Monthly Archives: January 2012

Girls charged with robbery

January 13, 2012
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Two teenage girls were charged with unarmed robbery for allegedly stealing a cell phone on Dec. 14. The victim reported that she was grabbed from behind while walking on Huntington Avenue near Parker Street. Two girls allegedly were involved and stole the victim’s phone. An unidentified man reportedly tripped the victim when she tried...

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Rep. Fox wins award

January 13, 2012
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State Rep. Gloria Fox was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) at its annual conference in Chicago last month. “I am happy to know that my hard work is being recognized nationally,” said Fox, who represents part of Mission Hill, in a press statement. The NBCSL...

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Life Savers

January 13, 2012
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Life Savers

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Obituary: Bruce Wallin, NU professor

January 13, 2012
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Obituary: Bruce Wallin, NU professor

Bruce A. Wallin, of Jamaica Plain, aged 63, passed away on Dec. 29, 2011 after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Vickie and two daughters, Anne, 15, and Eva, 11, and a sister, Barbara Lynch. He was born in Amsterdam, N.Y. In 1990, he moved to Boston to join...

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Editorial: Fund the T like a treasure

January 13, 2012
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Pay more and get less. That’s the pitch the MBTA is making to riders as it struggles to fill a $161 million operating budget deficit. It’s a draconian budget. Fare hikes that outpace anyone’s pay increases. No transit for people who work weekends or for tourists to and from the suburbs. A high impact...

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Editorial: Seize the Year

January 13, 2012
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The year 2012 is here, and very little can be said with certainty about what events it will hold. Except this: An ancient Mayan god will not return to destroy the world, contrary to a surprisingly popular superstition. More sophisticated thinkers point out that end-of-the-world stories are metaphors for changes in belief systems. They...

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Hill Happenings

January 13, 2012
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Belated condolences to the family of lifelong Mission Hill resident Winifred Dunn, who passed away in November at 94. Winifred was a beautiful woman who leaves four children, including Boston Police Officer Richie Caulfield. Winifred was married to George “Sonny” Dunn, a Mission Hill oil delivery man in the ’50s and ’60s. Sonny was...

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What’s Happening on Main Streets

January 13, 2012
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What’s Happening on Main Streets

By Richard Rouse The New Year is proceeding in Mission Hill and a special note of thanks goes to all the businesses owners who ramped up the holiday decorating on their storefronts. The neighborhood looked great. Well done to Flann O’Brien’s, Mission Café, Squealing Pig, Penguin Pizza, Tremont House of Pizza, Brigham Circle Diner,...

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What’s Up, Jan. 13-Feb. 9

January 13, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Feb. 7 for the Feb. 10 issue. Email listings to news@missionhillgazette.com. Meetings MBTA fare and service changes Meeting. Thurs., Jan. 19, 6-8pm, Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave. Info: mbta.com. LMA Forum, Mon., Jan. 23, 6:30pm, agenda & location forthcoming. Info: lfogerty@masco.harvard.edu. Meeting to discuss the...

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Participación, Jan. 13-Feb. 9

January 13, 2012
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La entrega para la sección de Participación es mediodía 7 de febrero para la edición 10 de febrero. Escribir news@missionhillgazette.com. Reuniones Los cambios al MBTA. Jueves, 19 de enero, 6-8pm, Roxbury,1234 Columbus Ave. Info: mbta.com. Foro de LMA, Lunes, 23 de enero, 6:30pm, One Brigham Circle. Info: lfogerty@masco.harvard.edu. Comité de crimen de Mission Hill,...

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