Hill Happenings

June 14, 2013
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Hill Happenings

As the youngest of six, I’m a lucky guy to have had a terrific big brother. Thanks, John. John Martin passed away peacefully in Las Vegas June 2 after an enduring illness. A deluge of memories of John billowed through my mind, from our days growing up in the Mission Hill projects to John’s...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 14, 2013
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette Summer will soon descend upon Mission Hill, and I’m happy to report that our Thursday Farmer’s Market in Brigham Circle commences on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year the Great Cape Baking Co. joins the mix, featuring an array of goodies. If Great Cape...

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Obama to speak at Markey rally June 12

June 10, 2013
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President Barack Obama will appear at a campaign rally for U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey on Weds., June 12 at the Reggie Lewis Center. The rally is a campaign event for the Democratic Senate candidate, but it is open to the general public. Tickets are required and available on a first-come, first-served basis at...

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Civil liberties groups to protest at police HQ

May 31, 2013
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Civil liberties groups will stage a protest tomorrow, June 1, at Boston Police headquarters against a controversial anti-terrorism intelligence center based there. The protest follows recent articles in the Jamaica Plain Gazette and DigBoston about how the Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) overlooked the alleged Boston Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev, but kept secret...

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City considers landmarking Children’s building

May 17, 2013
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The 55 Shattuck St. building on the Boston Children’s Hospital campus. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is currently reviewing a petition to landmark the 55 Shattuck St. building on the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus, according to BLC Executive Director Ellen Lipsey. The Friends of Historic Mission Hill filed the petition last year. The building is planned for demolition. There is no timeframe for the...

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Mission Hill Shines

May 17, 2013
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Mission Hill Shines

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Ross, 23 others run for mayor

May 17, 2013
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City Councilor Mike Ross, a Mission Hill resident, is among 24 candidates who pulled papers to run for the Mayor’s Office. Ross announced his candidacy via Twitter last month while standing in Mission Hill’s Kevin Fitzgerald Park. He tweeted, “I love this city. I believe in its people and our limitless potential.” Other candidates...

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BWH marks 100 years, opens time capsule

May 17, 2013
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BWH marks 100 years, opens time capsule

LMA—Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) kicked off its 100th birthday celebration this month by opening a time capsule that included letters from the hospital’s 1963 leaders to their modern counterparts. Items from the capsule are on display in the hospital’s lobby. Branded “BluePrint” after the nationally known teaching hospital’s colors, the two-year celebration will...

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Consalvo: ayudar a la gente, labor del acalde

May 17, 2013
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Consalvo: ayudar a la gente, labor del acalde

En la primera entrevista significante de su campaña, el consejero municipal y candidato para alcalde Rob Consalvo prometió llevar al puesto una mezcla de innovación – incluso nombrar un ‘tsar de tecnología’ – y servicio público tradicional. En la entrevista exclusiva el 5 de abril con Gazette, Consalvo dijo que “ vamos a...

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Senior housing project to start this year

May 17, 2013
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An affordable senior housing project planned for Roxbury Crossing is fully funded after three years in development. Construction is expected to begin in the late fall or early winter. The development of the 40-unit Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) Roxbury Crossing project was delayed because of a lack of funding. MHNHS Senior Project...

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1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting

May 17, 2013
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An early-morning shooting May 3 left a male victim dead and a female victim wounded at 41 Prentiss St. in the Alice Taylor Homes housing development, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). BPD has not released the victims’ identities or ages and has no information on suspects in the 12:42 a.m. shooting. The...

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Route 39 improvement project set to start

May 17, 2013
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The repeatedly delayed Route 39 bus improvement project is set to begin soon, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The Route 39 bus is slated to undergo several changes, including the consolidation of some stops and improved amenities like new shelters and benches and “bump-out” curb extensions. The project is meant to speed service...

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Hill resident Giordano runs for council seat

May 17, 2013
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Hill resident Giordano runs for council seat

With District 8 City Councilor Mike Ross forgoing a reelection bid to enter the mayoral race, longtime Mission Hill resident Richard Giordano has entered the race to succeed him. He recently spoke with the Gazette on a range of issues, including the housing situation on Mission Hill and criticizing last year’s process around the...

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4 Mission Hillers pull papers for council race

May 17, 2013
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Nine people—Angelica Addivinola, Thomas Dooley III, Richard Giordano, Garrett Hauck, Gloria Murray, Michael Nichols, Julianna Strout, Gregory Timilty and Josh Zakim—have pulled nominations papers for the District 8 City Councilor race. Mike Ross, who currently holds that seat, which covers Mission Hill, is running for mayor. Murray, who is the founding member of the...

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School to get full-service kitchen

May 17, 2013
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) now says the renovation of its 67 Alleghany St. building will include a full-service kitchen. The Fenway High School is expected to move to that site in 2014. A lack of a full-service kitchen had drawn the ire of the school’s principal and neighbors at a meeting in March, as...

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Bomb suspects were treated at BIDMC

May 17, 2013
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Bomb suspects were treated at BIDMC

LMA—The two brothers who are the suspects in the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing both were treated after their arrests at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). One of the brothers, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was pronounced dead at the hospital early in the morning of April 19 after being shot and run down by a...

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Climate Change

May 17, 2013
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Climate Change

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Consalvo: Mayor’s Office is about helping people

May 17, 2013
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Consalvo: Mayor’s Office is about helping people

City Councilor and mayoral candidate Rob Consalvo pledged to bring a mix of innovation—including naming a “technology czar”—and old-fashioned public service to the Mayor’s Office in his first major campaign interview. “We’ll fistfight over who’s the biggest visionary,” Consalvo said of the mayoral candidates in the exclusive interview April 5 at the Gazette office....

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Local girl is spelling bee champ

May 17, 2013
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Local girl is spelling bee champ

Mission Hill resident Ina Beinborn, a seventh-grader at Boston Latin School, won the Citywide Spelling Bee in March and will compete for the national title in Washington, D.C. later this month. Beinborn beat 26 competitors in 17 rounds at the March 17 word-spelling contest, held at the Boston Public Library by the City’s Boston...

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Hill Agenda, May 17-June 13, 2013

May 17, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, June 11 for the June 14 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Northeastern University Task Force meeting, agenda includes presentation of student housing study, Tues., May 21, 6pm, Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Hall,...

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Bike lanes coming to LMA

May 17, 2013
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The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) has become friendlier to cyclists, as bike lanes on Brookline Avenue have been recently installed, according to a press release. The project is a joint venture between the City and Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization (MASCO), the umbrella organization of LMA institutions. The bike lanes will run between...

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Mission Hill-inspired poem on display at Mike’s

May 17, 2013
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A daily morning stop at Mike’s Donuts at 1524 Tremont St. inspired a Boston Latin School teacher to pen a poem, now on display at Mike’s, about Mission Hill and the Longwood Medical Area. Joan Gray, an English teacher who lives in Braintree, wrote a poem comparing...

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Participacion, May 17-June 13, 2013

May 17, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 14 de mayo para la edición 17 de mayo. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.          Reuniones Northeastern University Task Force, agenda a ser anunciada, Mar., Mayo 21, 6pm, Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Hall, 120 Forsyth St....

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Owners of rotting homes take fix-up deal

May 17, 2013
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Owners of Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)-constructed homes on the Back of the Hill that were considering legal action against the developers have decided to take the JPNDC’s offer of repairs. Homeowner Sergio Morales told the Gazette that the homeowners have decided to accept the JPNDC’s offer to replace the substandard wood trim...

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