NE Baptist Hospital plans to move

February 6, 2015
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The New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), which specializes in orthopedic care and has been a mainstay on top of Parker Hill for more than a century, is planning to move as its currently facility needs to be renovated and it would be too costly to do so, according to spokesperson Lisa Rand. Rand did...

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BRA: Tower developer revising plan

February 6, 2015
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The developer proposing a massive residential tower at 45 Worthington St. is going back to the drawing board after receiving feedback from the Impact Advisory Group (IAG), according to Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin. The project has received significant community opposition. Meanwhile, Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim said that the current...

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Blizzard of 2015

February 6, 2015
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Blizzard of 2015

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Zakim asks for Olympic vote

February 6, 2015
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City Councilor Josh Zakim announced on Monday that he has filed an order for four nonbinding questions about Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid to appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballots. The yes-or-no questions would ask whether Boston should host the Games, and if so, whether public money or seizing of private property...

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Zakim pide una vota sobre “los Juegos” en Boston

February 6, 2015
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El Consejero Municipal Josh Zakim declaró el lunes que ha pedido que cuatro preguntas no vinculantes sobre los Juegos Olímpicos y Paraolímpicos de Verano de 2024 aparezcan en las cédulas de votación en noviembre. Zakim planeaba presentar la solicitud al Ayuntamiento de Boston durante su próxima reunión el miércoles, 4 febrero, después del plazo...

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Super Fans

February 6, 2015
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Super Fans

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Off-campus student population continues decline

February 6, 2015
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The Mission Hill area’s off-campus undergrad student population dropped by at least 140 in the past year 2013, according to an annual City-conducted census. The 6-percent decline continues a trend of students shifting to on-campus housing. The Hill’s total reported undergraduate population stands at 2,038 students—though that number is low due to the way...

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BWH doctor killed in hospital shooting

February 6, 2015
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira/Gazette Staff A Brigham and Women’s Hospital doctor was shot to death inside the hospital on Jan. 20, according to the Boston Police Department. The man identified as the killer was found dead elsewhere in the hospital from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The doctor killed in the shooting...

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Olympics comes with big local impacts, prof says

February 6, 2015
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Jules Boykoff, a former professional soccer player turned Olympics-studying academic, says Boston can expect a major trade-off of fun versus community impacts if it hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boykoff said that residents on the one hand can watch “the best athletes in the world for a really fun two-and-a-half-week party.” But on the...

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Blizzard View

February 6, 2015
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Blizzard View

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Hill Agenda, Feb. 6-March 5, 2015

February 6, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, March 3 for the March 6 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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Hill History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

February 6, 2015
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Hill History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

Meet Boston’s Basilica, the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. To friends and neighbors, she is known simply as Mission Church, which lent its name to Mission Hill. The 1575 Tremont St. church is celebrating 60 years since receiving the honor of being designated a basilica—one of Roman Catholicism’s significant church buildings. Fewer...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 6, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history: 5 Years Ago: 2010 “One Brigham Circle for sale” The gigantic One Brigham Circle commercial building was listed for sale by its developers, Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services and the New Boston Fund, seven years after its opening. The building sold the next month...

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Storm Cleanup

February 6, 2015
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Storm Cleanup

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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

February 6, 2015
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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

Rosanne Foley, a Northeastern University graduate, was appointed last month to be the next executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), according to a press release. Foley takes over for Ellen Lipsey, whose employment was ended by the City late last year. The BLC has played a prominent role in the Mission Hill...

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NU launches program to support local businesses

February 6, 2015
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Northeastern University (NU) is launching a new initiative this spring to help Boston-based businesses grow and compete for contracts from the university and other large institutions. The “Capacity Building Program” is part of the community benefits package agreed upon by NU and its community Task Force members during the development of NU’s Institutional Master...

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Snowed Under

February 6, 2015
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Snowed Under

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Participación, Feb. 6-March 5, 2015

February 6, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de mar para la edición del 6 de mar. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Tribunal Servicios de Vivienda en el Vecindario de Mission Hill, primer lunes...

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Editorial: Olympics vs. democracy

February 6, 2015
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A hearty thank you to Mission Hill’s city councilor, Josh Zakim, for boldly proposing ballot questions regarding the Boston Olympics bid. Yes, the questions would be nonbinding, and ballots would be cast after the bid submission deadline. But Zakim’s real message is that the Olympics and the bigwigs backing it must pay attention to...

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BRA approves WIT Sweeney field project

February 6, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month approved Wentworth Institute of Technology’s (WIT) relocation of Sweeney Field to the site of the current Parker Street parking lot. The new Sweeney Athletic Facility would allow for the redevelopment of the current field at 500 Huntington Ave. by relocating it atop a 330-space parking garage at...

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MHNHS receives funds for Parcel 25 project

February 6, 2015
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The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) recently approved a $200,000 loan to the Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) for its transit-oriented project at Parcel 25, according to a press release. “Well-located community development projects make it easier for residents to commute to work and get around the city, which helps them to...

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Hill Happenings

February 6, 2015
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Congrats to local tavern-owner Diarmuid O’Neill and his lovely wife Sara O’Neill on the adoption of their four children. The beautiful children—Bezawit, 10;Selamawit, 8; Rahel, 7; and their “wee boy” Andualem, 5—are from Ethiopia. Diarmuid owns the Squealing Pig in Mission Hill, and he recently purchased the West Roxbury Pub in West Roxbury. Happy...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

February 6, 2015
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Malcolm Butler’s timely interception was matched by an equally impressive one made by Police Commissioner Bill Evans following Boston’s Super Bowl victory. I’m not sure which amazed me more. Super Sunday found me visiting local merchants to gauge the commercial impact of the big game to our local economy’s take-out business on the Hill....

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Brigham and Women’s surgeon dies in hospital shooting; suspect dead

January 21, 2015
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The Brigham and Women’s Hospital doctor shot yesterday inside the hospital died in surgery, according to the Boston Police Department. The suspect was found dead elsewhere in the hospital from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The doctor killed in the shooting was identified as Michael Davidson, 44, of Wellesley. The suspect was identified as...

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