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35-story tower could alter Hill’s skyline

December 12, 2014
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35-story tower could alter Hill’s skyline

The Mission Hill skyline could soon be radically changed if Equity Residential’s plan for a massive 35-story tower at 45 Worthington St. is approved. Nick Martin of the Boston Redevelopment Authority said the developer has only submitted a letter of intent for proposal, but expects that a project notification form will be filed soon....

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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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Happy Holidays

December 12, 2014
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Happy Holidays

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New librarian wants to boost branch’s youth appeal

December 12, 2014
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New librarian wants to boost branch’s youth appeal

With Mission Hill sizable student and millennial population, new Parker Hill Branch librarian Katrina Morse wants to lure them in with new programming, such as food classes and music. “I want to explore ways to reach out to them,” said Morse, who started last month at the 1497 Tremont St. library. “I want to...

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Torre de 35 pisos podría cambiar la silueta de Mission Hill

December 12, 2014
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La línea del horizonte de Mission Hill podría cambiar radicalmente si el plan de Equity Residential para un torre masivo de 35 pisos en 45 Worthington St. sea realizado. Nick Martin de Boston Redevelopment Authority dijo que el promotor ha entregado una carta de intento pero cree que una propuesta para el proyecto es...

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Police refuse to release more local spy documents

December 12, 2014
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In the wake of revelations that a Boston Police spy agency tracked legal protests and academic events at Northeastern University, the police department this week refused a Gazette request to release any further documents on Mission Hill-area spying. Earlier this year, the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund released hundreds of documents from...

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Mission Church to hold Christmas Masses, caroling

December 12, 2014
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Mission Church, a Catholic basilica, will hold several Christmas Masses and a Christmas Eve caroling event. On Christmas Eve, Wed., Dec. 24, at 4 p.m., the church hosts a family Mass featuring students telling the Nativity narrative. At 11:30 p.m. that night, the church hosts caroling by candlelight, followed by a midnight Mass. On...

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Park renovation gets funding boost

December 12, 2014
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The City has received approval for a grant that will boost the budget for the McLaughlin Park renovation by more than $150,000, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) project manager Allison Perlman. Meanwhile, the final design plan for the renovation of McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues...

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Parker Hill Ave. developer working on parking solution

December 12, 2014
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The proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units will probably not go before the Boston Redevelopment Authority board anytime soon, as the developer works on the community’s concern over parking, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. The building at 70 Parker Hill...

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Why a man is giving away novels at Northeastern

December 12, 2014
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By Emily Huizenga/Special to the Gazette There’s a man on the corner, and he wants to give you something. It’s not a Greenpeace pamphlet, and it’s not a pocket-sized New Testament. It’s a multimedia storytelling project: a novel with a corresponding CD and artwork. It’s not political and it’s not religious, but it is—suspiciously—free....

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