Monthly Archives: October 2011

Editorial: Questioning NEU’s dorm

October 14, 2011
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Questioning NEU’s dorm Northeastern University’s dorm project already looked bizarre: demolishing part of the historic YMCA building and sticking a student skyscraper atop it. But these are desperate times, and Mayor Thomas Menino has rightly pressured Northeastern to get its students out of neighborhood housing. But state officials have been highlighting some serious concerns...

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Editorial: Remembering Fitz

October 14, 2011
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On a bright winter day in 2002, outgoing state Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald took a Gazette reporter on a tour of Mission Hill to point out some of his accomplishments. A cop wouldn’t let Fitz drive into the construction site for the new Puddingstone Park. So the rep. and the reporter sat in the muddy...

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Hill Happenings

October 14, 2011
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Condolences to the family of Michael Prendergast, formerly of Mission Hill, who unexpectedly passed away last month. Michael, who was living in Foxborough, worked for NSTAR. Michael was a gret family man with a heart full of love. He will be dearly missed by his wife, Lauria (Defina), and his children, three of whom...

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History Maker

October 14, 2011
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History Maker

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80 Years of Books

October 14, 2011
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80 Years of Books

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VA hospital systems could merge

October 14, 2011
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Veteran Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and Bedford VA Medical Center are investigating the possibility of unifying their programs into one large regional system. Under the current proposal, no facilities—like the VA hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave.—would close, no jobs would be lost and no changes would be made to any pay rates....

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

October 14, 2011
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Misbehavior by thugs and rowdy student parties make for lively discussion at the monthly Crime Committee meeting, which always draws a good crowd at Mission Church. This neighborhood hosts the longest continuously operating crime watch group in the city and the Boston, MBTA and college police departments and the Problem Properties Task Force are...

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Concert series celebrates Latino Heritage Month

October 14, 2011
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Concert series celebrates Latino Heritage Month

    Sociedad Latina is celebrating Latino Heritage Month with a month-long concert series, ¡Viva Nuestra Música! “We’ve been doing Latino Heritage Month for years. This time we had an opportunity to do music-specific,” said Sociedad Latina Executive Director Alexandra Oliver-Dávila. “In past years, we’ve done music, movies, poetry. It’s not really anything...

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