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What’s Happening on Main Street

June 13, 2014
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What’s Happening on Main Street

The ’hood hums with lots of local happenings. The Mission Hill Youth Collaborative proved it with their annual Showcase of the Stars on June 5 at MassArt’s Pozen Center. Neighborhood kids showcased their musical talents, rhythmic movement, eloquence, poise and athletic dexterity to a packed house that was standing-room-only. Many of the true unsung...

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Meeting to be held on Art Park site

May 9, 2014
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS), the developer of the Art Park site, is holding a community meeting tomorrow May 10 to discuss art and green space at the future redeveloped site. The meeting will be held at the Roxbury Community College, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, call 617-395-1210 or email brian@sebastianmariscal.com. The...

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Parklet may not return to the Hill

May 2, 2014
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Parklet may not return to the Hill

The Hill’s parklet may not return this spring due to controversy between its partner businesses. A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from two to three parking spaces. Mission Hill’s parklet, which debuted at 1524-1528 Tremont St. last year, was one of the first three in the city,...

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City: Art Park has high levels of lead

May 2, 2014
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The Art Park site has been found to have high levels of lead and the City has prohibited access to it, according to John Feuerbach of the Department of Neighborhood Development. But the lead is not an immediate danger to community gardeners currently using the site, and won’t stop a pending redevelopment, he said....

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Historic Mission Hill photos on view at Parker Hill Library

May 2, 2014
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Home at St. Alphonsus and Smith Streets on Sept. 10, 1958. Those houses have since been torn down to build apartment towers. (Courtesy City of Boston Archives)

Historic photos of Mission Hill from the 1800s and 1900s will go on display May 8 in an exhibit titled “For the Public Good” at the Parker Hill Branch Library at 1497 Tremont St. Assembled as part of Preservation Month by the Friends of Historic Mission Hill, the collection is focused on the iconic...

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Renovaciones para McLaughlin Park

May 2, 2014
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McLaughlin Park, ubicado entre las avenidas Parker Hill y Fisher está esperando una renovación de $333 mil según la directora de proyectos del Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Boston Allison Perlman. Se espera que la construcción inicie en la primavera de 2015. BPRD esperaba tener una reunión comunitaria sobre las renovaciones el 24...

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NU grad creates music fest rating site

May 2, 2014
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A Northeastern University (NU) graduate has created an Internet business called Obfessed that allows attendees of music festivals to rate their experience on an online platform and have a voice. “Our goal from the beginning has been to give festival fans a voice,” said founder Daniel Swain in an email to the Gazette. “The...

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City to host meeting about vacant Heath St. lots

May 2, 2014
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The City was slated to host a community meeting April 30, after the Gazette’s deadline, to garner feedback on developing vacant land located on Heath Street in the Back of the Hill area, according to a notice from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The feedback from the meeting will help draft guidelines to...

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RCC’s Reggie Lewis Center set for renovation

May 2, 2014
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The Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College (RCC) has been slated for a $4 million facelift that will include major building repairs, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. Keith McDermott, director of the Reggie Lewis Center, said the renovation will be done in phases, the most important being the resurfacing...

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McLaughlin Park slated for renovation

May 2, 2014
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The McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill, is slated for a $333,000 renovation, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) project manager Allison Perlman. Construction is expected to start in spring 2015. BPRD was scheduled to hold a community meeting on the renovation...

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