Guest Op-Ed: Striving to Create an Inclusive City for All

August 14, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In July, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ADA is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation. It bans discrimination and it requires that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. On this anniversary we reflect on how far we have...

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Hill Happenings

August 14, 2015
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By Maurice “Mossy” Martin Mission Hill mourned the loss of Billy Earley, who passed away on Aug. 1. Billy, a happy-go-lucky guy, was my friend, going back to our days in the Mission Hill projects. He enjoyed sipping a beer, be it at the race track or at his favorite watering hole, the old Curtin’s Tavern. I...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

August 14, 2015
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By Richard Rouse Like the returning swallows to Mission San Juan Capistrano or those migrating emperor penguins to their Antarctic breeding grounds, the anticipated academic arrival that occurs every Sept. 1 in Mission Hill provokes excitement and expectancy in our local business owners. Many owners are preparing welcoming specials to entice newcomers to their...

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NU added to Olympic venue list

July 10, 2015
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Northeastern University has been added to the list of venues for the proposed Boston 2024 Summer Olympics in the second draft of the bid. Olympic weightlifting would be staged at Northeastern’s Matthews Arena, according to the latest Boston 2024 bid document released last month. The arena is on the other side of the campus...

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Business of the Year

July 10, 2015
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Business of the Year

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Tobin Center and Fenway High in FY16 budget

July 10, 2015
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A $50,000 study on improving the Tobin Community Center’s outdoor space is among the items in the City’s new Fiscal Year 2016 capital budget, according to the Mayor’s Office. Also in the budget: the $12 million renovation of 67 Alleghany St. into the new home for Fenway High School starting this fall. The study...

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Mayor appoints new neighborhood liaison

July 10, 2015
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Mayor appoints new neighborhood liaison

Mayor Martin Walsh last month appointed Jacob Wessel as the new Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) liaison for Mission Hill, according to a press release. ONS liaisons help strengthen communication between City Hall and residents and facilitate service requests. Wessel, a native of California, worked previously as a research director for the Massachusetts Democratic...

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Alcalde nombra al nuevo intermediario del vecindario

July 10, 2015
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Alcalde nombra al nuevo intermediario del vecindario

Según un comunicado de prensa, el mes pasado el Alcalde Martin Walsh le nombró a Jacob Wessel el nuevo intermediario de la Oficina de Servicios del Vecindario (ONS-Office of Neighborhood Services en inglés) para Mission Hill. Los intermediarios de ONS ayudan a reforzar la comunicación entre el Ayuntamiento y los residentes y a facilitar...

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Killer sentenced to life for mistaken-ID murder

July 10, 2015
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A killer will spend life in prison without parole after his recent conviction in an infamous 2010 Mission Hill murder whose victim, prosecutors say, was likely targeted in a case of mistaken identity. Keith Hobbs, 29, was sentenced last month in the Dec. 16, 2010 shooting outside 48 Horadan Way. The shooting killed Demetrius...

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Fisher Ave. project could go to BRA board this month

July 10, 2015
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The proposed development at 40 Fisher Ave. could be presented to the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) board at its next meeting, which is July 16, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. A community meeting was held on the project last month. “The project has support from neighborhood groups, as well as elected officials, including...

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Hill resident named prez of Tufts Health Plan Foundation

July 10, 2015
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Nora Moreno Cargie, a Mission Hill resident, was recently named president of the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, according to a press release. “Nora’s new designation is in recognition of her accomplishments this past year and her growing role within the organization,” said James Roosevelt Jr., Tufts Health Plan’s chief executive officer, according to the...

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Summer Jobs

July 10, 2015
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Summer Jobs

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No ZBA hearing yet for Parker Hill project

July 10, 2015
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The proposed development at 70 Parker Hill Ave. does not yet have a date to appear before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals, according to the ZBA Office. The ZBA Office said the developer filed paperwork last month and that it normally takes two month to get a date to appear before the board....

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Free sunscreen dispensers coming to City parks

July 10, 2015
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Free sunscreen dispensers will come Boston parks as part of a pilot program inspired by City Councilor Matt O’Malley, the City recently announced. Mayor Martin Walsh announced this month that 30 dispensers will be installed in five City parks, in partnership with the Melanoma Foundation of New England and Make Big Change, a skin-cancer...

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New City crew cleans up drug needles

July 10, 2015
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The City has a new program to quickly clean up hypodermic needles tossed as litter by drug-users. The Mobile Sharps Collection Team, formed last month as part of the Boston Public Health Commission, will pick up needles in public areas at public request. Residents who find needles should never touch them. Instead, they can...

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Hostile reception to Olympics at latest City meeting

July 10, 2015
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Hostile reception to Olympics at latest City meeting

Most attendees at the latest City-sponsored Boston 2024 meeting on June 30 did not welcome the idea of bringing the Olympics to Boston with open arms. Instead, they barraged City officials with concerns ranging from security to the legacy of parks to an unwillingness to listen to the opposition. More than 250 people attended...

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Hill Agenda, July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 11 for the Aug. 14 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Avenue of the Arts Design Guidelines, final Boston Redevelopment Authority meeting about Huntington Avenue design guidelines study, Wed., July 22,...

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Icon Anniversary

July 10, 2015
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Icon Anniversary

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Educator Award

July 10, 2015
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Educator Award

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Pastoral Farewell

July 10, 2015
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Pastoral Farewell

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Participacion, July 10, 2015

July 10, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de Participación es al mediodía el 11 de agosto para la edición del 14 de agosto. Escriba a: news@missionhillgazette.com. Note que los números telefónicos empiezan con 617, a menos que diga otro código de área.           Reuniones Directrices de diseño para la Avenida de los Artes, reunión final de...

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Editorial: The Olympic legacy of a corrupted process

July 10, 2015
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Boston 2024 resumed its public presentations last month with yet another cynically artificial meeting. This time, it was a mockery of the charrette format real urban planners might use; the type of input Boston 2024 directly refused to give at the beginning, when it still mattered. There are possible fringe benefits to an Olympics,...

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Hill Happenings

July 10, 2015
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Ivers Whitney Adams was a successful businessman who, shortly after the Civil War, moved from Ashburnham to Mission Hill to be closer to his downtown Boston office on Washington Street. Adams’ new home in the location then called the Highlands was a comfortable abode at 2 Delle Ave. At that time baseball was gaining...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

July 10, 2015
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“Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street.” The late Marvin Gaye wrote and Martha and the Vandellas sang that catchy tune, which perfectly captures the mood of Mission Hill with this wonderful weather. Last winter’s snows are quickly forgotten. Not! On July 3, neighbors gathered at the Mission Bar...

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