You Said It, Mission Hill!: 2014 in Quotes

January 9, 2015
By

“Boston has been called a ‘City upon a Hill’…but it’s not just the shining light of Beacon Hill…It’s Copp’s Hill and Mission Hill and Eagle Hill.” Mayor Martin Walsh in his inaugural address.   “This is an important step in building the community’s vision for Roxbury Crossing and Mission Hill.” Pat Flaherty of Mission...

Read more »

El gobierno requiere más funcionarios latinos dicen los líderes de Mission Hill

January 9, 2015
By

Un nuevo reportaje que revela una baja representación de latinos en el gobierno de la ciudad demuestra que el asunto tiene que solucionarse, dice el representante del estado Jeffrey Sánchez y la senadora del estado Sonia Chang-Díaz. El reportaje, titulado “The Silent Crisis,” fue comisionado por Greater Boston Latino Network, un grupo de organizaciones...

Read more »

Local officials want more Olympics info

January 9, 2015
By

Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz have not formed definitive opinions about the possibility of the 2024 Summer Olympics coming to Boston, but both agreed that there are unanswered questions. The U.S. Olympic Committee on Jan. 8 named Boston as its official contender for the country’s 2024 Olympics bid....

Read more »

LMA doctor confirmed as surgeon general

January 9, 2015
By
LMA doctor confirmed as surgeon general

LMA—Dr. Vivek Murthy, who has strong ties to the Longwood Medical Area (LMA), has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the next surgeon general more than a year after President Barack Obama nominated him for that position. The nomination was held back while the White House dealt with opposition over Murthy’s view...

Read more »

8 fallen officers added to police’s Wall of Honor

January 9, 2015
By

The Boston Police Department (BPD) added the names of eight officers who died in the line of duty to the department’s Wall of Honor at police headquarters on Tremont Street. All eight officers died between 1825 and 1944. Their late addition to the Wall of Honor was due to research by BPD archivist Margaret...

Read more »

Author to discuss U.S. health care costs

January 9, 2015
By
Author to discuss U.S. health care costs

National Magazine Award-winning journalist Steven Brill will speak about his new book, “America’s Bitter Pill,” at Northeastern University School of Law on Jan. 21. The book addresses the political forces that keep America’s health care costs the world’s highest, despite such recent reforms as the Affordable Care Act. It is based partly on Brill’s...

Read more »

More Latino officials needed in gov’t, Hill leaders agree

January 9, 2015
By

A new report that finds low representation of Latinos in city government shows that the issue must be fixed, say local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez and state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino Network, a group of Latino community organizations in Boston, Chelsea and...

Read more »

Muddy River restoration work continues

January 9, 2015
By
Muddy River restoration work continues

LMA—The Muddy River Restoration Project in the Park Drive rotary area will move into a new phase of the project this month, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The new stage will mean excavation of sediment in the channel bottom and bank protection of the Upper Fens Pond and “daylighting” the river...

Read more »

Mayor signs updated tenant protections

January 9, 2015
By

Mayor Martin Walsh announced last month that he has signed an ordinance, introduced by Mission Hill Councilor Josh Zakim, that doubles the amount of compensation offered to tenants when their units are converted into condominiums. The ordinance updates tenant protections, doubling the amount of relocation compensation offered to tenants when they are displaced by...

Read more »

220-year-old time capsule slated for opening

January 9, 2015
By
The time capsule as it looked prior to being opened. (Photo Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

A time capsule dating back to the 18th century and buried within the State House was planned to be opened this week at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, after the Gazette’s deadline. The MFA has been caring for the box since it was unearthed on Dec. 11, according to the MFA website. The...

Read more »

City election campaigns begin

January 9, 2015
By

Mission Hill City Councilor Josh Zakim is planning to run for reelection this fall, according to spokesperson Kyndal Henicke. Zakim is currently in the second year of his first two-year term. He took over for former City Councilor Mike Ross, who moved to East Boston from Mission Hill after an unsuccessful mayoral campaign. Meanwhile,...

