Welcome to the Hill

September 16, 2011
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Welcome to the Hill

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Streetcars may get cameras

September 16, 2011
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Car drivers illegally whizzing past can make stepping off the E Line train directly onto S. Huntington Avenue a treacherous experience, residents at Back of the Hill Apartments say. At an Aug. 25 meeting at the 100 S. Huntington Ave. apartment building—a residence for low-income seniors and people with disabilities—City Councilor Mike Ross said...

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Para no olvidar

September 16, 2011
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Reflexión de pasado, el presente y futuro Mission Hill también recordó el décimo aniversario de los infaustos sucesos que se conocen como 9/11. Y como no podía ser menos, la rememoración fue organizada por la Universidad Northeastern que centralizó la actividad con un programa que auspiciaron las oficinas del presidente y de asuntos de los...

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District 7 preliminary is Sept. 27

September 16, 2011
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  The only preliminary City Council election in Mission Hill this year will take place in District 7 on Sept. 27, where incumbent Tito Jackson is facing three challengers—Althea Garrison, Roy Owens and Sheneal Parker. District 7 covers parts of Mission Hill along the Southwest Corridor and also includes parts of Jamaica Plain, Dorchester,...

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A student’s guide to Mission Hill

September 16, 2011
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The following is some basic information for students who recently moved into Mission Hill. General Boston info 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...

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Welcome to…Parker Hill?

September 16, 2011
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A guide to Mission Hill place names 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...

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Scholarship created for Hill students

September 16, 2011
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Harmony on the Hill—a group formed last year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the murder of Carole Stuart—is this year offering a scholarship fund for Mission Hill residents. The fund will provide up to $500 for Hill residents seeking “any type of post-high school education or training,” Harmony on the Hill founder Ron...

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BPL guiding principles up for Board approval

September 16, 2011
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) wrapped up its nearly-two-year process to create guiding principles for its future, known as the BPL Compass, with a last round of discussions, one of which took place at the Parker Hill Branch Library at 1497 Tremont St. on Aug. 30. The Compass plan includes more local outreach and...

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Participación

September 16, 2011
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Citas Concejo. Redistricting Hearing, mejor dich, audiencia para ver la nueva distribución de concejales en el distrito, habrá el martes 18 de Oct de 6-8pm, en Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont St.Lo convoca el concejal Bill Linehan y se puede pedir más información: 635-3203. CAMH. Community Alliance of Mission Hill tiene como lugar de...

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Sábado chocan NEU y Fairfield

September 16, 2011
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Este sábado hay fútbol del bueno en Mission Hill. El que juega no es el Revoltion ni el equipo de la nación. Pero es el representante del balompié de la universidad local y el terreno donde se juega es el estadio Parson’s Field, el más centralizado de la ciudad, en plena avenida Huntington. Claro,...

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Senate candidates make local stops

September 16, 2011
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Two Democratic candidates vying to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown spoke to the Gazette last month about strategies for boosting the economy, bringing jobs to the state and repairing crumbling public infrastructure. Newton Mayor Setti Warren was interviewed by the Gazette at the Mission Bar & Grill in Mission Hill Aug. 31, prior...

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Capuano skips Senate run

September 16, 2011
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U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano, who represents Mission Hill in Congress, announced Sept. 2 that he will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2012. Capuano, a Democrat, ran in 2010 for the seat eventually won by Republican Scott Brown. “There are several good candidates currently in the race and I am fully satisfied...

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What’s Up

September 16, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Oct. 11 for the Oct. 14 issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings                  800 Huntington Ave. Project, monthly meeting for neighbors to check...

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Roxbury Open Studios features Hill artists

September 16, 2011
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Roxbury Open Studios (ROS)—organized this year by nonprofit cultural organization Discover Roxbury—will feature some Mission Hill artists and provide residents free shuttle service into the heart of Roxbury’s art scene Oct. 1 and 2. Two local artists—watercolor painter Bill Comerford and mixed-media collage artist Kevin Porter—will host exhibitions out of their home studios on...

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BIDMC names new president

September 16, 2011
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LMA—Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has named Kevin Tabb its new president and chief executive officer. Tabb will start the job on Oct. 17. “I am extremely honored to be selected to lead Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at such a critical time,” Tabb said in a press release. “I have been very...

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

September 16, 2011
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A deadly bacterium that killed two dozen people in Germany earlier this year was quickly analyzed genetically by international researches—including doctors at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). That allowed doctors to avoid using certain antibiotics that might be ineffective. DNA of the E. coli bacterium showed that it was...

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Editorial: Students and the Hill

September 16, 2011
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Mission Hill has a love-hate relationship with students. On the one hand, we welcome their business and their cultural contributions. On the other, we bemoan their noise and litter and try to herd them into dorms far away. Students, however, seem to love Mission Hill with no mixed feelings. After all, even the most...

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Editorial: Harmony on the Hill

September 16, 2011
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Harmony on the Hill deserves thanks for continuing to make some good come of the Charles Stuart atrocity. Its new scholarship fund is yet another great idea for increasing opportunity in—and possibly some giving-back to—Mission Hill. When Charles Stuart chose a place to kill his pregnant wife and blame a non-existent black man in...

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Letter: Thanks for great block party

September 16, 2011
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The good neighbors on the Back of the Hill deserve a public thanks for their contributions to the Lawn Street block party on Sept. 10, especially Barbara Dessesaure, Kay Gallagher, Ida Graves, Courtney Nichols, Ricardo Garcia, Toni Komst, the Yaya family and the Back of the Hill CDC. Next year will mark 25 years...

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Hill Happenings

September 16, 2011
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Hill Happenings

Former Mission Hill High School principal Sister Patrice Garrity departed her beloved Mission Hill Parish last month, having been reassigned to a convent in Connecticut. Sister Garrity, a 1947 Mission High School graduate, was the school’s best principal when the school closed in the early ’90s. In the last year of Mission High, I...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

September 16, 2011
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mission Hill’s version of the D-Day invasion occurs every Sept. 1 with the return of the students. Each year, Move-in Day appears to be getting better as municipal officials and college representatives work together to pre-plan and organize the onslaught as best they can. This year, a cadre of Boston Police officers routed the...

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1 more Hubway station coming

September 15, 2011
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One more Hubway station is coming soon to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), joining three of the bike rental program’s stations already there and two in Mission Hill, the Gazette has learned. The popular new program might expand more in the neighborhood next year, but there are still no plans to tell the general...

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Storm downs trees

August 28, 2011
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Tropical storm Irene downed trees around Boston today as the former hurricane blew through town with winds up to 65 mph. The ever-weakening storm was significantly less powerful than major media outlets were reporting hours before its arrival. But its strong gusts were still enough to uproot trees, some of which fell across sidewalks, streets and...

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Hubway looks like a hit

August 19, 2011
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Full station list still unclear Hubway, the city’s innovative public bicycle-rental system, launched with five local stations last month and looks like a hit. More than half of the available bikes were in use at several stations the Gazette checked in recent days, including one in Brigham Circle. But the citywide system opened with...

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