BRA board approves BCH walkway proposal

December 11, 2015
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LMA—The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its Oct. 15 meeting approved Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) proposal for an elevated walkway over Longwood Avenue, according to a press release. The proposed elevated walkway will span the intersection of Blackfan Circle and Longwood Avenue, connecting the fourth floor of BCH’s parking garage to the mezzanine...

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Youth hockey tournament starts Dec. 20

December 11, 2015
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Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena will be hosting games for the 2015 Mayor’s Cup Hockey Tournament, which kicks off on Dec. 20, according to a press release. The citywide tournament, hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department with support from The Boston Bruins and P&G Gillette, will span throughout an entire week at local rinks...

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Hill Agenda, Dec. 11, 2015

December 11, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 12 for the Jan. 15 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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TROLLEY TOUR & TREE LIGHTING

December 11, 2015
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TROLLEY TOUR & TREE LIGHTING

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ENJOYING A THANKSGIVING DINNER

December 11, 2015
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ENJOYING A THANKSGIVING DINNER

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Participacion, Dec. 11, 2015

December 11, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 12 de enero para la edición del 15 de enero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.          Reuniones Northeastern University Neighborhood Council, con Northeastern Task Force, para hablar sobre los...

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Editorial: Happy holidays

December 11, 2015
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We at the Gazette would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday season. It is a time to gather with friends and family, and recognize the love that we have in our lives. Let us give thanks for what we have. If we have much, let us appreciate our fortunes and help...

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Editorial: Goddard House: A mixed bag

December 11, 2015
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We are glad that the developers are preserving the 1927 Goddard Housing building, protecting a slice of history for our community. Too often preservation is brushed aside in the greedy rush for money. One needs only to look at the 161 S. Huntington Ave. project for an example. There, the community lost the notable...

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Obituary: Catherine Gately

December 11, 2015
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Obituary: Catherine Gately

Catherine A. (Clifford) Gately, who was a lifelong resident of Mission Hill, died on Nov. 9. Beloved mother of Karen T. Gately of Medford, Paula C. Gately of Chelsea, and Jimmy Gately of Mission Hill, Cathy was born to late Thomas and Molly Clifford from Kerry, Ireland. Loving sister of the late Mary and...

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City’s proposal raises age to purchase tobacco

December 11, 2015
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The City is taking steps to raise the minimum age to buy all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, to 21, according to a press release from the Mayor’s Office. Boston has already seen a reduction in youth cigarette use from 15.3 percent to 7.9 percent, according to statistics from 2005 to 2013. The...

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Hill Happenings

December 11, 2015
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Hill Happenings

Mission Hill lost a beautiful woman when Cathy (Clifford) Gately passed away last month. A lifelong Hill resident, Cathy served on the board of Roxbury Tenants of Harvard for many years. If you knew Cathy, you were blessed. I was fortunate to have known Cathy going back to my high school days when I...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 11, 2015
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“There’s a tree in the (EnVision) Hotel, one in the park as well, the sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow.” It truly is “Beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and Mayor Marty Walsh kicked off the Mission Hill holidays with Santa and his elves on Dec. 5 by lighting that sturdy tree...

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Essaibi-George, Campbell voted new members on Council

November 13, 2015
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The number of women on the City Council has doubled, as Andrea Campbell beat out longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey and Annissa Essaibi-George edged out incumbent Stephen Murphy for the last At-Large seat in the Nov. 3 election, according to unofficial City results. Besides the At-Large City Council race, the only competitive...

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Boston Creates presents feedback, community agrees on priorities

November 13, 2015
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Boston Creates, the City’s first comprehensive master plan to empower local artist and support cultural institutions, held a meeting on Nov. 2 at Boston Latin School to summarize the findings from previous meetings, hear community feedback about those findings and narrow in on general priorities. The feedback from the community was mostly in agreement...

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Boston Creates presenta hallazgos, comunidad crea prioridades

November 13, 2015
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Boston Creates, el primer plan maestro comprensivo de la Ciudad para empoderar a los artistas locales y apoyar las instituciones culturales, tuvo una reunión el 2 de noviembre en Boston Latin School para resumir las conclusiones de previas reuniones, escuchar comentarios de la comunidad sobre esos hallazgos y delimitar las prioridades generales. Los comentarios...

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Mission Hill Road Race

November 13, 2015
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Mission Hill Road Race

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PNF filed for Goddard House project

November 13, 2015
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Developers have filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to renovate and expand the former Goddard House property at 201 S. Huntington Ave. into more than 150 units. The developers, Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates, had filed their letter of intent earlier this year. The BRA will hold...

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Q. and A. with Kameel Nasr, author of museum book

November 13, 2015
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Q. and A. with Kameel Nasr, author of museum book

Author Kameel Nasr, a former Mission Hill resident, recently penned “The Museum Heist: A Tale of Art and Obsession,” which is based on the famous 1990 art theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more...

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Building permit pulled for 105A. S. Huntington project

November 13, 2015
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A building permit has been pulled for the 105A S. Huntington Avenue project, according to Boston Redevelopment Authority spokesperson Nick Martin. Anthony Nader, the developer for the project, did not respond to a request for comment. The project has long been delayed, as the BRA first approved the 195-unit development in 2013, with the...

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BRA to host meeting on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

November 13, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host an “open house” on Nov. 19 about integrating the S. Huntington Avenue guidelines into the City zoning code, according to a BRA email blast. The BRA completed the community-requested South Huntington Avenue Framework for Future Development Review in May 2013. The Nov. 19 “open house” is scheduled...

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Best of Mission Hill 2015 Winners

November 13, 2015
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The following are the “Best of Mission Hill” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the fifth annual reader survey, most categories had many nominees—especially “Friendliest Business.” Best Place To… Enjoy live entertainment Tie: Mission Bar and Grill, Mission Church Organ Recitals, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Sociedad Latina See art Museum of Fine Arts Work...

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Three men arraigned for Hill homicide

November 13, 2015
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Three men were ordered held without bail in connection to the Mission Hill homicide of Luis Bodden-Maximo, according to a Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office press release. Lee Gill of Natick, 24; Jerome Meade of Lynn, 21; and Javier Smith of Roxbury, 19, were arraigned on murder charges in West Roxbury Municipal Court...

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City introduces new online permitting system

November 13, 2015
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The City’s permitting process might now be just a little bit easier, with the new Boston Permits and Licenses online platform. Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled the platform on Nov. 2, according to a press release. “We are committed to creating a permitting process that is user-friendly, modern and easily accessible to all of our...

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Olmsted Place Grand Opening

November 13, 2015
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Olmsted Place Grand Opening

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