What’s Happening on Main Streets

December 11, 2015
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“There’s a tree in the (EnVision) Hotel, one in the park as well, the sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow.” It truly is “Beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and Mayor Marty Walsh kicked off the Mission Hill holidays with Santa and his elves on Dec. 5 by lighting that sturdy tree...

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Essaibi-George, Campbell voted new members on Council

November 13, 2015
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The number of women on the City Council has doubled, as Andrea Campbell beat out longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey and Annissa Essaibi-George edged out incumbent Stephen Murphy for the last At-Large seat in the Nov. 3 election, according to unofficial City results. Besides the At-Large City Council race, the only competitive...

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Boston Creates presents feedback, community agrees on priorities

November 13, 2015
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Boston Creates, the City’s first comprehensive master plan to empower local artist and support cultural institutions, held a meeting on Nov. 2 at Boston Latin School to summarize the findings from previous meetings, hear community feedback about those findings and narrow in on general priorities. The feedback from the community was mostly in agreement...

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Boston Creates presenta hallazgos, comunidad crea prioridades

November 13, 2015
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Boston Creates, el primer plan maestro comprensivo de la Ciudad para empoderar a los artistas locales y apoyar las instituciones culturales, tuvo una reunión el 2 de noviembre en Boston Latin School para resumir las conclusiones de previas reuniones, escuchar comentarios de la comunidad sobre esos hallazgos y delimitar las prioridades generales. Los comentarios...

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Mission Hill Road Race

November 13, 2015
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Mission Hill Road Race

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PNF filed for Goddard House project

November 13, 2015
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Developers have filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to renovate and expand the former Goddard House property at 201 S. Huntington Ave. into more than 150 units. The developers, Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates, had filed their letter of intent earlier this year. The BRA will hold...

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Q. and A. with Kameel Nasr, author of museum book

November 13, 2015
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Q. and A. with Kameel Nasr, author of museum book

Author Kameel Nasr, a former Mission Hill resident, recently penned “The Museum Heist: A Tale of Art and Obsession,” which is based on the famous 1990 art theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more...

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Building permit pulled for 105A. S. Huntington project

November 13, 2015
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A building permit has been pulled for the 105A S. Huntington Avenue project, according to Boston Redevelopment Authority spokesperson Nick Martin. Anthony Nader, the developer for the project, did not respond to a request for comment. The project has long been delayed, as the BRA first approved the 195-unit development in 2013, with the...

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BRA to host meeting on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

November 13, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host an “open house” on Nov. 19 about integrating the S. Huntington Avenue guidelines into the City zoning code, according to a BRA email blast. The BRA completed the community-requested South Huntington Avenue Framework for Future Development Review in May 2013. The Nov. 19 “open house” is scheduled...

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Best of Mission Hill 2015 Winners

November 13, 2015
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The following are the “Best of Mission Hill” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the fifth annual reader survey, most categories had many nominees—especially “Friendliest Business.” Best Place To… Enjoy live entertainment Tie: Mission Bar and Grill, Mission Church Organ Recitals, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Sociedad Latina See art Museum of Fine Arts Work...

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Three men arraigned for Hill homicide

November 13, 2015
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Three men were ordered held without bail in connection to the Mission Hill homicide of Luis Bodden-Maximo, according to a Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office press release. Lee Gill of Natick, 24; Jerome Meade of Lynn, 21; and Javier Smith of Roxbury, 19, were arraigned on murder charges in West Roxbury Municipal Court...

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City introduces new online permitting system

November 13, 2015
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The City’s permitting process might now be just a little bit easier, with the new Boston Permits and Licenses online platform. Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled the platform on Nov. 2, according to a press release. “We are committed to creating a permitting process that is user-friendly, modern and easily accessible to all of our...

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Olmsted Place Grand Opening

November 13, 2015
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Olmsted Place Grand Opening

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Hill Agenda, Nov. 13, 2015

November 13, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Dec. 8 for the Dec. 11 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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Big Sister of Boston

November 13, 2015
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Big Sister of Boston

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Participacion, Nov. 13, 2015

November 13, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 8 de diciembre para la edición del 11 de diciembre. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área. Reuniones Foro de LMA, lunes, 16 nov, 6:30pm en Emmanuel College en el Fenway...

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New blood

November 13, 2015
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We welcome newcomers Andrea Campbell and Annissa Essaibi-George to the City Council. The changing of the guard at the Council allows new people to bring new ideas and perspectives. Campbell and Essaibi-George being elected to the Council doubles the number of women to four members, providing much-needed diversity and role models for the younger...

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Olmsted Place

November 13, 2015
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The grand opening of Olmsted Place marks the addition of luxury units to a housing market that so desperately needs them. One cannot open up a newspaper without reading the cries of people bemoaning the dearth in the city of upscale living spaces with amenities such as a swimming pool. Some people might argue...

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The magic of a BPL Card

November 13, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh A library card gives you access to not only printed books and e-books, but streaming audio books, movies, music, television shows, and digital magazines and comics. In September, during ‘Library Card Sign-Up Month,’ more than 6,600 individuals signed up for a free library card with the Boston Public Library. Here...

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Hill Happenings

November 13, 2015
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Hill Happenings

Last week I enjoyed conversing with George Salah, a fascinating man who celebrated his 92nd birthday on Oct. 25. George, who lives in Brookline, grew up in Mission Hill on Whitney Street. He graduated from English High School in 1940 and served in the Navy during World War II. I listened to George spin...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 13, 2015
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

Mission Hill reveled at this year’s Saturday celebration of ghouls and ghosts with an even bigger and better Halloween on the Hill, sponsored by the Mission Hill Youth Collaborative (MHYC). Hundreds of goblins, large and small, enjoyed the spooky sojourn through the expanded haunted house at the Tobin Community Center, and next door, the...

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Art Park lawsuit heads to trial in December

October 2, 2015
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The lawsuit over the proposed Art Park development will go to trial on Dec. 14 and 15, according to Steven Azar, director of development for Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Inc. (SMS). The Art Park site is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets that is slated to be redeveloped into community gardens and residential and...

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BRA aprueba el plan el traslado de apartamentos asequibles de 105A S. Huntington

October 2, 2015
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BRA aprueba el plan el traslado de apartamentos asequibles de 105A S. Huntington

El 17 de septiembre la junta de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) aprobó el plan de 105A S. Huntington para mover todos los departamentos económicos a otro sitio, según la portavoz Nick Martin. Como parte de esta propuesta, el promotor promete aumentar la cantidad de apartamentos asequibles de 32 a 42. El Representante del Estado...

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Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

October 2, 2015
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Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

Olmsted Place, a controversial apartment development at 161 S. Huntington Ave., will open its doors to its first tenants in November, according to spokesperson Matt Ellis. Boston Residential Group is now leasing the luxury apartments in the building. The project was divisive in the area, with some opponents criticizing the plan to replace the...

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