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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Former BCH doctor sentenced for child porn

May 2, 2014
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LMA—Richard Keller, a former Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) doctor, was sentenced to six-and-half years in prison on child pornography charges in March in U.S. District Court, according to a press release. Keller, a 57-year-old from Andover, will have to register as a Level 3 sex offender and have five years of supervised release after serving his sentence....

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Private quilt collection on view at MFA

May 2, 2014
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A “double wedding ring quilt” made in Missouri around 1940, from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection. (Photo Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

A new exhibition of 58 hand-made quilts at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is the first to explore how, over five decades, artist and designer Gerald Roy and the late Paul Pilgrim acquired bold and colorful quilts that echo the work of mid-20th century Abstract and Op Art movement artists. The collection is...

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Gardner exhibits collaborative fashion

May 2, 2014
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Gardner exhibits collaborative fashion

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hosting its first-ever fashion exhibition, pieces created by designer Carla Fernández in collaboration with Mexican artisans, through Sept. 1. The exhibit, titled, “The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design,” includes accessories and videos of the Mexican artisans who create each piece by hand from scratch—from spinning, weaving,...

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MFA opens first ‘crowdsourced’ exhibition

May 2, 2014
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MFA opens first ‘crowdsourced’ exhibition

“Boston Loves Impressionism,” an exhibit compiled with the help of 41,497 votes from Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) patrons, is on view now. The exhibit’s most popular work is Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Houses at Auvers,” made in 1890, with 4,464 votes, followed by Claude Monet’s “Water Lillies” (1907) with 3,543. Edgar Degas’ sculpture...

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MCPHS organizes blood marrow donor drive

May 2, 2014
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MCPHS University held a bone marrow donor drive last month, in the wake of a student’s mother finding a donor. Its goal was to sign up 1,000 new donors. The Be The Match Foundation, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, manages the largest marrow registry in the world. Bone marrow donations are used...

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Joslin Debut

May 2, 2014
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Joslin Debut

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Hill Agenda, May 2-June 12, 2014

May 2, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, June 10 for the June 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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Outstanding Service

May 2, 2014
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Outstanding Service

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Participación, May 2-June 12, 2014

May 2, 2014
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 10 de junio para la edición 13 de junio. 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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Editorial: Parklets need transparency, not retreat

May 2, 2014
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Regarding Mission Hill’s parklet vanishing amid “conflict” and “controversy”: We told you so. As we repeatedly said during the parklet’s planning, a fully transparent process—including cost details and public input on locations—is not only government’s basic duty, but the only way to garner the wisdom and consensus necessary for the program to succeed. Instead,...

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Editorial: Looking forward to Wicked Wi-Fi

May 2, 2014
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Kudos to Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston for launching free wireless Internet service. We look forward to seeing “Wicked Free Wi-Fi” in Mission Hill as soon as possible. Decent Internet service in the U.S. remains absurdly expensive in comparison to other countries, and particularly so in Boston, with little competition and poor...

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Hill Happenings

Hill Happenings

Condolences to the family of Joe Corsetti, who passed away last month. Joe was a graduate of Villanova University, where he was a terrific football player. Joe was welcomed to Mission Hill in the late ’60s, when he thrilled local football fans with his spectacular catches from Killilea Club quarterback Dan Breen in the...

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City’s free Wi-Fi program not here yet

May 2, 2014
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The City unveiled last month a free wireless Internet service program that has more than 150 access points throughout Boston and plans to bring the program to 20 Main Street districts, according to a press release. But it is unclear when the program, which is called “Wicked Free Wi-Fi: Boston’s Public Wireless Network,” will...

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NU suspends pro-Palestinian student group

May 2, 2014
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Northeastern University (NU) temporarily suspended in March a pro-Palestinian group that it says has “multiple violations” of campus policy. But the student group, called the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), says it is unfairly being singled out for its views. NU said in a statement that the suspension has nothing to do with the issue...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 2, 2014
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Main Streets has been a hot topic in the news recently with Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s surprise announcements concerning free Wi-Fi and an increase in financial support for the program from City coffers. On April 22, the other 19 Main Street Directors and I were invited for a morning meeting with the mayor to...

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WIT to house 97% of students

May 2, 2014
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) will be able to house 97 percent of its students seeking housing in Boston once a new dormitory at 525 Huntington is completed. The 305 beds, which are expected to be open by the fall, were decided based on student housing projects informed by the City’s required yearly student...

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NU breaks ground on new science building

May 2, 2014
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NU breaks ground on new science building

Mayor Martin Walsh, Northeastern University (NU) President Joseph Aoun and state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez were some of the officials who broke ground on NU’s new $225 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) on Feb. 21. Located at 795 Columbus Ave., the ISEC will provide state-of-the-art research infrastructure for NU. It will be approximately...

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