NU housing study finds student impacts ‘nominal’

September 6, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) students occupy 10 percent of market-rate rental housing stock in Mission Hill, but their impact on inflating housing prices is “nominal,” due to other larger and more powerful market trends, according to an NU-commissioned housing study released to members of the university’s community Task Force late last month. That said, however,...

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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

September 6, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

Mayoral candidate Charles Yancey staked his claim to the title of the race’s “education candidate” during a recent hour-long interview at the Gazette’s office. Yancey, currently a city councilor, spent the majority of the interview discussing improving education in the city, saying students are being “short-changed.” He is in favor of an elected School...

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Candidatos para alcalde responden a preguntas

September 6, 2013
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La campaña para alcalde se está acabando. El mes pasado, Gazette contactó a los doce candidatos para preguntarles acerca del vecindario de Mission Hill. Los candidatos Felix Arroyo, John Barros, John Connolly y Mike Ross respondieron por email. Sus respuestas han sido corregidas. Pregunta: Los residents de Mission Hill se preocupan por la población...

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Mayoral candidates answer Mission Hill questions

September 6, 2013
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The Boston mayoral race is rounding the corner and coming down the home stretch. Last month, the Gazette reached out to all 12 candidates to have them answer questions specific to the Mission Hill neighborhood. Candidates Felix Arroyo, John Barros, John Connolly and Mike Ross responded. Here are their emailed answers, which have been...

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NU makes new commitments to Hill students

September 6, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) has vowed to provide 100 percent of need-based financial aid for Boston Public School (BPS) students from Mission Hill, Fenway and Roxbury starting in 2014, following months of lobbying by residents and elected officials. NU has agreed to give priority admission to those same BPS students to its Foundation Year program,...

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MH Road Race registration opens

September 6, 2013
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The Mission Hill Road Race, one of the neighborhood’s most popular annual events, will be held Oct. 5 at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street. Pre-registration is now open for the 5K footrace for runners and walkers. For info, see racewire.com/register.php?id=3415 or email pflaherty@missionhillnhs.org. From press materials.

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Choices galore in local, citywide council races

September 6, 2013
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Mission Hillers who like variety will find plenty of it when they head to the polls on Sept. 24 to vote in the At-Large City Council and local District 8 City Council races. There are 19 candidates running for at-large, while five candidates are vying for the District 8 seat. A Mission Hiller will...

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Brigham Digging

September 6, 2013
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Brigham Digging

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Candidates talk ways to improve parks

September 6, 2013
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More City funds for parks and streamlining the permitting process were two issues the majority of the Boston mayoral candidates agreed upon during a forum on parks and open spaces Aug. 16. About 300 people attended the forum, sponsored by the Boston Park Advocates, at the Franklin Park Clubhouse in Dorchester. Mayoral candidates Felix...

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WIT class invites Mission Hill in

September 6, 2013
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) architecture students chose to address the direct needs of Mission Hill residents for a class final project last month. The class, called, “Designing for Social Innovation,” is a research-based class focused on the intersection of design and public service, professor Dunja Vujinic told the Gazette last month. It is...

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Student Welcome Guide: Welcome to…Parker Hill?: A guide to Mission Hill place names

September 6, 2013
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Welcome to the neighborhood! You just moved to Mission Hill—but did you know you’re actually on Parker Hill? You’ve probably already noticed the spires of Mission Church—which technically isn’t called that, either. And why’s the post office called Roxbury Crossing? Understanding the lingo of Mission Hill can seem like “Mission: Impossible.” Here’s a cheat...

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Back to School Jam

September 6, 2013
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Back to School Jam

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Mission Namesake

September 6, 2013
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Mission Namesake

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Student Welcome Guide: A student’s guide to Mission Hill

September 6, 2013
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The following is some basic information for students who recently moved into Mission Hill. General Boston info Boston does not have a non-emergency police number. Call 911 for emergency and non-emergency police, fire and rescue. Get renter’s insurance. It might seem like an unnecessary expense until you have a break-in, or your upstairs neighbor’s...

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Politics as Unusual: Arroyo may be just what Boston needs

September 6, 2013
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There’s a remarkable candidate for mayor who I’ve largely and unfairly ignored in more than two dozen columns I have filed on the race. I’ve mentioned him a few times—heck, I’ve even noted long-shot pro-life nutter David James Wyatt on a number of occasions—but the hopeful I’m referring to deserves close attention, if not...

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Hill Agenda, Sept. 6-Oct. 3, 2013

September 6, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 3 for the Sept. 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Northeastern Task Force, to discuss IMP & housing study, Tues., Sept. 17, 6pm, 140 The Fenway. Info: 918-4438/Gerald.Autler.BRA@cityofboston. Zoning Board...

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Parklet to be installed next week

September 6, 2013
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Mission Hill’s parklet, one of Boston’s first four, was planned to be installed Sept. 5 or 6, after the Gazette’s deadline, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta told the Gazette last week. “It will likely be installed , but if not, definitely by the following week,” he said. A parklet...

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New plans for old brewery

September 6, 2013
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The new owners of the John R. Alley/Eblana Brewery at 117-127 Heath St. called a community meeting on Sept. 5, after the Gazette’s deadline, to discuss development options for the century-old property. Triad Alpha Partners, the new owners of the 1886-1918 property, called the meeting to discuss possibilities, including complete demolition, for redevelopment. A...

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Participacion, Sept. 6-Oct. 3, 2013

September 6, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 1 de octubre para la edición 4 de octubre. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Northeastern Task Force, para hablar de IMP y un estudio de vivienda, martes, 17 septiembre, 6pm, 140 The Fenway....

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Editorial: Congratulations, Diana Nyad

September 6, 2013
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The news that long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully had crossed the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West this past weekend brought a degree of wonder and joy to all who learned of her accomplishment. First and foremost, this had been Ms. Nyad’s life-long goal after four previously unsuccessful efforts stretching over a...

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Editorial: Obama made the right call

September 6, 2013
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We realize that we are by no means foreign policy experts, but we simply wish to say that it is our view that President Obama made the right decision is seeking the approval of Congress before bombing Syria for its violations of international law regarding the use of chemical weapons. In our view, the...

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Hill Happenings

September 6, 2013
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Hill Happenings

It was the summer of 1967 and John Moreau was strolling down Lansdowne Street behind the left-field wall at Fenway Park. A baseball lover, John was listening to the Red Sox game on his transistor radio. Carl Yastrzemski was at bat. Accompanied by his buddies George Curran and Joe Gannon, John said, “Yaz is...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 6, 2013
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette On Sept. 1, like emperor penguins returning to their nesting grounds in the documentary film “March of the Penguins,” students flocked upon the neighborhood lugging storage boxes, microwave ovens and mattresses up the three-decker stoops of Mission Hill. Move-In Day fell on Labor Day weekend this year, so...

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Parking restrictions, roaming ISD officials for student move-in day Sept. 1

August 28, 2013
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The City will have Inspectional Services Department (ISD) officials out in force and have parking restrictions in place on Mission Hill for the Sept. 1 student move-in day. ISD spokesperson Lisa Timberlake said groups of housing inspectors and code enforcement officers will be walking in areas that have a high population of students, including...

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