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Hill History: Parker Hill Library has ‘church-like’ feel

February 7, 2014
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The Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library earlier this week. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) is housed in a historic building that gives off a vibe similar to its neighbor, the Mission Church. Parker Hill refers to the name of the hill that most of the Mission Hill neighborhood sits on. People began calling the neighborhood Mission Hill in...

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Hill History: Local history group keeps fighting for landmarks

February 7, 2014
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In 2001, the historic Mission Church complex was under threat. A developer had purchased its southern campus, comprising of three buildings, and planned to demolish them all. Thanks to the Friends of Historic Mission Hill (FHMH), that never happened. Those buildings were designated as historic landmarks in 2005, thanks to FHMH volunteers’ efforts. “That...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 7, 2014
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history:   5 Years Ago: 2009 “CAC meeting ‘off the record’” A Boston Redevelopment Authority official declared a public Mission Hill Citizens Advisory Committee meeting to be “off the record,” meaning the press could not write about its discussion of redevelopment of former Mission Church...

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Mission Hill Wanderings

February 7, 2014
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Local artist Tina Pankievich made these watercolor paintings of Mission Hill, which were on display last month at the Mission Bar and Grill as the exhibit “Mission Hill Wanderings.” See Richard Rouse’s “What’s Happening on Main Streets” column for more details.

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Trophy Time

February 7, 2014
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Trophy Time

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Hill Happenings

February 7, 2014
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Wayne Selden, the gifted freshman hoopster from the University of Kansas and the pride of Mission Hill, has been playing proficiently in the Jayhawks backcourt as the “March Madness” Tournament approaches. In the late ’90s, “Little Wayne” was the batboy for Winnie’s Pub in the Mission Hill Softball League when his dad, Wayne Selden...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

February 7, 2014
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City planners frequently cite the arrival of artists into urban zones as the precursor of rapid gentrification. Areas like the South End, South Boston, Roslindale, Charlestown and Jamaica Plain that were once considered blue-collar and overlooked by many in the past are currently red-hot in the real estate market. The rich artistic influence that...

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Positive reaction to Art Park plan; BRA sets deadline

January 29, 2014
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The reaction was mostly positive during a Jan. 23 meeting held by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on the plan to turn City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets into community gardens and residential and retail space. The BRA has set a Feb. 7 deadline to comment on the project. Mission Hill resident Joe...

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Hill’s student population dips slightly; NU count drops

January 10, 2014
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The Mission Hill area’s off-campus undergrad student population fell last year for the first time since 2008: to 2,175 from 2,290 in 2013. Northeastern University (NU) continues to provide the bulk of the student population, with 1,065 students living on the Hill. But for the first time since 2008, the NU Mission Hill student...

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Blizzard Begins

January 10, 2014
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Blizzard Begins

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