avenue, Camden Street and the Orange Line. Aging tennis courts and a playing field are currently there. The two-year renovation will turn the playground into new tennis courts, a...

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City launches master plan process

June 12, 2015
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The City announced last month a new citywide planning process called “Imagine Boston 2030.” Expected to take two years, Imagine Boston is the City’s first comprehensive planning process in 50 years. Imagine Boston will be a multi-phase initiative, starting with a survey of present conditions and then expanding to a public visioning process in...

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Obituary: Louise Scarpelli, former Mission Hill resident

June 12, 2015
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Obituary: Louise Scarpelli, former Mission Hill resident

Louise Scarpelli, 79, of Clifton, a retired dye processor, died May 19, 2015 at home. She was born in Concord and grew up in Stapleton. In 1959, she moved to Boston. She lived on Shepard Avenue and Kempton Street in Mission Hill until the family home was demolished to build Mission Park. In 1971,...

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Obituary: Martin D. McEachen, Mission Hill resident

June 12, 2015
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Obituary: Martin D. McEachen, Mission Hill resident

Martin D. McEachen, age 51, of Boston’s Mission Hill, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Marty was born in Boston, raised and educated in Boston schools and was a graduate of English High School. Marty was employed for several years as a custodian at the West Roxbury YMCA.  He enjoyed gardening and loved animals.  Marty...

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City to hold meeting on Heath St. housing project

June 12, 2015
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The City will hold a design update meeting about the mixed-use project proposed for the vacant land in Heath Square on June 23. The local Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation are teaming on the project, which covers 10 City-owned parcels on Bromley, New Heath and...

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MH First Responders: Program brings teens and cops together

June 12, 2015
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MH First Responders: Program brings teens and cops together

A long-running program to bring teens and police officers together—including in Roxbury—aims to expand its offerings, according to a recent announcement at Boston Police headquarters. Since 1992, Roxbury-based Center for Teen Empowerment has worked with BPD on events where teens and police can meet face-to-face and learn about each other. Those events include summits,...

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MH First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

June 12, 2015
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MH First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

A galloping horse and a Bible quote are among the decorations on the Boston Police badge carried by every officer. While most people probably avoid situations where they would see a police badge up-close, there is a lot going on for those who take a look. A giant version is available for view at...

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MH First Responders: Boston EMS faces increase in heroin calls

June 12, 2015
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Heroin addiction has increasingly become an issue for Boston, as illustrated by a report on substance abuse released last month at the Dimock Community Health Center that found Boston EMS responding to more heroin-related calls. The report, “Addiction and Recovery Services in the City of Boston,” says that Boston EMS had a 25 percent...

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MH First Responders: Canteen Crew feeds firefighters during blazes

June 12, 2015
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While Boston Fire Department (BFD) firefighters are out battling the flames, the all-volunteer Canteen Crew are right behind them, making sure they stay hydrated and fed. The Boston Sparks Association, a private nonprofit that also operates the Boston Fire Museum on Congress Street, supports not only BFD, but also firefighters in neighboring cities, eight-year...

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Hill Agenda, June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, July 8 for the June 10 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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