Hill Happenings

April 3, 2015
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Hill Happenings

I was reflecting about my childhood friend, Phil Thompson, who passed away last month. My mind traveled to the great English-Latin football game at Harvard Stadium on Thanksgiving Day in 1966. I was among the 35,000 fans and I was cheering for Phil, a terrific player for English. Phil grew up on Sunset Street...

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What’s Happening on Main Street

April 3, 2015
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Spring has finally arrived! Evidence is found in tulip buds bursting forth from their frozen slumber, announcing nature’s annual rebirth. Precipitation by the bucketful is more hospitable than by the shovelful. On March 23 I convened with a group of worried residents from Wigglesworth and Worthington streets for a sit-down in one of those...

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BRA to create Huntington Ave. design guidelines

March 19, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is in the process of creating design guidelines for Huntington Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Longwood Avenue, known as “The Avenue of the Arts.” The first meeting is planned for March 24. The BRA is inviting interested residents, business and property owners, students, and institutional stakeholders to provide input on what the BRA should...

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NU earns NCAA men’s basketball tourney spot

March 12, 2015
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The Northeastern University men’s basketball team has earned its first trip to the NCAA tournament in nearly 25 years. All fans are welcome to attend a selection-show watch party on Sunday, March 15, to see what the team’s seed and first-round opponent will be. With a 72-61 victory over William & Mary in the...

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BRA checking history of tower site

March 6, 2015
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The proposed residential tower at 45 Worthington St. may be subjected to decades-old redevelopment plans that restrict the height and amount of housing, a local foe of the project claims. The Boston Redevelopment Authority says it is checking the legal status of that history. Equity Residential is...

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Ice Cold

March 6, 2015
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Ice Cold

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Local officials skeptical of Olympic plan

March 6, 2015
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With Boston’s bid for the 2024 summer Olympics games preliminarily accepted by the U.S. Olympic committee, the Gazette reached out to Mission Hill’s elected officials to get their position on whether they support hosting the games. City Councilor Josh Zakim told the Gazette last month that “it’s a testament to Boston that we won...

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MassArt grad co-created Boston’s Olympic bid

March 6, 2015
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MassArt grad co-created Boston’s Olympic bid

A Massachusetts College of Art and Design graduate is directly responsible for Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic games. Corey Dinopoulos, a long-time fan of the Olympics, decided to focus his 2006 senior thesis at MassArt, created while he was living in Mission Hill, on the branding campaign for a Boston Olympics. “Long...

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Graduado de MassArt co-creó la apuesta olímpica de Boston

March 6, 2015
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Graduado de MassArt co-creó la apuesta olímpica de Boston

Un graduado de Massachusetts College of Art and Design es directamente responsable por la apuesta olímpica de Boston para los Juegos de 2024. Corey Dinopoulos, un fanático de la Olimpiada desde hace mucho tiempo, decidió enfocar su tesis de MassArt—creado mientras vivía en Mission Hill—en una campaña de marca para las Olimpiadas de Boston....

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Suspect charged in armed robberies

March 6, 2015
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A Boston man is facing armed robbery and kidnapping charges in three Mission Hill hold-ups last month, according to the Boston Police Department. Abram Acevedo, 33, is accused of three separate incidents of approaching people on Calumet Street, indicating he was armed, and then ordering the victim to ATMs to withdraw money. The robberies...

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Trash pick-up woes hit Delle Avenue

March 6, 2015
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Trash pick-up woes hit Delle Avenue

Mission Hill resident Robert Francey says that trash pickup woes have struck Delle Avenue with sporadic to non-existent service, leading to overflowing trash bins and waste being left on the street. Similar complaints have been voiced around the city in the wake of the snowstorms. “Sadly, missed trash pickups continue on Delle Avenue and...

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Suspect admits to infamous local killing

March 6, 2015
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The suspect in a notorious 2008 local killing of a college student confessed in court on Feb. 13, where prosecutors revealed that they believe the crime was a drug-related case of mistaken identity. Northeastern University student Rebecca Payne, 22, was shot to death in her apartment at 170 Parker Hill Ave. on May 20,...

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City unveils new online tools for teen summer jobs

March 6, 2015
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The City recently announced a new online tool called “SuccessLink” that allows teenagers to apply for summer jobs, according to a press release. SuccessLink, which replaces Boston Youth Fund’s HOPELINE, also allows applicants to connect with the City’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment and its services, which include peer-led personal and career development...

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Snowstorms hit local businesses hard

March 6, 2015
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The record snow that has hit the city has negatively affected businesses on Mission Hill, according to members of Mission Hill Main Street (MHMS). MHMS is a business promotion organization. Michel Soltani, vice president of the MHMS board and owner of the Mission Bar and Grill, said in an email to the Gazette he...

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Hill Agenda, March 6, 2014

March 6, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, March 31 for the April 3 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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Bus stop to move for tower

March 6, 2015
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Bus stop to move for tower

The “Serenity” development at 105a S. Huntington Ave. recently appeared before the City’s Public Improvement Commission (PIC), gaining approval for several aspects of the proposal, including moving a MBTA bus stop. But it is unclear where the overall project’s progress stands. The 195-unit, multi-building development will include townhouses and apartment buildings of one-, two-...

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City student census now lists addresses

March 6, 2015
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The annual student census, required by the city, has been restructured to show individual addresses of student residences. Before this year, it only reported student population by ZIP codes. City officials say it will boost code enforcement. Student reaction in Gazette interviews was mixed. The neighborhood student population count is required under the University...

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MFA receives WWII Rothschild treasures

March 6, 2015
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MFA receives WWII Rothschild treasures

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is acquiring a collection of 186 objects originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna, members of the famous Rothschild banking family. Many of these works were seized in 1938 following the Anschluss, or annexation of Austria to Nazi Germany. The gift...

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MassArt, Wheelock receive Boston arts grants

March 6, 2015
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Two local arts organizations were among 137 that recently received grants from the City’s Boston Cultural Council. Wheelock Family Theatre at Wheelock College received $2,000, while the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation received $2,500. The BCC granted more than $300,000 total, partly from Massachusetts Cultural Council funds, and partly by matching those...

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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

March 6, 2015
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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz announced a bill to implement universal preschool in January. “An Act Relative to Universal Pre-K Access” would create universal access to pre-school education for 3- and 4-year-olds, through public or private schools. The bill would create state funding following the same formula that already supports local school systems, like Boston...

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New BPS superintendent is chosen

March 6, 2015
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In a 5-to-2 vote on March 3, the Boston School Committee named Dr. Tommy Chang the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS). “Dr. Chang will provide the leadership that our school system needs and I am confident that his innovative views on education will move our students forward. We need a transformative leader...

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Celtic Health

March 6, 2015
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Celtic Health

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Participacion, March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 31 de mar para la edición del 3 de abril. 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,...

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Editorial: Supporting local businesses

March 6, 2015
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The natural disaster that was—and still is—Boston’s recent waves of blizzards has hit small businesses hard. Mission Hill’s local businesses are not only a source of pride, but a linchpin of the local economy. They keep dollars in the neighborhood, from paychecks to contributions to another key Mission Hill resource, the nonprofit sector. Mayor...

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