Fresh Cut

October 3, 2014
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Fresh Cut

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JP group: Developer is fulfilling lawsuit path promise

October 3, 2014
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The developers of a large apartment project at 161 S. Huntington Ave. are “drawing up plans” for a pedestrian path as agreed to in a lawsuit settlement, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) member Kevin Moloney has told the Gazette. The path would connect S. Huntington Avenue and the Jamaicaway as a mitigation of the...

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Simmons prof pens book on yoga and trauma healing

October 3, 2014
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Simmons prof pens book on yoga and trauma healing

When Simmons College professor Becky Thompson began training to become a yoga teacher, she said, she would hear whispers in the hallways and after sessions about people suffering from depression, loss, sexual abuse and other traumas. The traumas always seemed to be talked about in the background. That pushed her to co-lead a workshop...

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Hill Agenda, Oct. 3, 2014

October 3, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 11 for the Nov. 14 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings 70 Parker Hill Ave. renovation, Boston Redevelopment Authority-hosted meeting on apartment renovation proposed by Jamaica View LLC and GVW Incorporated,...

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Community Alliance has new leader

October 3, 2014
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New Jersey native Chad Rosner was elected the new president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) during a Sept. 17 meeting, after former leader Jessica Casey moved out of the city. Rosner moved to Mission Hill in 2001 while a student at Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) in 2001, he told the...

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Participación, Oct. 3, 2014

October 3, 2014
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 11 de noviembre para la edición del 14 de noviembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Renovaciones de 70 Parker Hill Ave., reunión presentada por Boston Redevelopment Authority...

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Editorial: The Best of Mission Hill

October 3, 2014
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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s “Best of Mission Hill” Gazette reader survey. Once again, we marvel at how many outstanding choices residents have in this great neighborhood. Such “best-of” businesses as Mike’s Donuts have not only have served the community for decades. They also act as social anchors, where people can meet...

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Editorial: DND must fix its map

October 3, 2014
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development must stop using its incorrect neighborhood map to analyze data. One might think it goes without saying that a City department should not knowingly use deliberately incorrect information. Alas, it does not. We had to say it over and over until the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which first created...

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Letter: Problems with MassArt students? Let us know.

October 3, 2014
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Dear Mission Hill Neighbors: Students from Massachusetts College of Art and Design once again have settled into residence halls and apartments around the neighborhood. We’re writing today to let you know that MassArt takes seriously its commitment to helping students become responsible members of their communities. Our expectation of student behavior is the same...

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Hill Happenings

October 3, 2014
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Hill Happenings

A multitude of Mission Hill fans were among the large crowd who attended the Xaverian High School-Everett High football game on a pleasant Saturday afternoon last month in Westwood. The allure was rugged fullback Kenny Kern, from the Mission Hill Kern kinfold. Xaverian, perhaps the best football team in the state, was victorious 21-14,...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 3, 2014
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The fences came down, revealing trees nut-browned, Thy trucks have soon gone, all she lacks is renowned. Why have I succumbed to the joys of composing (bad) poetry? I’m delighted to have witnessed the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park at Brigham Circle on Sept. 22,  and a return...

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Suspect sought in street attack on woman

September 5, 2014
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An image of the suspect in the Sept. 4 attack on a woman on Huntington Avenue. (Photo Courtesy Boston Police Department)

A woman was attacked early yesterday morning around 578 Huntington Ave. by a man who choked her and dragged her down an alley before a security guard scared him away, according to the Boston Police Department. According to BPD, the woman was attacked around 4:21 a.m. while walking home from work. The attacker approached her...

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State primary election slated for Sept. 9

September 5, 2014
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls on Sept. 9 for the state’s primary election. They will help decide who will garner the Democratic and Republican nominations for several races, including for the Governor’s Office. Local state elected officials face little or no competition in the election. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk...

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Bike Winner

September 5, 2014
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Bike Winner

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MassArt president resigns; interim named

September 5, 2014
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Former MassArt President Dawn Barrett. (Gazette File Photo)

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) President Dawn Barrett resigned her position last month for personal reasons. Executive Vice President Kurt Steinberg is serving as acting president. Barrett had led MassArt since 2011. “I am grateful for having had the opportunity to serve as the 11th president of this institution, and to lead...

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‘Big Read’ anual presenta novela sobre la inmigración

September 5, 2014
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El anual “Big Read” de Mission Hill — un programa a escala comunitaria de lectura y diálogos de libros – empezará con una celebración en Brigham Circle el 18 de septiembre. Big Read es un programa de National Endowment for the Arts con el fin de brindarles a residentes la oportunidad de leer y...

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‘Big Read’ of immigration novel on the way

September 5, 2014
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Mission Hill’s annual “Big Read”—a community-wide book-reading and discussion program—will kick off with a Sept. 18 celebration in Brigham Circle. Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts aimed at providing residents with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities. This year’s book is the...

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

September 5, 2014
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  Anger boosts heart attack risk New research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shows a compelling reason to think about getting anger in check: a nearly fivefold increase in risk for heart attack in the two hours following outbursts of anger. “There has been a lot of research on anger; we already...

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McLaughlin Playground meeting scheduled

September 5, 2014
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The third community meeting for the renovation of McLaughlin Playground between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 23 at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), 125 Parker Hill Ave. The agenda will include a presentation of the preferred park design and detailed information about the design...

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Mission Fitness gym to expand

September 5, 2014
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Mission Fitness gym to expand

After 20 years giving Mission Hill residents a place to get in shape, Mission Fitness is expanding. The gym, located in the CityView at Longwood Apartments tower at 75 St. Alphonsus St., will double in size by expanding into a vacant apartment. The gym, which changed its name from Custom Fitness last year, originally...

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ZBA to speed up small projects

September 5, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced the creation of streamlined Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) process for small businesses and smaller residential applications. A subcommittee of the ZBA will meet bi-weekly to hear zoning relief requests from small businesses and smaller residential projects. The move will is aimed at aiding small businesses and homeowners making...

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Obituary: Ángel Amy Moreno, educator and artist

September 5, 2014
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Obituary: Ángel Amy Moreno, educator and artist

An important figure in Boston Latino and Hispanic culture and education, Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, 69, died on Aug. 20 of cancer at his home in Jamaica Plain. He was one of the first Puerto Ricans to sit on the Boston School Committee, a professor at Roxbury Community College for 30 years, and a...

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Obituario: Ángel Amy Moreno, educador y artista

September 5, 2014
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Obituario: Ángel Amy Moreno, educador y artista

Un importante figura en la cultura hispana y la educación de Boston, Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, murió de cáncer a los 69 años el 20 de agosto en su hogar en Jamaica Plain. Fue uno de los primeros puertorriqueños en estar en el Boston School Committee, un profesor en Roxbury Community College (RCC) durante...

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BRA tightens PDA guidelines

September 5, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month tightened its rules for granting Planned Development Areas—zoning relief for large-scale commercial projects—which has been controversial in the Longwood Medical Area. A PDA offers blanket zoning approval to large commercial developments that may be different in scale or use from surrounding properties. In exchange, the owner must...

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