- Forum on Obesity and Diabetes
- January 8, 2010, 2:54 pm
Mission Hill Health Movement and Sociedad Latina have collaborated on a
health presentation for the Mission Hill community.
This presentation, a forum on obesity and diabetes has been entirely
conceived, planned, and conducted by the youth from Sociedad Latina's
Health Careers for Youth.
They have put together an interesting and exciting presentation and forum.
Please join us on January 27, 2001 at 6:00 at the Mission Main Community
Room at 43 Smith Street, Mission Hill, to participate in this forum.
In addition to the flyer at the end of this message, two notices are
attached to this message - one in Spanish, one in English.
If you have any questions, please call:
Sociedad Latina ~
Catherine DeLorey ~
- Harmony on the Hill
- January 4, 2010, 1:01 pm
We are writing to you on behalf of Harmony On The Hill to let you know about our goals and plans to ask for your support.
Harmony On The Hill is an initiative started by an open group of Mission Hill residents who came together at the 20th anniversary of the Stuart tragedy. Our mission is as follows:
· To plan and hold a year-long series of programs and events designed by the Mission Hill community that acknowledge and embrace our diversity as a strength while bringing into focus the aspects of diversity that divide and hold us back;
· To encourage thoughtful discourse and shared learning leading to enhanced individual and community awareness and acceptance;
· To develop enlightened approaches together that will help us work toward mutual understanding, stronger community and a new reliance on one another.
We held a successful event on October 23 which received positive media coverage and we invite you to join with us as we move forward. We will host a community workshop this winter where community members will develop the program of activities for the coming year. In September 2010, we plan to hold an anniversary concert, ?Mission Hill in Harmony 2010?, at Mission Church.
To fully realize our mission, we need your help and here?s how you can get involved. We hope you will consider joining a committee for the coming year (such as fundraising, outreach, planning the concert or a specific event). We will be contacting you to talk about ways we can all work together.
We invite you and your organization to participate with us over the next year as we explore the issue of diversity. How does diversity affect the structure and work of your community organization? How can we all become more inclusive? How can we do a better job of developing leadership so that the practice of inclusion continues and is institutionalized? How can we overcome our tendency toward prioritizing self-interest and instead build a culture of collaboration?
To join the initiative, please email us at . For future updates, please visit our website at www.missionhillinharmony.org which is currently under construction.
We look forward to working with you.
Harmony On The Hill organizing committee
Ron Bell, Maggie Cohn, Betty Commerford, Ceredo Dean, Jim Farrow, John Jackson, Angel Pizarro, Barbara Quartier, Phil Quartier, Marta Rivera
- SNOW EMERGENCY
- December 19, 2009, 4:57 pm
Tremont Street and Huntington Avenue are Emergency Streets along with other side streets in Mission Hill. Be sure to read the signage on the block were you plan to park!
December 19, 2009
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today declared that a snow emergency and parking ban will go into effect at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, 2009.Mayor Menino would like to remind residents of the following:
During declared snow emergencies, discounted parking is available at several parking lots and garages to cars that display Boston resident parking stickers. A list of locations is available at www.cityofboston.gov/snow. The city's Know Snow program will be in effect this afternoon to alert residents of the snow emergency.
- The City of Boston encourages businesses to ask employees to work from home when possible, take public transportation, and be prepared for potentially dangerous driving conditions. Everyone is encouraged to use public transportation.
City of Boston afternoon and evening activities are subject to cancellation.
- Move cars from main arterials during snow emergencies. A listing of main arterials can be found at www.cityofboston.gov/snow/parking.asp
- Do not park cars within 20 feet of an intersection. Parking too close to an intersection can restrict emergency vehicle access.
- Do not throw snow back into the street. "Throwbacks" force the city to remove snow from the same street twice.
- Shovel out fire hydrants and storm drains close to your home.
- Property owners are reminded to shovel snow from sidewalks that abut homes and businesses.
- Do not double park.
- Keep wheelchair ramps clear.
- Lend an extra hand to elderly and neighbors and others in need.
