Walsh, Connolly top mayoral ticket; Ross out

October 4, 2013
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Mayor-elect Marty Walsh. (Courtesy Photo)

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 City results. About 31 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Boston mayoral candidate Mike Ross, who lives in Mission Hill and...

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Activist Honored

October 4, 2013
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Activist Honored

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City reviews 6 Art Park plans

October 4, 2013
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Six very different plans for redeveloping the Art Park site are under City review. 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 for all proposals to retain the garden and art uses somehow....

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Zakim, Nichols vie for local council seat

October 4, 2013
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District 8 City Council candidate Josh Zakim. (Courtesy Photo)

Josh Zakim and Michael Nichols are the remaining combatants in the District 8 City Council race after finishing one-two in the Sept. 24 preliminary election. District 8 covers Mission Hill, along with Back Bay, Beacon Hill and Fenway. Zakim and Nichols will now go to the Nov. 5 general election for the opportunity to...

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Walsh, Connolly los finalistas; Ross excluido

October 4, 2013
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El Representante del Estado Marty Walsh y el Consejero Municipal “At-Large” John Connolly fueron los finalistas en las elecciones preliminares para alcalde el 24 de septiembre, según las resultas no oficiales de la Ciudad. Aproximadamente el 31 por ciento de los votantes registrados participaron en la elección. El candidato Mike Ross, que vive en...

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Parklet debuts on Tremont St.

October 4, 2013
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Parklet debuts on Tremont St.

By Emily Resnevic/Gazette Staff Mission Hill’s “parklet,” a small sidewalk park with tables and chairs, debuted on Sept. 12 in front of Mike’s Donuts and Lily’s Pasta Express at 1524-1528 Tremont St. It is one of the city’s first two parklets created by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD). The other one is in Jamaica...

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Brookline Ave. turns partly 1-way for 6 months

October 4, 2013
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Brookline Avenue has been changed into a one-way street inbound between the Riverway Connector and Park Drive and will stay that way for about six months. The change, which began last week, is part of the Muddy River Restoration Project. The change was originally announced as starting Sept. 16, but was pushed back by...

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BLC considers landmarking 55 Shattuck

October 4, 2013
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) is considering a local group’s request to declare a Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) building a historic landmark. The BLC also recently imposed a 90-day delay on demolishing the building at 55 Shattuck St. in the Longwood Medical Area—even though BCH has no immediate plans to demolish it anyway. Instead,...

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MH Road Race to be held Sat.

October 4, 2013
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The Mission Hill Road Race, one of the neighborhood’s most popular annual events, will be held tomorrow, Oct. 5, 9 a.m., starting at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street. The 5K footrace fills local streets with runners and walkers. The race raises funds for the park, which is named after the late...

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Two victims wounded in shooting

October 4, 2013
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The Boston Police Department is investigating a shooting on Mission Hill where two women were wounded early in the morning of Sept. 14, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to 32 McGreevey Way for a report of shots fired at about 12:33 a.m. They were flagged down by two females—one with an apparent gunshot wound...

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Woman charged in Mission Church assault

October 4, 2013
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A woman is charged with using a religious statue as a weapon to attack police officers in a January outburst at Mission Church, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. In the previously unannounced incident on Jan. 2, Jamaica Plain resident Henrietta Egbuonu, 26, allegedly went on a rampage inside the Catholic Basilica...

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Deck collapse injures several

October 4, 2013
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Deck collapse injures several

A third-floor deck collapsed at an apartment building at 1538 Tremont St. on the night of Sept. 13, 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. and found that a third-floor...

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BRA approves Clutch Works redevelopment

October 4, 2013
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By Emily Resnevic/Gazette Staff A proposal by the Trellis Group LLC to convert the Clutch Works property at 1486 Tremont St. into residential apartment units and retail space was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority board on Sept. 12. Mission Hill’s Jason Savage, a main developer of the project, hopes to see the building...

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Best of Mission Hill 2013 Winners

October 4, 2013
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The following are the “Best of Mission Hill” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the third annual reader survey, most categories had many nominees—especially “Friendliest Business.”   Best Place To…   Enjoy live entertainment Museum of Fine Arts, Boston   See art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston   Work Brigham and Women’s Hospital  ...

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LMA is vampire’s haunt in new novel

October 4, 2013
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The cover for the vampire novel “Sour.” (Courtesy Photo)

The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) is haunted by a vampire in a new series of Boston-based novels. The second book the series, written by Boston resident Uzuri Wilkerson, came out in July, written by Uzuri Wilkerson. The novel is titled “Sour,” which plays off the name of the first book, “Sweet.” It continues to...

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Party for Success

October 4, 2013
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Hill Agenda, Oct. 4-Nov. 14, 2013

October 4, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 12 for the Nov. 15 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings LMA Forum, recurring meeting to discuss real estate developments in the LMA, Mon., Aug. 26, 6:30pm, agenda & location TBD....

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Participación, Oct. 4-Nov. 14, 2013

October 4, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 12 de noviembre para la edición 15 de noviembre. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda pendiente, tercer miércoles del mes, 7-8:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington...

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Editorial: Congrats to winners–and also-rans

October 4, 2013
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We congratulate Marty Walsh and John Connolly on their top-two finishes in the Sept. 24 mayoral election and we look forward to seeing them lay out compelling visions for Boston’s future in the coming weeks. Through hard, thorough campaigning, in Mission Hill and around the city, they earned their win. Now they will work...

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Editorial: The Best of Mission Hill

October 4, 2013
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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 and Fuentes Market not only have served the community for decades. They also act as social anchors, where people...

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New Garden

October 4, 2013
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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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