Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tower work to start in 2013

November 11, 2011
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Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) plan to start construction on two huge towers at the former site of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in 2013, BWH and RTH officials indicated this week. In January 2010, the development team—which also includes Mass Mental—got Boston Redevelopment Authority approval to level...

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Breakthrough! Recent research from the LMA

November 11, 2011
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First Words for Autistic Kids Singing-based therapy can help children with autism who do not speak to say their first words, a study by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) researchers suggests. BIDMC’s Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory tested a treatment called Auditory-Motor Mapping Training on six autistic children in an eight-week program. The treatment...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

November 11, 2011
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

         Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday because of its focus on being grateful for our many blessings. We should do it more often. Each day, I appreciate the many kindnesses bestowed on Main Streets and me by the people of Mission Hill.          Special thanks go out to the hundreds of...

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Incumbents win City Council races

November 9, 2011
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The incumbent candidates won all of the at-large and local district Boston City Council seats in today’s election. In the at-large race, Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, Steve Murphy and Ayanna Pressley retained their seats. Challenger Michael Flaherty finished a close fifth in the balloting. Will Dorcena and Sean Ryan finished far behind. Incumbent Councilor...

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Veggie food fest draws crowds

November 1, 2011
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Veggie food fest draws crowds

By Helen Hood Special to the Gazette   The sign on the door read “No Food in Gym,” but no one paid any attention. The rules were temporarily suspended at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center Oct. 29-30 for the plant-based extravaganza that is the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival. Now in its 16th year, the...

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