Hill’s parklet installed in Roslindale

June 13, 2014
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Hill’s parklet installed in Roslindale

Following controversy between its partner businesses, the parklet created by the City for Mission Hill, and with the Hill’s design input, was installed in Roslindale Village last week instead of returning to the Tremont Street spot it had last year. A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from...

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YMCA reopens facilities

June 13, 2014
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The Huntington YMCA has reopened its fitness center, locker rooms, gymnasium, handball/racketball courts and pool following over a year of construction work for Northeastern University’s (NU) controversial GrandMarc dorm, according to a YMCA email newsletter. The facilities reopened between May 30 and June 9. When completed, the GrandMarc at Northeastern project, behind the YMCA...

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Use a concern for DND Heath St. parcels

June 13, 2014
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BACK OF THE HILL—The size and shape of any new development on 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street need careful consideration, community members told the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) planners at a June 5 meeting. The City plans to sell for redevelopment the contiguous parcels at 9-21 Bromley St., 894-908 Parker St., 58-62...

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Memory fragment leads to adoption revelation

June 13, 2014
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Memory fragment leads to adoption revelation

Just a fragment of memory was all that decided whether Barbara Ohrstrom, a project manager at a Northeastern University writing center, would find out who her birth parents were. Ohrstrom, who was adopted as a child, has detailed that quest in her book “Searching for the Castle.” “I thought about my birth parents: Who...

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Celebrating Survivors

June 13, 2014
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Celebrating Survivors

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Hill Agenda, June 13-July 10, 2014

June 13, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, July 8 for the July 11 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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Congrats to Grads

June 13, 2014
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Congrats to Grads

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Participación, June 13-July 10, 2014

June 13, 2014
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 8 de julio para la edición 11 de julio. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda se anunciará, tercer miércoles del mes, 7-8:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health, 677...

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First Responders: EMTs: Every day is an adventure

June 13, 2014
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First Responders: EMTs: Every day is an adventure

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) Andrea Amuzzini and Chanel Belim have to be ready for anything every day, they told the Gazette during a visit and ride-along in their ambulance on June 6. Ambulance 13 usually covers Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain (their base is E-13 police station there), West Roxbury and Dorchester, but they will...

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First Responders: LMA hospitals ready for mass casualty events

June 13, 2014
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When mass casualties occur, society turns to hospitals to treat the victims. Two local Longwood Medical Area hospitals—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)—said they’re ready for those events and have their training to thank. “We run exercises and train. We learn things. It is an ever evolution,” said...

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First Responders: Editorial: Thank you, first responders

June 13, 2014
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In late 2012, the Gazette staff decided to create this annual special section of stories about local first responders—the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who keep us safe, yet often work unnoticed and un-thanked. Since then, the months just before the special section’s annual publication have been marked by tragic disasters that put gratitude...

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Spring Flowers

June 13, 2014
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Spring Flowers

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Little League receives new kit

June 13, 2014
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Little League receives new kit

Mission Hill Little League (MHLL) players are playing their season in fully-equipped style, thanks to a donation of baseballs, catchers’ equipment, bats, baseball gloves and batting helmets from Kids Gear for Baseball, a nonprofit run by teenagers. “These teenagers are interested in helping communities in the inner city and underprivileged youth play baseball safely...

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National Anthem

June 13, 2014
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National Anthem

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Editorial: Another BRIC in the wall

June 13, 2014
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The latest revelations about Boston Police spying on Northeastern students are many, but they can be summed up easily: daily, even hourly, violations of the Constitution by a spy center with more tax money than sense. It’s easy to laugh at the Boston Regional Intelligence Center’s obsession with yoga classes. But it’s not funny...

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Editorial: VA should support our troops

June 13, 2014
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A federal audit’s determination that the patient wait times at the S. Huntington VA hospital are in the acceptable range is good news, but it sure doesn’t feel good. A month to see a doctor is certainly better than dying while on a vile secret list, as happened in the recent VA scandal elsewhere....

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Hill Happenings

June 13, 2014
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Hill Happenings

The Red Sox paid tribute to U.S. Army Lt. Col. George Rollins, a Mission Hill native, for his military service May 17 during the Sox-Tigers game at Fenway Park. It was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon as past and present Mission Hill folks filled a bus to the old ball park. I enjoyed the pre-game...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

June 13, 2014
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What’s Happening on Main Street

The ’hood hums with lots of local happenings. The Mission Hill Youth Collaborative proved it with their annual Showcase of the Stars on June 5 at MassArt’s Pozen Center. Neighborhood kids showcased their musical talents, rhythmic movement, eloquence, poise and athletic dexterity to a packed house that was standing-room-only. Many of the true unsung...

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Meeting to be held on Art Park site

May 9, 2014
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS), the developer of the Art Park site, is holding a community meeting tomorrow May 10 to discuss art and green space at the future redeveloped site. The meeting will be held at the Roxbury Community College, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, call 617-395-1210 or email brian@sebastianmariscal.com. The...

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Parklet may not return to the Hill

May 2, 2014
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Parklet may not return to the Hill

The Hill’s parklet may not return this spring due to controversy between its partner businesses. A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from two to three parking spaces. Mission Hill’s parklet, which debuted at 1524-1528 Tremont St. last year, was one of the first three in the city,...

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City: Art Park has high levels of lead

May 2, 2014
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The Art Park site has been found to have high levels of lead and the City has prohibited access to it, according to John Feuerbach of the Department of Neighborhood Development. But the lead is not an immediate danger to community gardeners currently using the site, and won’t stop a pending redevelopment, he said....

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Historic Mission Hill photos on view at Parker Hill Library

May 2, 2014
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Home at St. Alphonsus and Smith Streets on Sept. 10, 1958. Those houses have since been torn down to build apartment towers. (Courtesy City of Boston Archives)

Historic photos of Mission Hill from the 1800s and 1900s will go on display May 8 in an exhibit titled “For the Public Good” at the Parker Hill Branch Library at 1497 Tremont St. Assembled as part of Preservation Month by the Friends of Historic Mission Hill, the collection is focused on the iconic...

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Renovaciones para McLaughlin Park

May 2, 2014
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McLaughlin Park, ubicado entre las avenidas Parker Hill y Fisher está esperando una renovación de $333 mil según la directora de proyectos del Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Boston Allison Perlman. Se espera que la construcción inicie en la primavera de 2015. BPRD esperaba tener una reunión comunitaria sobre las renovaciones el 24...

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NU grad creates music fest rating site

May 2, 2014
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A Northeastern University (NU) graduate has created an Internet business called Obfessed that allows attendees of music festivals to rate their experience on an online platform and have a voice. “Our goal from the beginning has been to give festival fans a voice,” said founder Daniel Swain in an email to the Gazette. “The...

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