Monthly Archives: April 2012

Merck tower loses zoning status, needs fix

April 6, 2012
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LMA—The Merck Research Labs tower on the Emmanuel College campus has lost the zoning that allowed it to be built in a residential area, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokespeople said. The BRA is now giving it its own zoning to fix the problem. The tower was developed under the college’s zoning, but that expired...

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BPS grad rates questioned

April 6, 2012
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) recently touted its “all-time high” four-year graduation rate of 64.4 percent. But the Gazette has found both the measure and the context are coming into question. The BPS’s graduation rate report included a 100 percent rate for the Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, based at Northeastern University. But the Gazette...

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Home Winner

April 6, 2012
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Home Winner

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Local translator has worked around the world

April 6, 2012
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Local translator has worked around the world

Gar Chiang has held notable jobs around the world and has lived in New York City, Los Angeles, Hawaii and China, but in the end, only one place felt like home: Mission Hill. Chiang moved back to the area in 2002 from overseas. “I missed America. I missed Mission Hill. This is my home,”...

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Little League parade slated for April 21

April 6, 2012
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It’s time to play ball once again as Mission Hill Little League will hold its Opening Day parade and ceremony on Sat., April 21. The 12-team league has about 200 players and has been playing since 1953 as a major community institution. The Opening Day event is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Smith Street...

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Crime watch marks 27th year

April 6, 2012
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The Mission Hill Crime Committee celebrated its 27th anniversary March 29 at the same location that it has been meeting at since all those years, Mission Church. The group, led by Mary Todd and David Welch, is the original and longest-surviving group since the crime watch program started 29 years ago in Boston. The...

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Street Sales

April 6, 2012
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Street Sales

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Apartment project plan is filed

April 6, 2012
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Apartment project plan is filed

The high-end apartment building proposed for the Home for Little Wanderers site will have about 196 units and stand 65 feet tall, according to a plan filed last month with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The Home is moving out of its three-building complex at 161 S. Huntington Ave. this year. Boston Residential Group...

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Participacion, 4/6-5/3, 2012

April 6, 2012
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Reuniones Reunión anual de Mission Hill NHS, elecciones de junta. Lunes, 9 abril, 630pm, MassPharm Griffin Academic Center, 670 Huntington Ave., sexto piso. Info: 566-6565. Art Park reunion, con BRA y DND. Mission Church, 1545 Tremont St. miércoles, 11 abril, 630pm. Info: John Dazell, 918-4334. Reunion de Northeastern Task Force, miércoles, 25 abril, 6-8pm....

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What’s Up, April 6-May 3, 2012

April 6, 2012
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, May 1 for the May 4 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Meetings 161 S. Huntington project, BRA meeting about proposed apartment development, Wed., April 11, 6:30-7:30pm, MSPCA, Education Room, 350 S. Huntington Ave., JP. Info: 918-4267/john.fitzgerald.bra@cityofboston.gov. Art Park site meeting, hosted by BRA and DND. Mission...

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