Hill Happenings

January 15, 2016
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More than a 100 parishioners gathered at Mission Church for a fundraiser last month in memory of the late Father Joseph Manton. Father Manton, who died in 1998, served at Mission Church for 60 years. The eminent priest arrived on Mission Hill in 1939. Father Manton often chuckled, “Ted Williams and I were Boston...

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MSPCA to waive adoption fees for rabbits

January 15, 2016
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The MSPCA-Angell’s Jamaica Plain adoption center received 25 rabbits from a single home in December, one of the largest single surrender of rabbits in the organization’s recent history, which prompted adoption center officials to schedule a fee-waived adoption weekend in mid-January, according to a press release. The new additions bring the rabbit population at...

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Affordable-housing policy

January 15, 2016
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We at the Gazette are pleased that the City has finally revised its affordable-housing policy, but are disappointed with the final product. The new policy will bring in much-needed money to the City’s affordable-housing fund through raising the amount developers in most of the city will have to pay if they decide not to...

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MBTA, a grade A business

January 15, 2016
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We would like to commend the people running the MBTA for having a terrific business plan. The T continues to break down and have delays frequently, leaving the average Joe or Jane stranded on their way to or from work. One cannot go on social media without reading the pain, anguish, and frustration of...

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Gun violence has no place in our neighborhoods

January 15, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington, D.C., and stood with President Barack Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 15, 2016
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The New Year brings hope and optimism to Mission Hill. With the holidays concluded I’d like to give a thumbs-up to those who did more shopping “locally” and a pat on the back to all the businesses that helped to make the neighborhood look festive. The Boston Main Streets “#5onMain” effort at encouraging shoppers...

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Tobacco proposal approved

January 15, 2016
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Amendments to the City of Boston’s tobacco regulations have been approved by the Boston Board of Health, which raises the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 years old to 21 years old, according to a press release. The amendments will go into effect on Feb.15. “I am proud to...

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Goddard House project receives mostly positive feedback

December 11, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting on the Goddard House renovation project as part of the Article 80 approval process, and the community feedback was mostly positive, although there were some qualms about minimal affordability and other topics. The Nov. 23 meeting was held at the Hennigan School and about 30...

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New face of MassArt to revamp fashion department

December 11, 2015
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By Sam Peters Special to the Gazette The Massachusetts School of Art and Design (MassArt), the oldest public school of art and design in the country, will officially open its new Design and Media Center this January, creating much-needed classroom, studio, and display space for the college’s prominent fashion program. The $40.4 million project...

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

December 11, 2015
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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La nueva cara de MassArt revive el departamento de moda

December 11, 2015
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De Sam Peters Especial a la Gaceta La escuela de arte y diseño de Massachusetts (MassArt), la escuela de arte pública más antigua del país, abrirá oficialmente su nuevo centro de diseño en enero, creando espacio muy necesitado para aulas, talleres y exhibiciones para el prominente programa de moda del instituto. El proyecto de...

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BRA board to vote on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

December 11, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board is slated to vote on the S. Huntington Ave. guidelines on Dec. 10, after the Gazette deadline, and the guidelines are expected to be approved, according to Marie Mercurio of the BRA. The BRA had an “open house” to share the guidelines with the community at the Hennigan...

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Mostly outrage at Boston Compact meeting

December 11, 2015
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Boston Compact held a Nov. 12 community meeting on unified enrollment for Boston Public Schools (BPS) where many attendees expressed outrage over possible BPS school closings and raised concerns over the unified enrollment proposal. Some attendees did support the proposal. About 100 people attended the meeting at First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist...

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BRA board approves Ave. of Arts guidelines

December 11, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) during its Oct. 15 meeting approved the Avenue of the Arts guidelines, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The Avenue of the Arts is the portion of Huntington Avenue located between Massachusetts Avenue and Longwood Avenue. The area received its name because it is home to many institutions, including Boston...

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Operation Exit expands

December 11, 2015
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Operation Exit, the City’s reentry program for people with criminal backgrounds, will be expanding by including opportunities in the technology industry through a partnership with Resilient Coders, according to a press release. “Operation Exit is a true example of what can be achieved when people are given second chances and opportunities for a fresh...

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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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