Hail Storm

August 14, 2015
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Hail Storm

 

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Participacion, Aug. 14, 2015

August 14, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 1 de Septiembre para la edición del 4 de Septiembre. 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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Hill Agenda, Aug. 14, 2015

August 14, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 1 for the Sept. 4 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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The Boston Public Market has arrived

August 14, 2015
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The Boston Public Market has arrived

By Seth Daniel There is no shortage of newness in the Old Town these days, and on July 30, City and state officials rang in the newest trend to hit Boston – the Boston Public Market, the nation’s first year-round, locally sourced market. The market is located at 100 Hanover St. at Haymarket Station....

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Zakim co-sponsoring measure on natural gas leaks

August 14, 2015
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim is co-sponsoring a measure to examine the problem of natural gas leaks in the city, according to a press release. Zakim is co-sponsoring the measure with Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who last month filed an order for a public hearing. A public hearing has been scheduled...

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105A S. Huntington Ave. developer proposes moving affordable units off-site

August 14, 2015
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The developer of a proposed 195-unit apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave. is attempting to move all the affordable units off-site, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) member Kevin Moloney. The BRA approved the project in June 2013 to have 32 affordable units on-site. The project was at...

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Good riddance, Boston 2024; Welcome, Boston 2030

August 14, 2015
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Boston made history in establishing a new model of fighting off the crony-capitalist scam that is the Olympics. Next, Boston can make another kind of history by establishing a new model of true urban planning: Mayor Walsh’s Imagine Boston 2030 effort. We specifically expect that planning to address sensible assistance for Franklin Park, a...

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Guest Op-Ed: Striving to Create an Inclusive City for All

August 14, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In July, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation. It bans discrimination and it requires that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. On this anniversary we reflect on how far we have...

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Hill Happenings

August 14, 2015
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By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Mission Hill mourned the loss of Billy Earley, who passed away on Aug. 1. Billy, a happy-go-lucky guy, was my friend, going back to our days in the Mission Hill projects. He enjoyed sipping a beer, be it at the race track or at his favorite watering hole, the old Curtin’s Tavern. I...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 14, 2015
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By Richard Rouse Like the returning swallows to Mission San Juan Capistrano or those migrating emperor penguins to their Antarctic breeding grounds, the anticipated academic arrival that occurs every Sept. 1 in Mission Hill provokes excitement and expectancy in our local business owners. Many owners are preparing welcoming specials to entice newcomers to their...

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NU added to Olympic venue list

July 10, 2015
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Northeastern University has been added to the list of venues for the proposed Boston 2024 Summer Olympics in the second draft of the bid. Olympic weightlifting would be staged at Northeastern’s Matthews Arena, according to the latest Boston 2024 bid document released last month. The arena is on the other side of the campus...

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Business of the Year

July 10, 2015
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Business of the Year

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Tobin Center and Fenway High in FY16 budget

July 10, 2015
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A $50,000 study on improving the Tobin Community Center’s outdoor space is among the items in the City’s new Fiscal Year 2016 capital budget, according to the Mayor’s Office. Also in the budget: the $12 million renovation of 67 Alleghany St. into the new home for Fenway High School starting this fall. The study...

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Mayor appoints new neighborhood liaison

July 10, 2015
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Mayor appoints new neighborhood liaison

Mayor Martin Walsh last month appointed Jacob Wessel as the new Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) liaison for Mission Hill, according to a press release. ONS liaisons help strengthen communication between City Hall and residents and facilitate service requests. Wessel, a native of California, worked previously as a research director for the Massachusetts Democratic...

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Alcalde nombra al nuevo intermediario del vecindario

July 10, 2015
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Alcalde nombra al nuevo intermediario del vecindario

Según un comunicado de prensa, el mes pasado el Alcalde Martin Walsh le nombró a Jacob Wessel el nuevo intermediario de la Oficina de Servicios del Vecindario (ONS-Office of Neighborhood Services en inglés) para Mission Hill. Los intermediarios de ONS ayudan a reforzar la comunicación entre el Ayuntamiento y los residentes y a facilitar...

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Killer sentenced to life for mistaken-ID murder

July 10, 2015
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A killer will spend life in prison without parole after his recent conviction in an infamous 2010 Mission Hill murder whose victim, prosecutors say, was likely targeted in a case of mistaken identity. Keith Hobbs, 29, was sentenced last month in the Dec. 16, 2010 shooting outside 48 Horadan Way. The shooting killed Demetrius...

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Fisher Ave. project could go to BRA board this month

July 10, 2015
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The proposed development at 40 Fisher Ave. could be presented to the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) board at its next meeting, which is July 16, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. A community meeting was held on the project last month. “The project has support from neighborhood groups, as well as elected officials, including...

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Hill resident named prez of Tufts Health Plan Foundation

July 10, 2015
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Nora Moreno Cargie, a Mission Hill resident, was recently named president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, according to a press release. “Nora’s new designation is in recognition of her accomplishments this past year and her growing role within the organization,” said James Roosevelt Jr., Tufts Health Plan’s chief executive officer, according to the...

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Summer Jobs

July 10, 2015
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Summer Jobs

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No ZBA hearing yet for Parker Hill project

July 10, 2015
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The proposed development at 70 Parker Hill Ave. does not yet have a date to appear before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals, according to the ZBA Office. The ZBA Office said the developer filed paperwork last month and that it normally takes two month to get a date to appear before the board....

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Free sunscreen dispensers coming to City parks

July 10, 2015
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Free sunscreen dispensers will come Boston parks as part of a pilot program inspired by City Councilor Matt O’Malley, the City recently announced. Mayor Martin Walsh announced this month that 30 dispensers will be installed in five City parks, in partnership with the Melanoma Foundation of New England and Make Big Change, a skin-cancer...

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New City crew cleans up drug needles

July 10, 2015
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The City has a new program to quickly clean up hypodermic needles tossed as litter by drug-users. The Mobile Sharps Collection Team, formed last month as part of the Boston Public Health Commission, will pick up needles in public areas at public request. Residents who find needles should never touch them. Instead, they can...

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Hostile reception to Olympics at latest City meeting

July 10, 2015
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Hostile reception to Olympics at latest City meeting

Most attendees at the latest City-sponsored Boston 2024 meeting on June 30 did not welcome the idea of bringing the Olympics to Boston with open arms. Instead, they barraged City officials with concerns ranging from security to the legacy of parks to an unwillingness to listen to the opposition. More than 250 people attended...

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Hill Agenda, July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 11 for the Aug. 14 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 Design Guidelines, final Boston Redevelopment Authority meeting about Huntington Avenue design guidelines study, Wed., July 22,...

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