Blizzard Begins

January 10, 2014
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Blizzard Begins

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Mayor Walsh names Mission Hill in 1st speech

January 10, 2014
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Mayor Walsh names Mission Hill in 1st speech

New Boston Mayor Martin Walsh gave a shout-out to Mission Hill in his inaugural speech Jan. 6 at Boston College. The Mission Hill mention came as Walsh referred to Boston’s historic nickname of the “City upon a Hill,” a Biblical reference dating to Colonial times. “Boston has been called a ‘City upon a Hill.’...

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You Said It, Mission Hill!: 2013 in Quotes

January 10, 2014
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“It’s a colossal moment.” An anonymous source close to Mayor Thomas Menino on the night Menino decided not to seek re-election   “That was my greatest vote in the legislature.” Then-mayoral candidate Marty Walsh on his vote to legalize same-sex marriage while a state representative   “I’ve been out of town. It’s appropriate to...

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Población estudiantil de Mission Hill; menos estudiantes de NU

January 10, 2014
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La población estudiantil de Mission Hill bajó el año pasado por la primera vez desde 2008: a 2.175 de 2.290 en 2013. Northeastern University (NU) sigue con la mayoría, con 1.065 estudiantes en Mission Hill. Por la primera vez desde 2008, la cantidad de estudiantes de NU en Mission Hill se redujo, de 1.315...

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Police investigate 2 shootings

January 10, 2014
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is investigating two people being shot in the Mission Hill area on Dec. 28, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to the intersection of Tremont and Ruggles streets for a report of a person shot around 6:45 p.m. They found a 15-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound....

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Group to survey LMA’s historic buildings

January 10, 2014
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LMA—The Boston Preservation Alliance will conduct a survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings, with Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) footing the bill as part of a deal over its upcoming demolition of a century-old structure. Greg Galer, executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA), says the City needs to...

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Leaky pipe causes ambulance re-route at BWH

January 10, 2014
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Approximately 30 patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) were relocated within the hospital following flooding due to a leaky pipe. At approximately 6 a.m. on Jan. 7, during frigid temperatures, a pipe on the sixth floor of BWH’s inpatient building caused flooding that spread to other floors below. Emergency ambulance traffic was diverted...

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Walsh appoints Hill native as New Bostonians head

January 10, 2014
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Alejandra St. Guillen, a Mission Hill native and executive director of the Latino political organization Oiste?, was appointed this week as interim director of the City’s Office of New Bostonians by Mayor Martin Walsh. The office helps immigrants access City services and training. St. Guillen is known for her service with political groups, including...

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Coalition petitions Walsh for low-income housing

January 10, 2014
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A coalition of 13 housing organizations and advocates, including City Life/Vida Urbana and Boston Tenant Coalition (BTC), are criticizing the City’s plan for new housing creation and are petitioning new Mayor Martin Walsh to focus on lower-income residents. The City’s current long-term plan for housing, announced by former Mayor Thomas Menino in September and...

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MFA hosts free open house

January 10, 2014
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The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a free open house on Monday, Jan. 20. The day of family-friendly activities will include a story hour focused on Dr. King, art-making activities for kids and special art tours and talks in the galleries. Outside, a temporary installation of...

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Mayor Menino’s name to linger on signs

January 10, 2014
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Mayor Menino’s name to linger on signs

After 20 years as mayor, Thomas Menino’s name is on official signs and notices all over Mission Hill and the rest of Boston. But new Mayor Martin Walsh has indicated he has no plans to update the signs anytime soon. Festooned on traffic light boxes, neighborhood welcome signs, illuminated maps, murals, trash barrels and...

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Police arrest man in vehicle break-in

January 10, 2014
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Boston Police officers arrested a person suspected of breaking into a motor vehicle on Mission Hill on Dec. 29, according to bpdnews.com Officers were responding around 5 p.m. to a report of breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on 12 Eldora St. when they observed a person matching the suspect’s description. The suspect...

