McLaughlin Park renovation is out to bid

April 3, 2015
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The McLaughlin Park renovation project went out to bid March 30, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) spokesperson Ryan Woods. He said the final design plan for the renovation of McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill, is expected to arrive within two...

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Art Park project still delayed

April 3, 2015
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The proposed mixed-use development project at the Art Park site is “still mired” in a lawsuit challenging its zoning approval, according to John Feuerbach of the Department of Neighborhood Development. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted variances for the project, but Mission Hill residents Oscar and Kathryn Brookins filed a lawsuit last year...

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City crafting 2030 transportation plan

April 3, 2015
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The City of Boston is developing a new comprehensive transportation plan, called “Go Boston 2030,” as part of the various coordinated efforts to envision the city in 2030. The initiative just completed its first phase, asking residents to submit their questions and requests, partly through a City truck visiting various neighborhoods. According to Boston...

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NU Huskies go 1-and-done in March Madness

April 3, 2015
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The Northeastern University men’s basketball team made a one-and-done appearance in the March Madness tournament—its first entry in nearly 25 years. The Huskies nearly upset No. 3-seed Notre Dame before falling, 69-65, in a March 19 match-up in the annual NCAA tournament played in Pittsburgh, Pa. With a 72-61 victory over William & Mary...

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Teddy Bear Clinic

April 3, 2015
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Teddy Bear Clinic

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Hill Agenda, April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, April 28 for the May 1 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Avenue of the Arts BRA design guidelines community meeting, Wed., April 8, 6-8pm, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave....

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Participacion, April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 28 de abrilpara la edición del 1 de mayo. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Reunión comunitaria sobre las reglas de diseño de BRA para la Avenida de...

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Netflix series star joins Dana-Farber marathon team

April 3, 2015
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Netflix series star joins Dana-Farber marathon team

LMA—Uzo Aduba, the Emmy-winning co-star of the hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” will run on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s fundraiser team in the April 20 Boston Marathon. Aduba, a Medfield native, plays the popular character “Crazy Eyes” on the dramedy about a women’s prison. She will join more than 500 Dana-Farber...

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

April 3, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. Mission Hill’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013,...

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Senior Life: Senior housing project nears completion

April 3, 2015
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Senior Life: Senior housing project nears completion

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) is expecting the 39-unit, affordable rental building for seniors on Gurney Street to be ready for move-in by May. The $15.9 million, transit-oriented project has been planned for several years. MHNHS executive Director Pat Flaherty told the Gazette that while the winter storms have delayed construction, the project...

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Senior Life: City plans a senior-friendly future

April 3, 2015
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The City’s Commission on Affairs of the Elderly has recently launched the “Age Friendly Boston” initiative, aimed at making transportation, public meetings and public spaces more accessible and respectful to Boston’s older denizens. It all ties into the City’s coordinated development of improvements for the future Boston of 2030. “Mayor Walsh is committed to...

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Editorial: A new era for the BRA

April 3, 2015
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The BRA director leaving City Hall to visit residents for a street-level view of a controversial project site? That’s virtually unheard of, but it just happened in Mission Hill as the agency continues its reforms as promised by Mayor Walsh. The BRA has long been loathed and feared for its historic role in “urban...

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Editorial: Marathon winners

April 3, 2015
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With unfortunate timing, it appears we will be hearing once again about the accused Boston Marathon terrorist bomber around the time of the race, as his trial wraps up near this year’s April 20 marathon date. One thing for locals to remember is that he is alive to stand trial thanks to the world-class...

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Hill Happenings

April 3, 2015
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Hill Happenings

I was reflecting about my childhood friend, Phil Thompson, who passed away last month. My mind traveled to the great English-Latin football game at Harvard Stadium on Thanksgiving Day in 1966. I was among the 35,000 fans and I was cheering for Phil, a terrific player for English. Phil grew up on Sunset Street...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

April 3, 2015
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Spring has finally arrived! Evidence is found in tulip buds bursting forth from their frozen slumber, announcing nature’s annual rebirth. Precipitation by the bucketful is more hospitable than by the shovelful. On March 23 I convened with a group of worried residents from Wigglesworth and Worthington streets for a sit-down in one of those...

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BRA to create Huntington Ave. design guidelines

March 19, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is in the process of creating design guidelines for Huntington Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Longwood Avenue, known as “The Avenue of the Arts.” The first meeting is planned for March 24. The BRA is inviting interested residents, business and property owners, students, and institutional stakeholders to provide input on what the BRA should...

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NU earns NCAA men’s basketball tourney spot

March 12, 2015
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The Northeastern University men’s basketball team has earned its first trip to the NCAA tournament in nearly 25 years. All fans are welcome to attend a selection-show watch party on Sunday, March 15, to see what the team’s seed and first-round opponent will be. With a 72-61 victory over William & Mary in the...

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BRA checking history of tower site

March 6, 2015
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The proposed residential tower at 45 Worthington St. may be subjected to decades-old redevelopment plans that restrict the height and amount of housing, a local foe of the project claims. The Boston Redevelopment Authority says it is checking the legal status of that history. Equity Residential is...

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Ice Cold

March 6, 2015
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Ice Cold

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Local officials skeptical of Olympic plan

March 6, 2015
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With Boston’s bid for the 2024 summer Olympics games preliminarily accepted by the U.S. Olympic committee, the Gazette reached out to Mission Hill’s elected officials to get their position on whether they support hosting the games. City Councilor Josh Zakim told the Gazette last month that “it’s a testament to Boston that we won...

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MassArt grad co-created Boston’s Olympic bid

March 6, 2015
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MassArt grad co-created Boston’s Olympic bid

A Massachusetts College of Art and Design graduate is directly responsible for Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic games. Corey Dinopoulos, a long-time fan of the Olympics, decided to focus his 2006 senior thesis at MassArt, created while he was living in Mission Hill, on the branding campaign for a Boston Olympics. “Long...

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Graduado de MassArt co-creó la apuesta olímpica de Boston

March 6, 2015
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Graduado de MassArt co-creó la apuesta olímpica de Boston

Un graduado de Massachusetts College of Art and Design es directamente responsable por la apuesta olímpica de Boston para los Juegos de 2024. Corey Dinopoulos, un fanático de la Olimpiada desde hace mucho tiempo, decidió enfocar su tesis de MassArt—creado mientras vivía en Mission Hill—en una campaña de marca para las Olimpiadas de Boston....

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Suspect charged in armed robberies

March 6, 2015
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A Boston man is facing armed robbery and kidnapping charges in three Mission Hill hold-ups last month, according to the Boston Police Department. Abram Acevedo, 33, is accused of three separate incidents of approaching people on Calumet Street, indicating he was armed, and then ordering the victim to ATMs to withdraw money. The robberies...

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Trash pick-up woes hit Delle Avenue

March 6, 2015
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Trash pick-up woes hit Delle Avenue

Mission Hill resident Robert Francey says that trash pickup woes have struck Delle Avenue with sporadic to non-existent service, leading to overflowing trash bins and waste being left on the street. Similar complaints have been voiced around the city in the wake of the snowstorms. “Sadly, missed trash pickups continue on Delle Avenue and...

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