Monthly Archives: June 2011

Major Route 66 bus changes coming

June 24, 2011
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Web Exclusive Major changes are in the works for the Tremont Street and Huntington Avenue sections of the MBTA’s Route 66 bus line as part of a $10 million federally funded plan to improve 15 of the transits system’s most-used bus lines. Tremont Street between Columbus Avenue and Huntington Avenue will see the highest...

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NEU dorm has no more hurdles

June 3, 2011
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Demolition slated for this month After months of petitions and community meetings, the GrandMarc at Northeastern dormitory project, to be located at the YMCA building at 316 Huntington Ave., has no more hurdles after the 90-day demolition delay period expires on June 7. Demolition of part of the Y is scheduled to start at...

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4 Concejales at-large confirmados pa’Nov.

June 3, 2011
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By Andy Zagastizábal Special to the Gazette   Aqui hay un adelanto que lanzamos en exclusiva: No habrá elecciones preliminares para los puestos at-large, al igual que en los distritos 6 y 8 que corresponden a las áreas de influencia de Mission Hill y Jamaica Plain. Las oficinas del Departamento de Elecciones de Boston...

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Restoring History, Step by Step

June 3, 2011
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Restoring History, Step by Step

Fixes coming to Hill’s walls and stairs After years of attempts and failures, the historic walls and steps of Mission Hill are finally getting a little recognition and restoration. These low stone walls and cement steps include the Sachem Street wall, the Delle Avenue wall, the Pontiac Street wall, the Wait Street steps and...

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Train track repair to last three noisy months

June 3, 2011
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Giant machines will tear up and replace the Southwest Corridor’s commuter and Amtrak railroad tracks through Mission Hill in three months of overnight work starting June 11. The work will not affect the MBTA’s Orange Line subway, but it will cause significant schedule changes to commuter rail. And the work may well mean a...

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Gas lamps to turn off by day

June 3, 2011
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After decades of shining a perpetual, 24-hour-a-day light, City of Boston gas lamps will soon turn off during the day, Bryan Glascock, head of the City’s Environment Department told the Gazette. Glascock told the Gazette that the city this year plans to begin installing automatic shut-offs run by sunlight-detecting photo cells on the gas...

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LEDs hit the streets

June 3, 2011
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Boston’s most wasteful streetlights are being systematically replaced by ultra-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs)—casting a new light on neighborhoods across the city, including Mission Hill. About 18,000 of the 68,000 streetlights in the city are powered by mercury vapor, the least energy-efficient technology in common use, said Bryan Glascock, head of the city’s Environment Department....

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Construction date for 800 Huntington Ave. set

June 3, 2011
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Construction at 800 Huntington Ave., the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary’s (MEEI) new facility, is due to start by July 1. MEEI would be the tenant of the building being developed by The Beal Companies. Beal is planning to expand the existing two-story structure by adding a garage adjacent to the building and erecting...

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Emmanuel College to present expansion plans

June 3, 2011
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Emmanuel College will present its development plans for the next decade at this month’s Longwood Medical Area (LMA) Forum. Those plans include a new residence hall and more academic space, said Sarah Welsh, Emmanuel’s vice president for government and community relations. “We’re not re-inventing anything here,” Welsh said. “We’re hoping to build on the...

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Seven running for At-Large seats

June 3, 2011
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Ross unopposed Seven potential candidates turned in election papers to get their names on the ballot for this fall’s citywide At-Large City Council race. In Mission Hill’s District 8, incumbent City Councilor Mike Ross is the only one who turned in papers by the May 24 deadline, so his name is the only one...

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