Monthly Archives: November 2012

Food, heating help requests skyrocket

November 21, 2012
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Fuel assistance and food bank referrals at Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) offices, including the Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center, are at an “all-time high,” and the anti-poverty nonprofit has launched a “Winter Emergency Campaign” in response. ABCD is seeking donations of all kinds, such as new winter clothing, blankets and non-perishable food,...

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Crane, early deliveries heading to VA garage site

November 20, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large crane will be moved to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center garage construction site at 150 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain on Mon., Nov. 26. Delivery of large sections of pre-cast concrete, some of which must happen in the 5-7 a.m. hour, will begin Nov. 28 and run through Dec. 21,...

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Brigham Circle tree-lighting slated for Dec. 8

November 20, 2012
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The annual holiday tree-lighting and Enchanted Trolley Tour will return to Brigham Circle, the intersection of Huntington Avenue and Tremont Street, on Sat., Dec. 8 at 3:15 p.m. The free event will include music and a Santa Claus visit. Mayor Thomas Menino usually heads the visit, but it is unclear whether he will participate...

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Obama, Warren win in election

November 8, 2012
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Obama, Warren win in election

President Barack Obama won reelection, challenger Elizabeth Warren topped incumbent U.S. Senator Scott Brown, and the state approved medical marijuana in the Nov. 6 election. There were other contested local races. Democrat U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano (7th District) won reelection over Independent Karla Romero. On the state level, Democratic Reps. Jeffrey Sánchez (15th Suffolk District) Democratic...

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NU students to hold cleanup, neighbors meet-up

November 2, 2012
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Students involved in Northeastern University’s “Breakfast Club” community service project will hold a Mission Hill cleanup, followed by a “meet-and-greet” social event for the neighborhood at Mike’s Donuts, on Sat., Nov. 4. Residents are welcome to join the students for the cleanup starting at noon at Calumet and St. Alphonsus streets. The social event,...

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S. Huntington ‘corridor plan’ in the works

November 2, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Following months of community outcry and a recent statement of support by Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Director Peter Meade, the BRA started to create a “corridor plan” for the S. Huntington Avenue area last month. The “corridor plan” for the area will outline parameters for population density, neighborhood retail and transportation for the...

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Mission Hill Road Race 2012

November 2, 2012
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The annual Mission Hill 5K Road Race on Oct. 20 once again drew more than 750 runners and walkers to raise funds for Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park on St. Alphonsus Street. The overall winner of the race was Boston resident Peter Clarke and the women’s winner was Sara Greeley. Mission Hill resident Deryl Emerson  won the 40-49 age category and John Riordan of Boston Children’s Hospital won the 60-64 category. The walker winners were Steven Smith and Aurora Toledo. Northeastern University won the Pudding Pot award for institutional participation. (Photo by Daniella Rascón)

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Task Force pressures NU for more housing

November 2, 2012
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Northeastern University (NU) Task Force members and elected officials are demanding that the school create more housing in its upcoming institutional master plan (IMP) to alleviate pressure on the Mission Hill housing market. Mayor Thomas Menino also provided a statement to the Gazette that outlined his support of more on-campus housing. “Mayor Menino has...

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Nov. 6 election to decide president, Senate races

November 2, 2012
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The days are dwindling away to the Nov. 6 election, where Mission Hill residents will have four different candidates to choose from for the U.S. presidency. Mission Hill residents will also help decide a U.S. Senate race and several ballot questions. U.S. President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are the candidates...

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La contenida para el senado depende de los latinos

November 2, 2012
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La comunidad latina podría contribuir mucho a la contenida para el senado estadounidense entre el titulado senador republicano Scott Brown y la demócrata Elizabeth Warren. El 15 de octubre, Brown asistió a la inauguración de una oficina del partido republicano en Hyde Square de Jamaica Plain, que queda cerca de Mission Hill. El evento...

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