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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

October 24, 2014
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Former Mayor Menino ‘suspends’ his cancer treatment

Former Mayor Thomas Menino announced yesterday that he is “suspending” his medical treatments for advanced, reportedly inoperable cancer. He also halted the promotional tour for his new book, “Mayor for a New America.” While Menino’s announcement also said he will “continue to fight this terrible disease,” it is being widely read as an end-of-life decision....

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Police: Beware of armed robbers in McLaughlin Playground

October 6, 2014
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Police are warning residents to beware of a gang of armed robbers in McLaughlin Playground following two incidents on Oct. 4. In both cases, a group of four young men with guns and possibly Tasers robbed groups of people walking through the Parker Hill...

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Man found dead in McLaughlin Playground

October 6, 2014
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A man was found dead Sept. 30 in McLaughlin Playground on Parker Hill Avenue, according to the Boston Police Department. The discovery came after police responded to a call of a man shot, but BPD did not confirm the man’s cause of death. The case is being...

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BRA approves Parcel 25 project; 1st tenant signed

October 3, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved last month Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services’ (MHNHS) massive Parcel 25 proposed development. And MHNHS has landed its first tenant for the development—the...

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70 Parker Hill building renovation planned

October 3, 2014
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70 Parker Hill building renovation planned

The Boston Redevelopment Authority will hold a community meeting Oct. 7 on a proposed renovation project at 70 Parker Hill Ave. that would turn the former commercial building into...

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Welcome to Mission Hill

October 3, 2014
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Welcome to Mission Hill

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Vision for park renovation becomes clearer

October 3, 2014
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The vision for the renovation of McLaughlin Park is becoming clearer as the City moves closer to a final plan that will have a loop path around the upper...

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BRA aprueba proyecto Parcela 25; primer inquilino firmó

October 3, 2014
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El mes pasado la junta directiva de Boston Redevelopment Authority aprobó el masivo propuesto proyecto de Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services’ (MHNHS), Parcela 25. MHNHS consiguió su primer inquilino...

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MH Road Race to be held Oct. 18

October 3, 2014
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The Mission Hill Road Race, one of the neighborhood’s most popular annual events, will be held Oct. 18, starting at Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street. The...

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Suspect sought in street attack on woman

October 3, 2014
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A woman was attacked early in the morning of Sept. 4 around 578 Huntington Ave. by a man who choked her and dragged her down an alley before a...

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Coakley, Baker take nod for gov.’s race; Chang-Díaz wins

October 3, 2014
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Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will face each other in the gubernatorial race in the November general election after winning their respective party’s nomination in the Sept....

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Latin School alum graduates War College

October 3, 2014
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Lt. Col. Matthew A. Ritchie has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is...

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$20 million renovation for Ruggles Station

October 3, 2014
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The Ruggles T Station is slated for a $20 million renovation that will use federal funds to construct a new 800-foot commuter rail platform, according to a press release....

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6 Hill properties make City’s ‘distressed’ list

October 3, 2014
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Six Mission Hill properties have made the City’s annual list of vacant and “distressed” properties. The City’s 2013 “Distressed Buildings Report,” compiled by the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND),...

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Report: Health care, education dominate local economy

October 3, 2014
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Mission Hill’s business economy is dominated by its health care and educational institutions, according to a new business report by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Released by the BRA...

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Goya retrospective comes to MFA

October 3, 2014
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Goya retrospective comes to MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) will host the largest retrospective of Spanish artist Francisco Goya’s works in America in 25 years starting Oct. 12. “Goya: Order and...

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Best of Mission Hill 2014 Winners

October 3, 2014
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The following are the “Best of Mission Hill” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the fourth annual reader survey, most categories had many nominees, especially “Friendliest Business.” Best Place...

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Heath St. parcel RFP due soon

October 3, 2014
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A request for proposals (RFP) to redevelop 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street will likely be issued next week, an adjustment of the originally announced deadline for the end...

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MFA presents ancient Greece in new light

October 3, 2014
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MFA presents ancient Greece in new light

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is highlighting its freshly reorganized ancient Greek collection in new galleries. The galleries opened Sept. 16 and showcase 230 works, focusing on...

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Fresh Cut

October 3, 2014
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Fresh Cut

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JP group: Developer is fulfilling lawsuit path promise

October 3, 2014
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The developers of a large apartment project at 161 S. Huntington Ave. are “drawing up plans” for a pedestrian path as agreed to in a lawsuit settlement, Jamaica Plain...

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Simmons prof pens book on yoga and trauma healing

October 3, 2014
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Simmons prof pens book on yoga and trauma healing

When Simmons College professor Becky Thompson began training to become a yoga teacher, she said, she would hear whispers in the hallways and after sessions about people suffering from...

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Hill Agenda, Oct. 3, 2014

October 3, 2014
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 11 for the Nov. 14 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another...

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Community Alliance has new leader

October 3, 2014
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New Jersey native Chad Rosner was elected the new president of the Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) during a Sept. 17 meeting, after former leader Jessica Casey moved...

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