Monthly Archives: December 2011

Editorial: The ways of winter

December 9, 2011
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As of this writing, we have dodged any snowfall this season. (Well, not counting that ridiculous outburst back in October.) But we can’t fool ourselves. Winter is on the way. It comes on Dec. 22, the longest night of the year. Cold and ice are practically guaranteed in these parts. Such things are certainties...

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Op-Ed: The Christmas Light

December 9, 2011
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By Rev. Raymond Collins Special to the Gazette Our celebration of Christmas each year abounds in symbols: angels, Christmas trees, bells, shepherds, lights and many more that vie for our attention. I would like to focus on “light” as a symbol for this reflection, as many preachers will be proclaiming during Christmas and through...

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Letter: School move leaves kids behind

December 9, 2011
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The Boston Public Schools facilities plan proposed by Superintendent Carol Johnson on Oct. 24 and approved on Nov. 15 by the Boston School Committee moves the Mission Hill elementary school to Jamaica Plain, taking a high-quality, highly-selected K-8 to another assignment zone. It’s like musical chairs for the six pilot schools involved in the...

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Hill Happenings

December 9, 2011
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Hill Happenings

I’m proud of my Mission Hill neighbor, Patrick Loughran, a cardiac intensive care nurse at Children’s Hospital. Patrick spent the first two weeks of November in Ghana, Africa providing medical care and tutoring to the world’s poorest. A team of 20 doctors and nurses from Children’s and Mass. General Hospital provided care for children...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

What’s Happening on Main Streets

    Ho-ho-holidays in Mission Hill are under way with the annual tree-lighting in Brigham Circle by Santa Claus and Mayor Menino on Dec. 3. Last year, Hizzoner was recuperating at Brigham & Women’s and waving from his hospital room to everyone in Brigham Circle, and Councilor Ross did a great job filling in...

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Cops: Graffiti ‘artist’ is busted

December 8, 2011
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A man claiming to be a “street artist” was arrested for vandalism after painting a street sign on Nov. 20. Colby Amadeo, 21, of Boston faces a charge of vandalism for allegedly defacing the sign near Oswald and Hillside streets. According to the Boston Police Department, Amadeo said during the arrest, “I’m a street...

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