AG reviewing Prouty group’s request to save garden

October 2, 2015
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LMA—The state Attorney General’s (AG) Office has received the request from the Friends of the Prouty Garden to stop the demolition of the green space on Boston Children’s Hospital campus and is reviewing the matter, according to the AG’s Office. The Friends of the Prouty Garden hired a law firm, which sent the AG’s...

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Man fatally shot at Stop & Shop parking lot

October 2, 2015
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A man was fatally shot at the Stop & Shop parking lot in Brigham Circle on Sept. 16, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a call for a person shot at the parking lot of Stop & Shop about 12:12 p.m. on Sept. 16. They found a male victim suffering...

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WIT launches fundraising campaign for library

October 2, 2015
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The Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has launched a fundraising campaign to raise money to renovate the school’s library, according to a press release. WIT wants to garner $15 million to transform the library into an institution that relies more on providing advanced work spaces than on books. The renovated library will be named...

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NU opens new community space on campus

October 2, 2015
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NU opens new community space on campus

Northeastern University (NU) had a ceremonial opening for Northeastern Crossing, a new community space designed to foster connections between Northeastern University and Boston residents, on Sept. 28. Northeastern Crossing, which is located at 1175 Tremont St., will offer programming to Boston residents, including English as a Second Language classes, legal counseling by law students...

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BRA releases Avenue of Arts guidelines

October 2, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has released its design guidelines for zoning in the Avenue of the Arts area, which include suggestions for minimizing shadow and wind impacts, and creating active ground floors and connecting public spaces. The guidelines also recommend regularizing a “street wall” and creating “welcome mats” for each institution. The Avenue...

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BRA board approves 105A S. Huntington developer’s plan to move affordable units off-site

October 2, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved on Sept. 17 the plan by the developer of 105A S. Huntington Ave. to move all the affordable units off-site, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. As part of the proposal, the developer will raise the number of affordable units from 32 to 42. Local state Rep. Jeffrey...

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Local officials gather for RTH tower ceremony

October 2, 2015
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Local officials gather for RTH tower ceremony

Local elected officials, including Mayor Martin Walsh, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and City Councilor Josh Zakim, gathered on Sept. 24 for the “Topping-off” ceremony for the “Mosaic on the Riverway,” a 10-story Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) residential tower at the former Massachusetts Mental Health Center site. “Mosaic will bring together all levels of...

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Hill Agenda, Oct. 2, 2015

October 2, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 10 for the Nov. 13 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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Participacion, Oct. 2, 2015

October 2, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de Noviembre para la edición del 6 de Noviembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Tribunal Servicios de Vivienda en Mission Hill, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm, Mission...

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Democracy!

October 2, 2015
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Democracy was in its finest form on Sept. 8 for the City’s preliminary election. A robust 7 percent of voters turned out for two competitive City Council races out of a possible 10. City officials ensured that the election would be a raving success, selecting the day after Labor Day and the start of...

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Hill Happenings

October 2, 2015
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Hill Happenings

Condolences to the family of former Mission Hiller Timothy Clifford, who passed away last month. I hadn’t seen Timmy in a while, as he had been ill, but I have fond memories of hanging out with him at the famous Ellie’s Donuts across from Mission Church back in the 1960s and 1970s. Ellie’s was...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 2, 2015
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Excitement ensues as autumn arrives and daylight diminishes. The Mission Hill business district continues to evolve as stores rehab and impressive developments arise. As I age, I delight in witnessing the effect a good economy produces on people’s sensibilities across our city on a daily basis. To quote a hero of my youth, the...

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Group asks AG to save Prouty Garden

September 4, 2015
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LMA—The Friends of the Prouty Garden, a group dedicated to saving the green space at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus, has hired a law firm and is asking the state Attorney General’s (AG) Office to stop the demolition of it. Meanwhile, BCH is saying in a released statement that its plan to replace the...

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No competitive Council races for most Hill residents

September 4, 2015
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There will be no competitive City Council races for most residents living in the Mission Hill area to vote on during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8. District 8 City Councilor Josh Zakim, who represents most of Mission Hill, is running unopposed during the preliminary and general elections. Some residents who live in a...

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Informe: Boston 2024 subestimó el costo de las Olimpíadas

September 4, 2015
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Aunque se ha retirado la oferta olímpica de Boston 2024, un análisis del propuesto recientemente terminado por el Brattle Group indica que las estimaciones para albergar las Olimpíadas faltaban casi un billón de dólares para llegar a una predicción más realista. Lideres del estado habían encargado al Brattle Group el análisis, y aunque se...

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BCH proposes elevated walkway over Longwood Avenue

September 4, 2015
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LMA—Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is seeking to build an elevated walkway over Longwood Avenue that would connect a parking garage to its main building, according to an Institutional Master Plan Notification Form (IMPNF) filed last month with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The proposal would require BCH to amend its Institutional Master Plan (IMP)....

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NU agrees to $2.7 million fine over research funds

September 4, 2015
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Northeastern University (NU) has come to an agreement with the federal government to pay a $2.7 million fine over allegations the university failed to properly account for federal research funds that it had received from the National Science Foundation (NSF), according to a press release. The funds were awarded to support high-energy particle physics...

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Construction Underway

September 4, 2015
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Construction Underway

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City launches heating program to assist seniors

September 4, 2015
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The City last month launched Seniors Save, a program that will help financially eligible seniors replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins, according to a press release. Replacing an aging heating system with a new energy efficient system can significantly lower the risks of heating emergencies during the winter and also reduce...

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Report: Boston 2024 underestimated cost of Olympics

September 4, 2015
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While the Boston 2024 Olympic bid has been withdrawn, a recently completed analysis of the proposal by the Brattle Group suggests cost estimates for hosting the Olympics were almost $1 billion short of a more realistic prediction. State leaders had commissioned the Brattle Group for the analysis, and although the bid was withdrawn, the...

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McLaughlin Park’s renovation underway

September 4, 2015
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McLaughlin Park’s renovation underway

The renovation of McLaughlin Park began July 1 and is expected to be mostly completed in the fall, according to Boston Parks and Recreation project manager Allison Perlman. The project has a budget of $430,000. McLaughlin Park is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill. The renovation will create...

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Back to School Jam

September 4, 2015
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Back to School Jam

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Hill Agenda, Sept. 4, 2015

September 4, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept.29 for the Oct. 2 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings LMA Forum, The Boston Redevelopment Association will be holding a forum to discuss a proposed change from Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Sept....

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Participacion, Sept. 4, 2015

September 4, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 29 de Septiembre para la edición del 2 de Octubre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Foro de LMA, Boston Redevelopment Association tendrá un foro para hablar sobre un...

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