Hill Happenings

October 4, 2013
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Football glory days were rehashed last month at the Boston Park League Football reunion at the Teacher’s Union Hall in South Boston.Some 300 people attended the event, including players from the prominent Mission Hill team the Killilea Club. The Boston Park League fielded hundreds off football teams throughout the city beginning in 1929. The...

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Housing study, community benefits discussed at NU meeting

October 4, 2013
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Community benefits and criticism of a housing study were topics of discussion during a Northeastern University (NU) Task Force meeting Sept. 17. It was the last meeting before the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board votes Oct. 8 on NU’s Institutional Master Plan (IMP). An IMP is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s...

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Police shut down 4 parties in 2 hours

October 4, 2013
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By Emily Resnevic/Gazette Staff Boston Police shut down four loud Mission Hill parties in under two hours on Sept. 21, issuing citations for numerous offenses, including possession of alcohol by minors and public drinking. One party was estimated to have 90 people in attendance. Loud parties, often held by college students, are an ongoing...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 4, 2013
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette New York might have a song about it, but nothing beats autumn in Boston. Although the days grow shorter, the nights cooler, and the flora begins to fade, the smiles from the faces of the people in Mission Hill seem to become brighter and warmer. As I write...

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Walsh, Connolly in mayoral final; Ross places eighth

September 25, 2013
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State Rep. Marty Walsh and At-Large City Councilor John Connolly punched their tickets into the Nov. 5 Boston mayoral final after finishing one-two in the Sept. 24 preliminary, according to the unofficial City results. About 31 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Boston mayoral candidate Mike Ross, who lives in Mission Hill...

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City seeks comments on 6 Art Park plans

September 17, 2013
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Six very different plans for redeveloping the Art Park site have been made public, and the City is accepting comments on them through Sept. 30. The City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets has long been community gardens and a resident-created sculpture garden. The City wants energy-efficient housing built on the site, but also called...

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Deck collapses on Mission Hill injuring several people

September 16, 2013
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Deck collapses on Mission Hill injuring several people

A third-floor deck collapsed at an apartment building at 1538 Tremont St. on Mission Hill Friday night, injuring 10 to 11 people, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD) and the Inspectional Services Department (ISD). Officers responded to a report of a building collapsed at about 10:51 p.m. on Sept. 13 and found that...

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Two victims wounded in Mission Hill shooting

September 16, 2013
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The Boston Police Department is investigating a shooting on Mission Hill where two women were wounded early Saturday morning, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to 32 McGreevey Way for a report of shots fired at about 12:33 a.m. on Sept. 14. They were flagged down by two females—one with an apparent gunshot wound to...

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Updated: Traffic detours for Muddy River project coming next week

September 12, 2013
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Construction activities for the Army Corp. of Engineers Muddy River project will involve a change in traffic patterns starting the evening of Mon., Sept. 23. Brookline Avenue will change into a one-way street inbound between the Riverway Connector and Park Drive for about six months. The change was originally announced as starting Sept. 16,...

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Ross scores Ward 10 nod at mayoral forum

September 6, 2013
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Reckoning day is almost upon the 12 Boston mayoral candidates, as the preliminary election that will narrow the field to two candidates is slated for Sept. 24. The majority of the candidates gathered for a Ward 10 Democratic Committee forum on Aug. 27 at Mission Park, where they gave five-minute speeches. The committee endorsed...

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NU housing study finds student impacts ‘nominal’

September 6, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) students occupy 10 percent of market-rate rental housing stock in Mission Hill, but their impact on inflating housing prices is “nominal,” due to other larger and more powerful market trends, according to an NU-commissioned housing study released to members of the university’s community Task Force late last month. That said, however,...

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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

September 6, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

Mayoral candidate Charles Yancey staked his claim to the title of the race’s “education candidate” during a recent hour-long interview at the Gazette’s office. Yancey, currently a city councilor, spent the majority of the interview discussing improving education in the city, saying students are being “short-changed.” He is in favor of an elected School...

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Candidatos para alcalde responden a preguntas

September 6, 2013
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La campaña para alcalde se está acabando. El mes pasado, Gazette contactó a los doce candidatos para preguntarles acerca del vecindario de Mission Hill. Los candidatos Felix Arroyo, John Barros, John Connolly y Mike Ross respondieron por email. Sus respuestas han sido corregidas. Pregunta: Los residents de Mission Hill se preocupan por la población...

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Mayoral candidates answer Mission Hill questions

September 6, 2013
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The Boston mayoral race is rounding the corner and coming down the home stretch. Last month, the Gazette reached out to all 12 candidates to have them answer questions specific to the Mission Hill neighborhood. Candidates Felix Arroyo, John Barros, John Connolly and Mike Ross responded. Here are their emailed answers, which have been...

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NU makes new commitments to Hill students

September 6, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) has vowed to provide 100 percent of need-based financial aid for Boston Public School (BPS) students from Mission Hill, Fenway and Roxbury starting in 2014, following months of lobbying by residents and elected officials. NU has agreed to give priority admission to those same BPS students to its Foundation Year program,...

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MH Road Race registration opens

September 6, 2013
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The Mission Hill Road Race, one of the neighborhood’s most popular annual events, will be held Oct. 5 at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street. Pre-registration is now open for the 5K footrace for runners and walkers. For info, see racewire.com/register.php?id=3415 or email pflaherty@missionhillnhs.org. From press materials.

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Choices galore in local, citywide council races

September 6, 2013
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Mission Hillers who like variety will find plenty of it when they head to the polls on Sept. 24 to vote in the At-Large City Council and local District 8 City Council races. There are 19 candidates running for at-large, while five candidates are vying for the District 8 seat. A Mission Hiller will...

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Brigham Digging

September 6, 2013
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Brigham Digging

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Candidates talk ways to improve parks

September 6, 2013
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More City funds for parks and streamlining the permitting process were two issues the majority of the Boston mayoral candidates agreed upon during a forum on parks and open spaces Aug. 16. About 300 people attended the forum, sponsored by the Boston Park Advocates, at the Franklin Park Clubhouse in Dorchester. Mayoral candidates Felix...

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WIT class invites Mission Hill in

September 6, 2013
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) architecture students chose to address the direct needs of Mission Hill residents for a class final project last month. The class, called, “Designing for Social Innovation,” is a research-based class focused on the intersection of design and public service, professor Dunja Vujinic told the Gazette last month. It is...

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Student Welcome Guide: Welcome to…Parker Hill?: A guide to Mission Hill place names

September 6, 2013
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Welcome to the neighborhood! You just moved to Mission Hill—but did you know you’re actually on Parker Hill? You’ve probably already noticed the spires of Mission Church—which technically isn’t called that, either. And why’s the post office called Roxbury Crossing? Understanding the lingo of Mission Hill can seem like “Mission: Impossible.” Here’s a cheat...

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Back to School Jam

September 6, 2013
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Back to School Jam

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Mission Namesake

September 6, 2013
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Mission Namesake

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Student Welcome Guide: A student’s guide to Mission Hill

September 6, 2013
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The following is some basic information for students who recently moved into Mission Hill. General Boston info Boston does not have a non-emergency police number. Call 911 for emergency and non-emergency police, fire and rescue. Get renter’s insurance. It might seem like an unnecessary expense until you have a break-in, or your upstairs neighbor’s...

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