‘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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What’s Happening on Main Streets

May 4, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse The Bruins may have faltered and the Sox are stumbling, but Mission Hill’s favorite athletes proudly marched through the neighborhood, garnering excitement at their annual Little League baseball parade on April 21. Employees at the newest local business beamed as they received a warm welcome from the children that Saturday morning,...

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Prisoner charged in ’08 student killing

April 30, 2012
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A federal prisoner has been charged with murder in the 2008 killing of a Northeastern University student in her Parker Hill Avenue home. Rebecca Payne, a Connecticut native, was shot to death on May 20, 2008. Cornell Smith, 30, a former Boston resident now in a Wisconsin federal prison on unrelated drug charges, was...

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Water pipe work may close streets

April 19, 2012
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Water pipe replacement work will come to three Mission Hill streets within the next two to six weeks, 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...

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Parents create designs for school relocation

April 6, 2012
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Parents create designs for school relocation

Three parents at the Mission Hill K-8 School—two of them architects—have drawn up the school’s own designs for its new home in Jamaica Plain, where it will controversially move as soon as September. The free designs, complete with floor plans, were submitted to Boston Public Schools in January. They aim to improve conditions at...

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T to raise fares, trim Green Line

April 6, 2012
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The MBTA plans an overall 23 percent fare increase and will eliminate weekend Green Line streetcar service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street, according to a budget document released March 28 following months of controversy about the T’s sorry financial state. The T would continue to subsidize the private Mission LINK shuttle bus that...

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El MBTA a subir precios, cortar servicio

April 6, 2012
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El MBTA planea subir los precios 23 por ciento y eliminar el servicio del fin de semana del línea verde entre Brigham Circle y Heath Street, según un documento presupuestario de 28 de marzo después de meses de controversia sobre el estado fiscal del MBTA. El MBTA continuaría a subsidiar el bus privado Mission...

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Volunteer docs help people walk in Caribbean

April 6, 2012
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Volunteer docs help people walk in Caribbean

LMA—Volunteer surgeons, nurses and physical therapists from institutions all over the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) headed down to the Caribbean last month, providing free hip and knee replacements to impoverished patients. Over 50 LMA-based Operation Walk Boston volunteers went to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, some for less than a week, others for...

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RTH to build community center

April 6, 2012
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Mission Park plans to build a 28,000-square-foot community center, which will replace an outdoor basketball court and parking lot. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting March 27 to discuss the proposed project. “We have outgrown our space here and this space is needed,” said Jacqueline Boston, president of the Roxbury Tenants...

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City gets ideas for Parker Street site

April 6, 2012
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The City held a brainstorming session March 10 to discuss proposed uses for plots of city-owned land in Roxbury and in Mission Hill between Parker and Terrace Street, which currently holds the Art Park and makeshift community gardens. Both the Roxbury and Mission Hill sites will be “green building” projects. Residents of the area...

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Y seeks partial demo, will erect gym

April 6, 2012
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YMCA officials plan to demolish a corner of the historic building at 316 Huntington Ave. and build a slightly bigger addition as part of extensive renovations in a separate from but related project to the Northeastern University (NU) Grandmarc dorm. The addition would house a new pool and gym. This is a different undertaking...

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