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After council service, Ross moves to Eastie

January 9, 2015
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After council service, Ross moves to Eastie

After serving nearly 15 years as Mission Hill’s popular city councilor, Mike Ross has moved to East Boston When Ross first won the District 8 City Council seat, which covers a sprawling area of the city, in 1999, he lived in Beacon Hill. In 2006, he moved from that tony neighborhood to Parker Hill...

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You Said It, Mission Hill!: 2014 in Quotes

January 9, 2015
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“Boston has been called a ‘City upon a Hill’…but it’s not just the shining light of Beacon Hill…It’s Copp’s Hill and Mission Hill and Eagle Hill.” Mayor Martin Walsh in his inaugural address.   “This is an important step in building the community’s vision for Roxbury Crossing and Mission Hill.” Pat Flaherty of Mission...

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8 fallen officers added to police’s Wall of Honor

January 9, 2015
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) added the names of eight officers who died in the line of duty to the department’s Wall of Honor at police headquarters on Tremont Street. All eight officers died between 1825 and 1944. Their late addition to the Wall of Honor was due to research by BPD archivist Margaret...

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Author to discuss U.S. health care costs

January 9, 2015
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Author to discuss U.S. health care costs

National Magazine Award-winning journalist Steven Brill will speak about his new book, “America’s Bitter Pill,” at Northeastern University School of Law on Jan. 21. The book addresses the political forces that keep America’s health care costs the world’s highest, despite such recent reforms as the Affordable Care Act. It is based partly on Brill’s...

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Muddy River restoration work continues

January 9, 2015
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Muddy River restoration work continues

LMA—The Muddy River Restoration Project in the Park Drive rotary area will move into a new phase of the project this month, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The new stage will mean excavation of sediment in the channel bottom and bank protection of the Upper Fens Pond and “daylighting” the river...

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Mayor signs updated tenant protections

January 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced last month that he has signed an ordinance, introduced by Mission Hill Councilor Josh Zakim, that doubles the amount of compensation offered to tenants when their units are converted into condominiums. The ordinance updates tenant protections, doubling the amount of relocation compensation offered to tenants when they are displaced by...

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220-year-old time capsule slated for opening

January 9, 2015
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The time capsule as it looked prior to being opened. (Photo Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

A time capsule dating back to the 18th century and buried within the State House was planned to be opened this week at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, after the Gazette’s deadline. The MFA has been caring for the box since it was unearthed on Dec. 11, according to the MFA website. The...

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Boston Olympics could use NU dorms

December 12, 2014
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If Boston is chosen to host the 2024 Summer Olympic games, Mission Hill could be covered in journalists. Northeastern University is included in the secretly crafted bid as potentially providing “housing support”—that is, accommodation for the hordes of journalists coming to cover the games. The Olympics bid was created by a private committee called...

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Nonprofit developers hope to build 40 units on Heath St. parcels

December 12, 2014
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation—are proposing to develop about 40 housing units in a four-story building on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. The two organizations—which previously co-developed the Back of the Hill housing— hosted two community meetings this...

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New England Baptist Hospital IMP expected soon

December 12, 2014
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New England Baptist Hospital is expected to file its Institutional Master Plan (IMP) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in February, following a community task force meeting next month. An IMP is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s existing facilities, long-range planning goals and proposed projects. A new IMP must be filed...

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