Hill Happenings

June 2, 2017
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Kudos to Kate Weldon, the executive director of Resolve New England, who was featured on WBZ television last month. Resolve New England counsels couples who are planning families, including adoption. Kate, from Mission Hill, has been director at Resolve N.E. in Waltham since 2015. I’m reminded of Kate’s wonderful parents, the late Dan Weldon and Judy Weldon,...

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Op-Ed: Investing in Mission Hill

June 2, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh This month, I am proud to put forth a budget for the City of Boston that will make Boston a better place to work, live, and raise a family. At City Hall, we’ve created a plan for our city that will keep Boston financially sound, while making targeted investments towards...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

June 2, 2017
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Trees and flowers in full bloom, graduates emblazoned in their academic regalia, iridescent sunsets, Old Glory flapping in the breeze… Mission Hill suffuses color at this time of year. After viewing the Botticelli exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts earlier this week, my eyes seem to be appreciating our natural surroundings even more....

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Maloney Properties Will Be Conducting a Boston Planning and Development Agency (Bpda) Income Restricted Rental Lottery for Seven Apartments Located at Sunset Lofts

May 19, 2017
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The property is located 70 Parker Hill Avenue in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood. Sunset Lofts will be a six-story apartment building consisting of 40 new apartments. Seven of the 40 units will be designated as income-restricted. The property will also feature 29 parking spaces on site, a 1,500 SF fitness center, concierge service, storage...

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Parker Hill Library to close for a year

May 5, 2017
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The Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) on July 1 will close for a year to undergo a $2.4 million renovation that consists mostly of repairs and improvements. The library was originally supposed to close June 1, but after pushback from the community, including over wanting it open through the school...

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VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED

May 5, 2017
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VOLUNTEERS RECOGNIZED

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115-unit development proposed for the Hill

May 5, 2017
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Wingate Companies has filed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency to build a six-story, 115-unit residential building at 95 St. Alphonsus St. “The proposed new building responds and relates to the Mission Hill neighborhood in its scale, massing and overall design approach. The design includes details and materials...

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Most residents not opposed to 1457 Tremont St.

May 5, 2017
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At a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) community meeting, developers Suzanne and Leland DiMeco presented their plans for an environmentally-friendly development to be built at 1457 Tremont St., the current site of a dilapidated Knights of Columbus building. Community members at the meeting generally did not oppose the proposal. About 30 people attended...

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Residentes no se oponen a desarrollo ecológico en Tremont

May 5, 2017
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En una reunión comunitaria de Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), los promotores Suzanne y Leland DiMeco presentaron sus planes de construcción para un desarrollo ecológico en 1457 Tremont St., el sitio actual del edificio ruinoso de Knights of Columbus. Miembros de la comunidad en la reunión generalmente no se oponían a la propuesta....

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City Council chamber set for new accessibility upgrades

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Christopher A. Iannella Chamber that hosts the weekly City Council hearings is set for some major accessibility upgrades. At a City Council hearing on April 5, City Council President Michelle Wu gave an update on the much needed project as it gets set for construction over...

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BWH settles research fraud allegations

May 5, 2017
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) will pay $10 million to resolve allegations that one of their stem cell research laboratories fraudulently obtained grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to a press release. As per federal regulations and institutional policy requirements, BWH conducted an investigation that identified data integrity concerns in...

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City seeks to expand fiber network

May 5, 2017
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The City, which is to investing $10 million in its fiber network, is seeking multiple proposals and options for projects that will provide broadband services to Boston Public Schools, public housing, and more than 100 City buildings, according to a press release. “Boston is a world-class city — and that needs to include our...

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Second WIT Task Force meeting held on proposed academic building

May 5, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a second Wentworth Institute Of Technology Task Force meeting on April 5 to discuss the school’s proposal for a new academic building. The project will require an amendment to WIT’s institutional master plan (IMP), because it has changed in...

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Local concert to raise money for ACLU

May 5, 2017
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A group of Jamaica Plain friends and neighbors are organizing a concert this May 12 at Spontaneous Celebrations in order to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The group, called Boston for All, has recently organized a similar event called Run for All, which was a fundraising run around Jamaica Pond...

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New England Baptist Hospital begins merging process

May 5, 2017
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New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) has begun the process of merging with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Lahey Health by signing a letter of intent, according to a press release. “We are always open to new opportunities to collaborate with providers that share our commitment to high quality, lower cost care,” said...

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Officer Jerry Smart Recognized

May 5, 2017
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Officer Jerry Smart Recognized

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Mission Hill resident named to council to improve aging

May 5, 2017
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Mission Hill resident Nora Moreno Cargie was named to the state’s first Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts. That council is comprised of leaders from the business community, academia, health care, technology and innovation, advocacy organizations, caregivers, community organizations, and municipalities. The council will develop a plan with the aim of making Massachusetts the...

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BPDA board approves 1065 Tremont St. project

May 5, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its April 13 meeting approved the Phase 2 project of the 1065 Tremont St. site. BPDA held a community meeting on Feb. 23 when some residents voiced concerns about the proposal, including over the lack of parking and gentrification. The project would consist of 28...

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Art Park court case closed, project to move forward

May 5, 2017
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The Art Park project court case is closed, according to state trial court website, and the City will soon be meeting with the developer to get the project moving forward. The project had been held up as Mission Hill residents Kathryn Brookins and her husband Oscar filed a lawsuit against the Sebastian Mariscal Studios...

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Hill Agenda, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 30 for the June 2 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...

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Participacion, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 30 de mayo para la edición del 2 de junio. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con el código telefónico 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Feria de recursos y carreras de Fenway CDC: martes, 9 may, 11am-2pm, Temple...

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Hill Happenings

Sister Patrice Garrity, the last principal of Mission High School, passed away last month in Connecticut at the age of 86. Sister Garrity, a 1946 Mission High alumna, locked the doors of the grand high school on Alleghany Street for the last time in 1991. “Although it is a sad day, I’m glad it...

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Op-Ed: How Boston Basics helps our children

May 5, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our city once and for all, our primary focus needs to...

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Letter: Tomahawk missiles and our beleaguered President

May 5, 2017
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On Thursday April 6, President Trump interrupted his regularly scheduled retreat to balmy Mar-a-Lago in South Beach, Florida, to address the nation on his recently ordered missile strike on a Syrian airfield. Evidence indicated that the Syrian government had ordered a chemical attack on its own people. “It is vital, national security interest...

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