Hill Agenda, Jan. 9, 2015

January 9, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 3 for the Feb. 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings New England Baptist Hospital Task Force Meeting, to discuss the New England Baptist Hospital IMP notification form, Mon., Jan. 12,...

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Participacion, Jan. 9, 2015

January 9, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de febrero para la edición del 6 de febrero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Reunión de New England Baptist Hospital Task Force, para hablar sobre el...

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Editorial: Tower developers should reach out

January 9, 2015
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The proposed residential tower on Worthington Street is generating opposition the likes of which haven’t been seen in years. That should be taken as a sign to have good-faith discussions with the community about alternatives and compromises. Mission Hill is not an anti-development neighborhood by any means. It is a neighborhood that asks one...

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Editorial: Walsh’s impressive first year

January 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh had had an impressive first year in office. In less than 12 months, his administration has carried out more badly needed reforms than city government had in the previous 12 years. And Walsh has laid the foundation for a different way of running Boston, one that is more forward-looking and collaborative....

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What’s Happening on Main Street

January 9, 2015
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Thank you to all from the Mission Hill business community for your support over the past year and best wishes for all in 2015. As we go to press, Charlie Baker will soon be installed as our new governor, and we wish him well. Judging from his early appointments of several prominent Democrats, it...

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Hill Happenings

January 9, 2015
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In Bill Brett’s terrific new book “Boston: Irish” there is a strong Mission Hill flavor. Jack Harrington a Mission High School graduate from Parker Street, is featured. Jack,co-founder of Atlantic Associates, has been involved in several charities, including the Home for Little Wanderers. Jack created the Harrington House, a 16-bed home in Mission Hill...

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35-story tower could alter Hill’s skyline

December 12, 2014
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35-story tower could alter Hill’s skyline

The Mission Hill skyline could soon be radically changed if Equity Residential’s plan for a massive 35-story tower at 45 Worthington St. is approved. Nick Martin of the Boston Redevelopment Authority said the developer has only submitted a letter of intent for proposal, but expects that a project notification form will be filed soon....

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Boston Olympics could use NU dorms

December 12, 2014
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If Boston is chosen to host the 2024 Summer Olympic games, Mission Hill could be covered in journalists. Northeastern University is included in the secretly crafted bid as potentially providing “housing support”—that is, accommodation for the hordes of journalists coming to cover the games. The Olympics bid was created by a private committee called...

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Happy Holidays

December 12, 2014
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Happy Holidays

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New librarian wants to boost branch’s youth appeal

December 12, 2014
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New librarian wants to boost branch’s youth appeal

With Mission Hill sizable student and millennial population, new Parker Hill Branch librarian Katrina Morse wants to lure them in with new programming, such as food classes and music. “I want to explore ways to reach out to them,” said Morse, who started last month at the 1497 Tremont St. library. “I want to...

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Torre de 35 pisos podría cambiar la silueta de Mission Hill

December 12, 2014
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La línea del horizonte de Mission Hill podría cambiar radicalmente si el plan de Equity Residential para un torre masivo de 35 pisos en 45 Worthington St. sea realizado. Nick Martin de Boston Redevelopment Authority dijo que el promotor ha entregado una carta de intento pero cree que una propuesta para el proyecto es...

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Police refuse to release more local spy documents

December 12, 2014
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In the wake of revelations that a Boston Police spy agency tracked legal protests and academic events at Northeastern University, the police department this week refused a Gazette request to release any further documents on Mission Hill-area spying. Earlier this year, the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund released hundreds of documents from...

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Mission Church to hold Christmas Masses, caroling

December 12, 2014
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Mission Church, a Catholic basilica, will hold several Christmas Masses and a Christmas Eve caroling event. On Christmas Eve, Wed., Dec. 24, at 4 p.m., the church hosts a family Mass featuring students telling the Nativity narrative. At 11:30 p.m. that night, the church hosts caroling by candlelight, followed by a midnight Mass. On...

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Park renovation gets funding boost

December 12, 2014
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The City has received approval for a grant that will boost the budget for the McLaughlin Park renovation by more than $150,000, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) project manager Allison Perlman. Meanwhile, the final design plan for the renovation of McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues...

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Parker Hill Ave. developer working on parking solution

December 12, 2014
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The proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into 46 residential units will probably not go before the Boston Redevelopment Authority board anytime soon, as the developer works on the community’s concern over parking, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. The building at 70 Parker Hill...

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Why a man is giving away novels at Northeastern

December 12, 2014
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By Emily Huizenga/Special to the Gazette There’s a man on the corner, and he wants to give you something. It’s not a Greenpeace pamphlet, and it’s not a pocket-sized New Testament. It’s a multimedia storytelling project: a novel with a corresponding CD and artwork. It’s not political and it’s not religious, but it is—suspiciously—free....

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Nonprofit developers hope to build 40 units on Heath St. parcels

December 12, 2014
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Two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation—are proposing to develop about 40 housing units in a four-story building on City-owned parcels on Heath Street. The two organizations—which previously co-developed the Back of the Hill housing— hosted two community meetings this...

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New England Baptist Hospital IMP expected soon

December 12, 2014
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New England Baptist Hospital is expected to file its Institutional Master Plan (IMP) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in February, following a community task force meeting next month. An IMP is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s existing facilities, long-range planning goals and proposed projects. A new IMP must be filed...

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BWH performs double arm transplant

December 12, 2014
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A man who lost his limbs to an infection received two new arms in a remarkable transplant operation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in October. Will Lautzenheiser, 40, lost all four limbs to a bacterial infection that nearly killed him in 2011. Lautzenheiser is a former professor of film production and screenwriting at...

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BLC director one of eight City workers forced out

December 12, 2014
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The City has ended the employment of eight workers, including executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) Ellen Lipsey, according to Mayor’s Office spokesperson Kate Norton. The BLC has played a prominent role in the Mission Hill area, putting landmark designations on such buildings as the Isabella Stewart Garner Museum and the Parker...

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MassArt community arts program to host open house

December 12, 2014
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MassArt community arts program to host open house

The Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) will host a holiday open house on Fri., Dec. 12 to kick off the celebration of CACP’s 10th anniversary. CACP oversees “sparc! the ArtMobile” and other community art programs that go out into the community. CACP works with...

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Centennial Park

December 12, 2014
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Centennial Park

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Hill Agenda, Dec. 12, 2014

December 12, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 6 for the Jan. 9 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mission Hill Health Movement annual meeting, Thurs., Dec. 18, 6pm, 1534 Tremont St. Info: maggiecohn@mhhm.org/427-6919. Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services...

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Honor For Dukakis

December 12, 2014
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Honor For Dukakis

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