by Martha Bartle

Future of Mass. Mental Health Center hangs in balance

Despite concerns from patients, employees and nearby residents, the Department of Mental Health announced plans in March to temporarily consolidate the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a three-acre complex in the heart of the Longwood Medical Area, into two vacant floors at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain. Although officials insist this move is only temporary, many employees and patients say they have been burned before and fear the move may be permanent. CONTINUE

MMHC closure raises concern over historic building's fate

Alison Pultinas hails from a long line of Mission Hill residents and involves herself in just about everything the neighborhood has to offer from community organizations to the Mission Hill Little League in which her 10-year-old son plays shortstop. Pultinas says that she is hesitant to trust the state's Division of Capital
Asset Management with the redevelopment of Mass. Mental's historic 1912 building. CONTINUE

Community fears vacant MMHC building will be safety hazard, hotspot for misuse

The Roxbury Tenants of Harvard, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving affordable housing for residents of Mission Hill -- a neighborhood inundated with college students and medical offices pushing up prices -- has a unique stake in the planned move of the Mass. Mental. CONTINUE



- The Massachusetts Mental Health Center


- Mass. Mental's only handicap ramp


- Department of Mental Health

- Shattuck Hospital

- Harvard Medical School


- Division of Capital Asset Management

- Mission Hill Main Streets

- Community Alliance of Mission Hill

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