Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mission Hill Main Streets moves

March 3, 2017
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Mission Hill Main Streets (MHMS), a business promotion organization, is moving to a new location at 812 Huntington Ave. The Gazette spoke with Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse on Feb. 27 as the boxes were being filled up. He said he expected to be up and running in the new place...

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Pizza owner awaits word on fate

March 3, 2017
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Northeastern University (NU) recently bought the building where University House of Pizza (UHOP) and Punter’s Pub operate, as the Gazette reported last month, but the owner of UHOP has still not heard anything from NU about the future of the building. The property at 444-452 Huntington Ave. was previously owned by Stephen Newman, who...

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BPDA board approves two NU amendments to IMP

March 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Dec. 15 meeting approved two amendments to Northeastern University’s institutional master plan. An institutional master plan (IMP) is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s existing facilities, long-range planning goals, and proposed projects. The Boston Redevelopment Authority, which has since been re-branded to...

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Participacion, March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 4 de abril para la edición del 7 de marzo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro.          Reuniones Proyecto del tren de cercanías de Ruggles Station, reunión de información pública,...

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Youths rally for Jackson Square Rec Center

March 3, 2017
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On Valentine’s Day, Jamaica Plain youth rallied for love—love in terms of community resources, that is. Members of the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and local elected officials rallied at the Hyde Square Task Force Youth Development Center on Feb. 14 to advocate for the long-awaited Jackson Square Recreation Center to be built and...

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City set to release RFPs on vacant land

March 3, 2017
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) plans to release a request for proposals for 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill sometime in the middle of this month, according to DND spokesperson Kerry O’Brien. John Feuerbach of DND had said previously it would be released in February. The City held a community meeting...

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BPDA issues scoping determination for WIT project

March 3, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has issued a scoping determination, requesting more information for Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) plans for a 69,000-square-foot academic building at 555 Parker St., according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. That move is a normal part of the review process. “The next step is for Wentworth to...

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New online tool for teen summer jobs

March 3, 2017
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City youths can apply for summer jobs with SuccessLink, an online tool recently launched by the City of Boston, according to a press release. Using SuccessLink, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 as of Aug. 18, 2017 can register for the summer Youth Employment Program lottery and join civic engagement initiatives designed...

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Hill Happenings

March 3, 2017
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Last month, family and friends mourned the death of Richie Durkin, a stalwart citizen, who loved Mission Hill. Richie was a retired Boston School police captain. He graduated from Mission High School in 1975, where he was an outstanding athlete. Richie was the center on the great 1974 Mission High basketball team. That group...

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Letters:

March 3, 2017
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Sex offender loophole As I read the news story concerning the sex offender loophole (Boston Herald, Feb. 14), I noticed that the City Council is talking about a public hearing  on a loophole that allows sex offenders to register as homeless in public places such as the Boston Common. City Councilor Michael Flaherty states...

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