The City of Boston Storm Center will open at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, when the snow emergency goes into effect. Residents with storm-related questions or concerns should call the center at , starting at 6:00 p.m. Saturday 12/29/09
- Boston Tech Day in Roxbury
- November 18, 2009, 4:18 pm
Announcing Boston Tech Day in Roxbury - November 21st, 2009
OpenAirBoston, TechBoston and Castle Square Tenants Organization plan to host the third BOSTON TECH DAY on Saturday, November 21st at the John D. O'Bryant High School in Roxbury! At Boston Tech Day, families will receive FREE computer repair services and individualized computer training.
Volunteers from businesses, colleges, and the Boston Public Schools' TechBoston program will be present to provide services.
Attendees of Boston Tech Day will have the opportunity to sit one-on-one with a skilled technician and ask questions about how their computer works and what they can do to fix it in the future. This experience will not only bring broken computers back into service, it will also assist the attendees to feel more comfortable with technology.
Castle Square Tenants Organization received funding to run three Tech Days. Funders include MassIMPACT, a non-profit organization promoting local efforts to bridge the ?Digital Divide?, and WinnDevelopment, a Boston-based firm which has developed a portfolio of properties valued at over $1.5 billion. Previous Tech Days were held at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the South End and at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester. Attendees at these events reported that it was their first opportunity to sit with someone who was knowledgeable about computers and ask questions. They also said that they left the events with new confidence that they would be able to use their computer to improve their lives.
Castle Square Tenants Organization (CSTO) represents the 1,500 tenants of Castle Square Apartments, a low- and moderate-income housing development in the South End, which CSTO co-owns. CSTO operates the Castle Square Technology Center, which promotes technology use in the community by offering free WiFi for Castle Square residents, a computer repair clinic, where residents can receive free computer support, a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher program, providing dozens of used computers to low-income residents at minimum cost, as well as computer classes in English and Chinese.
openairboston.net is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping all of Boston's families succeed in an online world. Organized out of Mayor Menino's 2007 Wireless Task Force, openairboston.net provides wireless Internet access as well as training and support to hundreds of Boston families in the Dorchester, Fenway and Mission Hill neighborhoods.
TechBoston is a department within the Boston Public Schools' Office of Instructional and Information Technology (OIIT) that supports advanced technology courses in the district's schools. TechBoston's mission is to inspire the next generation of technology leaders by providing access to cutting edge technology resources and opportunities that positively advance their academic and career aspirations. TechBoston carries out this mission by structuring events to build technology awareness among younger students; providing classroom materials, support, and teacher professional development to improve teaching and learning; and through working with the Boston Private Industry Council to place technology-skilled high school students in jobs and internships.
Date: Saturday, November 21st, 2009
Time: 10am ? 4pm
Location: John D. O'Bryant School of Math and Science
Roxbury MA, 02120a
- Mission Hill Main Street Annual Meeting
- October 31, 2009, 6:59 am
On Tuesday October 20, MHMS held its Annual Meeting at One Brigham Circle. Thank you to Brigham and Women?s Hospital, our corporate buddy, for hosting the meeting location. The guest speaker was Carol McLaughlin, from the Office of Business Development, who spoke about the ReStore program which offers business and property owners a grant for façade and signage fabrication.
The financial report, minutes from the last year?s meeting and board elections took place. New appointed to the board are residents, Gar Chiang, Rob Glass, Luisa Harris; business owners, Sharon Driscoll, The Crossing, Otto Hernandez, Montecristo Mexican Grill, and incumbents Dermot Doyne, Penguin Pizza and Diarmuid O?Neill, The Squealing Pig; and institutional community based partners, Jill Griffin, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and incumbent Bruce Smith, Harvard School of Public Health.
Food was provided for over 60 guests by Penguin Pizza, Flann O?Briens, Flames, Montecristo Mexican Grill, Lilly?s Gourmet Pasta Express, and J.P. Licks. A big thank you to the staff and all the volunteers that helped to put the event on.