Read more »

Hill Agenda, Jan. 9, 2015

January 9, 2015
By

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 3 for the Feb. 6 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings New England Baptist Hospital Task Force Meeting, to discuss the New England Baptist Hospital IMP notification form, Mon., Jan. 12,...

Read more »

Participacion, Jan. 9, 2015

January 9, 2015
By

El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 3 de febrero para la edición del 6 de febrero. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Reunión de New England Baptist Hospital Task Force, para hablar sobre el...

Read more »

Editorial: Tower developers should reach out

January 9, 2015
By

The proposed residential tower on Worthington Street is generating opposition the likes of which haven’t been seen in years. That should be taken as a sign to have good-faith discussions with the community about alternatives and compromises. Mission Hill is not an anti-development neighborhood by any means. It is a neighborhood that asks one...

Read more »

Editorial: Walsh’s impressive first year

January 9, 2015
By

Mayor Martin Walsh had had an impressive first year in office. In less than 12 months, his administration has carried out more badly needed reforms than city government had in the previous 12 years. And Walsh has laid the foundation for a different way of running Boston, one that is more forward-looking and collaborative....

Read more »

What’s Happening on Main Street

January 9, 2015
By

Thank you to all from the Mission Hill business community for your support over the past year and best wishes for all in 2015. As we go to press, Charlie Baker will soon be installed as our new governor, and we wish him well. Judging from his early appointments of several prominent Democrats, it...

Read more »

Hill Happenings

January 9, 2015
By

In Bill Brett’s terrific new book “Boston: Irish” there is a strong Mission Hill flavor. Jack Harrington a Mission High School graduate from Parker Street, is featured. Jack,co-founder of Atlantic Associates, has been involved in several charities, including the Home for Little Wanderers. Jack created the Harrington House, a 16-bed home in Mission Hill...

Read more »

35-story tower could alter Hill’s skyline

December 12, 2014
By
35-story tower could alter Hill’s skyline

The Mission Hill skyline could soon be radically changed if Equity Residential’s plan for a massive 35-story tower at 45 Worthington St. is approved. Nick Martin of the Boston Redevelopment Authority said the developer has only submitted a letter of intent for proposal, but expects that a project notification form will be filed soon....

Read more »

Boston Olympics could use NU dorms

December 12, 2014
By

If Boston is chosen to host the 2024 Summer Olympic games, Mission Hill could be covered in journalists. Northeastern University is included in the secretly crafted bid as potentially providing “housing support”—that is, accommodation for the hordes of journalists coming to cover the games. The Olympics bid was created by a private committee called...

Read more »

Happy Holidays

December 12, 2014
By
Happy Holidays

Read more »

New librarian wants to boost branch’s youth appeal

December 12, 2014
By
New librarian wants to boost branch’s youth appeal

With Mission Hill sizable student and millennial population, new Parker Hill Branch librarian Katrina Morse wants to lure them in with new programming, such as food classes and music. “I want to explore ways to reach out to them,” said Morse, who started last month at the 1497 Tremont St. library. “I want to...

Read more »

Torre de 35 pisos podría cambiar la silueta de Mission Hill

December 12, 2014
By

La línea del horizonte de Mission Hill podría cambiar radicalmente si el plan de Equity Residential para un torre masivo de 35 pisos en 45 Worthington St. sea realizado. Nick Martin de Boston Redevelopment Authority dijo que el promotor ha entregado una carta de intento pero cree que una propuesta para el proyecto es...

Read more »

Police refuse to release more local spy documents

December 12, 2014
By

In the wake of revelations that a Boston Police spy agency tracked legal protests and academic events at Northeastern University, the police department this week refused a Gazette request to release any further documents on Mission Hill-area spying. Earlier this year, the Washington, D.C.-based Partnership for Civil Justice Fund released hundreds of documents from...

Read more »

Mission Church to hold Christmas Masses, caroling

December 12, 2014
By

Mission Church, a Catholic basilica, will hold several Christmas Masses and a Christmas Eve caroling event. On Christmas Eve, Wed., Dec. 24, at 4 p.m., the church hosts a family Mass featuring students telling the Nativity narrative. At 11:30 p.m. that night, the church hosts caroling by candlelight, followed by a midnight Mass. On...

Read more »