Mission Hill Little League Opening Day

May 4, 2012
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Art Park plan stirs green space debate

May 4, 2012
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The City held a contentious meeting on the proposed uses for the city-owned land between Parker and Terrace streets, with many residents voicing concern about how the project would affect the community gardens and the Art Park there. The site, which will be a “green building” project, was land the City acquired through tax...

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El Nuevo Representante Latino

May 4, 2012
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El Nuevo Representante Latino

Miguel Chávez ha sido seleccionado como el nuevo representante latino para el alcalde Thomas Menino. La comunidad latina ha crecido durante años y tiene mucho que hacer, dijo Chávez al Gazette. El será un vínculo entre los latinos de Boston y el alcalde. “Quiero darle la bienvenida a Miguel a mi oficina y tengo...

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Man charged with ‘mistaken ID’ murder

May 4, 2012
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A man gunned down in the Mission Main housing development in 2010 may have been “the victim of mistaken identity,” according to Suffolk County prosecutors, who recently charged a man with murder in the case. Demetrius Blocker, 21, was shot multiple times at 48 Horadan Way on Dec. 16, 2010 while waiting outside for...

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Costs for BPS school-move plan rise

May 4, 2012
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The cost to renovate the building that holds the Mission Hill K-8 School and the New Mission High School have jumped from roughly $7 million to about $12 million. The City Council has asked the Boston Finance Commission (FinComm) to look into why the numbers have changed from when BPS presented the $7 million...

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Boston Shines

May 4, 2012
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Boston Shines

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NU hopes for academic expansion

May 4, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) would like to build a lot more classrooms in the next decade, though it doesn’t have the funds to build as much as it would like, spokespeople said at the first Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) NU Task Force meeting on April 25. The BRA-appointed Task Force, created to advise in NU’s...

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Dorm construction to start soon, NU says

May 4, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) officials say the controversial Grandmarc dorm project likely will start being constructed this summer, despite the fact two lawsuits are still pending. The development partners “have finished the financial deal,” John Tobin, NU’s vice president of city and community affairs, told the Gazette last week. “We expect to close in the...

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Museum garden to undergo makeover

May 4, 2012
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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Monks Garden is slated to undergo a $500,000 redesign and renovation. “We call the Monks Garden the heart of our outdoor space. you always have a great perspective of the Monks Garden,” said Matt Montgomery, director of communications at the museum. Michael Van Valkenburgh, who recent...

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Woman found guilty in parking space slashing

May 4, 2012
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A Mission Hill woman was convicted this week of slashing her neighbor with a kitchen knife in a 2010 dispute about a parking space, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Carmen Andino, 40, will be sentenced May 9 for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Her 17-year-old daughter was acquitted in...

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‘Unsung heroine’ honored

May 4, 2012
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Mission Hill activist Patricia Flaherty has been named a 2012 “Unsung Heroine” by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. The award will be presented at a May 16 State House ceremony. Flaherty is a senior project manager at Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services. She is a member of such groups as the...

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Water pipe work may close streets

May 4, 2012
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Water pipe replacement work will come to three Mission Hill streets within the month, possibly creating street closures and temporary water service bypasses. The affected streets are Oscar, Sachem and Wait. “It’s for the community,” said Boston Water and Sewer Commission spokesperson Tom Bagley about the work, which will improve water pressure and clarity....

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Gunman shoots cars

May 4, 2012
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An unknown gunman shot several parked cars in the Alice Taylor Homes housing development on April 15, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). A witness reported hearing nine gunshots around 11 p.m. in the area of 34 Annunciation Road. The witness then saw a black male jump over a fence and run onto...

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BWH trees removed for garage project

May 4, 2012
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BWH trees removed for garage project

Bus stop to be moved BRIGHAM CIRCLE—Construction on Brigham and Women’s Hospitals (BWH) new garage project has begun with the removal of old fir trees and excavation of the site. Residents can also expect the MBTA bus stop on the corner of the 15 Francis St. site to be moved soon. The Brigham Green...

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Participacion, Mayo 4-31

May 4, 2012
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía 29 de mayo para la edición 1 de junio. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Reuniones Community Alliance of Mission Hill (alianza comunitaria de Mission Hill) reunión anual y elecciones, miércoles, 16 mayo, Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge Building, Room G-2, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: RJohnson@camhonline.org. Sitio Art...

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Health Mobile

May 4, 2012
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Health Mobile

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What’s Up, May 4-31, 2012

May 4, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, May 29 for the June 1 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Meetings Community Alliance of Mission Hill annual meeting and elections, Wed., May 16, 7-8pm, Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge Building, Room G-2, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: RJohnson@camhonline.org. Art Park site redevelopment meeting, hosted by...

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Art Show

May 4, 2012
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Art Show

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Editorial: Cold cases, cold comfort

May 4, 2012
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Two of Mission Hill’s cold-case murders were solved last month. There is comfort in that closure, but lingering dismay at the similarities between the horrifying crimes. The prosecution stories strongly suggest that the murders of Rebecca Payne in 2008 and Demetrius Blocker in 2010 were cases of mistaken identity by drug dealers. Both victims...

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Editorial: On green development

May 4, 2012
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The Art Park site is up for “green development,” as City and BRA planners call it. Of course, no development will be as green as the park and community gardens already there. The City needs to be more transparent and forthright in explaining its obvious intent to move, and probably shrink, the green space...

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Homework program change questioned

May 4, 2012
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The Boston Public Library’s (BPL) popular Home Assistance Program (HAP) is to be folded into a broader out-of-school program, according to BPS spokesperson Gina Perille. Library friends groups are questioning the move. “I’m not sure I know what BPL means when they say a much broader program,” said Marie-Claire Durmonay, president of the Friends...

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Local teens push for more summer jobs

May 4, 2012
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Mission Hill teens are getting politically active in hopes of not having a jobless summer. Funding for City youth summer jobs programs has been radically slashed in recent years—and is under threat of further cuts. The City’s youth summer jobs program is funded with cash from the city, state and federal governments as well...

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More apartments coming to S. Huntington

May 4, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large apartment complex with 190 to 200 units is being planned for a parcel next to the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB) on S. Huntington Avenue, according to a Letter of Intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month by Cedar Valley Development. The multi-building development will include...

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Hill Happenings

Happy birthday to Kay “Big Red” Ryan, who had 90 birthday candles at her celebration April 21 at her daughter Joannie’s home in Jamaica Plain. Kay, a beautiful woman who hails from Mission Hill, was joined by family members, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I have fond memories of Kay and her children, having lived...

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