Monthly Archives: October 2011

Rock star gets naked at MFA exhibit

October 14, 2011
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Rock star gets naked at MFA exhibit

During a private tour last week of the Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA) upcoming Edgar Degas exhibit, “Degas and the Nude,” rock star and former artist’s model Amanda Palmer got inspired to take her clothes off. She asked husband, fantasy author Neil Gaiman to sketch her nude, right there in the gallery. The MFA...

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Local power plant juices medical area

October 14, 2011
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LONGWOOD MEDICAL AREA—The weather was on Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) employees’ minds during a Gazette visit to the power plant at the corner of Brookline Avenue and Francis Street Oct. 6. “It’s getting chilly out,” workers in hard hats said, greeting each other in the reception area and as they got on...

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District 7 candidates selected

October 14, 2011
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District 7 candidates selected

  Incumbent Tito Jackson and political newcomer Sheneal Parker will be the District 7 candidates for City Council following their first- and second-place finishes in the district preliminary election Sept. 27. Jackson received 76 percent of the 2,467 votes cast. Parker got 11.1 percent. The other candidates, Althea Garrison and Roy Owens, won 8.8...

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Rising Star

October 14, 2011
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Rising Star

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

October 14, 2011
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Robot surgery  Tiny robots traveling inside the human body to perform surgery are a step closer to reality thanks to recent work by engineers at Children’s Hospital Boston. They built a small robot out of toy Legos, equipped with a medical biopsy needle, and powered it with the magnetic field from an MRI machine...

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Group looks at ‘dark side’ of Columbus Day

October 14, 2011
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Many local residents took a vacation on Oct. 10 to mark Columbus Day. But Sociedad Latina skipped the day off and held an anti-racist training day instead to protest the “powerful dark side” of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. In a press release, the local Latino youth organization said that its board of...

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Winsor School expansion approved

October 14, 2011
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The Winsor School’s 10-year expansion plan, which includes a 10-story tower and a new 100,000-square-foot performance arts and wellness center, was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) board on Sept. 15. Construction is not expected to start until next year. The 300,000-square-foot tower, planned for the corner of Brookline and Longwood avenues, will...

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Bank Protest

October 14, 2011
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Bank Protest

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What’s Up, Oct. 14-Nov. 11

October 14, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Nov. 8 for the Nov. 11 issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Muddy River, a public meeting to review phase 1 plans for the Muddy River Flood Risk Management Plan....

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Bright Future

October 14, 2011
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Bright Future

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