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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City to host meeting about vacant Heath St. lots

May 2, 2014
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The City was slated to host a community meeting April 30, after the Gazette’s deadline, to garner feedback on developing vacant land located on Heath Street in the Back of the Hill area, according to a notice from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The feedback from the meeting will help draft guidelines to...

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RCC’s Reggie Lewis Center set for renovation

May 2, 2014
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The Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College (RCC) has been slated for a $4 million facelift that will include major building repairs, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. Keith McDermott, director of the Reggie Lewis Center, said the renovation will be done in phases, the most important being the resurfacing...

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McLaughlin Park slated for renovation

May 2, 2014
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The McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill, is slated for a $333,000 renovation, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) project manager Allison Perlman. Construction is expected to start in spring 2015. BPRD was scheduled to hold a community meeting on the renovation...

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Residents learn about heart health

May 2, 2014
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By Maggie Cohn/Special to the Gazette A group of Mission Hill residents celebrated Heart Month on Feb. 26 by attending a presentation by Aileen Sauris, a nurse-practitioner from Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Cardiovascular Wellness Service, and Shirley Brooks, from Northeastern University, on heart health. The presentation was sponsored and coordinated by the Mission Hill...

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1467 Tremont project open for comments

May 2, 2014
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A mandatory Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting for the mixed-use project at 1467 Tremont St. was scheduled for earlier this week, after the Gazette’s deadline. The new mixed-use, 4-story building proposed for 1467 Tremont St. would have 18 units of housing and approximately 1,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space for a total of...

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Local social work group publishes textbook

May 2, 2014
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Local social work group publishes textbook

Mission Hill-based Boston Liberation Health (BLH) members have released a book, “Social Justice in Clinical Practice: A Liberation Health Framework for Social Work,” on incorporating social justice activism into social services work. Dawn Belkin Martinez, BLH’s co-founder and Lecturer in Clinical Practice at the Boston University School of Social Work told the Gazette she...

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Church: No comment on redevelopment

May 2, 2014
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The New York-based Society of Redemptorist Fathers, which operates the Mission Church and owns the church property, said it is unable to answer questions on the fate of the long-stalled redevelopment along Smith Street. Mary Weaver, director of communications for the Redemptorist Fathers, referred questions about the redevelopment to Mission Church’s rector, Rev. Raymond...

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