Meeting to be held on Art Park site

May 9, 2014
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Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS), the developer of the Art Park site, is holding a community meeting tomorrow May 10 to discuss art and green space at the future redeveloped site. The meeting will be held at the Roxbury Community College, starting at 10 a.m. For more information, call 617-395-1210 or email brian@sebastianmariscal.com. The...

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Parklet may not return to the Hill

May 2, 2014
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Parklet may not return to the Hill

The Hill’s parklet may not return this spring due to controversy between its partner businesses. A parklet is a small, semi-permanent public space that resembles a deck, created from two to three parking spaces. Mission Hill’s parklet, which debuted at 1524-1528 Tremont St. last year, was one of the first three in the city,...

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City: Art Park has high levels of lead

May 2, 2014
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The Art Park site has been found to have high levels of lead and the City has prohibited access to it, according to John Feuerbach of the Department of Neighborhood Development. But the lead is not an immediate danger to community gardeners currently using the site, and won’t stop a pending redevelopment, he said....

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Historic Mission Hill photos on view at Parker Hill Library

May 2, 2014
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Home at St. Alphonsus and Smith Streets on Sept. 10, 1958. Those houses have since been torn down to build apartment towers. (Courtesy City of Boston Archives)

Historic photos of Mission Hill from the 1800s and 1900s will go on display May 8 in an exhibit titled “For the Public Good” at the Parker Hill Branch Library at 1497 Tremont St. Assembled as part of Preservation Month by the Friends of Historic Mission Hill, the collection is focused on the iconic...

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Renovaciones para McLaughlin Park

May 2, 2014
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McLaughlin Park, ubicado entre las avenidas Parker Hill y Fisher está esperando una renovación de $333 mil según la directora de proyectos del Departamento de Parques y Recreación de Boston Allison Perlman. Se espera que la construcción inicie en la primavera de 2015. BPRD esperaba tener una reunión comunitaria sobre las renovaciones el 24...

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NU grad creates music fest rating site

May 2, 2014
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A Northeastern University (NU) graduate has created an Internet business called Obfessed that allows attendees of music festivals to rate their experience on an online platform and have a voice. “Our goal from the beginning has been to give festival fans a voice,” said founder Daniel Swain in an email to the Gazette. “The...

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City to host meeting about vacant Heath St. lots

May 2, 2014
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The City was slated to host a community meeting April 30, after the Gazette’s deadline, to garner feedback on developing vacant land located on Heath Street in the Back of the Hill area, according to a notice from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The feedback from the meeting will help draft guidelines to...

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RCC’s Reggie Lewis Center set for renovation

May 2, 2014
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The Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College (RCC) has been slated for a $4 million facelift that will include major building repairs, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. Keith McDermott, director of the Reggie Lewis Center, said the renovation will be done in phases, the most important being the resurfacing...

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McLaughlin Park slated for renovation

May 2, 2014
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The McLaughlin Park, which is located between Parker Hill and Fisher avenues on top of Parker Hill, is slated for a $333,000 renovation, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) project manager Allison Perlman. Construction is expected to start in spring 2015. BPRD was scheduled to hold a community meeting on the renovation...

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Residents learn about heart health

May 2, 2014
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By Maggie Cohn/Special to the Gazette A group of Mission Hill residents celebrated Heart Month on Feb. 26 by attending a presentation by Aileen Sauris, a nurse-practitioner from Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Cardiovascular Wellness Service, and Shirley Brooks, from Northeastern University, on heart health. The presentation was sponsored and coordinated by the Mission Hill...

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1467 Tremont project open for comments

May 2, 2014
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A mandatory Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting for the mixed-use project at 1467 Tremont St. was scheduled for earlier this week, after the Gazette’s deadline. The new mixed-use, 4-story building proposed for 1467 Tremont St. would have 18 units of housing and approximately 1,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space for a total of...

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Local social work group publishes textbook

May 2, 2014
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Local social work group publishes textbook

Mission Hill-based Boston Liberation Health (BLH) members have released a book, “Social Justice in Clinical Practice: A Liberation Health Framework for Social Work,” on incorporating social justice activism into social services work. Dawn Belkin Martinez, BLH’s co-founder and Lecturer in Clinical Practice at the Boston University School of Social Work told the Gazette she...

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Church: No comment on redevelopment

May 2, 2014
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The New York-based Society of Redemptorist Fathers, which operates the Mission Church and owns the church property, said it is unable to answer questions on the fate of the long-stalled redevelopment along Smith Street. Mary Weaver, director of communications for the Redemptorist Fathers, referred questions about the redevelopment to Mission Church’s rector, Rev. Raymond...

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Former BCH doctor sentenced for child porn

May 2, 2014
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LMA—Richard Keller, a former Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) doctor, was sentenced to six-and-half years in prison on child pornography charges in March in U.S. District Court, according to a press release. Keller, a 57-year-old from Andover, will have to register as a Level 3 sex offender and have five years of supervised release after serving his sentence....

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Private quilt collection on view at MFA

May 2, 2014
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A “double wedding ring quilt” made in Missouri around 1940, from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection. (Photo Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

A new exhibition of 58 hand-made quilts at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is the first to explore how, over five decades, artist and designer Gerald Roy and the late Paul Pilgrim acquired bold and colorful quilts that echo the work of mid-20th century Abstract and Op Art movement artists. The collection is...

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Gardner exhibits collaborative fashion

May 2, 2014
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Gardner exhibits collaborative fashion

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hosting its first-ever fashion exhibition, pieces created by designer Carla Fernández in collaboration with Mexican artisans, through Sept. 1. The exhibit, titled, “The Barefoot Designer: A Passion for Radical Design,” includes accessories and videos of the Mexican artisans who create each piece by hand from scratch—from spinning, weaving,...

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MFA opens first ‘crowdsourced’ exhibition

May 2, 2014
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MFA opens first ‘crowdsourced’ exhibition

“Boston Loves Impressionism,” an exhibit compiled with the help of 41,497 votes from Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) patrons, is on view now. The exhibit’s most popular work is Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Houses at Auvers,” made in 1890, with 4,464 votes, followed by Claude Monet’s “Water Lillies” (1907) with 3,543. Edgar Degas’ sculpture...

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MCPHS organizes blood marrow donor drive

May 2, 2014
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MCPHS University held a bone marrow donor drive last month, in the wake of a student’s mother finding a donor. Its goal was to sign up 1,000 new donors. The Be The Match Foundation, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, manages the largest marrow registry in the world. Bone marrow donations are used...

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Joslin Debut

May 2, 2014
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Joslin Debut

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Hill Agenda, May 2-June 12, 2014

May 2, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, June 10 for the June 13 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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Outstanding Service

May 2, 2014
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Outstanding Service

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Participación, May 2-June 12, 2014

May 2, 2014
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 10 de junio para la edición 13 de junio. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda se anunciará, tercer miércoles del mes, 7-8:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health, 677...

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Editorial: Parklets need transparency, not retreat

May 2, 2014
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Regarding Mission Hill’s parklet vanishing amid “conflict” and “controversy”: We told you so. As we repeatedly said during the parklet’s planning, a fully transparent process—including cost details and public input on locations—is not only government’s basic duty, but the only way to garner the wisdom and consensus necessary for the program to succeed. Instead,...

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Editorial: Looking forward to Wicked Wi-Fi

May 2, 2014
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Kudos to Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston for launching free wireless Internet service. We look forward to seeing “Wicked Free Wi-Fi” in Mission Hill as soon as possible. Decent Internet service in the U.S. remains absurdly expensive in comparison to other countries, and particularly so in Boston, with little competition and poor...

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