Imagine Boston using Legos to engage with residents

October 7, 2016
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Imagine Boston 2030 announced the creation of its “Engagement Team,” which will visit Mission Hill and other community events in Boston neighborhoods this fall to gather feedback from residents on how to improve Boston through 2030, according to a press release. “I am excited to launch the next iteration of Imagine Boston 2030’s engagement...

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DPH staff recommends that Children’s Hospital project moves forward

October 7, 2016
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The state Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a staff recommendation that supports Boston Children’s Hospital’s (BCH) Determination of Need (DoN) for a major construction project. That project will lead to the destruction of the Prouty Garden. The Friends of the Prouty Garden group has waged a spirited campaign to save the green...

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Hill Happenings

October 7, 2016
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Dan Breen, Killilea Club’s brilliant quarterback, received the ball from center Tom Lassiter at McLaughlin Park on the final play of the game, as the Killilea Club defeated the Dorchester Knicks, 8-0. That game, attended by about 250 fans, occurred 50 years ago this week and was the culmination of an undefeated season for Mission Hill’s...

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Op-Ed: The importance of early education

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Equity, coherence, and innovation. These are the goals that Superintendent Tommy Chang and I emphasize as we work to improve Boston Public Schools. We recognize this is not a simple goal. And we understand that there is still work to be done to build an environment that best and individually...

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Op-Ed: How Boston Public Works helps you

October 7, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been repairing...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 7, 2016
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Autumn arrives, daylight diminishes, and excitement ensues in the Mission Hill business district. A new venture will soon be opening at the recently shuttered Kwik-E Sub shop in Brigham Circle. Keith Patrick, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute and manager of the Penguin in Mission Hill will oversee this new establishment, which...

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Voters head to the polls Sept. 8 for state primary

September 2, 2016
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Mission Hill voters will head to the polls Sept. 8 for the state primary election, which will feature several local contested races. Democratic state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (2nd Suffolk District) is battling Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, to remain in her seat. The winner will not face a challenger in the...

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Mission Hill B & E suspect found with stolen goods, loaded shotgun

September 2, 2016
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A Mission Hill breaking-and-entering suspect was later found with the stolen goods and a loaded shotgun, according to local authorities. Andre Hopkins, 47, is on $20,000 bail after being charged with breaking and entering and several other counts at West Roxbury Municipal Court on Aug. 22. He is involved with other open cases in...

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BPL’S READ YOUR WAY TO FENWAY

September 2, 2016
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BPL’S READ YOUR WAY TO FENWAY

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Developers plan 40-unit dev. on Tremont Street

September 2, 2016
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Leland and Suzanne DiMeco, a Mission Hill-based husband and wife development team, are planning to replace the vacant Roxbury Council Knights of Columbus building with a 40-unit, mixed-use project at 1457 Tremont St. Suzanne DiMeco said in a phone interview the five-story building would be highly energy efficient and would consist of studio and...

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Votantes asistirán a las elecciones primarias el 8 de septiembre

September 2, 2016
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Votantes inscritos asistirán a las elecciones el 8 de septiembre para las elecciones primarias estatales, que incluirán varias carreras locales disputadas. La Senadora del Estado demócrata Sonia Chang-Díaz (del segundo distrito Suffolk) enfrenta a Roy Owens, un candidato regular para la oficina electa, para permanecer en su sede. La persona que gane no tendrá...

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MFA displays BPS students’ art

September 2, 2016
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Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) can now view the work of Boston Public Schools students at a new exhibition of local youth artists called “HOMiE: In Our Eyes,” according to a press release. The exhibition is the result of a partnership of Boston Public Schools and the MFA celebration of the...

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Boston Creates spawns artist funding

September 2, 2016
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Artists in Boston can now apply for grants to help them share their work with the public, continue their professional development, or teach others through a new program, “The Opportunity Fund,” according to a press release. The pilot grant program is a result of the Boston Creates cultural plan, which was unveiled in mid-June....

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Participacion, Sept. 2, 2016

September 2, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 4 de octubre para la edición del 7 de octubre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Junta de directores de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing, primer lunes del mes, 6-7:30pm,...

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

September 2, 2016
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The following is some basic information for students moving into the Mission Hill area. General Boston Get renter’s insurance. It might seem like an unnecessary expense until you have a break-in, or your upstairs neighbor’s toilet overflows while they’re out of town. The City of Boston has many services for renters. Learn about and...

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Student Welcome Guide: Mission Hill Place Names

September 2, 2016
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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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Hill Agenda, Sept. 2, 2016

September 2, 2016
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Oct. 4 for the Oct. 7 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 Happenings

September 2, 2016
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There have been several famous Mission Hill gangs, going back to the “Mohawks” in the early 1940s. Dave O’Connor, James “Specsy” Cummings, and John H. Clifford were among the group that wore the sparkling blue and gray Mohawk jackets. The Mohawks convened on Calumet Street by the “Ledge” site where they played “kick the...

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Op-Ed: National Night Out

September 2, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating food and ice cream,...

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Op-Ed: Harnessing the creativity of Boston’s artists to build a better city

September 2, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew recently, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our city. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the performing arts center on Blue Hill Avenue. As I painted in the...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 2, 2016
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Like salmon and herring heading upstream and the gazelles and wildebeests trekking the Serengeti, the Mission Hill neighborhood undergoes an annual migration each Sept. 1 when the students return on Move-In Day. The City and the various colleges attempt to make the operation a painless one with extra police presence, special parking and driving...

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Open space, housing dev. possible for vacant lots

August 5, 2016
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By Sara Selevitch Special to the Gazette Roughly 30 residents attended a recent Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) meeting to discuss 10 vacant City-owned lots on Mission Hill, offering suggestions ranging from open space to housing development for future uses of those properties. DND officials David West and John Feuerbach facilitated the July 21...

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Judge issues split ruling on motion to dismiss Prouty Garden lawsuit

August 5, 2016
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A judge has issued a split-decision ruling over a motion to dismiss the lawsuit that is attempting to stop Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) construction plans for a new facility that will lead to the demolition of the Prouty Garden. The lawsuit is filed by members of the Friends of the Prouty Garden group. The...

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Rep. Sanchez Honored

August 5, 2016
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Rep. Sanchez Honored

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