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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Comunidad debate opciones para lotes vacíos

August 5, 2016
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De Sara Selevitch Miembro del Personal de la Gaceta Alrededor de 30 residentes asistieron a una reunión reciente del departamento de desarrollo de vecindarios (DND) para hablar sobre 10 lotes vacíos que pertenecen a la Ciudad en Mission Hill, compartiendo posibles ideas para el futuro de los propiedades, entre ellas espacios abiertos y proyectos...

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Q. and A. with Fenway High School principal

August 5, 2016
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Geoff Walker recently became the new principal of the Fenway High School, which moved to Mission Hill last year. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the school, himself, and the challenges ahead. (The session has been edited.) How has your background affected your educational philosophy? From my experience,...

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Boston strives towards goal to end homelessness

August 5, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced that the City is “well on its way” to meeting its goal to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2018, according to a press release. The City’s action plan, originally launched in 2015, has been re-launched under the name “Boston’s Way Home.” According to the press release, Boston has ended...

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ZBA gives the green light to 1470 Tremont St. project

August 5, 2016
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 12 approved the proposed $8.5 million mixed-use development at 1470 Tremont St., according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The ZBA approval removes one of the last hurdles that the project needed to clear before starting construction. The project...

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Residents have early-voting option

August 5, 2016
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Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners has established “one-day early” voting sites for the upcoming November election, including the Tobin Community Center and the Back of the Hill Apartments, according to a press release. Overall, there will be 27 early voting sites across Boston, three in each of the city’s nine council districts, in addition...

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Main Streets businesses and volunteers honored

August 5, 2016
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A Mission Hill volunteer and business was chosen as business and volunteer of the year at the 20th annual Boston Main Streets awards ceremony recently, according to a press release. Alison Pultinas of Mission Hill Main Streets was celebrated as a volunteer of the year, and The Puddingstone Tavern of the Mission Hill Main...

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BRA board approves proposed NU dorm

August 5, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved during its July 14 monthly meeting Northeastern University’s (NU) dorm proposal for 10 Burke St. The proposed project at 10 Burke St. will build more than 200 units and have about 800 beds. The project is part of NU’s institutional master plan (IMP) that was approved by the...

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