Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hill could see school shuffle

October 26, 2011
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Updated Mission Hill could lose its namesake K-8 school and New Mission High—which currently share a building at 67 Alleghany St.—and get two new schools under a “2012 Facilities Plan” announced by Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Carol Johnson last month. BPS plans to host a community meeting to discuss the changes Sat., Nov....

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NEU suits dismissed, but questions linger

October 14, 2011
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The two lawsuits filed against Northeastern University’s (NEU) Huntington Avenue dormitory project have been dismissed due to lack of standing. But Judge Carol Ball, who heard both suits, noted in one of the rulings that “the plaintiff raises a number of troubling questions in her opposition” about the role the City of Boston Zoning...

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City Council election is Nov. 8

October 14, 2011
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The citywide, At-Large City Council race is the most contested in this year’s Boston City Council election Nov. 8. Seven candidates are running in that race. The incumbents are: Felix Arroyo (felixarroyo.com); John Connolly (connollyforboston.com); Steve Murphy (stephenjmurphy.com); and Ayanna Pressley (ayannapressley.com). The challengers are: William Dorcena (www.willdorcena.com); Michael Flaherty (michaelflaherty.com); and Sean Ryan...

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350 run in MH Road Race

October 14, 2011
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About 350 runners competed in the Mission Hill Road Race on Oct. 1. The race is in memory of beloved Kevin Fitzgerald, who was a state rep. from Mission Hill. The race, which was attended by Mayor Thomas Menino and organized by Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, raised funds to maintain Kevin Fitzgerald Park....

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¡Sí!,¡Viva Nuestra Música!

October 14, 2011
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Como en todas partes, es el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en en Mission Hill. Sociedad Latina quiere compartir con música este mes dedicado a recordar  toda la influencia ibérica a través de un programa elaborado por su Music Clubhouse. Latino Heritage Month está en pleno desarrollo y empezó el pasado viernes 7, con...

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Local activist charged with drunk driving

October 14, 2011
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Ron Bell, a prominent Mission Hill activist and aide to Gov. Deval Patrick, was charged with drunk driving and had his license suspended in an incident in Brookline at 3:35 a.m. on Oct. 1. Upon being stopped, Bell’s first words to the officer were “Don’t shoot me. Don’t shoot me,” the Brookline Police Department...

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College buys apartment building

October 14, 2011
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The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) bought the 45-unit apartment building at 660 Huntington Ave. in late August with the aim of housing faculty there. The building currently has one commercial unit, a copy shop, and houses Mission Hill residents, young professionals and graduate students. According to a press release, MCPHS...

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Basketball court named for late state rep.

October 14, 2011
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Basketball court named for late state rep.

The basketball court at the Tobin Community Center at 1481 Tremont St. was renamed in honor of late local state Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald in a ceremony Sept. 24. The rededication follows a year-long, $850,000 rehab of the center that was completed in July. Fitzgerald, who died in 2007, grew up in Mission Hill and...

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Court: Council is OK on transparency

October 14, 2011
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The Boston City Council has changed its ways in the years since a 2005 lawsuit caught it holding illegal secret meetings, a judge ruled this month, declining to keep the council under court monitoring. Council President Steve Murphy said the decision “vindicates” the council. Co-plaintiff Shirley Kressel called it “surprising,” and said citizens will...

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Senator’s jobs fair meets with protests

October 14, 2011
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Senator’s jobs fair meets with protests

A jobs fair hosted by U.S. Sen. Scott Brown at Roxbury Community College on Oct. 7 was the scene of a protest over Brown’s stance on a handful of economic issues. The protest was organized by the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. That Washington, D.C.-based group normally focuses on lobbying, but...

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