Group asks AG to save Prouty Garden

September 4, 2015
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LMA—The Friends of the Prouty Garden, a group dedicated to saving the green space at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) campus, has hired a law firm and is asking the state Attorney General’s (AG) Office to stop the demolition of it. Meanwhile, BCH is saying in a released statement that its plan to replace the...

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No competitive Council races for most Hill residents

September 4, 2015
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There will be no competitive City Council races for most residents living in the Mission Hill area to vote on during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8. District 8 City Councilor Josh Zakim, who represents most of Mission Hill, is running unopposed during the preliminary and general elections. Some residents who live in a...

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Informe: Boston 2024 subestimó el costo de las Olimpíadas

September 4, 2015
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Aunque se ha retirado la oferta olímpica de Boston 2024, un análisis del propuesto recientemente terminado por el Brattle Group indica que las estimaciones para albergar las Olimpíadas faltaban casi un billón de dólares para llegar a una predicción más realista. Lideres del estado habían encargado al Brattle Group el análisis, y aunque se...

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BCH proposes elevated walkway over Longwood Avenue

September 4, 2015
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LMA—Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) is seeking to build an elevated walkway over Longwood Avenue that would connect a parking garage to its main building, according to an Institutional Master Plan Notification Form (IMPNF) filed last month with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The proposal would require BCH to amend its Institutional Master Plan (IMP)....

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NU agrees to $2.7 million fine over research funds

September 4, 2015
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Northeastern University (NU) has come to an agreement with the federal government to pay a $2.7 million fine over allegations the university failed to properly account for federal research funds that it had received from the National Science Foundation (NSF), according to a press release. The funds were awarded to support high-energy particle physics...

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Construction Underway

September 4, 2015
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Construction Underway

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City launches heating program to assist seniors

September 4, 2015
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The City last month launched Seniors Save, a program that will help financially eligible seniors replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins, according to a press release. Replacing an aging heating system with a new energy efficient system can significantly lower the risks of heating emergencies during the winter and also reduce...

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Report: Boston 2024 underestimated cost of Olympics

September 4, 2015
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While the Boston 2024 Olympic bid has been withdrawn, a recently completed analysis of the proposal by the Brattle Group suggests cost estimates for hosting the Olympics were almost $1 billion short of a more realistic prediction. State leaders had commissioned the Brattle Group for the analysis, and although the bid was withdrawn, the...

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McLaughlin Park’s renovation underway

September 4, 2015
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McLaughlin Park’s renovation underway

The renovation of McLaughlin Park began July 1 and is expected to be mostly completed in the fall, according to Boston Parks and Recreation project manager Allison Perlman. The project has a budget of $430,000. McLaughlin Park is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill. The renovation will create...

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Back to School Jam

September 4, 2015
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Back to School Jam

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Hill Agenda, Sept. 4, 2015

September 4, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept.29 for the Oct. 2 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings LMA Forum, The Boston Redevelopment Association will be holding a forum to discuss a proposed change from Boston’s Children’s Hospital. Sept....

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Participacion, Sept. 4, 2015

September 4, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 29 de Septiembre para la edición del 2 de Octubre. 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, Boston Redevelopment Association tendrá un foro para hablar sobre un...

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

September 4, 2015
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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...

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Student Welcome Guide: Mission Hill Place Names

September 4, 2015
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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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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 4, 2015
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“Welcome to the Neighborhood” greetings burst forth from windows of Mission Hill Main Streets merchants beckoning new residents and returnees to enjoy the very best of this friendly little village in Boston. The drowsy summer feel wanes as increased foot traffic awakens a sense of rebirth and excitement to September strollers. Quickly becoming a...

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End of Summer Celebration

September 4, 2015
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End of Summer Celebration

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Editorial: Welcome, students

September 4, 2015
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The Gazette welcomes both new and returning students to the neighborhood. For those students making their second, third, fourth or fifth trip back, we hope you find the neighborhood much as you left it, maybe even a bit more spruced up. To the newcomers, you have arrived in a neighborhood that has a vast...

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Guest Op-Ed: Mayor’s New Number is 311

September 4, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count on your responses to make our city services the best they can be. But I can’t take every request myself. That’s why the mayor’s 24-hour...

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Hill Happenings

September 4, 2015
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A hundred and forty golfers participated in the Mark MacDougall Memorial Golf Tournament last month at the Easton Country Club. The event was a celebration of Mark’s life, who passed away in 2012. A legion of MacDougalls were on hand, including Mark’s dad, Paul, and Paul’s beautiful sister, Tricia MacDougall-Fitzgerald. The team led by...

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USOC ends Boston 2024’s Olympic bid; Zakim says taxpayers’ money the issue

August 14, 2015
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The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston 2024’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, citing the lack of public support, according to a statement released by USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun on July 27. Many residents came out against the bid during a City-held community meeting at Roxbury Community College in...

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Zakim will not face any opponents in election

August 14, 2015
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Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim will not face an opponent in either the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8 or the general election in November. Meanwhile, there are only five candidates for the At-Large City Council race. That means there will not be a preliminary election for that race and all candidates will appear...

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Dedicated Service

August 14, 2015
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Dedicated Service

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Affordable housing dev. filed with BRA

August 14, 2015
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A letter of intent has been filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for a $16.4 million affordable rental development on the border of Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain. The local Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation (BOTH CDC) is partnering with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) for the project, which...

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USOC retira oferta olímpica de Boston 2024; por el dinero del contribuyente, dice Zakim

August 14, 2015
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El comité olímpico estadounidense (USOC) ha retirado la oferta de Boston 2024 de albergar los Juegos Olímpicos del verano de 2024, citando la falta de apoyo público, según una declaración del jefe ejecutivo de USOC Scott Blackmun el 27 de julio. Muchos residentes se manifestaron en contra de la oferta olímpica durante una reunión...

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