Celtic Health

March 6, 2015
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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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Editorial: Moving forward on BPS

March 6, 2015
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We welcome the hiring of Dr. Tommy Chang as the new superintendent of Boston Public Schools. And we hope this means BPS finally will move forward with community-based, transparent master planning. For too long, under former Mayor Menino, BPS decision-making was secretive, surprise-based and frequently simply bewildering. As one example from recent years, the...

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Young people’s input sought on City budget

March 6, 2015
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The City recently announced $1 million has been allocated to “Youth Lead the Change,” a project that allows the City youths to help decide where some funds from the City budget should be spent, according to a press release. City youths last year voted to fund several projects, including enhancing community parks and installing...

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Hill Happenings

March 6, 2015
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With March upon us, Mission Hill will celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St.Patrick. Perhaps some of our fine local pouring establishments will entertain us with Irish music to help digest the corned beef and cabbage on March 17. Irish music has been a festive part of my family, as my father, who died...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

March 6, 2015
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Mayor James Michael Curley’s biblical rejoinder about the annual hullabaloo over municipal snow removal—“The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away!”—would not have received the inevitable smiles from his devoted constituents if he had been in office last month. February 2015 will be recalled with February 1978 for record-breaking blizzards that tested the mettle of...

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NE Baptist Hospital plans to move

February 6, 2015
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The New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), which specializes in orthopedic care and has been a mainstay on top of Parker Hill for more than a century, is planning to move as its currently facility needs to be renovated and it would be too costly to do so, according to spokesperson Lisa Rand. Rand did...

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BRA: Tower developer revising plan

February 6, 2015
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The developer proposing a massive residential tower at 45 Worthington St. is going back to the drawing board after receiving feedback from the Impact Advisory Group (IAG), according to Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin. The project has received significant community opposition. Meanwhile, Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim said that the current...

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Blizzard of 2015

February 6, 2015
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Blizzard of 2015

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Zakim asks for Olympic vote

February 6, 2015
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City Councilor Josh Zakim announced on Monday that he has filed an order for four nonbinding questions about Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid to appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballots. The yes-or-no questions would ask whether Boston should host the Games, and if so, whether public money or seizing of private property...

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Zakim pide una vota sobre “los Juegos” en Boston

February 6, 2015
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El Consejero Municipal Josh Zakim declaró el lunes que ha pedido que cuatro preguntas no vinculantes sobre los Juegos Olímpicos y Paraolímpicos de Verano de 2024 aparezcan en las cédulas de votación en noviembre. Zakim planeaba presentar la solicitud al Ayuntamiento de Boston durante su próxima reunión el miércoles, 4 febrero, después del plazo...

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Super Fans

February 6, 2015
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Super Fans

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Off-campus student population continues decline

February 6, 2015
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The Mission Hill area’s off-campus undergrad student population dropped by at least 140 in the past year 2013, according to an annual City-conducted census. The 6-percent decline continues a trend of students shifting to on-campus housing. The Hill’s total reported undergraduate population stands at 2,038 students—though that number is low due to the way...

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BWH doctor killed in hospital shooting

February 6, 2015
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By John Ruch and Rebeca Oliveira/Gazette Staff A Brigham and Women’s Hospital doctor was shot to death inside the hospital on Jan. 20, according to the Boston Police Department. The man identified as the killer was found dead elsewhere in the hospital from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. The doctor killed in the shooting...

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Olympics comes with big local impacts, prof says

February 6, 2015
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Jules Boykoff, a former professional soccer player turned Olympics-studying academic, says Boston can expect a major trade-off of fun versus community impacts if it hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boykoff said that residents on the one hand can watch “the best athletes in the world for a really fun two-and-a-half-week party.” But on the...

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Blizzard View

February 6, 2015
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Blizzard View

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Hill Agenda, Feb. 6-March 5, 2015

February 6, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, March 3 for the March 6 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 History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

February 6, 2015
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Hill History: Mission Church: 60 years as Boston’s basilica

Meet Boston’s Basilica, the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. To friends and neighbors, she is known simply as Mission Church, which lent its name to Mission Hill. The 1575 Tremont St. church is celebrating 60 years since receiving the honor of being designated a basilica—one of Roman Catholicism’s significant church buildings. Fewer...

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Hill History: This Month in Hill History

February 6, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this month in local history: 5 Years Ago: 2010 “One Brigham Circle for sale” The gigantic One Brigham Circle commercial building was listed for sale by its developers, Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services and the New Boston Fund, seven years after its opening. The building sold the next month...

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Storm Cleanup

February 6, 2015
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Storm Cleanup

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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

February 6, 2015
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NU grad heads Landmarks Commission

Rosanne Foley, a Northeastern University graduate, was appointed last month to be the next executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), according to a press release. Foley takes over for Ellen Lipsey, whose employment was ended by the City late last year. The BLC has played a prominent role in the Mission Hill...

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NU launches program to support local businesses

February 6, 2015
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Northeastern University (NU) is launching a new initiative this spring to help Boston-based businesses grow and compete for contracts from the university and other large institutions. The “Capacity Building Program” is part of the community benefits package agreed upon by NU and its community Task Force members during the development of NU’s Institutional Master...

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Snowed Under

February 6, 2015
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Snowed Under

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