BRA board approves proposed NU dorm

August 5, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved during its July 14 monthly meeting Northeastern University’s (NU) dorm proposal for 10 Burke St. The proposed project at 10 Burke St. will build more than 200 units and have about 800 beds. The project is part of NU’s institutional master plan (IMP) that was approved by the...

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Participacion, Aug. 5, 2016

August 5, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 30 de agosto para la edición del 2 de septiembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm,...

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Massachusetts license to get makeover

August 5, 2016
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Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation that will bring Massachusetts up to current standards for federal identification as mandated by the federal REAL ID Act, according to a press release. New REAL ID compliant cards will begin to be issued in the fall of 2017. “I thank the members of the Legislature for their...

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Hill Agenda, Aug. 5, 2016

August 5, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 30 for the Sept. 2 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont...

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Hill Happenings

August 5, 2016
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Happy 90th birthday (July 31) to grand John Clifford, a World War ll veteran who has the distinction of being the longest continuous Mission Hill resident, having moved to the Hill in 1928. John graduated from Mission High School in 1943 at age 16. At Mission, John was on the debating team, and according...

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Op-Ed: Congrats to our City of Boston Scholars

August 5, 2016
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Last month, I was excited to announce this year’s City of Boston Scholars with my Education Cabinet and the City’s Scholarship Committee. We recognized 35 students from our high schools and neighborhoods, and welcomed back 70 returning Scholars. This year, the City’s annual scholarship process administered $250,000 in total: awarding $2,500 to each Scholar....

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 5, 2016
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Main Streets Awards night continued… Our Golden Broom Award recognizes the “Cleanest business in the neighborhood.” Competition is always fierce for bragging rights that accompany this unique annual bauble. First term At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George, a small business owner and former Fields Corner Main Street director, impressed the audience with her reflections...

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Family legacy at BWH

July 1, 2016
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Family legacy at BWH

With eight members of her family serving almost 200 years at the hospital, Sandy (Holmes) Vance’s family has developed quite a legacy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Including BWH’s predecessor, Boston Hospital for Women, eight members of Sandy’s family have worked at Brigham and Women’s, and there are currently five working there now....

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Legado familiar en BWH

July 1, 2016
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Ocho miembros de la familia de Sandy Vance ha dedicado colectivamente casi 200 años a Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), un legado impresionante. Ocho miembros de la familia de Vance han trabajado en Brigham and Women’s (incluso cuando tenía el nombre Boston Hospital for Women), y cinco trabaja allí actualmente. La familia Vance vino...

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Under Construction

July 1, 2016
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Under Construction

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McLaughlin Park renovation to be done soon

July 1, 2016
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The McLaughlin Park renovation is close to “substantially complete,” according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department project manager Allison Perlman. She said that “turf establishment” is mostly what is left to be done. McLaughlin Park is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill. Planning for the park’s renovation first...

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Boston parks receive high scores on the Trust for Public Land’s latest report

July 1, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette It’s parks like McLaughlin Park, Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park, and all the other city parks that dot Mission Hill area that help put Boston in the top ten of the nation’s best park systems according to the Trust for Public Land’s 5th Annual ParkScore index. According to...

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1470 Tremont St. project heads to the ZBA

July 1, 2016
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The proposed $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St. is going before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 12, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The project will need zoning relief variances for several requirements, including maximum building height, minimum usable open space...

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‘NeighborHUB’ to provide City services to residents

July 1, 2016
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The City of Boston’s first “NeighborHUB” opened in June at the Tobin Community Center on Mission Hill, according to a press release. The NeighborHUB program is designed to offer City Hall services to residents in their neighborhoods. The program was inspired by the City Hall to Go Truck, except NeighborborHUB will create physical, permanent...

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BPS, Walsh honor 2016 valedictorians, including two with Hill ties

July 1, 2016
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) held its annual valedictorian luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel last month to honor valedictorians across the city, including two with Mission Hill ties, according to a press release. “This is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Mayor Marty Walsh, according to the press release. “The class...

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Art Park lawsuit still with judge; decision ‘could’ be soon

July 1, 2016
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development remains with a Boston Housing Court judge, but there “could be a ruling any day,” according to John Feuerbach of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development. Kathryn and Oscar Brookins filed a lawsuit over the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ decision to grant variances for the...

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Participacion, July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 2 de agosto para la edición del 5 de agosto. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.          Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes,...

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BPL Board picks Leonard as president after initial choice drops out

July 1, 2016
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) Board of Trustees on June 14 picked Interim President David Leonard to remain in that position after its initial choice dropped out, according to a press release. The board voted to offer the president position to San Jose City librarian Jill Bourne and that move was officially announced. But...

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NU dorm proposal likely to BRA board this month

July 1, 2016
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Northeastern University’s (NU) dorm proposal at 10 Burke St. might be heading to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board as early as July 14 when the BRA staff will be recommending it for approval, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. NU filed a PNF in January for a dorm room at 10 Burke St. that...

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Hill Agenda, July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 2 for the Aug. 5 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont...

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Hill Happenings

July 1, 2016
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Hill Happenings

There was joy permeating the Jamaica Plain ball field on McBride Street on a sun splashed Sunday for the Mission Hill fathers, sons, and daughters baseball game, held every year on Father’s Day.   It was great seeing Kevin O’Neill looking robust after a bout with cancer. Kevin was at his usual third base...

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Op-Ed: When we needed it most, the world came to Orlando’s aid

July 1, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, mayor of Orlando On June 12, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our city remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our city...

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OUT WITH THE OLD

July 1, 2016
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OUT WITH THE OLD

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 1, 2016
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary at 800 Huntington Ave. proved to be perfect setting for the Mission Hill Main Streets Awards Night on June 22, where over two hundred guests gathered to recognize local worthies and celebrate this wonderful little corner of Boston. Certainly the capstone of the event was the presentation of the...

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