Cómo usar Google para visitar el museo Gardner

April 4, 2014
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El museo Isabella Stewart Gardner—y muchos otros museos internacionales—pueden ser visitados en línea desde cualquier lugar del mundo, gracias a una nueva alianza de Google. El Google Cultural Institute ha creado tours virtuales—similar a la interfaz “Street View” de Google Maps—de más de 400 colecciones de todo el mundo. El museo Gardner, ubicado en...

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Local Latino group holds reading program

April 4, 2014
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Sociedad Latina, a youth-oriented nonprofit located in Mission Hill, has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) “Big Read” program. Mission Hill is one of 77 communities in the country to participate in the program. The nonprofit, which is partnering with the Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public...

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BLC: Tavern demo hearing not required

April 4, 2014
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According to the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), the surprise demolition of a historic former tavern at 804-810 Huntington Ave. last month did not require a community hearing. But the BLC plans to revise its notification protocol following confusion over the project’s demolition, according to Friends of Historic Mission Hill (FHMH) co-founder Alison Pultinas. The...

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The state of S. Huntington projects

April 4, 2014
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The state of S. Huntington projects

S. Huntington Avenue, which borders the back of Mission Hill, has become a focal point of development in the neighborhood with two large construction projects in the works. The two construction projects are the 195-unit “The Serenity” building at 105a S. Huntington Ave. and the 196-unit “Olmsted Place” building at 161 S. Huntington Ave....

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Victim shot to death in Mission Main

April 4, 2014
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A male victim was shot to death March 31 in the Mission Main housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. The unidentified victim was found just before noon in the area of 17A Smith St. suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Mission Main has been the scene...

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Crossing upgrades proposed for Fenway

April 4, 2014
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy are planning sidewalk improvements along the Fenway behind the Museum of Fine Arts. The organizations held a community meeting to discuss designs and gather feedback on Feb. 20. The two locations proposed for upgrades are the Fenway at Forsyth Way and...

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Wheelchair soccer team needs funding

April 4, 2014
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Wheelchair soccer team needs funding

After a year in action, the Boston Brakers, the city’s first league “power soccer” team, is looking for greater financial support to keeping growing, team Captain Jim Wice told the Gazette. Power soccer involves the use of electric wheelchairs outfitted with bumpers to direct soccer balls. It is designed exclusively for wheelchair users and...

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Senior Life: Senior housing project breaks ground

April 4, 2014
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An illustration of the forthcoming senior housing building on Gurney Street. (Courtesy Image)

A groundbreaking for a long-awaited senior housing project in Mission Hill last week doubled as the moment Mayor Martin Walsh announced a new Housing Task Force. Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services (MHNHS) broke ground on March 29 for the 39-unit, affordable rental building for seniors on Gurney Street. The $15.9 million, transit-oriented project has...

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Senior Life: Sherrill House CEO appointed to state board

April 4, 2014
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Senior Life: Sherrill House CEO appointed to state board

Patrick J. Stapleton, chief executive officer of Sherrill House Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 135 South Huntington Ave., was appointed to the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators on Feb. 12 by Gov. Deval Patrick. Board members are charged with the task of ensuring that nursing home administrators in the state are...

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Senior Life: City conducts BHA senior/disabled survey

April 4, 2014
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Senior Life: City conducts BHA senior/disabled survey

Responding to staffing and budget cuts at the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) last year, the Walsh administration is conducting a survey called “Making Connections” to see what services BHA seniors and disabled residents need. “In May of last year, the BHA eliminated its resident services program for elderly/disabled residents as a result of deep...

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How to visit the Gardner Museum by Google

April 4, 2014
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How to visit the Gardner Museum by Google

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum—and many other international museums—can now be visited online from anywhere in the world, thanks to a new Google partnership. The Google Cultural Institute has created complete first-person walk-throughs—similar to Google Maps’ “Street View”—for over 400 collections worldwide. The Gardner, located at 280 The Fenway, joined the ranks last month....