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Sargent watercolor exhibit closing

January 10, 2014
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Sargent’s painting “Simplon Pass: Reading.” (Photo Courtesy MFA)

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) will close the exhibition of 92 rarely-seen John Singer Sargent watercolors on Jan. 20. The 92 watercolors on display were made during Sargent’s painting trips throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and they include portrayals of Venetian architecture, Bedouin camps, villa gardens, intertwined figures and sun-struck stone....

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MCPHS files IMP; no projects for Boston

January 10, 2014
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MCPHS University, a pharmacy and health sciences school, “does not contemplate any new institutional projects in the City of Boston,” according to the new 10-year Institutional Master Plan (IMP) it filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Dec. 11. The lack of development in Boston is due to planned on its other campuses in...

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Mission Hiller pens children’s book

January 10, 2014
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Mission Hiller pens children’s book

Following the axiom that writers write what they know about, Mission Hill resident Jennifer Mann recently penned a children’s book about two sisters called “Sunny Sweet Is So Not Sorry.” And Mann knows sisterhood, as she was one of four sisters growing up in New Jersey. “The relationship is unique,” Mann said about the...

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Participación, Jan. 10-Feb. 6, 2014

January 10, 2014
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 4 de febrero para la edición 7 de febrero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Community Alliance of Mission Hill, agenda pendiente, tercer miércoles del mes, 7-8:30pm, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington...

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Hill Agenda, Jan. 10-Feb. 6, 2014

January 10, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Feb. 4 for the Feb. 7 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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Editorial: Walsh has full agenda and he deserves our support

January 10, 2014
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Mayor Martin J. Walsh has taken over the reins of power at Boston City Hall, and he has set high goals for his administration. These goals are never easy to attain under the best of circumstances, and these are not the best of circumstances. As a new administration, many residents are expecting quick changes,...

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Editorial: Balance of powers

January 10, 2014
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One of Mayor Walsh’s most influential decisions will be reforming the disaster zone that is the City’s planning process. It will be a major test of his promises of accountability and transparency. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is an overpowered dinosaur long overdue for its date with a mayoral meteorite. It combines planning and economic...

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Hill Happenings

January 10, 2014
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Mission Hill lost a kind-hearted man when Peter Flynn passed away on Christmas Eve. Peter loved Mission Hill and he was instrumental in many Hill activities. Peter was devoted to the Mission Hill Softball League and he was the league’s commissioner and also the player-coach for the Tremont Pizza team. Peter organized the annual...

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Breweries made their home in Mission Hill

January 10, 2014
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American Brewery Lofts at 251 Heath St. this week. (Gazette Photo Rebeca Oliveira)

Mission Hill was the home of most of Boston’s 31 breweries before Prohibition outlawed the sale of alcoholic drinks in 1920. Twenty-four beer makers were located within a 1-mile radius of Columbus Avenue, Heath Street and Amory Street. Many of them have since been repurposed and found new lives as loft housing or office...

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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

January 10, 2014
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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

Ashley Girard was a Northeastern University (NU) student in 2006 when she walked into the campus health center with flu-like symptoms. She left with a recommendation to visit a heart specialist and was soon undergoing open-heart surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “I was really nervous. I had to write out my last will...

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Mayor Walsh’s inaugural speech: ‘I will listen, learn, lead’

January 6, 2014
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The following is Mayor Marty Walsh’s inaugural speech, given on Jan. 6, in its official, prepared form. Walsh improvised some remarks while giving the speech. The Gazette also edited it for typos and style. Good morning. Chief Justice Ireland, President of Boston College, Father Leahy, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the other Reverend Clergy attending;...

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Parking ban, other snow emergency information available online

January 2, 2014
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The City’s website will continue to post snow emergency updates, including parking bans, trash and recycling scheduling and library and community center hours. A snow emergency parking ban went into effect at noon today. Boston Public Schools will be closed tomorrow. For a complete list of the parking ban and other information, see cityofboston.gov.

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