Hill Agenda, Nov. 13, 2015

November 13, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Dec. 8 for the Dec. 11 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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Big Sister of Boston

November 13, 2015
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Big Sister of Boston

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Participacion, Nov. 13, 2015

November 13, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 8 de diciembre para la edición del 11 de diciembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Foro de LMA, lunes, 16 nov, 6:30pm en Emmanuel College en el Fenway...

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New blood

November 13, 2015
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We welcome newcomers Andrea Campbell and Annissa Essaibi-George to the City Council. The changing of the guard at the Council allows new people to bring new ideas and perspectives. Campbell and Essaibi-George being elected to the Council doubles the number of women to four members, providing much-needed diversity and role models for the younger...

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Olmsted Place

November 13, 2015
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The grand opening of Olmsted Place marks the addition of luxury units to a housing market that so desperately needs them. One cannot open up a newspaper without reading the cries of people bemoaning the dearth in the city of upscale living spaces with amenities such as a swimming pool. Some people might argue...

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The magic of a BPL Card

November 13, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh A library card gives you access to not only printed books and e-books, but streaming audio books, movies, music, television shows, and digital magazines and comics. In September, during ‘Library Card Sign-Up Month,’ more than 6,600 individuals signed up for a free library card with the Boston Public Library. Here...

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Hill Happenings

November 13, 2015
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Hill Happenings

Last week I enjoyed conversing with George Salah, a fascinating man who celebrated his 92nd birthday on Oct. 25. George, who lives in Brookline, grew up in Mission Hill on Whitney Street. He graduated from English High School in 1940 and served in the Navy during World War II. I listened to George spin...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 13, 2015
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mission Hill reveled at this year’s Saturday celebration of ghouls and ghosts with an even bigger and better Halloween on the Hill, sponsored by the Mission Hill Youth Collaborative (MHYC). Hundreds of goblins, large and small, enjoyed the spooky sojourn through the expanded haunted house at the Tobin Community Center, and next door, the...

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Art Park lawsuit heads to trial in December

October 2, 2015
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development will go to trial on Dec. 14 and 15, according to Steven Azar, director of development for Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS). The Art Park site is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets that is slated to be redeveloped into community gardens and residential and...

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BRA aprueba el plan el traslado de apartamentos asequibles de 105A S. Huntington

October 2, 2015
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BRA aprueba el plan el traslado de apartamentos asequibles de 105A S. Huntington

El 17 de septiembre la junta de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) aprobó el plan de 105A S. Huntington para mover todos los departamentos económicos a otro sitio, según la portavoz Nick Martin. Como parte de esta propuesta, el promotor promete aumentar la cantidad de apartamentos asequibles de 32 a 42. El Representante del Estado...

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Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

October 2, 2015
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Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

Olmsted Place, a controversial apartment development at 161 S. Huntington Ave., will open its doors to its first tenants in November, according to spokesperson Matt Ellis. Boston Residential Group is now leasing the luxury apartments in the building. The project was divisive in the area, with some opponents criticizing the plan to replace the...

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Campbell, Jackson top vote getters in the preliminary election

October 2, 2015
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District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey’s longtime tenure might be in jeopardy after being topped by Andrea Campbell in the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 8, according to City results. Meanwhile, District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson cruised to a first-place finish. Most Mission Hill residents did not have a competitive race to vote...

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AG reviewing Prouty group’s request to save garden

October 2, 2015
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LMA—The state Attorney General’s (AG) Office has received the request from the Friends of the Prouty Garden to stop the demolition of the green space on Boston Children’s Hospital campus and is reviewing the matter, according to the AG’s Office. The Friends of the Prouty Garden hired a law firm, which sent the AG’s...

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Man fatally shot at Stop & Shop parking lot

October 2, 2015
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A man was fatally shot at the Stop & Shop parking lot in Brigham Circle on Sept. 16, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a call for a person shot at the parking lot of Stop & Shop about 12:12 p.m. on Sept. 16. They found a male victim suffering...

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WIT launches fundraising campaign for library

October 2, 2015
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The Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) has launched a fundraising campaign to raise money to renovate the school’s library, according to a press release. WIT wants to garner $15 million to transform the library into an institution that relies more on providing advanced work spaces than on books. The renovated library will be named...

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NU opens new community space on campus

October 2, 2015
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NU opens new community space on campus

Northeastern University (NU) had a ceremonial opening for Northeastern Crossing, a new community space designed to foster connections between Northeastern University and Boston residents, on Sept. 28. Northeastern Crossing, which is located at 1175 Tremont St., will offer programming to Boston residents, including English as a Second Language classes, legal counseling by law students...

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BRA releases Avenue of Arts guidelines

October 2, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has released its design guidelines for zoning in the Avenue of the Arts area, which include suggestions for minimizing shadow and wind impacts, and creating active ground floors and connecting public spaces. The guidelines also recommend regularizing a “street wall” and creating “welcome mats” for each institution. The Avenue...

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BRA board approves 105A S. Huntington developer’s plan to move affordable units off-site

October 2, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved on Sept. 17 the plan by the developer of 105A S. Huntington Ave. to move all the affordable units off-site, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. As part of the proposal, the developer will raise the number of affordable units from 32 to 42. Local state Rep. Jeffrey...

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Local officials gather for RTH tower ceremony

October 2, 2015
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Local officials gather for RTH tower ceremony

Local elected officials, including Mayor Martin Walsh, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and City Councilor Josh Zakim, gathered on Sept. 24 for the “Topping-off” ceremony for the “Mosaic on the Riverway,” a 10-story Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) residential tower at the former Massachusetts Mental Health Center site. “Mosaic will bring together all levels of...

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Hill Agenda, Oct. 2, 2015

October 2, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 10 for the Nov. 13 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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Participacion, Oct. 2, 2015

October 2, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de Noviembre para la edición del 6 de Noviembre. 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, Mission...

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Democracy!

October 2, 2015
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Democracy was in its finest form on Sept. 8 for the City’s preliminary election. A robust 7 percent of voters turned out for two competitive City Council races out of a possible 10. City officials ensured that the election would be a raving success, selecting the day after Labor Day and the start of...

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Hill Happenings

October 2, 2015
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Hill Happenings

Condolences to the family of former Mission Hiller Timothy Clifford, who passed away last month. I hadn’t seen Timmy in a while, as he had been ill, but I have fond memories of hanging out with him at the famous Ellie’s Donuts across from Mission Church back in the 1960s and 1970s. Ellie’s was...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 2, 2015
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Excitement ensues as autumn arrives and daylight diminishes. The Mission Hill business district continues to evolve as stores rehab and impressive developments arise. As I age, I delight in witnessing the effect a good economy produces on people’s sensibilities across our city on a daily basis. To quote a hero of my youth, the...

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