Two victims wounded in shooting

October 4, 2013
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The Boston Police Department is investigating a shooting on Mission Hill where two women were wounded early in the morning of Sept. 14, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to 32 McGreevey Way for a report of shots fired at about 12:33 a.m. They were flagged down by two females—one with an apparent gunshot wound...

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Woman charged in Mission Church assault

October 4, 2013
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A woman is charged with using a religious statue as a weapon to attack police officers in a January outburst at Mission Church, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. In the previously unannounced incident on Jan. 2, Jamaica Plain resident Henrietta Egbuonu, 26, allegedly went on a rampage inside the Catholic Basilica...

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Deck collapse injures several

October 4, 2013
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Deck collapse injures several

A third-floor deck collapsed at an apartment building at 1538 Tremont St. on the night of Sept. 13, injuring 10 to 11 people, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD) and the Inspectional Services Department (ISD). Officers responded to a report of a building collapsed at about 10:51 p.m. and found that a third-floor...

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BRA approves Clutch Works redevelopment

October 4, 2013
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By Emily Resnevic/Gazette Staff A proposal by the Trellis Group LLC to convert the Clutch Works property at 1486 Tremont St. into residential apartment units and retail space was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority board on Sept. 12. Mission Hill’s Jason Savage, a main developer of the project, hopes to see the building...

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Best of Mission Hill 2013 Winners

October 4, 2013
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The following are the “Best of Mission Hill” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the third annual reader survey, most categories had many nominees—especially “Friendliest Business.”   Best Place To…   Enjoy live entertainment Museum of Fine Arts, Boston   See art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston   Work Brigham and Women’s Hospital  ...

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LMA is vampire’s haunt in new novel

October 4, 2013
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The cover for the vampire novel “Sour.” (Courtesy Photo)

The Longwood Medical Area (LMA) is haunted by a vampire in a new series of Boston-based novels. The second book the series, written by Boston resident Uzuri Wilkerson, came out in July, written by Uzuri Wilkerson. The novel is titled “Sour,” which plays off the name of the first book, “Sweet.” It continues to...

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Party for Success

October 4, 2013
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Party for Success

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Hill Agenda, Oct. 4-Nov. 14, 2013

October 4, 2013
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 12 for the Nov. 15 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings LMA Forum, recurring meeting to discuss real estate developments in the LMA, Mon., Aug. 26, 6:30pm, agenda & location TBD....

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Participación, Oct. 4-Nov. 14, 2013

October 4, 2013
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 12 de noviembre para la edición 15 de noviembre. 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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Editorial: Congrats to winners–and also-rans

October 4, 2013
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We congratulate Marty Walsh and John Connolly on their top-two finishes in the Sept. 24 mayoral election and we look forward to seeing them lay out compelling visions for Boston’s future in the coming weeks. Through hard, thorough campaigning, in Mission Hill and around the city, they earned their win. Now they will work...

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Editorial: The Best of Mission Hill

October 4, 2013
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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s “Best of Mission Hill” Gazette reader survey. Once again, we marvel at how many outstanding choices residents have in this great neighborhood. Such “best-of” businesses as Mike’s Donuts and Fuentes Market not only have served the community for decades. They also act as social anchors, where people...

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New Garden

October 4, 2013
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New Garden

   

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Hill Happenings

October 4, 2013
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Football glory days were rehashed last month at the Boston Park League Football reunion at the Teacher’s Union Hall in South Boston.Some 300 people attended the event, including players from the prominent Mission Hill team the Killilea Club. The Boston Park League fielded hundreds off football teams throughout the city beginning in 1929. The...

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Housing study, community benefits discussed at NU meeting

October 4, 2013
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Community benefits and criticism of a housing study were topics of discussion during a Northeastern University (NU) Task Force meeting Sept. 17. It was the last meeting before the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board votes Oct. 8 on NU’s Institutional Master Plan (IMP). An IMP is a comprehensive development plan that describes an institution’s...

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Police shut down 4 parties in 2 hours

October 4, 2013
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By Emily Resnevic/Gazette Staff Boston Police shut down four loud Mission Hill parties in under two hours on Sept. 21, issuing citations for numerous offenses, including possession of alcohol by minors and public drinking. One party was estimated to have 90 people in attendance. Loud parties, often held by college students, are an ongoing...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 4, 2013
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By Richard Rouse/Special to the Gazette New York might have a song about it, but nothing beats autumn in Boston. Although the days grow shorter, the nights cooler, and the flora begins to fade, the smiles from the faces of the people in Mission Hill seem to become brighter and warmer. As I write...

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Walsh, Connolly in mayoral final; Ross places eighth

September 25, 2013
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State Rep. Marty Walsh and At-Large City Councilor John Connolly punched their tickets into the Nov. 5 Boston mayoral final after finishing one-two in the Sept. 24 preliminary, according to the unofficial City results. About 31 percent of registered voters participated in the election. Boston mayoral candidate Mike Ross, who lives in Mission Hill...

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City seeks comments on 6 Art Park plans

September 17, 2013
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Six very different plans for redeveloping the Art Park site have been made public, and the City is accepting comments on them through Sept. 30. The City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets has long been community gardens and a resident-created sculpture garden. The City wants energy-efficient housing built on the site, but also called...

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Deck collapses on Mission Hill injuring several people

September 16, 2013
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Deck collapses on Mission Hill injuring several people

A third-floor deck collapsed at an apartment building at 1538 Tremont St. on Mission Hill Friday night, injuring 10 to 11 people, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD) and the Inspectional Services Department (ISD). Officers responded to a report of a building collapsed at about 10:51 p.m. on Sept. 13 and found that...

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Two victims wounded in Mission Hill shooting

September 16, 2013
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The Boston Police Department is investigating a shooting on Mission Hill where two women were wounded early Saturday morning, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to 32 McGreevey Way for a report of shots fired at about 12:33 a.m. on Sept. 14. They were flagged down by two females—one with an apparent gunshot wound to...

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Updated: Traffic detours for Muddy River project coming next week

September 12, 2013
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Construction activities for the Army Corp. of Engineers Muddy River project will involve a change in traffic patterns starting the evening of Mon., Sept. 23. Brookline Avenue will change into a one-way street inbound between the Riverway Connector and Park Drive for about six months. The change was originally announced as starting Sept. 16,...

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Ross scores Ward 10 nod at mayoral forum

September 6, 2013
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Reckoning day is almost upon the 12 Boston mayoral candidates, as the preliminary election that will narrow the field to two candidates is slated for Sept. 24. The majority of the candidates gathered for a Ward 10 Democratic Committee forum on Aug. 27 at Mission Park, where they gave five-minute speeches. The committee endorsed...

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NU housing study finds student impacts ‘nominal’

September 6, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) students occupy 10 percent of market-rate rental housing stock in Mission Hill, but their impact on inflating housing prices is “nominal,” due to other larger and more powerful market trends, according to an NU-commissioned housing study released to members of the university’s community Task Force late last month. That said, however,...

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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

September 6, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Yancey has education on his mind

Mayoral candidate Charles Yancey staked his claim to the title of the race’s “education candidate” during a recent hour-long interview at the Gazette’s office. Yancey, currently a city councilor, spent the majority of the interview discussing improving education in the city, saying students are being “short-changed.” He is in favor of an elected School...

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