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Sportsmanship Winner

April 4, 2014
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Sportsmanship Winner

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Hill Agenda, April 4-May 1, 2014

April 4, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, April 29 for the May 2 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings McLaughlin Playground Upper Terrace Community Meeting, Thurs., April 24, 6:30pm, New England Baptist Hospital, Potter Conference Room, 125 Parker Hill...

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Participación, April 4-May 1, 2014

April 4, 2014
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía el 29 de abril para la edición 2 de mayo. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: Todos los números tiene 617, a menos que dice otro número.           Reuniones Reunión de McLaughlin Playground Upper Terrace Community, jueves, 24 abril, 6:30pm, New England Baptist Hospital, Potter Conference Room, 125...

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Editorial: Our Boston Marathon

April 4, 2014
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“Explosions injure dozens at Boston Marathon; many locals in race.” So read the headline that Gazette reporters, still in shock, wrote atop a breaking news story on the afternoon of April 15, 2013. For nearly four days, the news only got worse, and it frequently involved the LMA. Local hospitals filled with victims of...

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Editorial: Senior life

April 4, 2014
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Mission Hill has long been a place that cares about and values its seniors. It has pioneered such initiatives as the City’s Elder Friendly Business Program. And from Mission Church to Mission Park, it is a community often led by its elders The long-awaited affordable senior housing on Gurney Street is another great part...

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Editorial: Church complex plans

April 4, 2014
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The mysterious stall of the Mission Church complex redevelopment has left Smith Street stuck with the worst of both worlds—grand, yet boarded-up, buildings that could be good for a million things. It’s time for some authority to give the owners an official tap on the shoulder and see what the problem is. Community planning...

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Hill Happenings

April 4, 2014
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Condolences to the family of Patsie MacDougall, who passed away last month. Patsie was a beautiful and elegant woman who raised her family in Mission Hill at 31 Tobin Court. It was nice getting to chat with Patsie the last year or so. Most recently, Patsie was at the Mission Hill Road Race. Although...

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BWH garage, park to be finished this summer

April 4, 2014
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s (BWH) parking garage and park project in Brigham Circle is expected to be completed this summer, according to spokesperson Lori Schroth. The Brigham Green project, which is located at 15 Francis St., will create an underground 400-car parking garage and a park above that will have green space with benches....

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What’s Happening on Main Street

April 4, 2014
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Spring finally arrived after an unusually miserable winter, and Mayor Marty Walsh drove a spade into Mission Hill soil breaking ground for the long-awaited Roxbury Crossing Senior Center on March 29. This 40-unit affordable rental housing development for seniors over age 62 has been on hold for several years due to the recession. It...

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Teen accused of firing gun

April 4, 2014
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A 17-year-old from Roslindale was arrested March 4 for allegedly firing a handgun on a Mission Hill street. The male teen is accused of firing multiple rounds from a Ruger P85 9mm semiautomatic handgun in the area of Gurney and Tremont streets in Mission Hill just before 3 p.m., according to Suffolk County District...

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Victim shot to death in Mission Main

April 1, 2014
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A male victim was shot to death yesterday morning in the Mission Main housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. The unidentified victim was found just before noon in the area of 17A Smith St. suffering multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Mission Main has been the scene...

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BLC: tavern demo hearing not required

March 18, 2014
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According to the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), the demolition of a historic former tavern at 804-810 Huntington Ave. earlier this month did not require a community hearing. The demolition of the former home of Burke’s Tavern earlier this month took local officials and residents by surprise. The apparent lack of notice led to a...

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Hill leaders react to Menino cancer news

March 16, 2014
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Hill leaders react to Menino cancer news

Former Mayor Thomas Menino is being treated for “advanced” cancer, the Boston Globe reported tonight, triggering early words of shock and support from local leaders. “I’m in shellshock right now,” said state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, who long worked for Menino, including as an adviser on Mission Main issues, starting in the mid-1990s. “One thing...

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