NU plans $26m renovation of Carter Playground

June 12, 2015
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NU plans $26m renovation of Carter Playground

Northeastern University (NU) has plans for a $26 million renovation of the City’s Carter Playground. Carter Playground is the plot of land formed by Columbus Avenue, Camden Street and the Orange Line. Aging tennis courts and a playing field are currently there. The two-year renovation will turn the playground into new tennis courts, a...

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City launches master plan process

June 12, 2015
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The City announced last month a new citywide planning process called “Imagine Boston 2030.” Expected to take two years, Imagine Boston is the City’s first comprehensive planning process in 50 years. Imagine Boston will be a multi-phase initiative, starting with a survey of present conditions and then expanding to a public visioning process in...

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Obituary: Louise Scarpelli, former Mission Hill resident

June 12, 2015
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Obituary: Louise Scarpelli, former Mission Hill resident

Louise Scarpelli, 79, of Clifton, a retired dye processor, died May 19, 2015 at home. She was born in Concord and grew up in Stapleton. In 1959, she moved to Boston. She lived on Shepard Avenue and Kempton Street in Mission Hill until the family home was demolished to build Mission Park. In 1971,...

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Obituary: Martin D. McEachen, Mission Hill resident

June 12, 2015
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Obituary: Martin D. McEachen, Mission Hill resident

Martin D. McEachen, age 51, of Boston’s Mission Hill, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Marty was born in Boston, raised and educated in Boston schools and was a graduate of English High School. Marty was employed for several years as a custodian at the West Roxbury YMCA.  He enjoyed gardening and loved animals.  Marty...

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City to hold meeting on Heath St. housing project

June 12, 2015
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The City will hold a design update meeting about the mixed-use project proposed for the vacant land in Heath Square on June 23. The local Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation are teaming on the project, which covers 10 City-owned parcels on Bromley, New Heath and...

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MH First Responders: Program brings teens and cops together

June 12, 2015
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MH First Responders: Program brings teens and cops together

A long-running program to bring teens and police officers together—including in Roxbury—aims to expand its offerings, according to a recent announcement at Boston Police headquarters. Since 1992, Roxbury-based Center for Teen Empowerment has worked with BPD on events where teens and police can meet face-to-face and learn about each other. Those events include summits,...

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MH First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

June 12, 2015
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MH First Responders: Decoding the Boston Police badge

A galloping horse and a Bible quote are among the decorations on the Boston Police badge carried by every officer. While most people probably avoid situations where they would see a police badge up-close, there is a lot going on for those who take a look. A giant version is available for view at...

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MH First Responders: Boston EMS faces increase in heroin calls

June 12, 2015
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Heroin addiction has increasingly become an issue for Boston, as illustrated by a report on substance abuse released last month at the Dimock Community Health Center that found Boston EMS responding to more heroin-related calls. The report, “Addiction and Recovery Services in the City of Boston,” says that Boston EMS had a 25 percent...

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MH First Responders: Canteen Crew feeds firefighters during blazes

June 12, 2015
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While Boston Fire Department (BFD) firefighters are out battling the flames, the all-volunteer Canteen Crew are right behind them, making sure they stay hydrated and fed. The Boston Sparks Association, a private nonprofit that also operates the Boston Fire Museum on Congress Street, supports not only BFD, but also firefighters in neighboring cities, eight-year...

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Hill Agenda, June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, July 8 for the June 10 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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Cheers to Main Streets

June 12, 2015
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Cheers to Main Streets

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Participacion, June 12, 2015

June 12, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 8 de julio para la edición del 10 de julio. 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 Mission Hill, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm,...

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Hill Happenings

June 12, 2015
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Hill Happenings

A memorial mass was held last month for beloved James Killilea. James, a Mission High graduate, was a well read and brilliant man. James was a retiree from the City of Boston Election Department, and he had a passion for politics and sports. He would often talk politics at Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain where...

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Editorial: A cultural master plan

June 12, 2015
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The “Boston Creates” arts and cultural “blueprint” sounds like another good big-picture approach from Mayor Walsh’s new-ish administration. This is a crucial conversation in our area, home to the “Avenue of the Arts” and its internationally renowned museums and art schools, as well as our many creative youth programs, local artists and musicians, and...

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Editorial: Thank you, first responders

June 12, 2015
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This month, the Gazette takes it annual pause to thank the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who keep our neighborhood safe, yet often work unnoticed and un-thanked. First responders are granted an enormous amount of power over the residents of Boston, and one of the Gazette’s responsibilities is to hold them accountable for their...

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Op-Ed: Imagining a new Boston for 2030

June 12, 2015
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh/Special to the Gazette I recently announced Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide planning process in 50 years. It will be a two-year planning process to create a roadmap for success leading up to Boston’s 400th birthday. Boston is a city of neighborhoods and, more importantly, a city of neighbors...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 12, 2015
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The Mission Hill Crime Committee (MHCC) hosted their annual shindig in the Mission Parish Hall on May 28, with the group awarding plaques to Boston Police District B-2 commander Capt. John Davin and two local business owners for their steadfast support of our city’s oldest continuously operating crime watch. When Capt. Davin is unable...

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Obituary: Louise Scarpelli, former Mission Hill resident

June 10, 2015
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Obituary: Louise Scarpelli, former Mission Hill resident

Louise Scarpelli, 79, of Clifton, a retired dye processor, died May 19, 2015 at home. She was born in Concord and grew up in Stapleton. In 1959, she moved to Boston. She lived on Shepard Avenue and Kempton Street in Mission Hill until the family home was demolished to build Mission Park. In 1971,...

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Obituary: Martin D. McEachen, Mission Hill resident

June 4, 2015
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Obituary: Martin D. McEachen, Mission Hill resident

Martin D. McEachen, age 51, of Boston’s Mission Hill, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Marty was born in Boston, raised and educated in Boston schools and was a graduate of English High School. Marty was employed for several years as a custodian at the West Roxbury YMCA.  He enjoyed gardening and loved animals.  Marty...

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Olympics gentrification, local benefits discussed

May 1, 2015
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At a meeting about Boston’s Olympics bid held Tuesday night at Roxbury Community College, residents voiced worries about gentrification, loss of affordable housing, and lack of participation in the planning process. “People in this room haven’t been part of the process,” Roxbury resident Joao dePina told members of the Boston 2024 bidding organization. “You...

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WIT Class of ’15

May 1, 2015
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WIT Class of ’15

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BLC denies petition to landmark Prouty Garden

May 1, 2015
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LMA—The Boston Landmarks Commission has rejected a petition by a group called Save the Prouty Garden to landmark the garden on the Boston Children’s Hospital campus, which is slated to be replaced by a new clinical tower. Melina Schuler, spokesperson for the Mayor’s Office, said that the BLC voted 7-1 to deny landmark status...

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Rare MFA photo leads to segregation exhibit

May 1, 2015
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Rare MFA photo leads to segregation exhibit

It began with a single photograph in the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) collection. Photography curator Karen Haas knew very little about it, aside from the fact that Gordon Parks had made it in 1950: a black-and-white photograph of a couple outside under the segregated Liberty Theater’s marquee, in Fort Scott, Kan. Gordon Parks,...

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Informe: BPS necesita nuevo plan para los varones afroamericanos y latinos

May 1, 2015
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) publicó el mes pasado la segunda fase de un estudio que investiga los malos resultados académicos de los varones latinos y afroamericanos en el sistema escolar. La segunda fase revela que se necesita “un enfoque más sistémico” para educar a los varones afroamericanos y latinos, y que la mayoría de...

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