‘Big Read’ anual presenta novela sobre la inmigración

September 5, 2014
By

El anual “Big Read” de Mission Hill — un programa a escala comunitaria de lectura y diálogos de libros – empezará con una celebración en Brigham Circle el 18 de septiembre. Big Read es un programa de National Endowment for the Arts con el fin de brindarles a residentes la oportunidad de leer y...

Read more »

‘Big Read’ of immigration novel on the way

September 5, 2014
By

Mission Hill’s annual “Big Read”—a community-wide book-reading and discussion program—will kick off with a Sept. 18 celebration in Brigham Circle. Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts aimed at providing residents with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities. This year’s book is the...

Read more »

Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

September 5, 2014
By

  Anger boosts heart attack risk New research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shows a compelling reason to think about getting anger in check: a nearly fivefold increase in risk for heart attack in the two hours following outbursts of anger. “There has been a lot of research on anger; we already...

Read more »

McLaughlin Playground meeting scheduled

September 5, 2014
By

The third community meeting for the renovation of McLaughlin Playground between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 23 at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), 125 Parker Hill Ave. The agenda will include a presentation of the preferred park design and detailed information about the design...

Read more »

Mission Fitness gym to expand

September 5, 2014
By
Mission Fitness gym to expand

After 20 years giving Mission Hill residents a place to get in shape, Mission Fitness is expanding. The gym, located in the CityView at Longwood Apartments tower at 75 St. Alphonsus St., will double in size by expanding into a vacant apartment. The gym, which changed its name from Custom Fitness last year, originally...

Read more »

ZBA to speed up small projects

September 5, 2014
By

Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced the creation of streamlined Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) process for small businesses and smaller residential applications. A subcommittee of the ZBA will meet bi-weekly to hear zoning relief requests from small businesses and smaller residential projects. The move will is aimed at aiding small businesses and homeowners making...

Read more »

Obituary: Ángel Amy Moreno, educator and artist

September 5, 2014
By
Obituary: Ángel Amy Moreno, educator and artist

An important figure in Boston Latino and Hispanic culture and education, Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, 69, died on Aug. 20 of cancer at his home in Jamaica Plain. He was one of the first Puerto Ricans to sit on the Boston School Committee, a professor at Roxbury Community College for 30 years, and a...

Read more »

Obituario: Ángel Amy Moreno, educador y artista

September 5, 2014
By
Obituario: Ángel Amy Moreno, educador y artista

Un importante figura en la cultura hispana y la educación de Boston, Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, murió de cáncer a los 69 años el 20 de agosto en su hogar en Jamaica Plain. Fue uno de los primeros puertorriqueños en estar en el Boston School Committee, un profesor en Roxbury Community College (RCC) durante...

Read more »

BRA tightens PDA guidelines

September 5, 2014
By

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month tightened its rules for granting Planned Development Areas—zoning relief for large-scale commercial projects—which has been controversial in the Longwood Medical Area. A PDA offers blanket zoning approval to large commercial developments that may be different in scale or use from surrounding properties. In exchange, the owner must...

Read more »

Back to School Jam

September 5, 2014
By
Back to School Jam

Read more »

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

September 5, 2014
By

The following is some basic information for students moving into Mission Hill. General Boston Boston does not have a non-emergency police number. Call 911 for emergency and non-emergency police, fire and rescue. 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...

Read more »

Student Welcome Guide: A Guide to Mission Hill Place Names

September 5, 2014
By

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...

Read more »

Student Welcome Guide: Mission History

September 5, 2014
By
Student Welcome Guide: Mission History

Read more »

Pony Ride

September 5, 2014
By
Pony Ride

Read more »

Hill Agenda, Sept. 5, 2014

September 5, 2014
By

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Sept. 30 for the Oct. 3 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Bike lane meeting, Mon., Sept. 15, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: info@bostoncyclistsunion.org. Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board...

Read more »

Participación, Sept. 5, 2014

September 5, 2014
By

El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 30 de septiembre para la edición del 3 de octubre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Reunión pública sobre carriles bici, para hablar sobre posibles sitios para bicicletas...

Read more »

Editorial: Welcome, students

September 5, 2014
By

We welcome the hundreds of new residents, most of them students, who arrived in Mission Hill over the past week. For those who have lived or worked here for a year, a decade or a lifetime, there can only be envy for those who are enjoying their first experiences of the great things this...

Read more »

Editorial: Vote Sept. 9

September 5, 2014
By

The Sept. 9 primary election offers little excitement in the locally significant races for state senator and representative. But it is an important chance to winnow the field of candidates, particularly in two competitive key races: governor and attorney general. Several of the gubernatorial candidates came to the Mission Hill area during the primary...

Read more »

Editorial: Remembering Dr. Amy Moreno

September 5, 2014
By

Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, who taught at Roxbury Community College for three decades, is being mourned. Amy Moreno was among the many people who transplanted from Puerto Rico to Boston in the 1970s and enriched citywide culture in every way. Like many leaders in ethnic communities who serve as bridges to the culture at...

Read more »

Hill Happenings

September 5, 2014
By

Good luck to Jessica Casey, president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill, who will be moving to Plymouth. The beloved Jessica was given a heartfelt farewell party at the Mission Bar and Grill last month. Thumbs up to Jim Burke, who organized the party, and Mission proprietor Michel Soltani. The locals rollicked to...

Read more »

What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 5, 2014
By

Welcome to each returning student of Mission Hill, with a little reminder to behave yourself and don’t be a knucklehead while you’re here! Do this and we’ll all get along fine. I overheard a splendid suggestion by Eric Alden, owner of Longwood Properties, to some young folks: “Act as you would in front of...

Read more »

Joslin to host Latino diabetes prevention festival in Southie

September 5, 2014
By
Joslin to host Latino diabetes prevention festival in Southie

LMA—The Joslin Diabetes Center’s annual “Ritmos de Salud” event, which benefits Latino Diabetes Initiative (LDI), is scheduled for Sept. 26. A child of Latino descent born after 2000 has a 50 percent chance of developing diabetes in their lifetime, according to Joslin. The event will be co-chaired by Jamaica Plain resident Lazaro “Laz” Lopez,...

Read more »

Men charged with shooting

September 3, 2014
By

Two men charged in connection with a shooting last night in the area of Parker Street and McGreevey Way are expected to be arraigned in Roxbury Municipal Court today, according to Suffolk District Attorney Jake Wark. Tomas Martinez, 20, of Dorchester and Rolando Coxon, 22, of Hyde Park, are charged with firearms-related offenses for...

Read more »

Immigration a hot topic in gov. candidate forum

August 8, 2014
By

Roxbury Community College (RCC) held a governor candidate forum last month where the two frontrunners for the Democratic nomination sparred over immigration. State Treasurer Steve Grossman attacked state Attorney General Martha Coakley over her views on that subject, including her former support for Secure Communities, a federal program that relies on local and state...

Read more »